2017: Immediate Change

Immediate Means Now.

Life is Too Short for Ambiguity


Ambiguity, according to Dictionary.com,  is defined as:

1]doubtfulness or uncertainty of meaning orientation: to speak with ambiguity; an ambiguity of manner; or 2]an unclear, indefinite, or equivocal word,expression, meaning, etc.: a contract free of ambiguities; the ambiguities of modern poetry.

Synonyms – 1] vagueness, deceptiveness. 2.  equivocation.

Antonyms – 1] explicitness, clarity.

In other words, saying one thing and meaning another.

Nowadays, that’s all we get. It used to be called double entendre, with two meanings.  In 2012, there might be 20 meanings before we get to the truth. What happened? We [meaning regular folk] allowed those who profit from our silent suffering to proliferate. The general public’s “it has nothing to do with me” mentality allowed the 21st century robber barons to run amok, buying elections with the consent of the Supreme Court, wrecking havoc with the nation’s economy and not going to jail for it, and many other things that are too numerous to mention here.

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ambiguity (Photo credit: Lori Greig)

Last weekend, Bill Moyers had a good show w/Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone and Chrystia Freeland, author of Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else.”  The subject was on the country being bought by the plutocrats of the world. They can’t understand why we aren’t happy to be screwed by them, that one percent. You can read the transcript or see the video on Bill’s website. Another good explanation is Plutocrats: Then and Now.

What does this have to do with ambiguity? The fact that the county is on the verge of the most important Presidential election in our lifetime, and the campaign commercials are full of lies and ambiguity. The thought that a group of people are hell-bent on turning everyone of a certain income into their slaves in the land of the free and home of the brave is beyond words. Why are we inundated with celebrity sightings, silly reality shows that aren’t real, and medical study reports paid for by the companies who benefit from their results? Because the titans of industry who pay for it, with our money, to distract us from what’s happening under our noses. We complain, applaud those in the media who do speak out, but don’t change.

One station reported today that the salary of factory workers was higher by 25% in the 70s and 80s. Where did those salaries go? To the corporations that used to pay them, and their owners. What are we going to do about it, and when? The converging storms over the Atlantic are nothing compared to the thunder that’s rumbling in the soul of America‘s citizens. The plutocrats, and their cousins the oligarchs, are itching to “take the country back.” If they do, it will be at your expense.

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