The World is changing one thread at a time

How to Change the World When it Feels Like Nothing is Working

So Gay or Equal Marriage is picking up steam and looks like it’s going to become the status quo soon. The idea that gay marriage is now accepted in America is amazing, but it most definitely ain’t everything in this fight. We still have some Gordian cultural knots to undo. How about something I’m familiar with like custody rights for transgender people? LGBTQ adoption? LGBTQ job security? How about the inherent patriarchal and misogynistic imperative in marriage itself? How about the fact that black people live third world lives in America? How about the prison-industrial Jim Crow 2.0 complex? How about the crime against humanity: the Drug War?

If you want to change one part of society, you have to change all of society. It is one big interlocking machine where all parts are connected. They tell us that Utopian thinking is harmful, and we’ll just end up with another Soviet Union or Maoist China. I’m no fool; those corrupt regimes murdered countless millions of people. Well, guess what? So did the United States in North America. Well, unless you think the Redskins, Braves, Indians, or whatever caricature name you want to call them are even people at all. Let’s ask Chief Wahoo! or Chief Noc-A-Homa what they think:

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Because I’ve followed the instincts of my own sacred spirit and listened to its suggestions, I’ve seen lights and rainbows that 95% of you haven’t seen.

It’s not magic. It’s the ancient, sacred, spirit self that moderns fear like the “Devil.” You’ve been lied to time and again. I started speaking the truth, and society covered my children’s ears in terror and banished me from their presence. What terrible phrases did I utter? Things like “love and forgiveness can heal any troubled heart” and “follow your inner heart-voice despite what society tells you” and “wear the clothes YOU want to wear” and “be happy about what makes YOU happy.”

Yep, I’m a real threat. Look out! Abbie’s coming! Hold up your crosses in terror!

Watch me roll my eyes and then get back to dancing my happy life away.

What civilization is is 6 billion people trying to make themselves happy by standing on each other’s shoulders and kicking each other’s teeth in. It’s not a pleasant situation. And yet you can stand back and look at this planet and see that we have the money, the power, the medical understanding, the scientific know-how, the love, and the community to produce a kind of human paradise.

Terence McKenna