I am sure quite a number of thinkers, real reformers, prophets and ordinary people must have said this before. But we forget easily. Life and its demands make us forget it. Our sense of helplessness, and the threats, bullying by the powerful and the institutions make us think we are weak and make us adapt.
Only the People can bring about true reform – if we are united and help each other.
We are not united in our sense of helplessness and our hopes because we have been forced by the system to become slaves of the masters that have been created. Due to our disunity of purpose and hope, we continue to be misled by the politicians and the institutions that continue to take our away our dignity as human beings.
We continue to be oppressed by those who abuse democracy for their selfish ends. We fail or simply think we have to accept a system that does not throw us the best choice of candidates as leaders.
Hence we do not have leaders who really understand the aspirations, needs and hopes of the common man. These leaders do not understand that we want a safe home for our kids, that we want affordable homes, food decent employment to live, and basic necessities like free education,, free medical services, child and old age care and so on. All these can be done but they do not and will not do it as efficiently as can be done.
The reason is simple: they do not and will not face these challenges because they, their children and their cronies live a luxurious life of aplenty. They cannot emphatise with the needs that they themselves do not have. They themselves are stuck in the position to sustain their status and lifestyles.
Do you not recognize them and see their game?
Do you not see the conspiracy between the politicians, the capitalist and their religious elites to keep the People politically, economically and spiritually enslaved? So they can perpetuate their position of influence and give the people an illusion of reforms, and illusion of service?
They have managed to divide us, not only along racial and religious lines but occupationally as well. We have been tricked into thinking we are just civil servants, workers in the government sector, private sector and so on letting us forget that we are at the end of the day – common, ordinary folks who need each other.
It is sad that occupationally be have been divided until we often become enemies of each other instead of cooperating to enhance our quality of life. Thus, we become even weaker to confront the oppression by the politicians, capitalists and the religious elites. We continue to be humiliated slaves on God’s earth – struggling only to survive.
The People have to be united – doesn't matter who we are occupationally, we have to help each other, help each other to make our lives a little easier.
Our only defence against the oppression of the politicians, capitalists and the religious elites is our unity and cooperation. Only we can bring about real reforms. We are our only hope.
We have to make the 21st century the era of the common People.
We and our children have a God given-right to live in dignity.