We are approaching the time of the European Election that will be held on the 25th of May.
Some people up there, the usual unrepented players are shitting themselves, the 5 Star Movement is given by the projections as the absolute winner and THAT would mean we could be about to change the rules of the games, for everyone included. This is why we understand the acrimony against the Movement 5 Star, when they/we will take the power, some will have to find new jobs and some will have to go to jail, while the parliament reshapes around the people, for the people. I want to live to see that happen, working actively on it meanwhile.
Incidentally the 5 Star Movement supports a Basic Income grant, this is the thinking ‘beyond’ that we need, beyond the left and right, beyond what has been to see what is coming for sure, big scale unemployement , and draft appropriate solutions before the probems hits society to levels from which it might be impossible to recover in many ways. Can we give back dignity to those that lose it with their jobs, with their income, with their ability to support their family? Can we give back lost opportunities to all those that could not access them for lack of money?
Some things, some consequences can never be fixed, why not prevent them?
Whenever historically the system has been threatened by a group, the System fights back dirty, one way we have found to try and dissuade the people from voting for Change is to call these new movements of the people the Parties of Populism/ The parties of Populists, while we raise one eyebrow and mimick being almost offended by it, ‘d-i-s-g-u-s-t-i-n-g-‘, those in power seem to subliminally tell the people joining for change – and some believe it and in fear, move away.
Look at the power of words, specifically the power of misunderstood ones.
What’s wrong with Populism, may I ask?
The association that is being made to create within people a desire to disassociate is ‘Populism= Poverty=Low Class=Losers=Bottom of the food chain’, to make sure no one wants to be associated with THAT.
The word Populism means of The People, for the People, I have looked around on dictionaries on the web to see if they were able to take this word and twist it into something else as it has happened to so many of our words today, words that we have emptied of their original meaning and used as weapons of either mass destruction or of mass distraction, democracy comes to mind, but even freedom and equality.
It was not possible though to do this to Populism, the worst meaning I could find was ‘claiming to represent the people’ or ‘usually gathering the non-intellectuals, the common people’.
The problem is that no matter how troubled we are we don’t want to be ‘commons’ we want to be exceptional, special, exclusive and as such we behave like Groucho Marx when he said ‘not willing to belong to a party that would take ME as a member’.
I just want to say that the only ‘wrong thing’ with Populism is our desire to not belong there, to not belong to the majority, wanting to be ‘more than THAT’ and not be part of the group of ‘losers’ subjected to Laws and Public policies that benefit only a few, who believe that they have lost the fight when they were born in the wrong place at the wrong time in history, not realizing that there has never been a ‘right time in history’, since we are looping in Circles in this Master/Slaves relationship models that we work so hard to keep alive -think Royalty, Popes, Saints and how much LESS we believe we are in comparison to these Koch-heads-, unfortunately, when it comes to geography there are lesser and better places to be born and this alone should push us to question the validity of the system that we accepted and allowed to exist and thrive. Why have we always been scared down with the fear of Populism? To make sure we never unite and bring about the change we see this world needs so badly, same goes for socialism, communism, ideas of communion and unity, no, we remain divided into groups, faiths, colors, have and have-nots, worthier and less worthy countries, can’t we see the game that it’s played while some laugh all the way to the bank?
It is time for us all to open our eyes and see that we are allowing ourselves to be manipulated through our own desires to be more than what we are as our placement in the world, through our own desire to not accept that this is our current condition and a consequence of everything that has gone on for centuries unchallenged enough to change, instead of considering that we have to stand up united for a change and that being called a Populist even when that implies a low class commoner is a very small price to pay once we realize that this system was never created to support All Equally but to benefit some at the expense of others – and we are these ‘others’.
So, if you have issues with the word ‘Populist or Populism’, get over them, we are The People, Populism is Our Movement for Change and it should not be possible to be stopped by the fear mongering to be diminished into the realities we are living, because soon many will discover that reality can get far worse even when we thought we had reached the bottom of the pit, there are ways we can find ourselves digging way deeper, just to survive, unless we demand and stand as the Change we want to see in this world.
So, am I a Populist? Yes and No, I am a Populist because I belong with the People of this World, because the People of this World is My Family but I am not defined by the grimmest shades of the meanings given to this word, I do not accept to be defined as the bottom of the pyramid because I no longer accept the pyramid as a model of a healthy, sane living, pharaos times are over, ding ding, what else needs to happen before we move out of the bottom that supports the whole system? Being poisoned through air, water, food, threatened, suppressed, abused, exploited, robbed, mocked – not enough yet? No worries, there is sure more to come until we stand up and say ‘ENOUGH’ and start designing models that are inclusive, considering the rights of All to a Life of Dignity.
What if we are told ‘we have no Class’ for joining with the Populists? That would indeed be cool, because it’s the having a Class that is separating us into 1st class to 3rd and 4th class citizens, Royalty and Paupers, instead of abolishing the class system to go beyond it all and create a world that is truly inclusive and supporting each and every being on the planet.
We have a proposal, it’s called a #livingincomeguaranteed, it will guarantee that all People will have access to a Living – Guaranteed, because Living and Life cannot be Class defined, nor Class can define the bracket within which The People of this Planet can move and dwell, unless we accept it and allow it.
The response-ability lies with us and no one else.
Stand for Change, Be the Change, each one is worthy of Life and of a Living, let’s make it happen, People.