I gather wild foods, and read the labels on bottled water.
The people are more powerful now than at any point in history. Here on the net our we is a global community. It is time for us to realize our power, and use it to decide what the future will hold for our children.
What Gives Me Hope
People, the internet. Propaganda, which is dependent on the control of information, is losing it's effectiveness. Soon, the majority will see the opportunity this presents.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
Reform education, our teachers have much to learn about psychology. Meet with leaders of so-called terrorist groups, to find out what really makes them fight. Work toward real peace through honest communication. Legalize marijuana, gear research toward organics, stop the use of poisons on our food supply.
What/who changed my life and why
Having children, seeing what the future holds for them.
... the 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: The growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.
"For in the final analysis, our most basic common link, is that we all inhabit this small planet, we all breathe the same air, we all cherish our children's futures, and we are all mortal."
John F. Kennedy, Speech at The American University, Washington, D.C., June 10, 1963
"The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. ... We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of." Edward Bernays in 'Propaganda' (1928)