Posts Tagged ‘time’

Bill Maher: Dropping the Ball

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Funnyman Bill Maher has long been a voice of the people, daring to speak what few others would risk saying, and he does it all on national TV. His ‘New Rules’ segment, often timely and inspiring, usually place Maher’s insights on the forefront of the progressive movement.

However, it can be extremely frustrating to see him consistently fall into the trap of the two-party dictatorship. Time and time again, Bill Maher will lament about his precious Democrats standing strong, only to crumble at the last minute. And, no matter how much Obama strays from the liberal agenda, Maher still pledges die-hard support behind his guy.

Maher fails to recognize that both Democrats and Republicans are two sides of the same coin, offering the public the illusion of choice, while the super-rich and the corporations run away with the political system. Or maybe he does realize this, and, as a super-rich guy himself, he’s okay with it.

Case and point, a few weeks back Bill Maher openly supported SOPA without even researching what the draconian legislation would entail. He just blindly stated that whatever stops file-sharing is a good thing, no matter how bad liberties and internet freedoms get squashed. Talk about missing the mark.

And now, on his latest episode, Bill Maher spoke out against the people’s uprising, calling the Occupy protesters “Douchebags” who need to “Get A Job”.  Wow, Maher sure has fallen prey to the mainstream media’s framing of the narrative.

Little does Bill Maher know, the Occupy movement grows stronger with every new day. Never has there been more numbers involved, and those who are involved are more organized, mobilized and better focused than ever before.

Time will tell if Maher does an about face to rejoin the progressive movement. If he doesn’t, then he risks being amongst the rest of the greedy oligarchs who get ostracized when the impending revolution is finally realized.

It’s Revolution Time!

Friday, February 25th, 2011

(The stage is set for revolution.)

The Middle East has seen some remarkable transformations over the past few months. Demonstrations are sprouting up across Europe, UK, US, India, and China. South Koreans are sending balloon messages northwards, hoping revelations of revolutions will help fuel the unprecedented uprisings in North Korea.

A great awakening is taking place all over the planet. Awareness of the inherent inequalities and injustices of our world’s system is spreading. Something that has been brewing for countless years is finally coming to a boil.

The best part? Everyone is free to get involved with this great turning.

Don’t worry, it’s not too hard to join in. While it doesn’t hurt to arm yourself with knowledge, memorizing Sharp’s “From Dictatorship to Democracy” or studying Europe’s Colour Revolutions might be a bit much.

Really, involving yourself with the movement for a better world can be as simple as having hope for the future. That’s it. Just dare to dream.

One of the most important ingredients in the creation of a more just global civilization is for more people to feel empowered. When enough empowered individuals are willing to openly demand more from the establishment, the powers that be will have no choice but to cater to the will of the people.

So why not play a role in one of humankind’s most monumental moments? Don’t worry about sticking your neck out if you don’t want to. There are ways to stay Anonymous while fighting for freedom.

The time for revolution is now. The next few years will be fundamental for the formation of a free world. We cannot just wait for our rights to be returned… it is up to us to take the power back.