(NaturalNews) Health care reform is considered by many Americans to be the most important domestic issue in America, but is it really? Indeed it is important, but is it more important than the loss of our democracy and the loss of the voice of the people? Is it more important than the pollution, poor quality food, and high levels of stress that are causing much of the epidemic of chronic diseases that now affects 50% of all Americans? Is it more important than fighting the two wars we've been engaged for such a long time? And at a much higher level, is it more important than solving the global issues of preventable disease and hunger?
have partially awakened from our trance and are starting to address
some of these issues. We're screaming about our lost rights but are
feeling helpless about creating change because we don't have faith that
we can make a difference as individuals. We have forgotten that the only
way change ever occurs is with an idea and someone to represent it. We
must remember that if it is worthy, others eventually will see and
Is there hope? Is it too late? There are very worrisome signs that our government is so far out of the hands of "we the people"
that it no longer does much good to "write to our Congresspeople!" In
fact, even voting in many respects no longer offers much choice; does it
matter in any substantive way whether you vote Democratic or
Republican? Is there that much, or even any for that matter, difference
between the two parties as far as corruption is concerned? Has either party come up with a solution to our health care
issues that is sensible? Have we become involved with a colossal
struggle characterized by politics so polarized that we have lost sight
of what we're trying to accomplish. Why is it that every single Democrat
votes one way and every single Republican votes the other on health care reform?
Is anyone in either political party thinking for themselves? Is
following political party lines more important than working together to
make America a better place? Are we doomed to crumble under the weight of our own corruption as have so many empires of the past?
Perhaps Gandhi had the answer when it comes to effecting social transformation. Our natural
instincts are to fight against what we believe is wrong. However, where
has this gotten us? Into fights! Sometimes there is no other option,
but generally, even when this works, it causes change through fear and
dominance rather than inspiration. How about we behave by becoming the
change we want to see? That was what Gandhi proposed. There's no
fighting involved in this approach. But, it may be more difficult to
change our behavior rather than do what comes so naturally to us;
fighting back. Change through inspiration tends to be lasting because it
comes from within and is what we choose. Change through fear and
dominance may impose change, but it is not likely to be lasting because
it is not our choice. It leads to revolution, not evolution.
What if we took action at the local level and engaged in community
programs based on good things such as developing programs that support a
healthy lifestyle? What if we began participating in local government
to create policies we believe in? What if we created educational
programs that teach the golden rule first, and then how to build
community? What if we learned to listen and care about everyone in our
community? What if we spent our dollars to achieve these goals and
refused to spend them on what we don't believe in? What would happen if
we took this kind of responsibility?
The answer is obvious! We'd control our destiny. We'd take back democracy
without the firing of a single shot. We would become leaders rather
than followers and would elect only those Congresspeople who would
represent us completely. We would stay in constant contact with our
elected officials and participate in all governmental decisions. We'd
eliminate any corporate or private business that did not offer service
as the first priority because we would not purchase their goods or
services. We'd be teaching our children how to get along with one
another and live in community. We'd have health care that we could afford and would encourage wellness
rather than react for the most part only after we get sick. In short,
we'd be healthier, much happier, and make decisions that benefit our
community. We'd have meaningful purpose in our lives. We'd also have far
more financial resources to allocate to whatever projects we believed
The choice is ours: reacting to corruption with outrage, or
being the change we want to see. Do you support revolution or evolution?