Although we are often considered to be going through an financial recession, the greater danger is the depression of our true economy. One of the main reasons that we are depressed is that we are largely reliant on men we don’t trust to make decisions on our behalf. It is as if we are collectively involved in an abusive relationship, but fear leaving the relationship because we don’t think anyone else will care for us.
Because the political system has done such an incredible job at crushing our wills and self esteems by perpetually making it impossible to creating many positive changes that benefit the Gross Domestic Happiness of the people, and yet simultaneously provided us with many of the creature comforts it tells us that we need, we find it nearly impossible to consider that we would be better off providing for ourselves. And so we remain stuck in the quagmire of partisanship and artificial leadership of representative democracy instead of fully utilizing the resources at out disposal to create better lives for ourselves. Fortunately, many are rising out of the depression imposed on them by the forces that be and creating avenues for an exodus from our bondage.
Steve McAllister is the author of The Rucksack Letters and How to Survive an Estralarian Mind Meld. He posts regularly at InkenSoul.com and is currently the Director of Operational Development for the Common Wealth Time Bank in Sarasota, Florida. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.