Systems are a series of logical dependent processes that exist for a purpose with a beginning point and a desired end result.
Our circulatory system, for example, exists to supply the body’s mass with blood that fuels it.
Our digestive system exists to process the body’s intake of food sources into usable nutrients that then supply energy to power the human vehicle.
Systems are those linked processes that have a reason to function, and hopefully do so with efficiency and success.
So when a systemic shift is underway that means that an established system of some sort is undergoing a change in operational process or a change of intended outcome.
When that operational process is the government of the United States and someone on the news who is experienced and knowledgeable in this respect declares that “systemic changes are underway in the government of the United States,” I pay attention.
Shifts in this respect can mean in attitude, in focus, or in operation—how governing of the nation and her people is regarded and executed.
We actually do have a document that already defines this “governing system”. It is called the United States Constitution. To change that document would take some serious legislation and congressional agreement on what congress felt needed to change and why.
But to dilute the existing laws in affect or to dissuade the judicial branch from upholding the US constitutional laws, is a much easier task to achieve. Those, I believe, are the shifts that are occurring—ones in attitude and congressional oversight.
After enduring almost one year of Trump’s government deconstruction attempts and pathological lying, we are sitting here like near-boiling frogs in our ever-heating pot. At first the slow-heating water starts out kind of warm, but not too uncomfortable, and then it just keeps getting hotter and hotter until we feel so relaxed and zapped of energy, that we can’t jump out of the pot to save ourselves.
Those are the systemic shifts underway that self-interested congress men and women are allowing to slow-cook all of us. Yes, we do have laws in place to stop despots from taking over our government. But we don’t have laws in place to make members of congress and the justice department enforce those laws if they have no sense of duty and moral integrity to make sure that it doesn’t happen.
When our government can be bought by rich autocrats, then there is no democracy—no true Republic “for which we stand, one Nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
There is only autocratic rule with multi-dollar dispersion to the loyal followers.
As 2018 looms on the near horizon, we the people of America have a choice of continuing to float about in our ever-heating pot, or to say “I better get out of this pot while I can and turn off that burner.”
It’s now time to turn off the burner, folks. Time to take a stand. Time to make your voices known that you refuse to be boiled alive without a fight.
It’s time to stand up and speak out while you still have the right to free speech. Don’t assume that freedom is always going to be there for you if you don’t defend it while it is under attack by the despot’s propaganda machine.
If you can’t be bought, you need to run for government offices nationwide—local, state, and federal.
Make that your resolution for the year ahead:
I stand up for the constitution of the United States of America, and I oppose those who try to destroy it.
And hopefully that resolution effort lasts longer than most diets do.