Poliwood Round-Up: The Age of Wisdom?

There is so much happening around us—our days feel like they are moving at warped speed and yet we are standing still. From entire country’s on strike (Greece) to the revolt of the 99% (#OccupyWallStreet) to the dawn of “iEverything” to the sunset of a technological “magenius” (magician/genius) –We are living in a dichotomy…embodying both the best and worst of what these times have to offer.

As a global village we have reached a crossroads. The only problem is the leaders who walk the halls of power each day both here and abroad are acting like the scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz–wandering aimlessly not knowing which way to go. Should we continue to steal from the poor to give to the rich? Should we pump up our political posturing? Or shall we do the hard work of trudging ahead and rebuilding our global economy… Oh, decisions, decisions!

The headlines answer these quandaries daily with an old news cliché: “If it bleeds, it leads”! Bigotry, sex scandals, and utter mayhem or rather “fear” of mayhem sells. So, instead of informing the audience of the state of our country and our world for that matter, they just keep vomiting bullshit on us 24/7.

This recycled trash they call the “news cycle” may finally come to an end when we finally stop watching the revolution and join it instead!

Charles Dickens wrote the passage below over 100 years ago yet it feels like it was written just yesterday:

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us…”

What’s funny is that we have more information available now then when this was written, but still we are suffering just the same.

We literally carry a world of information in our pockets but our elected officials find it sufficient to regurgitate the same failed policies of the last century…slapping a new bill number on them and calling them new!

Don’t piss on my leg and tell me it’s raining!

If information is power then we should be going full steam ahead with programs that are going to lead us out of the hole the Rethuglicans dug us into. We shouldn’t just take “no” for an answer from the people we put in power and then go on our merry way. We are living in the time of innovation and invention—where we can create our own future and build something fresh. And if the people that are currently trolling the halls of Congress can’t create the programs we desire and provide the resources we need then it’s time that we bring in a group that will. The Occupy Wall Street protesters are stirring something very real in us…we are fed up with the status quo and aren’t going to take it anymore.

It’s time that WE THE PEOPLE, take back America and reclaim our dream! Our greatness lies in our history and at our finger tips…and we are just one click away!

Quote from Steve Jobs at Commencement speech at Stanford University 2005:

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
“Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.”

For your listening pleasure…
Janelle Monae-Tightrope