Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Swing Of The Pendulum

For more than 3 decades the corporations have held the workers in their thrall; demanding that they work overtime without commensurate pay; often without pay at all; insisting that they come in on Saturdays and often, Sundays.  Workers have responded with all the timidity of slaves eager to please their masters.  Anything to keep their jobs from going overseas.  And all too frequently the jobs went off to Asia or to privatized prisons anyway.

But every era comes to an end -- even as its antithesis begins.

Sir Isaac Newton discovered that the universe obeys certain laws: According to his Third Law of Motion, every action has an equal and opposite reaction.  Every pendulum swings both ways -- and the greater the arc it describes in one direction the harder and farther it will go in the other.

This is not just my opinion.

It's a law of physics.

Physics is a verifiable way of describing how the Universe works.  One thing you'll notice about the Laws of the Universe is that most of the laws work from the most gigantic events, the macroscopic level -- all the way down to the microscopic level.  Even vast galaxies will obey these laws; and so it goes all the way down to the smallest atom within your being.  Alchemists knew this principle in these words:

As above, so below.

Once the iron ball of fate begins to slow in one direction and starts its fall back to center and beyond -- nothing in this world short of an act of God, or the Universe itself, or war, can stop it or even slow it down.  Quite the contrary, it begins to gather force slowly and then accelerates, going even farther than it has ever gone.

Mathematically, it looks like this:  F = mv 

And if we go beyond the Newtonian Clockwork Universe, to the Einsteinian Universe, we find other Laws at work.  For example, we discover Heisenberg's Principle of Uncertainty, whereby it seems that matter itself acts one way when we observe it, and quite another when we look away.

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So what we have now is gross corruption in the Executive branch, a president who sold his soul to Wall Street and they have come to collect.  The Legislative branch: both houses of Congress who despite the shrillness of the American people's protests have voted to FAST TRACK the worst piece of trade agreement ever conceived in the mind of man. Finally, there is malfeasance and misconduct, in the courts of the Justice system from the highest court in the land down to the lowest.  The Department Of Justice is now so corrupt that murderers walk free; and people are sent up the river to do hard time for smoking a weed.  A weed which many cultures, especially indigenous cultures, have valued over millennia for its recreational and medicinal properties. Indeed the courts have reached so abysmal a mockery of Justice that they have begun to send people to jail for no other thing than being poor.

You can go to jail for speaking truth.

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But the pendulum has begun to reverse, inexorably, its direction.  Who knows what the global cultures will look like in say, twenty years.  But we do know that the plutocrats and the oligarchic families will no longer be in charge.  The rich will be on the run in ways which cannot even be imagined now.