The appearance of ads imploring us to “vote for change” and “make a difference” means election time is here. However, most elections do not effectuate change, but rather legitimize and reinforce the status quo since 85 percent of incumbents are re-elected to office.
We have become an acquiescent and dependent flock of sheep denying the gravity of the challenges we face. Our sad state of affairs goes unnoticed and unexamined because we have been duped into apathy by a false sense of security.
Since we have been nurtured to believe the government knows best and is solely responsible for our welfare, most will take the path of least resistance; follow along with the crowd to gain a sense of false safety and shirk personal responsibility. There is no doubt we have met the enemy, and it is us.