Edward Snowden & the Millennials: It won’t be long till our “surveillance state” is discarded.
Oh boy, for me, this is such a wonderfully exciting story that I could not resist sharing! Such is life: As one generation ages, another grows up, literally, and rises to take their place. As our babyboomers are aging, our millennials are growing up steadfastly replacing them and some of their ideals which no longer serve us …transforming some of those ideals that might be outdated and no longer pertinent within our ever-evolving and ever-awakening society.
Shortly before dawn on April 6th, just a couple weeks ago, a 100-pound sculpted bust of Edward Snowden surfaced in Brooklyn New York’s Fort Greene Park. By 3pm that day, police and park officials removed said sculpture. However, the very next morning, another groups of artists projected a hologram of Edward Snowden in the original location of the sculpture (certainly fun, in my opinion).
“The message to the authorities could not be clearer: Snowden is not going away. A large and important segment of our society sees Snowden as hero and whistleblower — and its members are the future.” Last February, the American Civil Liberties Union conducted a global poll questioning millennials (ages 18-34 yrs old) about Snowden’s disclosure of NSA secrets. Worldwide, the millennials viewed him as a hero and whistleblower helping our world shift into transparency.
“Millennials have made it clear that they don’t want government agencies tracking them online or collecting data about their phone calls. In the United States, millennials will surpass the baby boomer generation this year, and by 2020, they will represent 1 out of 3 adults. As they grow in influence, so too will the demand to rein in the surveillance state.”
Further, I’m encouraged because tech companies –on the front line witnessing said secretive surveillance programs– are recognizing “how governments continue to violate their citizens’ trust …and some have responded by providing encryption measures for their customers to circumvent it.” Such companies, including AOL, Facebook Twitter, LinkedIn, Apple, Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft, have delivered a letter to Congress requesting for the end of bulk collection of data.
“When millennials translate their political ideals into public policy, the future will be more in the spirit of 1776 than 1984, and Snowden will assume his place in American history as whistleblower and patriot. The establishment might not like him now, but one day, it will erect a monument honoring him.”
Finance & Ethics: The banksters strike again trying to falsely repossess the home of a widow.
Time and time again, we are reminded that our government is in bed with Big Banks and Big Corpo(rations): A “perfecta trifecta of derelicta” (PTD). As evidenced by innocent people repeatedly forced to fight for all they have, being dealt an illegal hand or finding themselves in a non-sensical situation filled with bureaucracy, red tape, and blatant biases, that strip us of our fundamental human rights all in favor of the PTD. This next story exemplifies such repeated offenses against hardworking, tax-paying, law abiding citizens being taken to the cleaners falling victim to such corrupt shenanigans and slanted systems.
Sadly, Laura Biggs’ husband, George Mitchell, died 12 years ago. Before he did so, he had the foresight to insure his home. “But when he passed away on April 26, 2003, the subsidiary of Charlotte-based Bank of America (BOA) did not arrange a payoff of the $100,000 policy and continued to charge his widow an insurance premium every month along with her mortgage payment.”
Ms Biggs’ story gets even worse. The BOA rep was harassing her and trying to get her house just days before Christmas, and “telling her the home was not her husband’s primary residence. It couldn’t be: He was dead. [Although,] Mitchell did reside on the premises – in an urn.” In the following months, BOA’s subsidiary offered to adjust the mortgage and unscrupulously took the opportunity to tack on $30K of miscellaneous and bogus fees.
“In their Feb. 12 filing in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Eastern Division, attorneys for Biggs seek an unspecified amount of damages, alleging that Bank of America, its mortgage servicer and the insurer acted together and maliciously to ignore the insurance policy designed to keep her in the home. The lawyers don’t think her case is isolated.”
Police Discrimination & Ethics: Police quit after black woman elected mayor.
This is a sad situation, on so many levels: Blatant racism, sexism, town scrambling for new police, police who quit are scrambling for work and money to pay their bills …all completely avoidable, unnecessary, AND all due to personal beliefs assuming self-righteousness and “better than” delusion. (Disclaimer: It’s my assumption and other journalists that this is racism and sexism, of course, those in question have not admitted anything….)
What in the world is happening in pockets around our globe? Such bigotry must end, because it’s this lack of love, awareness, compassion, and unconditional acceptance that keeps us attached to the lower dimensions. While it is most disheartening to witness humanity exhibiting such behaviors, I understand it is this very energy that we will continue to expose in order to awaken us all and, in turn, release such lower vibrations.
“Former city clerk Tyrus Byrd was sworn in as mayor of Parma, Missouri, on Tuesday only to find out that police officers, as well as the city attorney and a water treatment supervisor, had resigned before she took office. Residents of the town, some pointing out that the town was probably over-staffed with police, were unconcerned about their safety after the two full-time and three part-time officers quit. ‘I think it was pretty dirty the way they all quit without giving her a chance,’ resident Martha Miller said. ‘But I don’t think they hurt the town by quitting, because who needs six police for 740 people?'”
“Amen,” I exclaim. I have two cliches to share about this story: “All in perfect Divine timing and order,” and “there’s a reason for everything,” now isn’t there? As LightWorkers, we know our world is changing right before our very eyes. As these people voluntarily step down and walk away from our evolving and progressing society, it allows the Light to rise more quickly without the resistance toward folks who can make a positive difference in our world.
Across this beautiful world, We Are All One.