So what do we do now?

As we helplessly watch our country continue to slide on its conservative butt down into a new Dark Age abyss, what do we do now?
b!X is in the processof launching a new site as a way to stimulate interest in reinventing the Democratic Party into what it’s supposed to be so that there’s some chance of eventually reversing directions. That’s what he’s doing.
My therapist/healer friend is leading a spiritual pilgrimage to Greece, and this is what he writes in response to being asked if he’s afraid to travel:
So what am I afraid of? Terrorism and dying? Yes, but not much. That is
just a symptom of our times. I am afraid of being terrorized by anybody
taking away my freedoms. Taking away freedom is the root cause of all
terror. I am afraid of any authority draining all there is of attention,
time, energy, tax money, our children’s future, in the pursuit of
imagined gigantic horrors we now live to eradicate. I am afraid of
anyone trying to make me believe that all the world is not mine, that I
am not safe elsewhere on the planet, that I am a targeted citizen of
America. I am not. I am not even a citizen of this soul-sick America
creeping like a diseased empire around the planet. I am a free citizen
of the world. It is my planet. I just happen to live in occupied
territory right now — once free territory occupied and controlled by a
political-corporate empire. That is why it is right for me to go —
because we are free. And because it is our world, all of ours. As
Sokrates taught us, doing what is right is good for my soul.

And me? I don’t know what to do. In truth, my life isn’t going to change much; it never does in response to political ebbs and flows. Suspended in the middle of the middle class, I’m not much affected by the stock market or interest rates or even taxes. But this is still my country, my planet, my human community. I want to do what’s right. I can only try. I have to try because I am a free citizen of the world. It is my planet. I just happen to live in occupied territory right now — once free territory occupied and controlled by a political-corporate empire.
If nothing else, I can keep reminding everyone that that is indeed the case. Let’s not fool ourselves.

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