You bet your sweet fanny it is! I’ve been (apparently) attending a little life workshop on this, of late.
Feelings of being “left out” on the personal level (details not important) making me realize that Leaving People Out is what Capitalism/Corporatism/ (let's not forget Colonialism) do best (well duh, eh?).
Small example: We get diagnoses of cancer as individuals – but cancer is not only epidemic because of the aforementioned capitalism/corporatism (& radioactive fallout going back decades & decades too, mind you; can you say military-industrial complex?) ... it’s become Big Business!
The sicker we all get, the more business we create in cancer diagnosis & treatment: machines, drugs, bureaucracies, careers, jobs.
Sickness & oil spills contribute to “The Economy” … before which we must all bow down & pledge our undying allegiance … of course!
This is all so sickeningly self-evident to those of us who’ve been activists over a long period of time, I’m almost embarrassed to articulate it. It’s so “Duh!!!!!”
But I mention it anyway.
I remind us all - especially those who think they are somehow outside, or “above” all this:
The personal is very very very political indeed. You just need to step back a little sometimes, in order to catch the big picture. We are indeed all part of the big picture, & for sure everything isn’t about our own wee paltry selves & lives & problems…you know?
p.s. consider watching the film “Thrive” if you’re interested in getting a better handle on the way things really work on this planet. I’ve only seen about the 2nd half of it – but am very glad I watched it. The money stuff is pretty mind-blowing. It’s stuff we all need to know, trust me!
‘Quote of the day’: “It takes time to connect the dots, I know that. But I also know that there can be a day of reckoning when you wish you had connected the dots more quickly.” – Al Gore (I’ll say!! )
Bonus Quote: “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” – Albert Einstein [more great Einstein quotes]
*** Lots more pithy, inspiring quotes in the ‘Quotation Central!’ section.