The Crest of the Zeitgeist
We’re riding the crest of the zeitgeist,
Madly careering along.
It’s into our minds,
Into our thoughts
Leading us a merry song.
It’s great when the spirit is positive,
Filling us with its joy,
But when conmen get busy
With fear and lies
They play like it’s their little toy.
It’s time for us to take charge of the zeitgeist,
Wrest it back into our hands,
To counter the lies
Fill it with hope
And spread truth back through the lands.
Opher – 9.10.2020
I wrote this as I was on my walk yesterday. I was just thinking how the Brexit campaign and Donal Trump’s election was so based on fear, hate and lies.
They used the spectre of mass immigration, terrorism and threats to our way of life to strike fear and generate hate. They played on racism, xenophobia and nationalistic patriotism.
It is so easy to do. It has been the tools of unscrupulous politicians forever.
The fall-out from 9-11 was fear and uncertainty. Exactly what the terrorists wanted.
They wanted us to go to war and stir up more hate. They wanted us divided and for allies to fall out, blocs to crumble.
Well with Trump and Brexit they got everything they wanted – division, war, hate, breaking up of power, disintegration of the very fabric of society, uncertainty, loss of belief in politicians, experts and scientists.
They undermined the entire West.
Looking back to pre-9-11 it was a stable, happy time. Looking now, it is a time of racism, division and violence.
Time to move on.
The cycle is changing.
Dump the liars. Start dealing with the real problems – climate change, biodiversity, world population, pollution, inequality, poverty and war.
There’s a new era of hope blossoming. I feel it.