Getting close to summer solstice, with extreme twilight until past the 10pm hour...
Here's a photo from Eastbay, a few days ago:
I think that people and society need a strong (and loving) dose of truth in order to do away with the lies that the structure of this society is built on. So I say: Down with the myth of meritocracy. Tear it down. Until we confront, and demand an end to, the abusive and unscrupulous behaviors - the downright harmful and violent behaviors - that many, if not all, of those with the most wealth have participated in, our society will not change.
People complain about entitlement for the poor. Well - how about entitlement for the rich considering privileged access to, and preferential treatment by, the government, and by financial and other institutions of power (church etc.).
I think the myth of meritocracy ought to be taken up by its roots and given a strong dose of air and sunlight. I think what makes sense is to work for and to demand the transition to a society that serves life - a society that serves the common interests of all people - rather than the interests of profit and accumulating wealth, the interests of which favor the unscrupulous, whom are sick in their depravity and willingness to oppress, and to abuse others, and to violate the sanctity of life.
Until we stop acting as if it is somehow acceptable to "reward" people for the most unscrupulous behavior, then society will continue its degradation.
However, I think that it will be possible to change, to stop the empire, and to someday see a society that works for everyone.
In Peace, and with Love and Hope,