TO THE EDITOR:
Every so often the sociopolitical plates of our world are forced to undergo a tectonic shift. And what makes it all so completely ridiculous is that this militant upheaval can invariably be traced back to a psychopathic epicenter. From Attila to Genghis Khan to Stalin and Hitler to the arrogant militants of today, such violent social misfits believe their will should govern the world -- no matter the cost in blood or treasure.
In the times when these radical world changers rise up from their birthplace in the underworld, the more peaceful and manageable status quo of life begins to evaporate. And, with it goes life's positive outlook. And, all begins to trend downward, until finally, one more time, our world is again drowned in its own blood and starved through its deep poverty.
In my view, we are now facing another such uprising. But this time, the world is being assaulted by an invisible oligarchy of psychopaths. Nevertheless, while this group of social "puppeteers" is largely unidentified in the public eye, at the end, I'm sure their impact will be every bit as deadly to the human race as before -- and then some.
But, what I cannot grasp is the insanity of it all. Why can we never identify this pattern of recurring social apartheid -- the few forcing their will upon the many -- and stop allowing it? Why do the violent, the elitists, and the social experimenters, being in the great minority, get to rule over the rest of us at the expense of everything we hold dear: peace, safety, prosperity, and the very lives of our children.
And who, besides themselves, declared these social manipulators to be gods? And, when did so many of us become so idiotic as to empower their schemes which ultimately destroy us in mass? Yet we continue to buy in with our political, philosophical, and material support so they can?
Obviously, we don't really need the dark leadership of dime-a-dozen world changers. What we really need to invest in, what's truly valuable, are peace-filled lives fashioned by our own thoughtful will and principled deeds.