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As an adult in America, I am in a unique spot. I have been on public assistance most of my adult life. I require food and medical to get by. My paychecks don’t even provide me with enough to pay for rent and utilities on time.

And yet, people in my country find it funny to make light or villianize people who need help. We say we’re the country with the biggest heart and possibilities.

Yes, I’ve made finacial mistakes in the past, but I’m paying on the biggest debt. I should get a tax return, but my government has stolen it to pay for student loans. Unfortunatly I didn’t finish college. I stopped after 6 months. I couldn’t do it. But you know, I don’t need an online degree.

What I need is a chance to prove myself and the world that I am worthy of even existing. See, people are unwilling to allow the poor the chance to rise above the poverty level. Our “democracy” is an oligarchy. The highest bidders won. We spend most of our money on hardly the things we can afford. We slave away. We are our khakis. Our country has been taken over by corporations without the cool. Blade Runner is but a simple fantasy.

The reality is much more saddening. We give our children crap to dull them from being children. We have everything at our fingertips. We don’t see the sick, the homeless, The Shattered.

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We walk past them at night. We move a bench over from them on the morning bus. We laugh at their attempts to rise above it.

See, I’m 30. I’m the old man yelling at the wind. I’m screaming, actually. About the state of us, how we’re headed, and how we meet nobody else in standards.

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In retrospect I understand that we have to bend in the wind sometimes. But I stand tall. I break the wind and yell at it.

We don’t need more technology!”
“Fuck the system. Fix the system!”
“No wonder kids are fucking stupid, the music doesn’t make sense!”

On and on I go in my mind to no one in particular. But these things take hold and don’t let for for days and days.

“We don’t need war! We don’t want war!”

Yet the face of the battlefield is changing. The enemy is us. We are the enemies that take the shots to the chest. Not the people who hold back others. Not the ones who robbed the world. Those people are still on top.

And they will be. They will be till the end of money. And its not the Illuminatti, Masons, or anyone else. See, the more I think about it those people don’t exist. Or if they do, they don’t exert much power. It may be because they are like Rich Dolans secret society members. It may be because they can’t. It may be they just don’t give a fuck.

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But, I’m still here yelling in the wind. I’m still here trying to make my way through the world. And if people stop and listen, maybe you can hear me.

And while I yell at the wind, it changes and shifts. Things are progressing for us, for everyone. We are seeing climate changes freak everyone out. We are seeing harmless drugs becoming legal. We are spreading LGBT marriage rights.

Because people are yelling in the wind. Because I yell in the wind. You yell into the wind.

And people hear us and make those changes occur. It’s never overnight but gradually and then the momentum picks up.

So, yell at the wind. See changes occur.

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The Forgotten. We’re the people you ignore in your daily life. The cashiers, the cooks, the janitors of the world. We are the faceless army of people that fight to survive. We make ourselves slave away every day to make ends meet. We have no security nets, no food, no health care. We are a breath away from failing.

We make up 15% of America. We make up the majority of the poorest of poor. And we’re The Forgotten. The systems in place to “help” us either don’t exist or don’t help at all.

We are told there are programs and projects to give us food, housing, utility assistance. There are but the guidelines and paperwork neccessary to apply for help are designed to prevent us from getting help.

When you’ve moved six times in the last 10 yrs and you lose important documents like Social Security Cards or Birth Certificates and don’t have a way to recover them you’re screwed. Because to receive assistance you need all that and more, so you don’t starve or freeze to death.

And when The Forgotten have had enough bad things happen. You have a father killing his family then himself. You have people lighting up movie theaters with guns. Because they had no way out other than violence.

And they are labeled bad people or worse, terrorists. But what if its the governments that cause these people to break down and snap are to blame? Those people were born bad, or it was eventually going to happen.

Because The Forgotten don’t exist. They don’t happen in capitalist countries. Just in those evil socialist and communist nations. The brown people we need to bomb are the ones who do that to their poor.

No. Americans do it too. We’re some of the worst offenders of human rights needs. We are having 40 billion dollars stolen from the food assistance program across the nation.

For bombs. For war. For anything but the people who deserve help. We are The Forgotten. Children are starving. Adults are dying from lack of medical care. The elderly are starving and dying.

Why? Because our nation is greedy and wants to make money. Wars “make money”. Well, they do actually. But not for the nations. For the private industries and corporations that provide the weapons of war. The supplies neccessary for war.

And we keep feeding bombs into planes to kill those brown people who are trying to send terrorists to kill us. While our own nations are creating “terrorists”.

Because they’ve been forgotten. They’re tired of starving, or moving, or feeling helpless.

And when someone feels so powerless that violence and killing is the only way for the plight to be noticed, its wrong. It is sickening. But people will turn to the simplest method of being noticed. So they are not forgotten.

And it hurts my heart and soul to know that people feel this is the way to make waves.

Because the system is designed to do so. We are told that wombs are to be controlled. We are told that higher education will save us. We are told that we have what we need.

We don’t have what we need. We are The Forgotten. Our lives are shown on TV when its gone to hell and we’ve done something horrible. People gather and call us horrible things to make themselves feel better for not caring.

For a “Christian” nation we sure do a piss poor job of caring for the weak. For a country that is “The land of opportunity” we sure seem to love keep the poor still poor.

And The Forgotten will never forget what you’ve done to us. The lies you told to keep your government job and lifetime healthcare. The bombs you dropped instead of food you could have given. The pain of watching a loved one die because we couldn’t afford chemotherapy.

And I do not advocate violence. I do not advocate any harm to innocent people.

What I do advocate is understanding and sharing. I advocate for people to give a hand up when you can. I advocate for prosperity through peace and services designed to erase debt, hunger, and housing issues.

Because if we can stop dropping bombs and feeding The Forgotten, those people can rise and become active citizens and people of the world. When you show that we are not the enemy to your nation we will help you rise.

Because we just want to be noticed and understood. We want to not be second or third class citizens. We want to be remembered.

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The future of warfare is going to be much different than any of us could ever imagine. I think that if we keep pushing the boundaries of human ability, the next step is mechanical.

If we humans make our world inhospitable and have to fight in wastelands, we humans will need to adapt. To our environment, to our physical needs and abilities. And if cybernetic upgrades are necessary I do believe that we will do so.

Maybe we will do it willingly. Maybe it will be forced upon us. But I do know that films like Elysuim and Robocop (2014) are a sign of the future.

But it might not be nations we fight. It might be a total civil war, or World War III. And it will be person against person if a WWIII breaks loose.

And we do have http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w40e1u0T1yg&feature=youtube_gdata_player this to worry about.

That can be weaponized in minutes, because we already have automated turrets that can confirm kills up to a mile away. North Korea already has them placed along the DMZ, and they kill people weekly.

But when warfare changes, its drastic and instant. Look at Tokyo and Hiroshima.

And in movies and video games these are kickass and cool. Reality has shown us (or should have by now) that it isn’t.

If drones were to take the human equation out of warfare, Id have no issues with them. But they don’t. They make us look at the inhumanity of war, especially when its a school full of kids and not a terrorist cell blowing up.

We can rage all we want that we need to make sure a mistake like that never happens again, but it will. The Pentagon and DARPA and any other government scan promise better software, and that automated systems are the future.

But it won’t happen. We need a human at the helm of any killing device. Because the human can choose to disobey orders, to feel that gut instinct to not shoot.

Machines can’t. They do as programmed. They do as instructed.

And we need to stop and consider this: is fighting wars that necessary? Especially if its not an extinction level event like WWII?

What would it take for us to not fight wars? The armed services of all nations standing down, disobeying orders? An alien threat?

If you want to answer these questions, feel free to in the comments.

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