This probably isn’t news to anyone, but the powers that be in this country are running into some serious issues. Most of those issues are coming from inside, and creating cascading domino effects that are eroding their base of power.
The example that kicked this post off was from Hollywood and the DC franchise. I (super unfortunately) have not yet had the opportunity to watch Wonder Woman. (Kids, business, life . . . just hasn’t happened yet.) But I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews from my friends.
Hollywood and DC had created something POWERFUL. Something MAGICKAL. Something that had the potential to turn the tide of misogyny and same-old-bullshit that has been slowly drowning the landscape of the silver screen ever since it came into being.
And now . . . Justice League. I’m not going to watch it. It looks like shit. Ben Affleck is still Batman (for fuck’s sake.) But most of all, the COSTUMES! The Amazon’s COSTUMES!
They butchered everything about these characters from what I can tell.
I found myself watching this video yelling “Why?! Why would you do this?! You fools!!!” (Yah. Actually said that, so I might be a Disney Villain in disguise.)
And it hit me. They’re Upper Limiting. They found something amazing in their hands, but they weren’t actually sure what to do with it, because they didn’t ACTUALLY think this thing would happen the way it did, and now it was threatening to change EVERYTHING. It could turn that drowning tide, but wow that would be scary, and so instead of running with it, they cut it to pieces and tried to just keep the “safe” bits.
“Whoa! We have something that could awaken the souls of women everywhere and save our franchise? But we have to quit being dickbags in order for that to happen? Hell to the no!”
Legit how I see that going down.
But this isn’t just Hollywood. It’s also our government. It’s everything that has been built, and twisted, and built, and perverted, and built, and mutated, and built, and beat into submission . . . since time immemorable.
There are no saviors in our government, on either “side” – because there are sides. Everybody is looking out for #1, and the system is crumbling from the inside, as we see happening.
The disgusting underbelly of our Saturnalian society is being exposed, because someone flipped the diseased, demonic turtle that is the world we live in. It looks fine from the top, and it’s got what it thinks is an impenetrable shell, but it didn’t anticipate getting a wedge under it and a good hard shove from the people who are tired of its shit.
Now we’re getting a good look at what we’re dealing with. We’re seeing the truth of some things, and hopefully seeing where there are still a lot of lies.
We can’t seem to agree on how to fix this issue, but the fact that we’re looking at it and all going “Gross. That has to go.” is important.
And in the meantime, Hollywood is beating itself bloody on its own glass ceiling, and the government is eating itself alive.
Where does that leave us? Continuing to find our own way. Leaning into finding our souls, our Higher Selves, and breaking the totalitarian system that we’re waking up to, finally. Because as we each improve ourselves and find our TRUE place in the Universe, that system loses it’s grip on us a little more, and we take that much more power away from it.
Take a little more of your power back today. Tell me how you’re going to do that.
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