Saturday, July 10, 2010

We need to take responsibility for the direction of this country.

-By Nick Sorrentino

The reason we continue to be lied to as a nation is because we continue to allow it.

There was a time when there was no Internet, when society needed to rely almost exclusively on "experts" to keep things puttering along. Information was closely guarded by these experts and frankly the information that even they got was often deeply flawed.

Society looked to the shamans for guidance because it had to. Surely these wise men knew the way. Best to fall in line and continue on. It used to be that general ignorance was the way it was.

Now there is no excuse for such ignorance. The average person has access to high quality information and with some effort can understand many of the most important pieces of our admittedly vast society.

Ignorance is a luxury that we can no longer afford.

Many spend their life blindly going from dot to dot to dot until in the end there are no dots left. Few take the time to step back and look at the picture that forms as each dot is connected. We must, especially now.

Each life is part of a mosaic. Your life. My life. The guy down the street. Together we form a picture. The quality of the mosaic is determined by the quality of each interlocking piece. This "big picture" can either embody a spirit of quality, hard work, intelligence, questioning, gratitude, responsibility, etc., or it can embody lower forms of human existence, ignorance, intellectual compromise, hatred, fear, fraud, and manipulation.

The choices we make as individuals determine the beauty or ugliness of the big picture.

Of course this is no great insight. We all basically know this in our hearts.

It is now time for us to lead. Each of us who is tired of seeing things go in the wrong direction have an obligation to make our little part of the mosaic a little more beautiful, a little more true, a little more just, a little more free.

For too long we have taken our cues from people who do not have our best interests at heart. We must now take the reigns. We the people.

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Nick Sorrentino is the Editor of The Liberty and Economics Review and CEO of a social media management company.