And the powers that be, could easily see this.
They saw the hope that abounded.
They saw the possibility.
They watched as the people became empowered.
And they couldn't allow this.
Who are "they?"
Those who live off of power and fear. Those who have so much money, but will always need more. Those whose egos are unquenchable. And then those who believe what all these people tell them.
The only way that a person's ignorance is their fault, is if they refuse to learn. And this nation is overrun with these people. And they may well be the end of us.
The powers that be will keep us fighting each other. They will keep us afraid of each other. They will separate us, and use us against each other.
They will do this to fill their pockets. They will do this to fill their egos. They will do this to sell Viagra. They will do this to be "right." But they will perish along with us. They don't see this. They don't know how much they need us. To survive.
And so it goes.
And so it has always been.
And so it always will be.
So, what then?
Knowing this............................what then?
Tao te Ching - Chapter 53
The great Way is easy,
yet people prefer the side paths.
Be aware when things are out of balance.
Stay centered within the Tao.
When rich speculators prosper
While farmers lose their land;
when government officials spend money
on weapons instead of cures;
when the upper class is extravagant and irresponsible
while the poor have nowhere to turn-
all this is robbery and chaos.
It is not in keeping with the Tao.