The American Dream: A Fix For America

Walking the line between sensuality and reality leaves me a little dizzy. ‘Give me Freedom or give me Death’ is obsolete. There are varying shades of freedom and death in Blueray and Digital surrounding me. A colorful vortex sucks at my bones; luring me with promises that I know will leave me docile and apathetic. Jump in, be happy!

Jump in, be happy! The American Dream is your ‘fix’!  And, everything comes with a promise. How do you know who will keep their promise? Who can you trust? Trust is much more than a word. How do you chose without knowing? How do you find the truth? It takes a ‘pioneering spirit’ and time; you can’t buy time, control it, or ever seem to have enough. If you are not making time to filter through the muck; that colorful vortex is sucking at your bones, luring you with promises which are leaving you apathetic and docile! And the truth no longer matters!

Where to begin? Let’s step back in time and examine what shaped our society. Sigmund Fraud wrote about  ‘human psychosis’.  What does Fraud have to do with the ‘American Dream’? A little history. Fraud discovered humans had feelings we repressed because they were too dangerous: remnants of our animal past. As he witnessed the horror of war mounting; he believed war to be terrible evidence of exactly how we should have expected people to behave given the knowledge of our psychoanalysis.

I surmise that our ‘animal past’ gave us a limited ability to communicate; and as a result, we were more inclined to battle for what we wanted. However, our evolution into intelligent beings, with increased communication skills, should have curtailed our nature to battle for what we want. This being said; is it our ‘animal past’ that keeps us in the battle or is it purely economics?

It only took me a couple of minutes to ‘filter through the muck’ to get to this information.

“I spent thirty-three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country’s most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle-man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.” 

―  Smedley D. Butler

How did people of our nation come to accept everything that the medias’ feed us? Without question, we believe the glossy advertisements as truth and we buy what is being sold.  We have to go back in time a little to look at how we were duped and continue to be duped.

We have let others tell us what the ‘American Dream’ should be! Fraud’s American nephew, Edward Bernays was the first man to show American corporations how to make people want what they do not need; manipulating the masses; linking mass-produced goods to our unconscious desires. Out of this came a new political idea of how to control the masses: by satisfying people’s inner selfish desires, one made them happy and thus docile. The start of the all-consuming ‘Self’ which is come to dominate the world today!

Armed with this knowledge, American Corporations learned how to package and present anything they could make a ‘buck’ on to the American people…war was dressed in patriotic speeches and love of country becoming the ultimate commodity for those who would benefit.

Education is a ‘pillar post’ to humanities foundation: And, if you take the time to educate and do research you will see how we came to our nation’s crisis; you will find yourself motivated to get out of the ‘muck’ and this crisis. You may also find yourself wanting to ‘shoot the messengers’ who present the facts of how we got here. Go beyond that notion. Go deeper. Their solutions may not be what you can take hold of, but their solutions will give you ideas to build on. You will discover solutions you can hold on to.  Solutions to our bleak reality do not exist in continuing the model we’ve created…it is NOT working for the majority of us! We need a new kind of ‘Paradigm’. I believe, whenever given the opportunity and mechanism to do so, people are good, kind and supportive. There are new ‘paradigms’ to build on. New ‘opportunities and mechanisms’ to be apart of…we simply must not give up our pioneering spirit.

I’ve worked hard for some piece of the American Dream for almost 70 years. I’ve come up with a tiny bit…and I could probably stop with what I have. However, my ‘pioneering spirit’ and my nature to be ‘good, kind and supportive’ will not let me be content. I have a vision that humans can be all that is good in the world. Through my ‘looking glass’ I’ve found some ‘new paradigms’.  If you are visionary enough and can learn to trust a little more you will seek out these ‘new paradigms’ and change our History! Here is one such paradigm! There many out there with real answers and solutions. One, in particular, has caught my attention…Kate Raworth. Her Doughnut Economy: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist can be pushed into the light!

Happy Visionary Trails!

About Gailstrail

Our intent on separating ourselves from nature has limited our vocabulary. Our lack of understanding of nature and our place within makes us deaf to the heartbeat of our world. The history of our ' self-based society explained by a YouTube video 'The Happiness Machine'; studies the influence Fraud and his Nephew Edward Bernays had in shaping our ' self-based society...which still prevails! In contrast, and left out of much of our history, ancient sages felt knowing thyself so important they chiseled 'Know Thyself' in stone over the mythical god Apollo's tomb. They believed: “Self-knowledge is all-encompassing. What is learned on one scale of experience can be applied to all scales? It is the highest form of knowledge, surpassing all other knowledge. Self-knowledge is also timeless, which means that what is gained in one era, benefits all subsequent generations.” Knowing oneself has intricate beginnings. Time-consuming beginnings. Beginnings are a part of every living being; soil, water, air, and all we see. The connections are innate. Undeniable. Going beyond the name of a thing is the language of science. It is a language humans must learn to speak. Life in all forms is precious and necessary. We sustain each other in ways we do not fully understand. Humans are more than a workforce. We, each of us, are the stewards of our world and must educate ourselves accordingly. Education reform must be a priority. The mandatory curriculum must reflect stewardship of our communities, cities, states, countries, and the planet; at all levels in our educational institutions, never-ending and free. Appropriate time should be allowed for such intricate education. It must not be hurried. Making the language of science a mandatory part of our un-civilization will unlock the mystery which lies within each of us. Learning the language of science will answer that question that is always gnawing in our being, alluding to us and seems unanswerable. When we learn the language of science, we learn who we and the life around us are, how we connect, and our purpose. The world does not stand still. Neither must we. Change happens no matter what we do or do not do. We, humans, are fortunate. We have the ability and brilliance to direct some of these changes. What we do and do not do matters enormously! Manifesting Generator

4 thoughts on “The American Dream: A Fix For America

  1. Gail, It is so nice to meet you over the phone tonight!…..and to read your writings. You are very very enlightening. I listened and hung on to every word you said.

    I am sorry you are not feeling well and I send you blessings of good health and well being. Be very careful of antibiotics, if you are taking them. As you know, they are not always good for us human beings.

    We are all interconnected. So you probably found it interesting that I utilized the word interconnected when your website is on the subject of “coexisting”. God gives me the words to say. I believe the heart is wiser than the intellect for me most of the times. I am going to check back here for your writings and opinions. I believe them to be valuable.

    I think we are in the middle of a ‘food revolultion’, but in the end the greedy usually get nothing. So I think we will win!

    An 80 year old told me on the phone a night ago, in regards to the Millions of Organic Consumers Members, “Andrea, don’t be afraid. I am not afraid. Make some noise.”

    That is why I feel so strongly about somebody modifying the food we eat to try to control us. That is a company without a brain or a conscious.

    The “M” company may go bankrupt trying to buy everybody off, but in the end I believe we will win.!

    Gail, I saved the last paragraph to thank you for your donation. Thank you so much for your donation. I think we are making history, as a mass, on this vote that is about to happen in the State of Washington.

    But the donation was not the most important part of the conversation, however getting the information out to you and meeting You.

    Put some local bought honey in your coffee in the morning in or in your tea, or eat a teaspoon of it. It should make you feel better!
    I will watch the Queen of Sunshine video tomorrow in my studies. I try each day to keep up with a new subject involving our world and how to make it better.

    Right now I am going to eat an organic salad because I got off of work and I am so hungry. It is an honor to meet you! Hope you feel better and God bless you Gail! Andrea

  2. Gail, It is so nice to meet you over the phone tonight!…..and to read your writings. You are very very enlightening. I listened and hung on to every word you said.

    We are all interconnected. So you probably found it interesting that I utilized the word interconnected when your website is on the subject of “coexisting”. God gives me the words to say. I believe the heart is wiser than the intellect for me most of the times. I am going to check back here for your writings and opinions. I believe them to be valuable.

    Thank you for referring me to the Queen of Sunshine Video. I am going to check it out tomorrow.

    It is so nice to meet you! Keep writing brilliant thoughts and sharing your wisdom! I also sent a personal email to you at your regular email. Best of good health to you!

    1. Andrea, just going through my comments at and read yours again. Where are you? What are you up to? Your friend Gail Black

  3. So wonderful to wake up, make my cup of raw local honey and Braggs Apple Cider vinegar, and find your comments and email. As I said on the phone, you are the hope of tomorrow. You carry the torch forward. You are a blessing. Thank you so much for your good work. Keep on making noise about clean food and clean agriculture. There is nothing good in monoculture. It’s a lazy way to farm and cannot be part of any connection to the earth. If you were near by I’d give you a huge hug!

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