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This is an exceptional video. The speaker is an Army veteran from the Iraq war. He seems to have a slightly leftest slant that I don’t agree with, but I do agree with and celebrate at least 95% of what’s said in this video.
The video is evidence of a growing conflict between the super-rich and the vast majority. This veteran’s concerns are ultimately the same as those that are motivating the Occupy Wall Street movement.
The video is also evidence that the truth will out. Slowly, perhaps– but inevitably, we will see the truth.
But even in the full disclosure of the internet age, there’s always a fundamental problem with truth: does anyone give a damn? Does anyone care about a truth that’s contrary to their income and prosperity? Is the truth merely “interesting,” or is it motivating?
When the truth is motivating, a life and even the world can change. When truth is merely “interesting,” the world goes on as is.
The difference between truth that is “motivating” and truth that is “interesting” is not in the truth itself, or in the person tries to tell the truth. The difference is in the man or woman who sees or hears that truth. The difference between being interested or motivated is not a reaction–it’s a choice. And it’s not an easy choice. There is so much truth available today, and so little personal time and energy that it’s virtually impossible to be motivated by all truth. We can’t fight every battle.
Even so, the uncomfortable choice remains and continues to nag. Do you choose to be “motivated”? Or merely “interested”?