Feb 20, 2013
While the real California Dream involves creating an idealized life of individual freedom and happiness, the Fake California Dream is something else entirely.
The genuine dream occurs freely and naturally in the human imagination. It inspires creativity, stimulates productivity and perpetuates a surplus.
The false dream is sold at a high price, financed with steep interest, taxed into poverty, regulated into subservience, and litigated into a vapor.
The liberating California Dream is a beautiful child, full of wonder and hope for the future. It is a path to a personal heaven.
The enslaving Fake California Dream is an ugly corpse in constant need of disinfectant and makeup. It is a highway to hell.
Many have invested their ideas, talents, visions, desires, faith and enthusiasm to reap the materialization of a dream.
Others have sacrificed their souls, relationships, morals, bodies and sanity to reap the materialization of a nightmare.
One can see how the knowledge of good and evil has resulted in a house divided within a 21st century land overflowing with wheat and tares.
100 years ago, most Californians were homeowners who worked for their own success, ultimately victorious in their achievements.
100 years later, most Californians are renters who work for the success of others, ultimately victimized by layoffs and evictions.
A dream can be a compelling vision or a tempting delusion; a revelation or an intoxication; a triumph or a trap.
At this moment, there are 20 million Californians who know the difference and 20 million who do not.
It is perplexing that California, the Christian megachurch capitol of the world, is also home to the Worldwide Church of Satan. As well, the society so acclaimed for enriching the lives of individuals is also the serial killer capitol of the world.
Indeed, California can be heaven, but it can also be hell. In which direction is California heading as 2013 seems to be quickly flying by?
Heaven or Hell?