During this time in our country where it seems that fear has gripped the nation and I am sure many are stressed out, I had a dream last night I have to share.
I dreamed that there was a call put out all over the nation on social media and by word of mouth. The call was to peacefully gather at the local and state government seat all on the same day throughout the nation. Regardless of “stay at home” orders.
The local and state governments went on the offensive, threatening to arrest anyone showing up because they were violating the current “social distancing” rules and rule against gathering in groups larger than 10. Yet no one listened to them.
People got in their cars, got in their trucks, got on their motorcycles, whatever they had and on the day that was talked about, they all showed up.
At first some of the governments tried to have the police arrest those showing up before they could get with others, but soon the numbers were just too many for them to handle and they smartly gave up. Realizing that it was pointless.
People of all ages, walks of life and races showed up. They were friendly and talked of freedom and rights. The feeling was one of quite determination.
Once everyone had gathered people stepped up and spoke to the groups. About how we the people were the true government. How while we elected officials to represent us, we actually hold the real power over our lives. Some spoke of the Constitution and how it was the highest law of the land. How our founding fathers had written out the Bill of Rights to ensure that the Government did not take away those rights. How politicians have forgotten that they do not rule the people, they work for the people.
One vivid scene I remember from the dream was a person who shouted out to one of the local politicians, “You are supposed to fix those things that are wrong not create new problems!” and another shouted out to the local police who had been trying to arrest people and given up, “You are supposed to protect and serve, we will call you when we need you.”
The general feeling was one of empowerment and hope. After hundreds of thousands had gathered throughout the nation like this, they all went back to work and the lives they had before the nation was closed by the suggestion of doctors and politicians. Busineses ere reopened and people went about their business as they had before fear had gripped the nation. They were no longer letting fear rule the actions of everyone.
Yes they knew the chances they were taking, yet they accepted that and knew the possible consequences. One citizen even remarked “I would rather live free and as I was than live in fear of the possibility of getting sick.”
Some people chose to stay in their homes out of fear of the unknown. ANd that was fine. People were at least free to choose how to react.
I had a dream last night, and it was a wonderful dream!!