So I was reading this post here by Fidelis: “Free Range" chicken not actually free range where it's pointed out that having the 'Free Range' label on your carton of eggs is essentially meaningless, because there is no set definition for what 'free range' actually means. But we will tend to 'fill in the blank' with what we think of when we hear 'free range' which is something like chickens running free in a pasture and having a nice life while laying nice eggs for us. But it has shown to not be the case, where you can see a picture of some 'free range' chickens in his blog, it is obviously nothing like that picture that comes up in your mind of chickens running free, happy and healthy.
Because everywhere you look, it's a lack of standards that is allowing for many abusive things to exist in this world. Because we haven't stood up for what we accept and allow. For the most part, most of us take no action whatsoever in our political system. It's not something we learn about or how to participate in in our school system. Politics is presented as something boring and tedious and complicated, something that nobody wants to be involved in, especially in this day and age where attention spans are almost non-existent and our political system is insanely bogged down by bureaucracy and, well, 'politics'.
It is really strange though how we have come to generally view politics as the last thing we'd want anything to do with, when it's politics that shapes our very reality and world that we live in, which for the most part is not cool. The vast majority of humanity slaving away for no reason other than to make a very small amount of people unnecessarily wealthy. I guess it's because we have accepted ourselves as just not a part of that process, I mean, as children you generally don't have a say in anything, you're not allowed to make decisions, the parent is the one in control, in power, and so you learn to be subservient, and accepting of the idea that you just don't make the decisions.
But it's really just through our collective acceptance of this, that we're so 'powerless' within the system. That, and the fact that we are bombarded with all kinds of misinformation that makes it incredibly difficult to make heads or tails of just how to do things in this reality. But it's really not as difficult as it seems, if we stick to the basic principle of always working to benefit all life rather than harm it. It really is that simple, and from there decision making becomes a lot easier. For example, we all know basic things like our food shouldn't contain toxins, and that the functioning and quality of our ecosystem is necessary for our survival and quality of living. I mean, that's why we're buying 'free range' isn't it?
The first step within this is to set the standard of our own Human Right to life support which is outlined within the Living Income Guaranteed proposal, to change the point of life from a struggle in a life and death gauntlet for survival, to support all of us so we can start to focus instead on the problems at hand instead of merely our own day to day survival.