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    • Donald Sanders

    • October 27, 2016 in Columnists

    Movers and Mopers can work together

    My wife is something else. There is no way in hell I would even try to keep up with her. She rarely sits still for more than a few moments at a time. Like a busy little bee, she buzzes to and fro from room to room, place to place, or town to town, always looking fresh as a daisy. Every deliberate little stop along her way has function or duty. She is not a person to idly wander without purpose.

    I am just the opposite. I’m stuck in slow motion. I like slow motion. I kind of mope along in my own little world while my wife and everybody else buzzes all around me. It’s like I’m in a different dimension or plane of existence. All I can see of everybody else is a blur, a puff of air, or an odor of soap and shampoo. To them I’m like a musty rock or maybe a statue of really fine art with a bobblehead.

    I am aware that the world is moving faster, ever faster. I am also aware that a person must be quick to act in any circumstance, for opportunities do not stand still. They are always in motion. There are two ways to catch an opportunity if you stop and think about it. You would think that the person who is quickest would have the greater share of opportunities, but that simply is not the case.

    For reasons of simplicity, I will refer to those in the fast plain of existence as “Movers” and those on my slower plain of existence as “Mopers.” As you can imagine, opportunities, always moving, travel from one plane of existence to the other, for they are naturally random and indiscriminate in nature. Opportunities do not care who catches them and of course, they are tempting to all. Everybody wants opportunities; they are valued above just about everything. One way or another, we all chase opportunities.

    Movers and Mopers alike want a fair chance at catching opportunities, for they represent power. Thus it goes to reason that the most powerful have the most opportunities. Those with power are capable of controlling opportunities and even creating them and releasing them upon the planes of existence, to be grabbed up by the Movers and Mopers. If thought about, everyone should be able to see the truth in this.

    There is a famous quote about power that you may already be aware of, but I’ll quote it anyway: “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Now you’re wondering where I’m going with this, and you must be wishing I’d get to the point. Well, here it is:

    Those in power, those who have the most opportunity, control the rest of us, Movers and Mopers alike. Here’s another quote by Eric Hoffer who happens to be a Moper: “Those in possession of absolute power can not only prophesy and make their prophecies come true, but they can lie and make their lies come true.” (I hate those little quotation marks but you have to have them. I don’t know why, nor do I care, but here they are anyway.)

    Anyway, how can this be true, you might ask? Well, let’s say that those in power want you to go over to the right side. How would they get you to go there? They simply create opportunities over on the right and the Movers will rush over there and the Mopers will start that way. Once there, you are in their pocket and under their control, for they can lead you wherever they want. If they make you feel threatened, you will kill for them and even die for them.

    What this adds up to is stunning. Eighty percent of all Americans have only 7 percent of the total national wealth. On the other hand, the top 1 percent of Americans (the richest) has 40 percent of all the wealth. The rest is distributed among our upper class citizens. There is no middle class. We now have 80 percent poor, 19 percent upper class, and 1 percent super rich.

    Most Movers and Mopers are within the 19 percent, the upper class, because the lowest 80 percent of Americans have no opportunities at all. If you have a home to live in and eat regular meals every day, you are among the upper class and richer than everybody on Earth except the 1 percent of the wealthiest.

    Earlier, I said there were two ways to catch an opportunity, and there are. The Movers are fast, and they can chase them down and grab them. The Mopers, on the other hand, can block their path and bring them to a dead stop. Once an opportunity is stopped it can be examined for what it truly is. So what’s the moral of this story?

    Well, like my Mover wife, Therese, the other Movers need to be aware that not everything is worthy of your attention, and that Movers and Mopers together are a powerful combination. My wife has been rushing around me for over 30 years and we are tied together by a love that is 10 times more powerful than any opportunity that might be thrown in our faces. That gives us our own source of power, for she can chase it down and I can block just about anything that comes our way.

    You see, there is always something called Justice, which is something we have seen very little of lately. Justice originates in the heart and spirit of those who resist power. Sooner or later, the masses will call for the redistribution of wealth and there will be no stopping them. I know this is true, for it has been repeated over and over throughout the history of mankind, usually after the seating of a corrupt government, exactly like the one that lies before us with the next election.

    So, enjoy yourself while you can for “the times, they are a changing!” (Bobby Dylan)

    • I am a mover!!! But I sure do love my mopers. Love you and your moping ways, my friend.

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