I've seen it in the shadows for as long as I can remember but like everyone else, I've had a hard time focusing in on it. I can make out the vague outline of what it looks like now but the image of this monster is still pretty blurry. I think the image of what America has become is out of focus and distorted for many people around the world but especially for the citizens that live here. A lot of people seem to see something slightly different while most think it's nothing and choose to ignore it completely because their lives are too busy to care about anything else. The circles I see people running in, day in day out, is more and more beginning to resemble a hamster wheel that was put here for us. I've begun to recognize the wheel I run on and the invisible cage we all live in. But seeing the face of the monster who keep us locked in has been difficult. All you really see are the hands that feed us, pat us on the head and scratch our ears and the fists that punish, oppress and knock us down if we try to bite. You never really see a head or a face to the monster. You only see the pet who acts like a mask, chosen by the other pets, being held up by yet another arm. You have to wonder what it really looks like behind that mask. That force which drives the direction of the monster and has the most control over the arms. It's "consciousness" and "awareness" making it move and making it to keep adding more invisible walls to our cage as we run like mad on our wheels. As comfortable as this cage may be, it's still a cage. It's still a mechanism of my enslavement and the enslavement of my future family. I do not wish for my children to be slaves and I do not wish to live in fear of the day that one of those hands find me and proceed to drag me back into the cage... Because you know what the cage is made of? Money. Only when an alternative to money is found can the monster be killed because every other weapon will shatter on its scales. An arm can be cut off but two will grow back and come at you even harder until you are again repressed. I'm afraid that the only way the monster can be killed, as far as I can see, is by starving it.