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Saturday, May 1, 2010, 1:39 PM
[The Body Politics
As someone who has lost all faith in our political structure. And who now see's, that Washington really never wants to work for the betterment of the whole, but rather for up holding their power and postition. I had to ask myself, "Who are we?"
Are we a country who has lost its spine? Or are we a country whose empathy, has lead us to devalue our laws? If the latter is so, than why fool ourselves by writing more of them? Do we want religion outlawed? And if we do, than why fake it? Are we so insecure, that we cant handle the truth, so that we have to be extreme in our sensitivities , that Political Correctness, has to rule the day? How is it that a country that was founded by rebels, has become a country in fear of offending, even those whose practice is to offend?
Why is it that when it comes to any religious referernce, we shun from it, as if expression of ones religion, is a political sin? Yet we have no probelm accepting when non believers want to tear down our religious values under the guise of freedom. Under the very principles gotten from those who founded our country, and in whom religion was a sacred and promoted part of their being?
So who are we? Do we allow illegals free reign in Arizona, for fear someone would have to ask them for their drivers license? For fear we might hurt their feelings? I dont know about you, but I have been stopped in NY almost nothing.. well maybe not nothing. I have been stopped for not wearing my seat belt, and I didnt believe my rights were violated? In fact, my mind is free of paranoia, if I am guilty of something, maybe then I sould fear being stopped. But if not? Why should I be treated any different because I look a little more brown, than the other guy?
Are we a land of laws? Or do we wish to change our law-abiding status, which today, seems to be seen, as a cowboy mentality. Is sticking to the rules, no longer the favor of the month? Maybe we dont want to play by the rules any more? Maybe we have seen too many folks get away with not playing by the rules, and maybe now, we want to be just like them?
And what do we think about making too much money, as the Pres. has suggested? How much is too much? Should the highest salary be the same as the highest man in office, gets paid? Should Wall street make less, so that main street feels better about themselves? Or maybe we should not have bailed them out, when they were doing the dirty to their investors? Or maybe we should reduce the salaries of those in Government , who didnt do their job? The sad part is, by the time we get to vote them out , half of us, have forgotten the issues!
So who are we? And more importantly who do we want to be? Do we want to make more laws to guide our every move? And yet find out that even that cant make a man do what is right, if he doesnt believe its his duty to do so.
So whats it going to be America. Are we going to be happy to have windmills as our power source, and gas at 10.00 a gallon? Or are we going to continue down the politically correct path, of never allowing ourselves to offend? What is it that you want to see? What is it that you want us to be?
Saturday, April 17, 2010, 1:12 PM
[The Body Politics
If you are awake, you will see the obvious quiet, on the part of all the Peace activists who wanted no part of Iraq nor Afghanistan. Where is code Pink, when you need them, or it seems no one is violating anyones rights today..All's quiet on the ACLU front.
The only person who wanted to stir the pot, it seems, happened to be President Clinton, who cautioned us again , on the use of our words...I suppose he feels left out, not being able to use one of his more illustrious lines.. of what the definition of is, is?
He didnt have to caution anyone, why did he even have to bring it up? If not to bring a focus on, or create, something that isnt, isnt?
Have you seen the people he believes may be walking in the shoes of Tim McVeigh? I'm not saying there arent nutcases on both sides of the fringe. But these folks, are lucky they still can still walk. Some are finding it hard, to use their walkers, while carrying those hand made signs. Signs I might add , that werent printed ,and handed to them by a particular activist wing of one party. In fact, I never saw that many grey haired old ladies in one place, since " bingo" at our local church. Wow they are scary!
And as much as the left leaning media wants us to believe, they are the Uni-bomber in disguise. Somehow, I find it hard to picture anyone with a tea bag hanging from their hat, that threatening. Nor are they equal in their hate, to the leftist young people, we see distroying stores or throwing rocks , whenever the G8 meet.
I'm starting to like the quiet. If I didnt believe we were all being lead down the socialist path, I would like the silence. I like not seeing placards with George Bushes head on a stick. I like not hearing inflamatroy words, and demeaning messages hurled at any President. It seems Dems have the mark-up on that kind of behavior. And we all know, that if you are capable of something nasty, you tend to fear it, in the other guy. The left has no one to hate. And the tea baggers are really not equal to the hate on the left, for many of them believe in God. The haters on the left, have no-one to answer to, but themselves.
They are trying very hard, to make the tea party folks, into the demon spawn, they are used too. But it really is a rather weak attempt, on their part. Anyone who has eyes , can see, these folks are just ordinary people, who can no longer stand all the corruption, and the lies! They see more corruption and fear in Congress, than they do in themselves. They know just because the media wants to define them, that doesnt mean that their view of them is accurate. They know that's the slant, and the spin, some in the media are paid to play.
Those in the tea party, dont want to continue on the socialist path, that even Newsweek proclaimed ,we were walking. And they are tired of the special interest, and bailouts, both unions, and bankers are getting. While all they get, is the bill to keep those selfish unprincipled people alive.
They loved the country they knew. They love freedom from government, more than freedom from religion. They love God, more than guns. And please dont tell the media, but they are more intelligent and informed about political issues, than the left would want you to believe.
It seems the elites on the left, falsely believe if you haven't gone to Harvard, that you haven't learned how to think. That one of the greatest healers and philosophers, is thought by many, to have been the Son of God.
The left believes intelligence belongs only to them. Yet when they are asked certain questions, they tend to look back to blame, or divert to talking points, or even worst, look to blame whomever comes to mind. This mental illness of the left, seems to be, soley a left brain issue.
Never could they believe, those on the right, might be making use, of both sides of their brain. After all , those on the right ( according to the secularists on the left) place more importance on God, then on intellect. However, that belief alone gives the right more insight to what God has to offer! Just look to the bumble bee.. a creature that defies physics. Who nectar is a substance that can never go bad. Isn't that a good enough example, to make curious the most left wing intellect? Doesn't that tell us, that not all of nature, including man, can be segmented or defined by mans intellect alone? Or that just knowing the laws of physics , doesnt make what you know always right! (pardon the pun)
That God created something that even defies what science says would be unable to fly! Who knows, maybe these tea party folks, have more under those tea-bag hats, than the left is willing to give them?
I was hoping for a President who would be representative of us all. I never expected a President who was more concerned on being liked by the rest of the world, than by his own people. I never expected my President to protest a decision by the Supremes, with the whole world watching, as he incorrectly too them to task. Over stating the issue, as well as exagerating, and misrepresenting the facts. I never thought any President would have the need to stoop so low. I also never thought once the vote was over, and he won, what would be his need to continue to personally campaign for his side. I dont ever remember a time in history, that a President openly took sides. Or stooped to belittling those with whom he doesnt agree. After all, Im sure there were many Republicans who voted for the man, who said, we weren't just blue or red states, that we were the United States!
I truly dont believe the Dems liked George Bush, but they did enact laws, that were bi-partisan. I dont believe its all the fault of Republicans , becuase I still hear my President, openly putting people down, becuase they dont see a way to agree. How can you agree to something if it completely is against all you stand for? And I dont mean just a little, I mean alot!
I suppose I expected too much from that silvery tongue. I suppose, I expected him to be more Presidential, than arrogantly partisan. I expected more civil discourse. I expected no backroom deals. No favorites, no special interests, and no blatant lies. I didnt get anything I expected. What I did get, was a lot of quiet from the left.. All the things they loudly and harshly accused Bush for doing, they now seem reticent to accept.. It seems war is alright, as long as its your guys war. It seems protesting is American, as long as your guys are the ones protesting. And it seems they dont mind at all, if their President openly shows distain, towards people he was elected to represent. The last I knew, He is supposed to represent, "we the people?"
I believe what we have been seeing is, indeed the transparency we were promised. And although I love this quiet time. This lets forego our anger about the wars, becuase it will make our guy look bad. I kind of miss the hipocrosy. As well as the inactivity of the ACLU. What happened Gitmo's closing, isnt as important now, as it was when GB was in office?
I firmly doubt that they will remain quiet for long. In fact, I can almost hear them begining to foam at the mouth the closer we get to November. Im sure they are racheting up their nastiness, polishing up their finger of blame and making believe that GB still got us into the mess, they seemed to have voted for , that now they seem so silent about!
Thursday, April 15, 2010, 10:02 AM
[The Body Politics
As a person who completely trusts everyone..its my nature to always reach out, with open arms. And because I am someone who loves and accepts all people without a prejudgement or prejudice, that leaves me open at times, to rethink my openness. Its my heart that will always seek to love others. However its because my heart is so open to love, sometimes the wrong people take advantage of my love, in varied ways.
Because I have been living with me, for more than one lifetime, I now am able to see the wolves, much quicker than ever before.
Who are the wolves? They are children who arent innocent in what they do. Who know full well, that they are working against their God, rather than for Him. Who have been fooled into believing, God needs an opposite ... to live!
It is that foolish lie, that has made them choose their position. They will never openly admit who they are. However, when they are caught in their own lie, or their own insensitivity is seen. Or even worse, lying right to your face, they then laugh, and act as if it was all a hoax or joke, that one should accept. They make their foolishness, insignificant, when it is not. They admit to nothing, even when they are caught. And instead, they continue to play the innocent in their deception.. Lying that their words, and deeds, were just a matter of fun.
If fun is anyone's purpose, no one should ever feel hurt, or harmed by them? No one should feel taken, for a fool. When you do something just for fun, knowing full well, that the other person is innocent because they love greatly.. than you are nothing more than deceptions servant. And if that's your purpose, than where is YOUR COURAGE to state who you really are? You are the masters of point the other finger. Of spin, or blame to deflect the truth. Or look backward to the past, so that we forget to see what you are doing in the NOW!
If what you are doing was just for fun, then shouldn't we all be laughing? Shouldn't we all be feeling good about what you have done? Shouldn't everyone see the humor. And wouldn't no one be emotionally or financially be harmed?
But it is the wolf, who cant admit he is nothing more than a liar. That his fooling the innocent, suits no one but himself. It is what keeps him in the underworld forever. As long as he continues to sell the idea , that he is the underdog, the one without. And if we buy his lies, he can continue to sell mediocrity to all who will buy it! He can continue to make you look the other way!
Christ has said...the fool, is the only one who will burn forever . The fool who likes the role he plays, even against those he says he loves, will burn . And why, you ask? Because he then can remain king.. king, in the underworld of lies. He has chosen to be lesser than the truth he believes he serves. However, his choice guarantees, that he will remain apart from his TRUTH.. who lives in the Kingdom of God, who is in Heaven. The one who now has chosen to play the fooled, has been fooled himself..for Christ needs nothing for His Goodness to live and keep holy..for His Life lives long beyond all pairs of opposites. Beyond all earthly desires and beyond all of the earths lies.
Christ needs nothing but Himself.. for He is Love that is TRUE, that is REAL, that is of our Immortal Soul..He and His Father are One. He is Holy and Completey Good. He has no other side than Himself. He is not a matter of duality, for He is the ONE.
Saturday, October 24, 2009, 11:05 AM
[The Body Politics
The problem America now faces is, a shift in power. As we all have heard "money talks BS walks". Money my friends, in this Country, as well as all over the civilized (hate that term)world, means Power.
In a cartoon shown to school kids, the Government was pitted against Wall St. Accusing Wall St. for becoming bigger than the Gov. Which from our Governments perspective, is not such a good thing. It means Wall St or the Free Markets were gaining too much Power. Power the Gov. saw was supposed to be theirs. And for some reason, forgot to oversee?
Some folks believe that's not such a good thing. Especially when they think a too Powerful Government can get too heavy handed, and interfere where they really dont belong. When they begin to regulate salaries or restrict the free markets business practices. Too much restrictions can hurt as much as they, at times, can help.
Big Busness sees Goverment as having a rather powerful tool, that business, does not. . Businesses cant print money. The Government can print money, and if thats not enough, they can place a bigger burden on us. And the more the government prints more dollars, the more our dollar goes down. The more the dollar goes down, the less its worth. The less its worth, the less we can by with that same dollor. Its devaluated. That leaves Big business to " let our people go". Which creates more unemployment, and depresses our economy.. when lets just some more of our people to go!
The government does that hoping that with time, our dollar will get stronger, and regain its worth, somewhere in our future. In the Now, Business and its workers have to pay the price, which effects the little guy, the most.
When Government gets too powerful, it as it has done lately, invalidate contracts. As it did with the Auto Industry. Those who previously gave the auto workers loans, were denied "first return", even though their contracts, were legally binding. Somehow, those contracts were dismissed, for what was precieved, the greater good? The Gov.has lately, used its power to take property from individuals, while giving it to other individuals, because it suited their purpose. Government can change laws somehow, to suit its present need. Especially if it sees an increase in revenue tax. Property taken and given to another individual at one time, was believed to be unconstitutional. Government has gotten so big however, and has written so many vague laws, that the Constitution seems to suffer, with few folks noticing, unless it happens to them.
So I would think, Government and Wall St, would be best, if balance happened in both arenas. Maybe this is the kind of change we all need. Maybe it would serve us all better, if we were more vigilant in what we spend and or borrow.
As for Wall St. I believe those who took Tarp from us, should have their salaries regulated. And as for Wall St.... its about time they were read the rules of the road. Maybe it was my Christian up-bringing..but I never thought you were supposed to get paid for destroying a company, making many lose money..or gambling with peoples 401ks... as CEO's floated away with millions in golden parachute deals. As Board Members, allowed for this in silence and inaction.
Some have asked themselves....where were those Board Members?..and what did they gain, from their loss? I certainly would like our Government to ask that question? I find it hard to believe any Board of Directors, werent being compensated in some way, to look the other way, as their companys were going down?
I also want to know ..why wasn't Government chastized as well? Wall St should not be alone, if punishment is being doled out. Especially when some of the problem came from Government itself. Where was the Governments watchdog? Regulators? Folks who paid no mind, to whistle blowers, and insightful Gov. officials who saw it all coming down the road. Who was responsible for Fannie and Freddie's debacle? And have you noticed...no one but Madoff, has gone to jail? Just think of the view you'ld be having now, if you were in charge of the Gov's money, and you didnt do your job.
And why is it the one lone wolf, the person who yells fire...never gets listened to? There were there, a few saw it coming, but in true Washingtons arrogance...those folks seem to be beneath the Governments need to listen to them at all? Small potatoes I suppose, how could THEY KNOW, when the too Big to fail, were ready too fail.
I have to say, I believe that the Universe or God..keeps balance in our world. For that lets all say... THANK GOD...And that Wall St. indeed had lost its way.. and that the Government helped to pave it!
I believe now is the time for all of us to not so much reevaluate the system.. but understand what caused it to fall. I dont believe it had so much to do with regulations being lifted, as it did to our loss of values for doing what is right. How easily men can lose thier souls... when the power of money, is part of the game. And how without placing importance on the character of our inner good...no law will prevent it from happening again.
Maybe if we all worked a little more on keeping true to the values that live within us, we may have a fighting chance to get it right. Maybe if we learn that when we forego our principles..or even worse, dont know what they even mean? We all go down, as a result. The Nation, and much of the World, as well.
Maybe if we all made an attempt, not to raise kids like the Heene's whose focus was lie, to achieve fortune and fame. And instead, made sure our kids are raised to exemplify honesty, and good stewardship, we wont need to legislate what we all know is right? Maybe if we make our word have real meaning in the world, we can help to keep it balanced better.
Maybe if our need for money....the one thing God didnt make, nor gives us as individuals at our birth...and instead, make importantl the gifts He did? Maybe our world might work better. Maybe it would appreciate each individuals contribution? And maybe in doing so, become we could become more grateful? Then maybe, we wont need so many lessons of fear to lead us to Loving Our Neighbor?.. Maybe then, we can appreciate all we have as a country, and all the great people in it? Maybe then, a Grateful Heart..will Rule the World, and be honored, in money's stead. Wouldnt that be the Best Thanksgiving EVER?
Monday, October 19, 2009, 6:07 PM
[The Body Politics
President Obama's Communications director has it in for Fox News. The WH is has unleashed its full staff, against Fox News.. It seems they have declared war! Maybe they don't like having one cable network, whose not getting a thrill up their leg for Obama..and they just don't know how to handle it? Maybe they haven't yet made a decision on what to do about Afghanistan, and Fox seems to be an easier target to wage war with? I still cant figure out their strategy..or maybe we have yet to see the sum of all their parts?
I saw their first attempt at making foolish their opposition party, when they chose Rush Limbaugh as Executor of the leaderless right. Fun move on Obama's part, to make foolish the lack of leadership in the Republican Party. So once they did that, I guess they just couldn't stop?
After all, who among the Media elite, was without a brown nose? Ah, Fox! And who amoung them didnt show media bias, in his favor? Ah it was the Fox
Maybe Ms Dunn's statement regarding how they controlled the Media, during the campaign wasn't clear enough. She said that they were in control of telling the media what they wanted them to know. Instead of giving interviews, they sent out press releases..telling the media what they wanted them to voice.....Gee, us old folks used to call that Propaganda.. Now its called a savvy Administration....how far we have come.
I can only suppose the WH is taking their cues from Mr. Hugo Chavez. I believe there is only one TV station, not under his control...But hey taking away freedom of speech takes time.. After all, you don't want to look like a dictator, right off the bat? When you can cloak it in something more altruistic...like those who arent with me, are against me....oh wait, wasnt that the previous admin's line? I guess its ok to use, as long as you are a Democrat and not a Bush.
Rohm Emmanuel has now asked the "prettier" more in your favor news outlets, not to follow Fox's lead. Like when they broke the news on Acorn, or Van Jones being a Communist and the like...How dare they report something that can hurt our Beloved Leader? They are nothing more then researchers, and arms of the right, Ms Dunn suggests. Funny, in my time they were called investigative reporters. Those folks who questioned truth to power, something that seems to have died in its tracks, after Bush left the WH.
Our President seems to not be as trusting as we once believed him to be. Just cant figure why? He has 99% of the Media on his side? So why is he now trying to lump Fox in with greedy Doctors who perform operations just to pad their bills? Why is he now saying Fox News Media, is only in it for the money? Good thinking Mr President...tie greed on Wall St, with greedy Doctors, and throw in the only Media Outlet who doesnt seem to recognize you as King.
Gee , I thought your political platform was already covered by ABC, CBS, CNN, the Ed Show, Rachel Maddow, and Keith Obenfurrer? Excuse me, Oberman...I guess being a freedom of speech pac-men is just the begining, in your taking over the world.
I digress... lets get back to our illustrious Communications Director Ms Dunn..who Imsure will be leaving office, as soon as the pressure mounts. Well then again maybe she wont? Maybe thats the reason the Admin, told the other Networks not to follow Fox's lead. Maybe this way fewer people will be informed, about those who were chosen to work in the WH. Maybe this way no pressure will be brought to bare? Well lets see?
Ms Dunn gave a speech, to St Andrew HS students. There she told her audience, the two people she calls upon, as her best examples of political philosophers, were Chairman Mao, and Mother Teresa. Her point was to inspire "individualism" to these young HS students. Chairman Mao, a champion of individualism? I would ask her, you mean in all the world, you call upon Chairman Mao, as your example? Couldnt you have found a better political philosopher to pair with Mother T . than that?
I have to say, if these are the two folks you call on, as examples, I have to question your sanity? One is a saint, the other a murdering dictator, who had a special liking for young children.... Gee, I know you are the Presidents choice for Communications Director, but he certainly wouldnt have been my first choice, nor my best example..but then again, Im not the Presidents Communications Director. Guess your political insight is far superior to mine?
For a President who has been said is a "wordsmith", where every word he uses is considered....what the heck was he thinking? What exactly were Ms. Dunn's qualifications for the job? When she obviously hadnt thought through, what she was saying. She chose a dictator who killed millions as her best example of "freedom" of the individual to walk their own path? Holy Cow, if this is the non thinking behind this WH...we are all doomed!
I have to ask the question why? Why would our President want to have someone who thinks Mao, is the best thing since sliced bread as his best choice for Communications Director? And when she was called on, regarding these remarks, said she was only kidding? She said she was quoting someone on the right. Then, when that didn't fly, she said she was only kidding. Was she kidding about Mother Teresa, as well? Was her speech to those young HS students completely staged and insincere? Or has she now been faced with her own words, for the first time? Our new Communications Director???
The more I see behind the curtains of this Presidents Administration, the more it makes me worry for our America. The caliber of people he has chosen, in my mind has sunk to a new low. The more I see the people our President has chosen, as his representatives, the more immature he seems to be.
If she was the only example of our Presidents bad choices, that could be forgiven, however, for those who are looking, she is not alone. The Admin, is begining to look amaturish, too far left for most of America, and people who are making decisions as they go along.. not a very good example of what we thought would be a brilliant political philosophy...especially when you are seen, to have none.
If these were Ms Dunn best examples, and she was my only concern, than it wouldn't be enough for me to be concerned.... But now couple that with Van Jones. her out and out lie, and the new assault on Fox, now have to ask myself, why?
Slowly they are attempting to smear, those who are questioning their truth. Slowly they are choosing to praise those in the Media who are not. Slowly they are attempting to punish those, who arent inbedded on their side.
Slowly those who are speaking out against what they that they dont like, are being demonized. Fox, is now being marginized as a non News Media. A network with a "perspective". What may I ask is the "perspective" of MSNBC? PLease dont get me wrong, we all know the 4th estate has their own bias... but since when, is it the WH's job, to try to limit a Networks business? By saying they arent really a place to go to for Americas News???? What happened to free enterprise, much less freedom of speech? Are they looking to tear down the only Network, not in the tank for them?
Couple this, with the attitude the Dems have been promoting against the folks who show up at Tea Party's. As well as those rowdy mobs at Town Halls. Add that to them telling other broadcast networks not to follow in the footsteps of Fox. Does anyone see somehthing wrong here? Is this the WH of transparency, when they seek to stiffle those who dont see things their way?
I now have to question his promise of hope. I now have to accept, he was never the uniter, we sought. In fact, I now see his Admin, promoting just the reverse. We were promised... no more blue or red states, but all one under the Red White and Blue....where did they put that flag? Suddenly Fox, greedy Doctors and those Wall St, are the bad guys, oh wait... they can be that, after he gets some money from Wall St at a fund raiser in NY today.
I am very concerned. Never before have I seen such a hungry need for control. I never before have seen a govenment that wants to change every aspect of our lives. And as they surplant what they see as the New America, we watch quietly as they put their hands into our banks, our auto makers, or air, soda, TV Media, and the Net...
Sorry, Ms Dunn, but I dont like your idea of Communication.. I dont want to be forced to watch those people you have given the " OK " too in the News.
I dont believe Chris (spits on himself) Matthews, is fair much less balanced, in what he says is true. Nor is Keith (Oberfurrer) Oberman! Nor Rachel Maddow... non of these folks are bringing anything to the folks, than a certain perspective...the only difference is that its YOUR PERSPECITVE! So I guess thats ok....
I truly dont know why you choose to make war those at Fox? All I can say about that is, what was once were the dying words of a great patriot.... Give me Brian, Gretchen and Steve.... or give me death!