Whether it is for good or for bad, our thoughts have a way of wrecking havoc on us, and most of the time, we don't even know it -- or can begin to understand why does this keep happening to me?
This is my last couple of days.
Without going into detail, everything has turned absolutely mad, and not in an angry way, just batty, crazy, stupid, nuts; it started with technical difficulties -- then, before you knew it, my whole world was a mess.
I think, in part, this has something to do with the creepy side show we've got swirling around the world of politics -- the liberal bias in main stream media, that now we've reached an age, that no matter what happens, they MSM don't think, they just follow, and while they are at it, they continue this march against just regular folk, making unjust correlations, making rabid character assassinations, making two people out of hundreds of thousands the point man, when in fact, they have nothing to do with the attitudes and beliefs and level of integrity of the whole -- but they throw everything in, and like a chain reaction, they continue to build up the assault. Those incapable of keeping an iron will or backbone of steal, may fall prey and think -- ooh, maybe that is me, maybe that is my group, maybe that is who I am associating with, and after a few steps out of place, we actually come to believe it.
But boy, if people actually paid attention to the left, the mad science of following along with what other people say, and the snowballing effect of a flawed theory to begin with, it would surely take us all down...one by one, if not by entire tea party gatherings at a time.
But a funny thing happens when we gather under the message that makes sense, common sense; when we come together for sound reasons, with a will to change things, united in power and presence, in keeping with a foundation that has withstood the test of time (more or less) something happens -- we transform ourselves and become something better, bigger -- far reaching in scope and experience -- and we begin to see for ourselves how organizing together for a common cause, with a firm conviction, can build something anew, reform a mindset and make change.
Whether negative or positive, for good or bad, it all works in the same way.
Sarah Palin has been under attack from the left since the moment she stepped onto the stage with John McCain. Truth is, in that moment in time, it didn't even matter what she said. She had US at the princess wave waltzing upon center stage along with her happy shiny lipstick dominating the jumbo-tron. It didn't matter what she said, because in an instant, she was a breath of fresh air to an otherwise dying campaign, suffocating on it's own worn out rhetoric and promises. McCain had a snowballs chance in he** before a Sarah came in on a wing and prayer; we all knew it, felt it through and through -- how could we keep up with the good fight against an opponent so brilliant, so refreshing, something so unmistakably progressive and enlightening -- America had never witnessed anything like this before in a potential president!
The feelings that stirred within us, as a country, were of hope and change of all things! Everything we perceived as good and proper and timely and transparent was to come our way if we entrusted this new man, this new age of a President, it was a level of assurance and abilities that went way beyond the color of his skin; a majority of white, middle class Americans -- Independents, Democrats and even some Republicans -- voted for him because everyone was thinking the same thing. Everyone thought he was the real deal and in for the long haul with the right tools and experiences to fix US.
We all thought about it, all together, and came to the same conclusions as a whole -- we said we wanted Barack Hussein Obama as the President of the United States.
Now, perhaps there were African-Americas who voted for him because he was simply, an African-American -- it didn't matter what he said to them. For the rest of us, it did matter; so low and behold, we voted for him because of what he said, the substance back behind the man. WE, as a whole, voted for the substance -- not the first African-American -- we voted for the whole package (and what a yummy package, indeed -- just get a load of the media fanning and flaunting over his Hawaiian hard body even before he became the Leader of the Free World -- McCain, not so much)
But this constant insistence from the media to redirect America's attention to the bigotry and racial prejudice in America, apparently all coming from the right and not a smidgen from the left, is, in a word -- ignorant; oh, and in another, stupidity (one of Big O's fave's); oh, and another (typical liberal) hypocrisy; and another, irresponsible (inciting further anger and misguided emotion on both sides)...it simply doesn't help in the least bit.Things like...
"I know how the 'tea party' people feel, the anger, venom and bile that many of them showed during the recent House vote on health-care reform. I know because I want to spit on them, take one of their 'Obama Plan White Slavery' signs and knock every racist and homophobic tooth out of their Cro-Magnon heads." --Washington Post columnist Courtland Milloy
"just what are the tea partiers really angry about? Health care reform or the fact that it was an African-American president and a woman Speaker of the House who pushed through major change?" --MSNBC host Chris Matthews
Just where is the acceptance of both sides of the debate? This used to be the mainstay of media everywhere -- presenting solid arguments, making observations of both sides, being truthful and righteous in separating the facts from the fiction -- even going so far as supporting, more often than not, the case of the underdog.
But no, what we get now, are the same sound bites processed and repackaged for the MSM to resell to the masses under some kind of preferred, fancy label, only regurgitating the truth into merely something less than inspiring, and more than shock value, only giving us tidbits of what they want you to see, along with the left-brain dialogue to support it's contents and deeper message hidden under the personal attacks, you know, the kind of attacks that project even more evil, and even more disdain, and even more intolerance. It really is quite clever.
Perhaps we could turn to the "Thirteenth Rule", found within the chapter on TACTICS, as provided by S'Linskey, in Rules for Radicals:
"Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it."
Oh my goodness, maybe Sarah is putting S'linskey rules in play.
Anyone from the left should be quite proud; perhaps she is merely taking aim and making claims from the master himself...how could they not find this heartwarming and send a tingle up their leg, putting into practice tactics from the "pragmatic primer" itself?
Of course, Sarah could be using the fourth rule,
"Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules."
oooh, or even the one after that,
"Ridicule is man's most potent weapon."
ooh, or the one after that,
"A good tactic is one that your people enjoy."
The thing is, sometimes we are "organized"; and then again, sometimes, we're not! Some, like a Sarah, can be organized for the good and in sink with the whole; but some, we must all agree, are clearly not.
The actions of one man do not always reflect that of an entire group, otherwise, we would have to assume the same premise when evaluating the consequences of wrongful actions everywhere -- whether it comes in the offensive manipulations of one teacher over a student, a corrupt police officer taking bribes, a politician with a penchant for young aides who will do anything for a fellow countryman/career, or IF, while one person in protest screams (or can't seem to say it without spraying it) something inappropriate or entirely wrong in every which way to Sunday -- for in every situation like these, the actions do not speak for the group. And to think of anything otherwise, you would have to be buried in ignorant bliss, and there is no hope for you (or for that matter, I don't see a'change coming too soon either -- at least, in any kind of change we can believe in, anyway).
This country was made from the seed of self reliance -- being true to ourselves while taking responsibility for what we say, who we associate with, how we live and work and play while keeping in harmony with each other, and ultimately creating a life, a family, a living out of the goodness that is inside each and every one of us. We the people of this great nation, grew from the seeds of freedom and justice and liberty for all -- and most of us, still believe it to this day...you would just never know it if you paid any attention to the MSM.
The MSM has lost it's way, but for the most of US -- we haven't; we know what we are made of, we are made of resolute principles and an array of values we hold near and dear; and we believe, that as a people, as a whole, we truly can come together, for the good of all -- not made of campaign rhetoric, but a way of life -- a living of our religion, our convictions, our love of country tried and true...
There is a side to America that still believes in unity, not through tearing each other apart, or through targeting the differences -- but through organizing for the return of an America we know and love -- the one that is just waiting to burst forth from the salt of the earth. Some of us can even taste it.
Sarah has set her sights on this for America, targeting her own personal power to make it so and to attract those who believe the same to come together, organized and resolute, calmly but with inner strength, for change; she has the focus on it, she's made it her mission, she embodies the seed from which all good comes -- a strong, fertile America, ripe with freedom, liberty and prosperity for all.
What the MSM seems to be missing is the thought back behind her targets, what she thinks about comes from a higher place; and it is precisely that which the Tea Party Organization is all about, too -- and to think of anything else would not only be an error of judgment, but an outright devious and diabolical thought, and the shame would be on you.
"Man [or substitute America] is made or unmade by himself; in the armoury of thought he forges the weapons by which he destroys himself; he also fashions tools with which he builds for himself heavenly mansions of joy and strength and peace. By the right choice and true application of thought, man ascends to the Divine Perfection; by the abuse and wrong application of thought, he descends below the level of the beast. Between these two extremes are all the grades of character, and man [or America] is their maker and master." From James Allen, As a Man ThinkethMake it a Good Day, G
there has always been reason I remind us all -- and mostly myself -- to MAKE it a good day.