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Terrible Tuesday reflections- subconscious level orange & May Day celebrations

Terror:

After the terrorist attack on the United States  in New York City on September 11, 2001, over a decade ago, the states’ populations came together in a kind of unity I had never experienced, being of a young enough age to have never been involved in any kind of foreign- much less domestic- war.  The attacks on that sunny morning in September shocked an entire population into a state of awareness for each other that was intense and somehow thrilling; however, this heightened state of acknowledgement soon turned into simply an increased awareness OF each other, rather than for.

That began innocently enough, with everyone in a state of fear over another attack.  Then, it was easy to convince most citizens that it should be necessary to encroach further into the privacy of all citizens.  Their own trust in their personal safety had been effectively shattered.  Score- terror tactics.

Is it a wonder why American citizens balk at the idea of their government terrorizing its own attackers (enhanced interrogations controversy), in spite of themselves.

Ethics:

Yet the explanation is simple, and it is encouraging.  A certain percentage are trying very hard to remain ethical creatures of intelligence.  Some of our people are remembering the United States of America and those things for which it stands, despite that their homeland is tread upon by resident enemies, and that some of these have been successful in tearing down it’s beloved structure and in killing thousands of its citizens.  While it is difficult to put any stock in a trust of no torture (WHO can be trusted these days?), it should still be the preferred idea that no land’s government should resort to severe tactics of physical or mental anguish of captives.  There still need to be leaders in the realm of peace and good will in operation.

Occupy:

My realization of our crisis status as a cohesive people of the United States and as a suffering economy did not come until much later than I would have preferred.  The problems seem all too obvious, with no citizen holding many punches.  Poor people are tired of being poor, especially since they’re only becoming poorer AND their opportunity to step up has essentially been removed, referring to the all but gone middle class option.  Granted that the middle class scenario is an yin and yang of opportunity as the global market develops.  What need be remembered is the disparity of income increase between the middle class and the famed 1% that has occurred in the US since 1980.

Part of the mid-classers’ experience today is a more fundamental problem than mere money alone.  Much of this group’s self-worth and value is their willingness, desire, education and skilled experience involved in the innovations and operations of the world.  Yet, right along with the money, also go a hundred small freedoms, according to the 99%.

class values tend to emphasize independence, adherence to intrinsic standards, valuing innovation and respecting non-conformity.  Politically more active than other demographics, college educated middle class professionals are…

~American middle class, wikipedia information 

Add to this the losses of freedom that are sitting on the scruples of America at any given time:

  • Safer airport passing that has come as far as multiple accusations of inappropriate touching, looting and peering.
  • Loss of freedom from being held without charge
  • Loss of legal representation rights

This list goes on.

We celebrate May Day today- and simultaneously Law Day also.

Learn more about the May Day- Law Day relationship…

Here’s hoping everyone has a safe and law-free May Day.

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Fostering hope for our future and fostering the children

One of the most important mantras to remember, and easily forgotten today, is the aged “Don’t believe everything you hear”.  I’d add, “…especially when it is presented as fear-based fact from very influential people of any one religion”.

Too often our community leaders are [understandably] guilty of using their influence to turn tides of culture and of history.  One of the most perplexing concepts of politics to me throughout my education has been the fluidity of party lines, and- over history- the parties themselves.  Always flexible to the strongest tide, politics have no choice but to waver- and to this we owe the constant bickering which worsens in difficult times.

Yet for this we must likewise be thankful, and we must worship the value of it.  Today too many are worried about the spiritual worship of their brothers and sisters, when it is their democracy they should be in remembrance of and practicing fervently, so that it will not be lost.  It is difficult to see now, but once you’ve taken freedom away from your spirit sibs and neighbors, it will not be long before freedoms are are lost to you also.  Democracy is possibly never possible forever.  Once it is acheived it is of the most valuable of things.  Democracy is secularism.

How many of us are indoctrinating our chilren, and how many of us are leaving our children free to understand the importance of true democracy?  Christians, when we’re no longer the strongest hold of the nation, what kind of freedoms will we expect then?  The ones we are able to acquire will be much different from the freedoms we practice now- and it will be the fault of the far far right.

So, when the strictest of us strive to force our spiritual or religious agendas upon others, remember that one day it will be you.  You will be shuffled from job to job when you are discovered to be ‘not Muslim’ or ‘not Catholic’.  Eventually, you will be lucky to find ANY job, in a non-secular religious society.  You will be constantly bombarded with scriptures that you will NEVER be capable of deciphering- much less believing- samely as those in power over you.  You will then be in a truly losing battle.

All this, if you don’t get on board the secular bandwagon right now and thereby preserve the religious and non-religious freedoms for all the people of our nation.

Think about it.

 

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