When I consider becoming more actively joined with others of similar heart, similar mind, I help myself avoid disappointment by first realizing that no one anywhere is the same as me, or anyone else. Any truly thinking individual, engaged-in-making-their-lives-work, who is grounded in the reality of his/her own life, is living a somewhat different reality than mine. When we come together to speak, even on Facebook or Twitter, we often speak from where we are as these individuals living particular circumstances right here and now. This means we may well initially speak and relate from apparently different “places.” We may short-circuit our many opportunities to join forces of greater substance..crossing bridges of deeper understanding … and learning how to better conserve and preserve America’s inherent resourcefulness, unless we find ways to simply keep showing up together.
Our places change as we live and grow along the days, months, years, and decades of life’s stages. When we don’t acknowledge those facts of life upfront before conversation or dialogue, we can be tempted to think we think and will behave more differently than we actually would were we walking the same road in the same shoes at the same stage of life. When we feel too different from another in our groups, we’re tempted to use “lesser” labels to separate ourselves from them.
Besides all the differences already identified here, someone can express/sound different from us because s/he is simply afraid of the calumny ready to be heaped upon them by Organized LIARs so plentiful in our communities, in television programming, and social media today. Raised on a mentality of the end justifies the means, their thinking and speaking is bred on lies. They travel in packs for protection and power. They feed on division, separating individuals from any possible protecting community.
For the most part human beings who “hunker down” into a way of being politically correct act to protect themselves by being non-committal …”see nothing, hear nothing, do nothing.” They are ducking real -not imagined- attacks by those who build their identities on bullying others. A lesser form of such “playing it safe” but just as damaging to union is appeasement, silence, and/or using the old worn-out ways of trying to “get along.”
The go-along to get along I’m referring to mostly grew up in the sixties when all hell broke loose around normal protesting that morphed into bandwagon-anarchy, especially on campuses where young people crave causes bigger than themselves. Our parents’ generation (whose teen years were cut short by a war requiring them to sacrifice immediate pleasure for adult responsibilities) was in shock. At the behest of “Progressive Permissive’s” our wiser but puzzled parents tried to get along with all the marxist-communist ruckus-making anarchy using behind-the-scenes-means we in fact see today in the “occupy-type” “Ferguson rioters-looters” and mob-assemblies of rashly-informed recruits. Angry mobs without jobs …devoid of self-esteem…ready to pounce on someone, anyone…incited to act-out their anger through behaviors that threaten anyone else…all others who are actually working to build their personalized American Dream. Remember it’s easy to burn, riot, rage, give in to our animal nature…with destruction by fire, looting, or flooding the floors of NYC Macy’s with their pretend-to-be-dead bodies.
So many unemployed, under-employed, mis-employed young adults in our nation now are simply easily bamboozled ready-to-explode puppets of the rapidly aging dusted-off, aging, re-costumed thugs from the sixties (elite white boys like Bill Ayres pandering to ghetto black boys like Eric Holder…by obama’s financial standards they are “boys” till they are 26 years old living with mommy…maybe a daddy too). So pray they realize quickly that the DNC doesn’t practice “appeasement” because they believe it makes any significant positive changes…DNC’ers model and advocate appeasement BECAUSE IT FURTHERS CHAOS …and fear of chaos….AND THEN the DNC ( leadership) CAPITALIZES on CHAOS by VICTIMIZING minority & middle class achievers BROADLY…Alinskies & islamists organize RIOTS, threaten DESTRUCTION, destroy hard-working minority middle class BUSINESSES, and motivation to recover, achieve, succeed once again….as the original DEMOCRAT-KKK used lynching, looting, and burning to pinch the thriving spirit out of anyone who ROSE ABOVE THE REST way back THEN (poor black and white, and Catholics).
Same tactics the DNC uses NOW as the Democrat Party has progressively become infested by marxists, official card-carrying communists, and now islamists…yes, we SEE the wanna-be Palestinian-thugs among the looters, arsonists, rioters…the Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam-thugs waging civilization jihad UNDER THE GUISE of just cause. There is no just cause for inciting riots, destroying innocent people, hiding and minimizing criminality to excuse more criminal behavior…Obama’s attempts to legitimize a back-door Sharpton making money off the spreading and inciting of msNBC lies. His fabrications masquerade as “nightly news.”
Nothing new here…simply underground-grown drag-alongs from the ’60’s …the likes of Bill Ayres … ten years underground, a anarchy-terrorist-elite white boy getting off on technicalities. The word progressive is an anomaly when we acknowledge that the most badly run state in our union hired Bill Ayres as one of their university professors instead of serving a profoundly-deserved prison term.
So understanding (and articulation) the nuts and bolts of how some among US got their current “stripes” helps US join together to better support the restoring of our relatively young but uniquely designed according to PRINCIPLES that lead US to antidotes…solutions….and the gathering of resourceful ways to invite advances in moral reasoning among ourselves, and among widely diverse populations, both legally and illegally here.
With advances in this vast network of people’s moral reasoning come advances in their courage to stand more firmly on PRINCIPLES THAT CONSERVE INHERENT God-Given RESOURCES peopling this resoundingly unique nation of every color, shape, size, and ethnicity welcomed through lawful ways under our inspired Constitution. Instead of continuing divisive ways of the DNC that polarize feelings, limit thoughts, and shut down all but pre-conscripted party-line conversations, let US acknowledge our common bond.
I believe that our wide range of conservatives, libertarians, Tea Party Republicans, Frederick Douglass Republicans, and older, more traditional Republicans share an outlook I think of as “Resourcefulness Conservationists.” We systematically prefer to conserve resources human, natural, and human-designed. We prefer taking the time to ensure we’ve mindfully investigated steps in programs and policies , rather than pushing sweeping policies that bring hosts of debilitating unforeseen consequences of varied kinds … costs to individuals’ freedoms to pursue the American Dream lawfully, our children’s safety & education, and the security of our nation along with its ability to protect borders and allies. We prefer ways that don’t overspend, that keep institutions manageable, transparent, and accountable to their designed purpose, and we recognize evil exists in the world and must be reckoned with firmly, promptly, and insightfully.
LET US TAKE A LONG HARD LOOK at the issues surrounding the disagreements we are of course going to encounter …seeking all the while areas of agreement among basically aligned minds and hearts. May we PRAY for ways that serve as invitations among ourselves first finding areas of agreement… and then work from there. Let us strive to advance in moral reasoning by challenging each others’ likely bits of blindness, descents into fear, and perhaps a long or short series of sins (omission or commission) scattered along anyone’s way to where we find ourselves now.
This is where a little FORGIVENESS comes a long way to bringing US TOGETHER again and again…wiser, stronger, more firmly committed to RESTORING AMERICA TOGETHER. Let our conversations begin…and may we keep showing up so that our conversations continue…and so does America. As Pamela Geller is known to remind US, “You won’t like what follows America.”