Thursday, November 13, 2008
I know I may seem all over the place. Sometimes I'm all about the peace and love and other times annoyed and even pissed as hell - oh well, that's me. I can go from 0 to 10,000 in an instant (it’s my reptilian brain). I just cannot figure out how Sarah Palin has managed to earn any credibility whatsoever in the political arena and why in “god’s name” so many people love her and think she is competent to run anything. other than perhaps, a moose hunting expedition? Her speaking is barely comprehensible, and her lack of knowledge frightening. Are so many Americans really that dumbed down or desperate to put in office a Christian who believes Adam and Eve were the first human beings? And the “pro- life” label touted by those who love war, guns, the death penalty, and want to cut funding to actually help real children who are poor and marginalized, is pretty incongruous. Sarah Palin represents the wave of anti-intellectual, fundamentalists that seems locked into the reptilian level of consciousness that feeds on fear, hate, and division but clothes itself in slogans of righteousness – the same reptilian brain that makes me pissed as hell at them…
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Needless to say, I am thrilled about the results of the election. Let me hear your thoughts! We have come a long way since the Iowa caucus. I was so happy to meet Barack Obama went he came to Iowa, to shake his hand and ask him a question. He has the ability to make people feel listened to and respected - he made me feel that way. Since that time, I have seen how gracious, stable, intelligent, and righteous he is as he fought his way through the primary, and then, against the attacks by a vicious power structure that has held our country captive for eight long years. I feel freer and more hopeful than I have for a long time. I feel like hope is finally an option. I am also proud of Iowa! We finally went blue.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Today is finally the day of reckoning. Which way will we go, I wonder. We are at the crossroads. Will we go for hope and change, or the status quo? Are we as a nation, ready to grow and change? Will we keep this great momentum Barack Obama has begun going strong, and move forward toward creating a more compassionate and sane world - a world based on caring for each other and the environment, on lifting all people up to be able to fulfill their potential? Will the voting machines be fixed, and people disenfranchised as they were in the last two elections? Or will it be different this time? Will the people finally get to choose? Will people's voices be counted? I have hope, but am also afraid. I think about moving somewhere else if we are going to have more of the same, but there is really no where to go. America has a great opportunity here - will Americans grab that opportunity? Today is finally the day of reckoning. Which way will we go, I wonder.