I’ve been writing about the sum of when you add guns, ignorance, intolerance, paranoia and hate to any political discussion for awhile on this blog. Periodically for almost a year, but more frequently within the past few weeks the topic of discussion has been illustrations of hate, fear, paranoia and the unspoken element of violence.
We should not forget the historical and political parallels that have been kindled in the American political discussions today.
“We can learn from history how past generations thought and acted, how they responded to the demands of their time and how they solved their problems. We can learn by analogy, not by example, for our circumstances will always be different than theirs were. The main thing history can teach us is that human actions have consequences and that certain choices, once made, cannot be undone. They foreclose the possibility of making other choices and thus they determine future events.” - Gerda Lerner
Perhaps some will heed the warnings of where the bloody political trail we find ourselves on tends to leads.
Our own national history serves as a reminder of the results of the things we find so many subscribing to in political debates today. The tragedies we’ve experienced is the flag that flies higher to those who proclaim patriotism as their political proxy, because it is the unforgettable reminder of what unchecked hatred, distorted information and fear can lead to.
Where does the bloody trail lead?
I look forward to the day when We the People can fulfill the prophecy of the rest of the sentence, because we have yet obtained the constitution to unite the state of America.
If “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America” then there should be no thought of such a distinct separateness of the classes, cultures, races, religion, sexuality and even political ideology.
When the tree of liberty becomes stale by the distortion of corporate tyrants, political cooperatives and ideologues then it’s time to cut down that tree or get rid of the infected branches that is killing it.
The problem is not the so-called American dream; a dream where one can realize the essence of equality, opportunity and freedom for all. The problem is the people have become too afraid to dare dream it. We’re too concerned with what someone else will say or think.
The dream has become a nightmare for so many who are not privileged or have been judged by the color of their skin, sexual, religious or political preferences and educational or economic status. The problem is not the American dream or those who continue to dream it, but those who have worked diligently to make it damn near impossible to realize.
Politics of Fear
The use of intimidation as a political tactic is nothing new. More often it is some group who proclaims a right or liberty is being threatened and feel they must defend it. Although this very well may be a political proxy lets pretend that’s the real reason why ‘certain people’ appear to be more prone to such ideology and practice. I believe it’s more of a sign of political weakness and instability with the individual or group than it is with government.
Politicians in both major political parties are too busy playing politics instead of We the People.
Republicans using fear and hate to drum up support. There too busy trying to make White people afraid of the Black guy in the White House, the Latina Woman in the Court House, the Immigrant who has worked hard to afford the overpriced house in your neighborhood and keeping the gay couple out of the Lord’s house. While making you believe they’re for you while they’re sleeping with the banker’s wife who’s about to foreclose on your house. The Republican Party is not what it use to be and is basically a Conservative Citizens Council. (You need to look up what the Conservative Citizens Council is or just read my previous post.)
Democrats are not fairing to be much different these days. Don’t get too comfortable with your majority. Especially when you are slow to show your back bone. Stop being so lilly livered and seeking the approval of those who will never approve of anything you dare to do. You are there for a reason. It’s best for you to get to work or get replaced by the ones who’s working against you. Stop concerning yourself with what the Republicans are doing, saying or thinking. The best thing that you or they can do is do what you were elected to do and stop worrying about the next election.
Do what you’re suppose to do and don’t worry about what anyone else is doing. This is as elementary as the story of the Ant and the Grasshopper. Why can’t politicians just do what they’re suppose to do instead of seeking to score political points and scare people half to death with the fear of Death Panels, Torture, War and rumors of war?
Where the trail may end
To all those who may read this who does not like President Obama and seek to do harm to him and/or anyone he’s closely connected to; I urge you to reconsider your ways. Do not under estimate the abilities of this President and the effectiveness of the security of those responsible to protecting him.
I also urge you to reconsider, because the alternative to all of these well capable people and organizations in place you should not under estimate a silent contingencies of people who will erupt in retaliation beyond measure and it would be unforeseen. These people are not distinctly violent, but I can see little reason why they wouldn’t react with extreme violence towards any person who ‘appears’ to be affiliated with any individual or group who commits harm to this President. The riots that followed various traumatic events during the 1960’s in the U.S. would be minimal in comparison.
I will not assume that you are very reasonable or tolerant. In fact I believe you to be uncivilized and unsocialized group of unintelligent scared people. That’s the reason why you resort to intimidation, threats and violence. It’s a proxy of the hate you bestow upon anyone you do not understand or you psychologically concluded is intellectually more talented and developed than you. It’s not always about race, but far too often race finds its place. Your misplaced, misguided and well uninformed anger and revealing cultural, political, intellectual and civil unawareness will ultimately undermined you. Reconsider your ways, before it’s too late. You never know where the bloody trail may lead.
References & Inspirations
United States Constitution
President Thomas Jefferson
President Abraham Lincoln
President John Kennedy
President Barack Obama
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Watts Riots of 1965
FOX News Channel