Where Are You Going?

When you consider the core of what divides us it’s normally something simple. We have been conditioned to categorize, label or separate ourselves in order to receive attention. It makes us easier targets and attacks on our consciousness easier because we internalize that one is somehow better than another in some way.

We hear of the Civil Rights Movement, Women’s Movement, Prosperity Movement, the Progressive Movement, even the Tea Party Movement. We have so many movements, but no one is asking where are we going?

Let me make it easier to understand. We’re going in ever direction except forward together.

I have no problem with a movement, but when we become so chopped and divided that we take on a separate, but equal mentality with all deliberate speed we forget that we are all one who will all arrive at the same place in life one day.

I could go further, but will let you finish this thought in your own words. I would like to end with a quote that sticks with me by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as illustrated in ” A Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” I find this as a philosophical principal we all should consider.

“I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens in Birmingham. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. Never again can we afford to live with the narrow, provincial “outside agitator” idea. Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider anywhere within its bounds.”

Where are you going?


2 thoughts on “Where Are You Going?

  1. I am not sure this will make sense but
    The problem is that almost all of us in society has become a “Me-Me” or “Us-Us” society.
    We want what we want 100% and are not willing to compromise one little bit.
    Look at Conservatives who dumped people like Bob Bennett jut because he voted for Tarp even though he is among the most conservatives in the Senate.
    And Liberals are dumping people who voted against this Health Care Bill or in the past has rallied against Democrats who are Pro-Life, Both sides seem like they would rather lose the seat to a person of another party rather than have someone who they agree with 90% of the time but was against one issue they care about.

  2. “Both sides seem like they would rather lose the seat to a person of another party rather than have someone who they agree with 90% of the time but was against one issue they care about.”

    I understand this point, believe me I do. I also see Tim’s point clearly.

    This is where I end up stepping to the Left of Center.
    Principal. I have donated more lately to remove Right-leaning Democrats than ever before. Blanche Lincoln in particular.
    I didn’t do it because I disagree with her. I do it because she’s wrong. Morally and ethically wrong.
    Destructive is not an opinion. Evil is not a point of view. They are diseases and I am the cure. That’s how I see it.

    To deny the people powerful heath care is not a position one takes based on principals. It is a position based on greed, willful defiance of common decency (or God if you believe) and pure disdain for one’s fellow Americans.
    There is no justification for fighting against a robust Public Option in favor of a weak one.
    Um….except for corporate insurance lobbyist money of course.

    There is only wrong or right in the end.

    Of course, the Tea Party is a different case altogether. They’re reactionary idiots that sacrificed a solid Republican seat in Kentucky, thankfully, to Democrats.

    There’s only one direction that is acceptable in which to move. Forward.
    That’s how life was intended to exist. In a never ending state of forward motion. Perpetual and self-rejuvenating.
    Failing to follow the natural way of things leads to problems. Regression is unacceptable. Like spitting in the wind.

    Right is right and wrong is wrong. And those who hold us back are wrong.

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