We the People, are better than this

The iceberg that is Trump, shows but a small portion of all that is hidden below the surface.

Apparently some people can conveniently ignore all that is below the surface, in the “hope” that he will do more good than harm for causes that are  icebergs themselves.  Hope is frosting on shit.  It “looks good” but………

Politicians on all sides have secrets, and these politicians we elect are but a reflection of ourselves–sometimes we like what we see in the mirror sometimes we do not.

The other day at the UN, Donald Trump said: “We reject the ideology of globalism, and we embrace the doctrine of patriotism.”

Please DO NOT include me in that “we.”

We live in a global economy, and denial will not make that otherwise.

The laws of the land apply and are for all of us (at least this is the ideal we work toward).  It is an imperfect process, not because it cannot be done but because of the baggage we all bring to the process in hard to leave behind.

As we think about what laws should be written, we need to ask ourselves, am I arguing for my own particular beliefs to be included?  If the answer is yes, any law that results will be wrong from the get go.  We are better than this, we are bigger than this.  Do not listen to those that would say otherwise.

We sink or swim as a planet–as the human race.  Notions of separateness can never accomplish anything but disaster for us all–or at the very least, only a short reprieve from lots of suffering and misery.

Even icebergs are able to get along, but sooner or later are absorbed by their environment.  True freedom will come from our not so much becoming ONE PEOPLES on earth, but recognizing and embracing we already are.

Charles Buell

Trumpty Dumpty, sat on a wall……..

The Beliefs we wear, are like the Clothes we wear

All the reasons we wear clothes can be applied to “beliefs” and sometimes we wear those beliefs on our sleeve.

We wear clothes to protect us from the rain, the sun and the cold. There are different clothes for weddings, funerals, the beach, going into space, going to the depths of the sea or to the tops of mountains.

There are special clothes for the bedroom and for dealing with mosquitoes.

Lawyers, priests, cowboys, ladies of the night, and sports teams all wear special clothes.

Clothes have artistic and symbolic meanings. We use body piercings, tattoos, head scarfs, masks, see-through clothes and peacock hats. All of these adornments have meaning, no meaning, or even meanings we are oblivious too.

Beliefs similarly are rampant with ritual, but they add levels of importance that cannot be supported logically.

When our clothes wear out, no longer fit, or result in wardrobe malfunction, we adjust accordingly after hopefully avoiding too much embarrassment. We wear clothes because we are required to per social norms–but with that we are firmly in the grasp of belief, even if you lived through the 60’s.

Ask a child to let go of their cherished security blanket after it finally dies in the washer. IT IS ONLY A BLANKET!

But it is a blanket with power to make the universe OK.

War, prejudice, social intolerance and greed are the result of being in denial about how our clothes no longer fit.

The whole world could use a change of clothes—or at the very least, not take their beliefs as seriously as their clothes.

There is tremendous amounts of blood, sweat and tears to wash out.

Charles Buell