Sunday, October 26, 2008

Real America

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. - e. e. cummings

"De-escalate! Make that your motto. De-escalate so reason, or heart, or any passing distraction can intervene." - Zen Cat

In Biblical times we were visited by plagues: boils, frogs, locusts, drought. . .

Today we are farmers of ideas, and so we are visited by a plague of experts. They argue convincingly for selling bottled water to the drowning, up is down, black is white, right is - plausibly - arguably - WRONG. All for a price. . . The expert business is doing great and "facts" are up for grabs; everything is in play. Religious fanaticism & Faux News ( "We Indoctrinate - You Decide") are the voices of the day. Plead for common sense and they call you naive. But I'm not talking the common sense of the mob! Doesn't Mrs. Palin know that EVERY American city (Even New York or San Francisco) is really just a collection of small towns called 'neighborhoods?' We all live with neighbors: some miles away as in Alaska, some of us crammed into blocks of buildings. We ALL care about our community and our neighbors. . . We are not responsible for each other, but in a democracy facing major challenges we are responsible TO each other and to the kids. . . The Hawaiians had it right all along; We live on an island, and if we don't stop demonizing each other, well, soon we'll live among only demons and "good folks." We are better than that! Please Vote.

A L O H A! Cloudia


gigihawaii said...

I like that anti-Sarah Palin button! Couldn't have said it better.

"Let there be peace on earth,
And let it begin with me..."

I think that song is appropo here.

B. Roan said...

I agree we should all get out and vote.

Daisy said...

Hi Cloudia, thank you for stopping in at my place! Wow, we live in very different worlds, I look forward to reading more about yours! And, I wish wish wish I could vote in your election, but sadly not. Thinking of you all over there though.

Cloudia said...

GiGi, Mz Roan & Daisy: Thank you ALL for visiting and taking a moment to ponder, and to comment.

You 3 are wonderful bloggers that I will be regularly following.

Stop by ANYtime ;-)
Aloha from Waikiki!

nonizamboni said...

Great and timely post! Glad to know someone else who believes in responsibility. . .will be back to read more of your thoughts. Thanks for sharing!

Dragonstar said...

Thanks for your kind words when you visited, it's much appreciated.
You have a very interesting blog here, with lots to read and look at. What a beautiful place you live in! I think I'll be back here.


i cant stand sarah palin, but unfortunately i cant vote in a us election

Aileni said...

I can't vote with you but I hope with you.
My particular hate is the global warming 'experts'.