Friday, October 29, 2010

Political Ant Hill

"If you are seeking creative ideas,
 go out walking ...
 Angels whisper to a man (sic)
when he goes for a walk ..."


 "To live is so startling
 it leaves little time for anything else." 

Emily Dickinson

"The longest journey
 is the journey inward ... "


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Researcher David Matsumoto at San Francisco State

University is studying facial expressions

and emotions.  His work is funded by the

Defense Department:


is an emotion of moral superiority,

and disgust is an emotion of


and people want to

eliminate a contaminated object.

When leaders of 

ideologically motivated groups

talk with a combination of
anger, contempt, and disgust,

they're showing their motivation

to eliminate others

by exhibiting their moral superiority.

This can lead directly to


Think of this as you listen to politicians.

Whatever "values" they claim,

you may know them by their words

and actions.

"I'm heartbroken

by the mean tone enveloping


Elton John

This has been a test,

If you discount the 

is it because it was conducted in

San Francisco?

By an Asian person?

Did you laugh at Elton John's comment

because he is a gay man? 

CNN Today-
  A school board district member in Arkansas who came under fire for an anti-gay post on a social networking site regrets the comments and will resign his seat, he told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Thursday.
"I'm sorry I've hurt people with my comments," Clint McCance, vice-president of the Midland School District in Pleasant Plains, Arkansas said. "I'm sorry I made those ignorant comments and hurt people on a broad spectrum."
McCance wrote on his personal Facebook page that he wanted gay people to commit suicide, according to The Advocate, a newspaper focusing on gay news.
McCance used the terms "queer" and "fag" repeatedly, promised to disown his own children if they are gay and stated that he enjoys "the fact that [gay people] give each other AIDS and die."
"I would never support suicide for any kids," he said. "I don't support bullying of any kids."
"I'd like to extend apologies to those families that have lost children, for all those children who feel that suicide is the only way out, especially for the five families who have already lost children," he said, referring to a rash of recent suicides by gay teens. "I brought more hurt on them... they didn't deserve that and I do feel genuinely bad for them."
I'm reaping what I've sown," he told CNN. "I've had a lot of hate speech thrown at me and my family on every level."

What are We Reaping, America?

The good news is
that is in YOUR power,
right now,
to repent ("turn back").

This does not mean
or agreeing,
with everything.

It means thinking before you speak.
Owning your motivation.
Accepting responsibility.

You don't know what is in the heart
of another person-

But you can be sure of one thing:

They DO have a heart
just like YOU.

Act like it;
Let's call it
"The Golden Rule"

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