I welcome responses to what I’m writing in this column, and over the past couple of days have received what I feel are three letters powerful enough to share with my readers.  What strikes me is that they are all basically saying the same thing.  Thoughts for the day:

RICHIE:   I see a new ice age!  The USA is being covered once again by the ice of frozen hearts and minds. There is no longer a way to appeal to people on a human common sense humanitarian level.  The ice is up to the border where people are facing a wall not only external but internal.  No one really gives a shit.

Here in Mexico I can continue to live in a world based on personal relationships.  Granted there are hurdles, but the U.S. is cold and out to be whites only, clean, hypocritically Christian, and upper class, and bottom class. Billionaires only!

All animals are equal. Bullshit like Fareed Zakaria has said.
To quote Orwell, Animal Farm, “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”  It was the last sentence in the book.
Democrats are over! Time for another party.  How do we start?

JESSIE:  ….Time for Democrats to get down and dirty and street fight the Republicans.  It is not Democrats who have lost touch, it is the people of our country if they think that DT is the answer to their prayers. Look deeper, pray harder, speak with Truth, anything to preserve our democracy for our children and grand children. Under this regime they are likely to be become the slaves of the 1%, uneducated, conditioned, lost souls, forever looking for something that was the beauty , the faith, the love of our country’s creation, called democracy.

 MARK:  This is a defining if not final battle for the soul of America.  Though we get lulled into the illusion that it’s all happening somewhere else, in the world of politics, terrorists and treachery, there are no innocent bystanders.  We are all in it, whether we choose to be or not.  Not just close to home but within us.

This is not politics, there is no new normal.  It is an attack on everything this country stands for, everything I believe in, everything I love.  There are no solutions until we are all ready to fight – yes, for God and country redefined in living color.  That’s our job and our destiny.

No matter how long you think you can sit on the sidelines.

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  1. Good responses. American history is fraught with bad juju from the beginning, there’s no room for romantic or patriotic notions of what we once were as a nation. There’s not much to be said for any other nation for that matter. The world had been in the dark for far too long, and we are at the breaking point once again. All empires rise and fall. The only new expression that can be put in place that will have sustainability – is of awakened spiritual consciousness, in relation to our mother earth and all its living beings. Capitalism is competition Ad infinitum, grab what you can through dominance. Our so called democracy is a broken polarized wheel, that wabbles any way the corrupt corporate government wants it too. While the sleepwalkers screech at a broken spoke, the smug hub moves along – business as usual. Most of the populace has no real idea how all the machinery works behind closed doors. It’s a nice design.
    If we truly wake up to a spiritual consciousness, our individual unique gifts of expression would only support this world, in one form or another. I’m not talking about organized religion, although this sometimes works fine, historically there’s no great track record there. The overworldly run the show, and trying to change the overlords with worldly ways… good luck.. it’s all sewn up with laws and untold sums of/for defense.
    If we all took more responsibility toward our own holistic growth and put our nose to the wheel for the changes we need to make inside ourselves, the outer world would eventually reflect this. To change the whole worldly paradigm is what were up against. The more enlightened souls on this planet, we are all students of, the more chance of a ripple effect, like dominoes we all fall back to living in a sacred sanity. I see no other way. Time is short; mystery, magic, miracles, the ancestors and the divine are all still present. Cynicism and putting bandaids on spokes I’m afraid is not enough. We still need to protest and fight for what is true and right if necessary, but it’s only sustainable value lies in a peaceful spiritual foundation.

  2. All very passionate commentary on what is happening in the U.S. today. Only when people of good will speak out will the system change. Our country is no longer governed by the willing but by the few. Those who have money and influence control our country. Talk all you will about why the Republicans could not pass a bill to replace the ACA but you need look no further than the political money. The Koch brothers and others threatened to withhold campaign funds from the GOP that is why the bill was defeated.

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