The turmoil in Haiti continues, as does that in the rest of the world; although they claim to have no solid facts, suddenly England, prompted by information purportedly from India, has raised their threat level to second highest, meaning that, while they have no definitive data, they believe there is imminent threat of terrorist attack.
Meanwhile, here at home, the game of charades in the White House grows every longer and more sordid as the Resident and his minions work feverishly to prepare a State of the Union speech that contains at least an illusion of control and a semblance of of order and common sense, none of which, we all know all too well, is feasible from that crew.
This is the saddest anniversary our nation has ever endured: it is one year since Barry SoetorObama & Co. were installed illegally and unconstitutionally, seizing control of the White House, Corporate Media and our government. Hopefully, their reign will be short lived and end with jail sentences for most of them.
However, there are reasons to be guardedly optimistic about our fate as more and more Americans rise up from their media induced slumber and demand accountability from the greedy sloths at the public trough. Scott Brown’s campaign pledges to spend tax money to defeat terrorists rather than defend them, and his admonishment that the Senate seat is not HIS but belongs to the PEOPLE of Massachusetts touched the hearts and minds of voters so profoundly that he came from far behind to trounce the favorite handily.
In the two years since I have devoted my time to political activism, encouraging, informing and, hopefully, motivating people to learn the facts and get active in the endeavor to force our government to be accountable, respect and abide by the Constitution and act with integrity as representatives of their constituencies, I have seen more progress than I ever thought possible. We’re a LONG way from having completed our task, but we ARE seeing progress as increasing numbers of Americans stand up for what they believe is right, and refuse to be swindled, lied to or enslaved.
I post below some thoughts I received from my friend, Normita, about these issues, and something she wrote after the November, 2008 selection. Regardless of one’s beliefs, political preferences or point of view, she resonates the basic sentiments of many Americans. The time has come to put differences aside and fight alongside one another to preserve our nation and its Constitution by rooting out those who have betrayed the public trust. From tiniest municipality to the White House, Americans must work together to eliminate the rot that has continued, unabated and unnoticed for far too long. Now that it is out in the open for all the world to see, the light shines on it and in exposing it, will help us rid ourselves of it.
As I read, listen and watch the ongoing discussions on the miracle in the Massachusetts election and the images of people’s suffering in Haiti, I am reminded of the leadership in our country today, post 2008 election. In my deep reverie, I went through the archives and pulled one of the expressions of sadness I put on paper after that election, on how our country has lost an opportunity of a lifetime to have a strong leader and why I continue to support her – a villager named ‘Hillary’. Here’s how I wrote it:
I am a hillaryvillager
|Posted at 02:58 AM on November 06, 2008
As I walked the village of Hillary
Posted on Thursday, November 6, 2008
When I woke up the day after the election, I once again reflected on what I saw at the precinct on election day, the many faces in our country that were very difficult to put into words. I wondered on the uncertainties that await our country from many different angles. From the perspective of a person who grew up to respect what this country represents, I have every right to get upset, to get weary, to get worried, to be challenged; as Bob and I sat down for breakfast like we do every morning, I vowed to collect my positive thoughts with renewed vigor, the kind of thoughts that I can share with my neighbors, with my fellow villagers, and with my fellow Americans.
As I walked through the village with Lanz this morning, I felt the need for a reflective moment to feel the cold autumn air, to see the different colors of nature, to look at the bright sky with gratitude to Almighty God for bringing me to a place with the energy to keep going. With a shattered heart, I closed my eyes wishing for a time when the person we called our village chief would ascend to the presidency of the United States, bringing the right kind of hope and change the country deserves. As I opened my eyes, I know that it was not to be at this moment in time. Suddenly the birds flew by signaling to me that I have to reach the place of acceptance, to wave goodbye to the many obstacles of the past months that disrupted the lives of many but awakened the senses of many more.
I am rising from the side of country first with a better comprehension of: how the Pledge of Allegiance are mere words unless we live it; how God bless America is hallow unless we respect it; and how the lyrics of America the Beautiful is empty unless we sing it with a loving heart and soul. I will rise to honor my country for enriching my life that I share with my family, my circle of friends, fellow villagers and colleagues. I will rise from the depth of my existence as a proud immigrant, a naturalized U.S. citizen, who will forever love and respect this country for giving me that vast opportunity to seek and to find the true meaning of courage, compassion, humility and generosity toward everyone I touch. These are my thoughts. I feel blessed. I am a hillaryvillager.
Inspired by the person named ‘Hillary’. Rise Hillary Rise. God bless America.
a proud hillaryvillager-CA
Thank you for reading this. God bless you all and the country we love. Normita
The following response to Normita’s thoughts warrants a reading as well, for this is the stuff from which Patriots are made:
Thank you for sharing your experience. It brought back some memories for me.
I hope you’re catching your second wind now. I sense that this journey is far from over and that, soon enough, more PUMAs will have a greater understanding of why we went through what we experienced during this past year or two. To me, it seems that it’s very important right now for more of us awaken to a broader and deeper knowledge of the REAL forces that are running the world behind the scenes. Or else we can change nothing.
To be effective in our future actions, some of our attitudes, expectations, and habits will have to be released. We can’t do the same familiar things and expect to get a different result. It’s time to get creative. If we could pull something different up from within ourselves that, perhaps, we didn’t know we had (or else sensed we have but feared expressing it), we would act with greater power and direction. I believe we’re stronger than we know.
I’ve learned a lot BECAUSE of the trauma of getting my illusions killed about the way things work in the world. The process has been scary at times, angering, frustrating, exhausting…
…but now I feel a REAL hope, despite the dark clouds looming in the world. Our sadness can turn into healing. A kind of promise awaits our attention, it seems, and I can see its soft outlines. It’s hard to put words to this. But have you not SENSED something different? A kind of shift in awareness within and without? I feel it in the air.
For the “non-reflective” types among us, perhaps this seems a little too esoteric…Oh well… We all have different ways to get to the same thing.
Thank you for your presence during this journey, Normita. Bless you. Bless us all.
Rise, America, Rise. As the sun rises each morning, so shall you. You will survive in all your glory, with the work and the will of the American people.
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