Michael Moore’s post-election high

I feel it, too. And if I lived in Washington or Colorado, I might just light up a joint, in public, giddily wave it about.

And yet, if you would please forgive me this gentle warning:

I remember waking up the morning after Bill Clinton won the presidency, in November 1992, with the same feeling. That intense high, that thrill of vindication, when we good guys prevailed.

That was before I realized that this game of choosing between seeming opposites is but another entertainment for the masses; that the election game is rigged; that both candidates, in order to even run for president, must in some way have caved — or pretended to cave — to the cabal.

And that time I thought “The President” was responsible for us. Now I know we are. It’s not just Bill Clinton who shamed us with his peckerdillos, but all of us have “feet of clay” no matter how much our heads may float in the clouds. It’s up to US to recognize that fact about ourselves, to realize that life in these hard, dense bodies on this good Earth torques us into seemingly flawed, imperfect creatures.

Let us integrate our feet with our heads so that we can walk our talk and lead those whom we choose to lead us in the direction of the common good.

Michael Moore: Election Night was a Rebuke to Neanderthals Across America

To my fellow Americans, I think you’ll agree: it was nice to wake up this morning in the United States of America.

November 7, 2012

alternet.org|

This country has truly changed, and I believe there will be no going back. Hate lost yesterday. That is amazing in and of itself. And all the women who were elected last night! A total rebuke of Neanderthal attitudes.

Now the real work begins. Millions of us – the majority – must come together to insist that President Obama and the Democrats stand up and fight for the things we sent them there to do. Mr. President, do not listen to the pundits who today call for you to “compromise.” No. You already tried that. It didn’t work. You can compromise later if you need to, but please, no more beginning by compromising. And if the Republican House doesn’t want to play ball, do a massive end run around them with one executive order after another – just like they have done and will do if given the chance again.

We have to have Obama’s back. As he is blocked and attacked by the Right, we need to be there with him. We are the majority. Let’s act like it.

And please Mr. President, make the banks and Wall Street pay. You’re the boss, not them. Lead the fight to get money out of politics – the spending on this election is shameful and dangerous. Don’t wait til 2014 to bring the troops home – bring ’em home now. Stop the drone strikes on civilians. End the senseless war on drugs. Act like a pit bull when it comes to climate change – ignore the nuts, and fix this now. Take the profit motive out of things that any civilized country would say, “this is for the common good.” Make higher education affordable for everyone and don’t send 22-year-olds out into the world already in massive debt. Order a moratorium on home foreclosures and evictions. Enact economic policy that will create good-paying jobs and spend the money that’s needed to do that. Make your second term one for the history books.

Finally, thanks must be given to the Occupy movement who, a year ago, set the tone of this election year by getting everyone to talk about the 1% vs. 99%. It inspired Obama and his campaign to realize that there was a huge popular sentiment against what the wealthy have done to the country and there was something wrong if just 400 rich guys owned more than 160 million Americans combined (all those moochers and bums). This led to Romney’s “47%” remarks and THAT was the beginning of the end of his campaign. Thank you Mother Jones for releasing that secret tape, and thank you to the minimum wage worker who placed a camera on the serving buffet next to the candle. This morning’s headline in the Washington Post says it all: “At Romney headquarters, the defeat of the 1 percent.” Thank you Sandra Fluke for enduring the insults hurled at you and then becoming an important grassroots leader against the war on women. Thank you Todd Akin for…well, for just being you. Thank you CEOs of Chrysler and GM for coming out forcefully against the Republican(!) candidate, saying he lived in “some parallel universe” when he lied about Jeep. Thank you Governor Christie for your new bromance with Obama. You know, you really didn’t have to!

And you, Mother Nature, with all your horrific damage, death and destruction you caused last week, you became, ironically, the undoing of a Party that didn’t believe in you or your climate changing powers.

Perhaps they’ll believe now.

Once again, thanks to all of you who brought a nonvoter to the polls. In a last minute effort to get Obama an extra million votes he wasn’t counting on, I enjoyed talking and texting with your loved ones and friends yesterday who weren’t going to vote – but then changed their minds after a little nudge and some TLC (“Damn! Michael Moore? I’m getting in to car right now to go vote.”).

To my fellow Americans, I think you’ll agree: it was nice to wake up this morning in the United States of America.

This entry was posted in 2012, Ascension, conscious grieving, culture of secrecy, dark doo-doo, new economy, Reality Ramp-Up, unity consciousness, Uranus square Pluto, visions of the future, waking up, zone zero zero. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Michael Moore’s post-election high

  1. I agree with Michael Moore–it was wonderful to wake up this morning knowing that we “won.” The more important points, though, are the ones you made: The game is rigged, and every single one of us has feet of clay–or we wouldn’t be here. There is so much truly profound wisdom in those two points, especially when taken together! I’m seeing the owl who symbolizes the degree Mercury the Messenger still occupies, the one he turned retrograde in as the polls began to close yesterday. And where is he going on this retrograde vision quest, looking for the information we need, but have forgotten, lost, or overlooked? The Sabian symbols tell us he’s going from wisdom, the wisdom beyond tragedy, the peace beyond conflict, to higher intelligence–so high that we channel it more than we own it.

    I was thrilled by the results of the election. Thrilled and heartened. Since I was a child growing up in Montgomery, Alabama, with the Civil Rights Movement swirling about me, I’ve been on the side of the change that is still unfolding all around us. Yet, because I’ve spent most of my life in red states, there are lots of people in my heart who do not share my politics. I believe every Red State liberal faces this dilemma–which is also perhaps a passageway to a larger truth. It’s so easy to delude ourselves into believing in the illusion of “us” and “them.” Nobody knows that better than me! Yet everything I know of Deep Reality and higher consciousness tells me this is a very limited, and limiting, truth. How do we make our politics as large as our hearts? For me, that is the burning question of Now. And I hope this Mercury Retrograde will help us all find the anwer.

  2. mrtwist says:

    So it’s just politics at its core. This whole idea of ascension wouldn’t be possible without a Democrat at the helm. 1992, 2008 and 2012 were all years of a “good guy” win. The good guy almost won in 2000 until the evil Republicans stole it away. I know you’ve seen the light and know better but many, many actually feel that way. When do we, as a people, turn away from politics? Even the idea of spiritual growth seems to be linked to whether, or not, a Democrat is elected to political office. We’re still looking for a savior out there…… it will never show up.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *