Would I dare wear one? Do I dare even to put a Q sign on my car window? Don’t think so; not in Bloomington, Indiana, a left-leaning (and left-learning) academic town.
Never in my 76 years do I remember a time when I would actually fear for my life if I wore a certain article of clothing in public. The phrase Trump Derangement Syndrome really does feel meaningful. If I do get a MAGA hat, and wear it out in public, I will at least take someone with me to record my encounters.
But then, why would I encourage such nonsense? Can’t we all just get along? For example, in this household, and in our Green Acres Permaculture Village, neither my housemates, nor any of our other podmates, feel the same way I do; they all have their own divergent points of view on the entire chaotic political scene that we are more and more subjected to by the media. Of course! We don’t necessarily “think alike” here — how could we, since we’re all siloed into whatever “news” we individually pay attention to on our screens — though we do aim to love and cooperate, no matter what.
And that’s the trouble: the MSM pounces on “bad news” in order to divide us. This has been the case for decades, though becoming glaringly obvious now. I can remember mentioning this fact to my then newspaper-editor husband Dick, way back in the mid-70s, wondering why his newspaper didn’t go after “good news.” It doesn’t sell newspapers, was his simple answer. Though he was in charge of editorial, the advertising side of the paper ruled the overall framework through which his reporters could view what is happening.
Forty years later, I’m paying attention to how USA Today spins this Covington Kids story (since USA Today is included as “national news” in the local Herald-Times). First noticed a post yesterday that pretended to give more perspective on the event, but ended up subtly and not so subtly blaming the kids anyhow. Then, today. Disgusting. Plus not mentioning that the silver-tongued Native American activist “veteran,” identified on zerohedge as an serial “outrage-culture grifter,” did not not only serve in Vietnam, but went AWOL three times!
I can’t find this article on-line, but here’s another version.
It all sounds so reasonable, unless you realize that the Indian “activist” approached the boys, who were just standing there, apparently doing what kids do, whooping and hollering while waiting for their scheduled bus, plus chanting school songs to drown out a bunch of other strange, nasty sounding “Black Hebrew Israelite” activists who had been baiting both them and the Native Americans? Not sure about that. Not sure about any of this. All I know is there are at least three “factions” in this viral story, and that long and short iphone videos and the press and twitterers have been spinning out lots of more or less judgmental interpretations ever since, blaming one faction or another, or all three.
To my mind, the student’s claim that he kept calm in order to try to defuse the situation made perfect sense. Who knows what this latest false flag is going to engender next. It’s time we all claimed our own internal sovereignty and stop blaming anyone else for whatever “happens” in the outside world that the media can then pick up and run with in order to continue to stir up chaos.
The March for Life: I’m personally “against” outlawing first trimester abortions, knowing that abortions will take place no matter whether they are lawful or not, so why not make them safe? Let’s face it: nobody likes abortion — except those who sell bodies and body parts. And if Planned Parenthood does that, then yes, that must change. But women have been getting pregnant, and sometimes deciding that now is not a good time to bring up a child, forever. It’s part of life on earth.
On the other hand, I’m all for marching for life, for all life, for the life force, and how it seeks to move through us, generating and regenerating truth and beauty and love forever.
In any politically fraught situation, when certain factions aim to take advantage in this feverish social-media dominated world, they can: “news” goes viral instantaneously. Which means: Each of us must find and hold our own center, love and cooperate with those close to us, remain open-minded (not get locked into dogmatic “beLIEfs” which can be used to divide us), and tread in the wider world gingerly, at this point, until further notice.
Remember: this is the ultimate aim of Agenda 21, Agenda 30, the New World Order: To erase all national borders, encouraging total flux and instantaneous mixing of cultures, which DOES cause chaos. Then, in order to calm things down, the aim is for the world’s peoples to eventually be grateful when the centralized police state clamps down, and produces the “order” we have all been longing for, turning us “deplorables” into indentured slaves.
Each of us CAN take back our sovereignty, but we have to realize that we are losing it, to do so.
Later, same day: Just in, please not just read, but please savor! an essay via David Coulter, POWER OF THE SOVEREIGN SPIRIT, by Neil Kramer. It is magnificent! In Comment section, below.