I read a post by Parker Palmer regarding his own personal political thought adjustments and how he's "dealing" with the new administration. I was, quite frankly, surprised by his summation of Trump
"a man who embodies many of our culture's most soulless traits: adolescent impulsiveness, an unbridled drive for wealth and power, a taste for violence, nonstop narcissism, and massive arrogance..."
I guess if that's the way that my liberal friends also perceive him it helps me understand their intolerance and disdain. Parker Palmer goes on to describe Trump's inevitable failure. Yikes! Apparently he has a crystal ball? Careful, man, thoughts create! But let me not stoop to the lows that I find scraping all around me. My God, what an eye opener!
I choose to create action and transparency without media controlled translations of everything. I'll risk it even if it's unpleasant. (I do love radical honesty.) Imagine a country to be proud of with a government that's fiscally responsible and open minded.
I'm grateful that Trump is president and that people are talking and taking action the likes of which I've never seen in my short lifetime. I agree with the quote Mr. Palmer used in his article from William Sloane Coffin:
"There are three kinds of patriots, two bad, one good. The bad ones are the uncritical lovers and the loveless critics. Good patriots carry on a lover's quarrel with their country, a reflection of God's lover's quarrel with the world."
I, personally, have moved from the loveless critic to the lover's quarrel. I think Mr. Palmer is recommending we all consider this course. Bravo! I'm not sure the first summation of Trump really lands on the lover's quarrel side of things... what do you think?
I'm having fun and being relatively fearless with my exploration of my own political awareness and responsibility. I'm looking forward to the days, weeks, months and years ahead. It's about time that the country be guided by a power hungry narcissist... the bleeding heart fiscally irresponsible liberal had it's run. Balance is good!
What shall I forgive this day to amuse and delight?
I decided back in November 2015 to make my poetry available and journal online. I'm not exactly sure what "blogging" means but I am quite sure this is an online journal. Feel free to read on with an aire of open minded curiosity. At no time do I intend to offend, judge or pretend to know anything really, I'm just an observer and explorer, as we all are. Feel free to "boldly go" through my observations and perhaps it will spark or inspire. Comments are off because I don't want to be worried about political correctness when I'm writing. I'm not thinking about "you." I'm just writing because it feels "right". Feel free to enjoy or surf on.
Fibber McGee's closet!