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2020 US Election - Younger Soul Resistance and Currency of the Mature Soul Paradigm


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Diane
30 minutes ago, DianeHB said:

MEntity: This is not a matter of us vs them, but quite the opposite: it is a matter of mindfulness so that all can move forward.

@DianeHB Thanks for asking. I needed to hear this today.

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Sally Forsberg

Thank you for sharing this Diane.  It feels good, and necessary, to be able to stretch out a little within the emotional space of the last few days.  Your session with Michael has sparked my empathy enough to look at this all with fresher eyes, and take a step away from what has felt like a weight, a weariness, braced against the huge wave of ugliness and ignorance as we've all been.  It's always good to be reminded to open our arms when we can, or at least be reminded that doing so is a viable and valid choice.  The past few months I've gotten pretty sour and dismissive, or even confrontational at times, when out in the world.  

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Tyrone
23 hours ago, DianeHB said:

MEntity: One is that the numbers reflect the number of votes, not the total number of people in your country. There are far more people in your country than votes. Those who did not vote have varied reasons, many of which are disenfranchised or prevented from voting, but they must be considered in the mix of what seems to be represented by the votes.

 

This right here is definitely what I've observed since I started following politics.  It's one of the ways that make it hard for me to say our democracy functions effectively as a democracy at times.  Combine this with both blatant & insidious misinformation (affecting nearly everyone to one degree or another), and you get exactly what we've got.  There's a lot of work to on a physical, systemic level, but the good news is it's tangible change, and in many ways not invisible anymore. 

 

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William

Dave Chappelle's monologue from Saturday Night Live. Uncomfortable truths worth exploring. Love this guy!

 

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WolfAmethyst
On 11/5/2020 at 12:51 PM, DianeHB said:

MEntity: ...when there is a shift away from a paradigm, those who resist will come forth to make this resistance known in some way. In this case, it was through voting, though other tactics are being used, as well. The King is their icon and archetype for the Young Soul world they expected to remain unchanged. If he is in power, so are they.

 

MEntity: Fearful people can be dangerous, but emboldened and fearless people fueled by toxic hate are far more dangerous.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obama memoir confronts role his presidency played in Republican obstructionism and Trump's rise (book excerpts below)
https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/america-votes/obama-memoir-confronts-role-his-presidency-played-in-republican-obstructionism-and-trump-s-rise-1.5185833 

"It was as if my very presence in the White House had triggered a deep-seated panic, a sense that the natural order had been disrupted," Obama writes. "Which is exactly what Donald Trump understood when he started peddling assertions that I had not been born in the United States and was thus an illegitimate president. For millions of Americans spooked by a Black man in the White House, he promised an elixir for their racial anxiety."

 

"Through Palin, it seemed as if the dark spirits that had long been lurking on the edges of the modern Republican Party -- xenophobia, anti intellectualism, paranoid conspiracy theories, an antipathy toward Black and brown folks -- were finding their way to center stage," Obama writes

 

"As far as I was concerned, the election didn't prove our agenda had been wrong," Obama writes of 2010. "It just proved that... I'd failed to rally the nation, as FDR had once done, behind what I knew to be right. Which to me was just as damning."


Obama writes that he "wonder(s) sometimes" about whether 2008 Republican nominee John McCain would still have picked Palin if he had known "her spectacular rise and her validation as a candidate would provide a template for future politicians, shifting his party's center and the country's politics overall in a direction he abhorred."

"I'd like to think that given the chance to do it over again, he might have chosen differently," Obama writes. "I believe he really did put his country first."

"One of the reasons I'd chosen Joe to act as an intermediary -- in addition to his Sente experience and legislative acumen -- was my awareness that in McConnell's mind, negotiations with the vice president didn't inflame the Republican base in quite the same way that any appearance of cooperation with (Black, Muslim socialist) Obama was bound to do," Obama writes.

 

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