It seems natural to think that the cause of growing terrorism around the country and world is the result of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. The continual parade of endless slaughter worldwide is the enormous effect of a weak president and weaker-still former Secretary of State.
We wonder “why” all of the carnage comes at us like thunder and ends in enormous flashes of blinding destruction. As a people we understand frustration. Yet, our experience repeatedly tells us the viciousness is uncalled for. And, intuitively we understand that failed leadership is at least partially at the root of such animosity.
Before this past week we wondered if President Obama’s administration really lacked direction and purpose. But Dallas, and now Nice France, are seared into our consciousness. Right now we no longer doubt either the incompetence, or, disregard which the current presidency has for human life; white, black, brown, or red. First we presumed there was a bias in favor of the black population. As rational people we immediately acknowledged that of course things such as race cannot be 100% overshadowed by political reasoning. After this week a very large portion of the population perceives that somehow, for some purpose, intention is involved.
Among the apparent isolated incidents of the past few years our better selves slid into the comfort of assuming coincidences. We, you and I, are beyond that, to where we now have no other conclusion to reach but that the national leadership is out-of-bounds either with incompetence or deceit.
What started with this Obama administration as a grass fire of subtle manipulation has exploded into a raging inferno of mean-spirited hatred. This administration lit and then fanned the embers of discontent. Lack of a plan for building leaves only the perceived acomplishment of tearing down. As the flames grew from their added fuel and rhetoric massive numbers of people felt endeared themselves to the idea that destruction was the rational course.
Stopping this cycle of anger, mistrust, hatred, blaming, and contempt can only come from you, and me. National leaders no longer have the mental, emotional, or moral resources to stop the landslide of mutual contempt they have caused. We must break that chain of random acts of anger, link, by link, by link. We must act now before it is the only example humanity has remaining for future generations.
The yelling over each other must be dialed back
to conversing with each other.
Rather than finding faults, as do the politicians, you and I must return
to the foundations of our goodness.
It is within you to be civil. It is within me to be civilized. Our religions are founded in civilizing principles of societies. They have always been reflections of values of empowering one another, while politics have been reflections of power over one another.
The days of consuming each other must be put behind us! Let us empower each other through comprehending each other and our great capacities.
That Is The Way I See It.