I learned a long time ago this about America, Russia, Uzbekistan, And other spots. I’ve served in the US Army National Guard and spoke with Generals, Command Sergeant Majors, subordinates and my fellow troops. I’ve served with State Troopers and Local Law enforcement. I’ve been a radical anarchist. I’ve prayed with Muslims, Jews, Buddhist, Hindus and Baptists.
I’ve grown up with poor and rich whites and poor and rich blacks. I’ve met many people. 99% of those who are on this planet are outstanding! We all will be just fine regardless of the outcome of this election. This whole fear train is exactly what a depressed minority would love for us all to worship.
There is a certain rhythm and culture to each and every area of the world. There in those individual areas there are yes and no items and lines that should not be crossed. There is also tolerance, love and compassion. Apathy is the disease of the depressed minority. This is the disease that is spread among good people.
How to fight this? Behave yourself. That is all you can do. You can only behave yourself and try to be an example. Show respect to everyone you meet. You will make friends. If you practice this your friends will always outnumber those who give you guff.
As an anarchist and atheist back in 1987 I was fed up with what I thought was the programming of White Protestant America. I had no idea that as a 17 year old young man that I was responsible. I was. I just didn’t know it yet. A glimmer of truth came to me from many directions. Ultimately it led me to the same truth. I am responsible for everything!
Lesson Number One: Punk Rock.
Punk was amazing because it was a do it yourself campaign. The whole D.I.Y was brilliant. It also led many folks to become skilled at the very things those folks protested. Go figure. Everyone had to learn how to balance the finances. Or not.
Lesson Number Two: You are the World.
J. Krishnamurti had a book that I will forever be grateful to have come across. It was a transcript of his lectures. You are the world. It is pretty simple. If you enjoy depression do not ever look for this book.
Lesson Number Three: The 100 Absolutely Unbreakable Laws of Business Success.
Brain Tracy is an amazing fellow to get pumped up about. He has given away and charged for so many business strategy and life skill items. The 100 Absolutely Unbreakable Laws of Business Success was lent to me to read by an amazing man who was very educated. He was also very successful. He also told me that he believed everything in this book and that it would change my life. It did.
So that is it. What will happen when the election passes? It is everyone’s responsibility to make that determination, but it is my responsibility to make it happen. I will vote. I will be respectful to others. I will protect and be a steward to my family, home, city, state, country and planet to the best of my ability.