Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Social Justice

The two greatest words in the English Language, when put together, allow for perspective, heart, principle and togetherness: Social Justice.

I read an article by Bill O What-his-Face in the paper today. The anger in that man just comes flying out of him, doesn't it? I truly wish he would've worked on his issues with his Dad. His old man must have just tore him a new one weekly to place that much angst in that little boys heart.

But that's pretty much where he rests, emotionally. That of a little boy. His rant in the paper is so...well, frankly, a little dim. He's not the smartest guy out there, is he?

He takes these words "Social Justice" and turns against them. Two words that imbue kindness.

Only when one has such difficulty being kind, these words have no meaning.

Embrace the idea of Social Justice and find out what, and how, this concept can clear your path to a greater understanding of one another.

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Love and Politics

It is such a common thing for all people to gravitate toward love and loving one another...

Politics has become a sociological endeavor. People argue about politics now. They never used to. Never something you spoke about much. Now, it's a "Us against Them" game. It's like a Cub fan vs. a Cardinal fan, an Packer fan facing off against one that loves the Bears. Politics keeps us aligned with a group of like thinkers. It's become an emotionally insulating affair, and it distorts a sense of being. It isolates you against "them".

It's so unnecessary. It violates the basic tenets of what begins a good discussion: I respect you as a human being, I love you as a brother or sister of mankind, and I want to listen to your story. "If you judge, you cannot love" comes from Mother Teresa. She knew what she was talking about...we must leave judgement aside. We must step out of our political safety zone.

This is what begins our path toward loving each other. Leave your allegiance aside, and look at one another as just one more chance to experience love.

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