Prospero Ano y Felicidad!

No, I’m afraid I don’t speak Spanish well enough to write a blog post in the language though I wish I could. But I did learn the phrase “Prospero Ano y Felicidad!” from a song on the radio during the Holiday Season. I think I enjoyed this year’s Christmas music and trappings better than any previous year in my life and that’s saying a lot. Of course, there was one Christmas I spent at Walt Disney World and nothing can touch Disney for Holiday fun.

I just thought I might say something for the start of a new year that I was afraid would never come. Not that I really believed in the Mayan Apocalypse, I was truly worried over the state of the world for most of 2012. I should have known better than to worry over Iran and Afghanistan and Pakistan and all those other ‘stans over there. They will do what they do and there is not much I can do about them. Differences between the East and the West are too vast to ever reconcile in this era of human evolution (IMHO).

There is something I heard in Last of the Mohicans that goes “Do not try to understand them… and do not try to make them understand you. That is because they are a breed apart and make no sense”.

Of course, some people would scream this is a racist statement and insensitive and so on and so forth, but do not take it out of context considering the era it represented. And although in today’s politically correct arena in the United States, it would sound harsh and be taken wrong by the very people who need to heed the good advice contained within it, it is a fact, which cannot be denied that all of us are born into a certain “breed” or race or bi-racial or tri-racial environment. Those environments bring with them any number of customs, beliefs, habits, concerns, priorities and diversities. It falls to the individual to rise above the base of stern fundamentalism and stand for equality and unity for the entire HUMAN race of which we are all apart (with the exception of the aliens hiding amongst us, zombies and vampires LOL).

Denying that such racial differences exist and trying to foist such on deeply racial persons is sheer folly. To expect those deeply fundamentally racist persons, whether they be in the Middle East, the Deep South or the wilds of Africa to accept and return love for love is worse than folly, it is suicidal. Until we can simply accept each other as being irreconcilably different and amicably refraining from trying to convert each other by hook, crook or sword, we can expect to see things muddle along in the same vein as what we have seen for the last 100,000 years or so.

I am truly hoping this next year will see our divided nation come back together as Americans, without  animosities toward those with differing opinions, differing religions, differing philosophies. Until men and women can throw out their own personal demons and look at themselves from an objective viewpoint, we will continue to fight among ourselves over petty agendas and selfish desires.

I needed to write this, but none need read it, for I fear my words can change nothing other than the total number of posts on WordPress.com.

If you did read, then may your own god bless you and keep you happy during the year to come!

I’m Not a Romney Supporter, but…

‘Poor’ Quote by Romney Seized on by His Critics
http://www.nytimes.com
A truncated “I’m not concerned about the very poor” comment was seized on as showing Mitt Romney to be out of touch.

My question is: Where’s the rest of that quote? Don’t stop there. What was that he said in the next sentence? The very poor have safety nets already in place and if those nets need repairs, I will fix it. (Paraphrased from memory). What is wrong with this picture? If you don’t know, I’ll try to enlighten you.
An entire ‘set’ of problems, which allow attacks in the media such as this one, is:

1.) Politicians are not perfect. Like the rest of us, they do not always have time to think carefully before speaking.

2.) Those with the ability to report only half-truths or things out of context, do so in order to promote their own agendas.

3.) The general public, which does not have the time or the inclination to learn/seek/research the truth of the matter, tend to simply repeat what they hear.

4.) Those in power depend on those, who report, and those, who repeat, to stay in power and further their own agendas.

This set of circumstances, unfortunately, rules the political scene in America these days as it has done since the inception of this country. Those in the know depend on those in the dark to remain clueless and it is far easier for those in the dark to remain in the dark and allow those with flashlights to tell them ‘all is well, just close your eyes and go back to sleep’, than to get up and turn on the light and see the monsters surrounding them.

It all reminds me of those commercials for air fresheners where the people are blind-folded, placed in horrendous places and then made to believe that everything smells fresh and clean. Someday, the American People will have to remove the blindfolds and what they see just may shake them to their foundations.
Personally, I prefer to flip on the light and see what is about to eat me. At least, I will have a fighting chance at survival, instead of dying in the middle of a ‘sweet dream’.

Let the light shine from your own eyes and then you will see the truth and the truth will, indeed, set you free!