Saturday, October 16, 2010
Unity Through Diversity: Time to Tug from the Same Side of the Rope!
I don't know about you, but I can't wait until the U.S. elections are over in just a few weeks time. The mind numbing display of racism, bigotry and misplaced ideology has me at the end of my rope.
Like a cosmic "tug of war", it's time for all of us to realize the beauty and inherent power in pulling together from the same side of the rope...to rediscover and embrace one of the Knights of Creation Spirit and Ale's most sacred and inspiring ideals...Unity Through Diversity.
There is no power in like minds herding together to protect their small territory, like lemmings heading to their demise. Like a well made sword, which is twisted together from different metals to form a stronger edge, our society's only hope for survival is to be inclusive, not exclusive.
Last night I couldn't hold my tongue anymore while a group of smug racist middle aged right wingers continued to call President Obama a "socialist". I finally turned and said, "I respect your right to have an opinion, but I do not support your obvious distortion of the truth. President Obama is not a socialist." I proceeded to ask them if they believed in Jesus Christ, which of course I knew they would say yes. I then told them, "Jesus Christ is a socialist, go back and read your Bible on his teachings and then decide how you can have your religious beliefs and political views be so different from each other."
A friend of mine from the U.K. said to me not too long ago, "It's a shame to see that the Civil War is still not over in the States!" He's correct...white middle class America feels threatened by a black President. The term "Socialist" has simply replaced the racist term "Nigger" in our national dialog.
The fact is, we have always been a nation of blended race, religion and nationalities...that is what melded the strong sword of Amercia. It's time to put aside what makes us different to embrace what will make us better! It's time to keep walking forward and to stop looking backward. It's time to man up America!
Sir Hook the Diverse of Warrick