Thursday, August 20

secret this & health care.

shadow 2

I'm aware i know a very little teeny tiny bit about a lot...still love learning and listening, I'd give that the big ups to staying young at heart btw...
along those lines I wish people who'd watched 'The Secret', via endorsement from Oprah- would've done follow up reading and realized Secret was a truncated version of concepts culled from great writings, cleverly repackaged for Americans @ '97.

At some point you have to go deeper than saying to your buddies or self when the shit hits the fan, 'well, you must have attracted the negative to you'. that's only a part of the whole, and comes off patronizing. It's about 'what shall i do now', which path next to attain my dreams, not 'this is all fault' that's um, negative thinking right? not to mention, what happened to compassion for self or others in this equation?

Babies and virgins being raped to "cure" adults of hiv, ink stained fingers cut off for voting, arms hobbled for the western diamond market, kids in sex slave trade market,ARE NOT souls guilty of attracting that particular negative fate. geography seems to play a bigger part frankly.

so hopefully we all go deeper than - little bobby wants a bike, cuts out pictures of said bike, sulks long enough, finally gets bike from grandpa because he thought 'it '. we do give life with our thoughts, positive or negative... but in my world- lil bobby could of mowed some lawns and helped himself out, get some dosh, and gotten the bike a whole lot sooner, by helping himself. not just asking... but asking with intention and doing what you can to help the butterfly wing ripple up change.

so this made me ponder that:
I'm as confused as american re the health care mess/debates.. it's just weird to see poor people fighting it so hard. To 'hate' the President of only 8 months, who by all appearances is trying his hardest to work out the huge pile of crap, dumped in his lap by 8 yrs of bush, seemed misplaced anger. BTW hells yeah, i wrote of everything Bush allowed, now i can't...That's all right, it's now fairer to the average bear, in fact. wouldn't it be nice if it was less about I, more about WE, and we as a people coping with growing pains of adolescent America?... or, um, like shouldn't it be?

why all the twitter hate for Pres Obama? why are people who need health care in usa the most!? busy making posters of our Pres w/ a hitler moustache.... seems a waste of energy to me.

why is that so scary all these years after Hillarys attempt? is it the semantics of phrase socialized?
Even stupid people who pay their cable bill, buy a ps3 & video games first before taking themself to the doctor when sick because it cost too much, will benefit. and nobodies ganna kill your grandma or unborn babies under ANY plan. why the surge campaign of screwing self and others out for losing needed medical care?


  1. It is frightening when the least intelligent of the U.S. drives the national agenda.

    Sadly these are the same unintelligent souls who helped Bush drive the Iraq War. Now the Healthcare Industry is using politicians to exploit the poor for their own riches. The corporatization of our government is a virus we are not soon to be rid of.

    Once again Rachel your point is right on.

  2. Here's the rub...politics is perception.

    Throughout the history of this great nation of ours, the Conservative politicians have capitalized on the under-educated working class. They point blame for the troubles in their life and make them afraid of it.

    Our troubles in this country started long before Obama. No matter who was in office, they would be ostracized by the uninformed public. Tho I may not agree with everything our President is doing, I give him credit for doing something.

    One problem I have is the cash for clunkers. An incentive for putting Americans into more debt. Fuel efficiency is not always cost effective.

    Here's a book, among many, that may help put our nation's predicament into perspective. "The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve" by G.Edward Griffin.

    As always, read, research and form your own conclusions.

  3. Be careful with your stereotypes. I am poor and white and I love the fact that Barack Obama is our president. I would back any kind of medical coverage for all. So, please, be careful with your stereotypes.

  4. agreed, warmislandsun.. i was thinking of the picketers, who were white, and poor white republicans i grew up around- but your right, one shouldn't generalize. i think i removed it.

  5. I, too, am a white Republican who takes exception to what you said. While I am not an President Obama fan, I agree with you that the caricatures of him with the little Hitler mustache and the Joker makeup job are downright disrespectful.

  6. From the movie "Heaven and Earth" with Tommy Lee Jones; A monk ask the question:"There is a baby on the end of a bayonett, who has the (bad) Karma the baby or the soldier?"