New Mourning, New Day
I guess we should spend some time and acknowledge the devastation that this loss brings, for a while, to the peace loving, wise Americans who voted for Kerry.
Obviously there is a sense of disbelief that our country, our dear country, despite everything, has voted against peace, against intelligence, against world opinion, against everything that makes any kind of sense.... And despite all of the enormous blunders, the mistaken attack on Iraq, sacked museums, the bungling of the peace, Abu Ghraib, looted munitions, and then, most recently, three debates in which Bush showed himself to be wooden, impatient, clownish, unimaginative, and frankly, a dud, while Kerry was wise, serene, genial, intelligent, and composed.
Despite all that, still they elect this guy.
You have to ask yourself, just how much do you have to screw up to get a Republican unelected around here?
It's clear now that no one could have beat Bush. We sent our best guy. We sent our most conservative, warlike, experienced democrat, and even he got rejected.
It makes you wonder about those people, voting for Bush.
I had thought that there were enough people of intelligence, who, despite their deire to vote Repubican, would look at all the missteps and finally help move this weight off of the top step.
I had thought that anyone still voting for Bush could only be stupid themselves, and therefore, they can relate to an everyday kind of bumpkin like George.
But I was wrong. It wasn't about intelligence. It was about fear.
Those people aren't necessarily intellectually underpowered. Deluded maybe. But not necessarily dumb. It's just that the fear of the unknown has them gripped. Lest we forget: fear has been the major selling point of the Bush administration. Fear of terrorism, fear of change, fear of unknowns.
So. I no longer look on you, the Bush supporters with derision, but...now, with a quiet sort of pity.
Kerry was our best gift for you... someone who stood for higher values but at least talked a tough fight, so you could feel somehow protected... When what we really wanted was Kucinich who understood that all wars are fundamentally flawed, and that we don't need more focus on defense, but more focus on creating peace. And when what we really wanted was Dean, who took on the war head on. No, we came up with the "electable" Kerry... But even him you refused...
So now, on some level, it is tempting to just wash our hands of you and say "why should we protect you?" Why should we warn you that the polarizing effect of more hyperagressive US policy will only mean that the Arab world will get more and more unified against us, and that little countries will more and more feel that they need nukes to protect themselves from our neocons, and really there is very little standing in the way from massive death in the U.S. or, a least, significant economic collapse.
At that point, as you die in some terrorist attack, or stand in line for hours for the last carrot in town, you'll say, gee, maybe those other guys were right...
Just like, for example, how the Viet Nam war now looks like some kind of unnecessary blunder, and the Vietnamese are not our enemy, and, by the way, the domino theory never happened in real life, except that the dominos fell the other way and there is no Soviet Union.
So, why should we care about you, knowing that someday you'll know you blew it?
But of course, we do.
Even though we are the "defeated" in this election, we are actually the best people to take defeat, rather than you. And that's because this wasn't about being right, but about being wise. And if we couldn't get you to go the wise route, we will have to change you by other means.
Instead of holding envy and being angry with you, the "winning" team, we hold compassion and understanding. We understand your fear, we understand your desire to support the president against all attackers, even Democrats, because, for you, the president, no matter how wrong, represents the US, and you don't like him being attacked. We understand that George Bush represents security for you, because he is from the past... Old ways of doing things, old certainties, old principles of "might for right."
Unfortunately you and Mr, Bush are standing in the face of a tidal wave of change. You can hold on to the past for a while, but you will all be swept away soon... because there is more change coming than you can possibly imagine. Changes in human understanding. Changes of collective consciousness.
For us, the "losers" in this election, it has taken some time to trek through the four stages of grieving, disbelief, depression, anger, resolution. But now that the big game is over and, inexplicably, our team lost. we can, in the new light of the new day, find a way to pick up and move on.
Now we know: you are simply living in fear.
Now we know: You just weren't ready for Kerry, yet.
Now we know.... He was a good answer. But not really enough. What you need is not a new president (although it WOULD have been nice).. You need relief from fear and the ability to process the coming change in human awareness.
Voting is not the way that we can change or help you.
Kerry is not the way to help you.
What we can and will do is to bring you peace.
Peace through our own peace, deep calm through our own cosmic silence, and happiness due to our growing experience of infinite bliss.
We will bless you without knowing you. We will bring safety to your hearts, without ever talking to you.
Voting is once every four years.
What we're doing, and being, is infinite peace, every nanosecond of every day.
We're winning that contest, because we know how function on the level of infinite peace, in every moment. And that touches each of you, all of the time, everywhere.
We don't need to convince you to be like us. We just need to be and manifest more of what what is truly us, the infinitely peaceful fundamental reality of each of us, than ever before.
When we win that way, so do you.
And then you get stay the way you are... but slowly move toward peace, calm and safety, in your own world, in your own sweet time.
We're winning that election, and then, of course, so are you.
You're welcome. And congratulationss.
Monday, November 08, 2004
New Mourning, New Day