Archive for May, 2012
While many are making much of what happened yesterday in Arkansas and Kentucky, it’s no surprise to me. That’s because I’ve been saying, for quite some time now to anyone who will listen, that Barack Obama is finished. He will not be re-elected. The reason for my optimism is that we’ve reached the tipping point. A sufficient number of Americans are now awakened to the reality that 1) he has no leadership capability and 2) he has no core.
This President was elected on a hope and a prayer….not hope and change. He was successfully marketed and insufficiently vetted. The inevitable outcome of that carefully crafted combination was that we elected not only a man without qualification, but more importantly, one with a political and social agenda that flies in the face of what it means to be an American.
Neither three years of on-the-job training nor the stated preferences of the American people have caused this President to waver from his anti-capitalist, anti-western, anti-personal freedom stance. He has brought a hubris and arrogance to the office that was obscured, for quite some time, by the limelight of being the first African-American President. That light has faded to reveal a vacuous, condescending and opportunistic man. Which is why recently in Arkansas, Kentucky and West Virginia an out of state lawyer, an “uncommitted” and a felon, respectively, nearly matched Obama’s vote totals in the Democratic primaries.
I am heartened by this timely and needed turn of events. I am, as stated at the outset, not surprised.
One of the characteristics of the unprecedented global change in Consciousness we are transitioning through is the inability to sustain deception. Simply put, there are no more secrets. True Light, the Light of Creator, does many things but perhaps none more meaningful than unveil the shadow side of things. Absent the shadow, Truth emerges. Therein lie the basis for my optimism.
Yes, we are transiting some difficult circumstances. Yes, we all feel the challenges. Yes, there is much being asked of us and, likely, more to come. But the shadow has been unveiled for all to see and many have now opened their eyes. It is not Obamacare that will be repealed in November but Barack Obama himself and what he tried to do. And failed.
It’s pretty obvious why “The Avengers” has hit a financial home run in its opening weekend. Perhaps our political candidates running in 2012 would do well to pay attention. The message is that people are 1) looking for leaders, 2) heroes and 3) anyone capable of cleaning up the mess. Without real life satisfaction, they are flocking to theaters to get lost in the escape of watching it on screen.
While it’s a good sign that people are finally fed up with the deceit and corruption that we’ve permitted and, in too many cases, participated in… threshold moments such as this one have historically been “ripe for the pickings” by less than altruistic individuals.
If we are to survive and establish an ethical and moral code that reflects who we really are and what we are capable of, then we’ll have to be fully conscious and personally responsible in order to avoid being seduced by those who would take advantage of our collective frustration and anger to manipulate us into an even darker reality.
We became a consumer society. As such, we became accustomed to being taken in my promises and marketing ploys that have as their end game making you want to buy what someone else has to sell. In our quest for authentic leadership we bought “Hope and Change” in 2008 with less scrutiny than we buy a car. That abdication of personal responsibility got us where we find ourselves today. To make the same mistake twice will be fatal to the culture and the Nation as we have known them each to be.
Change is filled with opportunity. This is a time in our history, both national and human, when creative thinking is called for as is the “heavy lifting” required by each of us to see the world through this transition. Metamorphosis is never an easy process; however, when properly accomplished, it’s always a beautiful one.
We each hold in our hearts and our minds the potential for unprecedented growth. The question is “Do we have the wisdom and courage to make good use of it?” We can succeed but only if we, as individuals, identify the hero within and then act accordingly.