This is not a political blog. I have always advocated “the highest good for all concerned” as my mission statement and I go the extra mile to find just that within everything I write. Sometimes, however, important choices need to be made at crossroads, and I believe we as a People have arrived at one.
I have listened to Glenn Beck on and off for the past three years. I found him entertaining and intellectually curious, a combination I enjoyed. I thought his tag line “the fusion between entertainment and enlightenment” was aptly put. I sometimes questioned how far out on a limb he was walking… and where the fine line ended between his entertaining persona and his intellectual curiosity; however, I none-the-less felt that overall he provided a “cut above” in talk radio.
He seemed not so much partisan as he did genuine.
To be up front, I was a life-long Democrat (now Independent) who voted for John McCain. I did so not with a happy heart but because I had an intuitive feeling that there was too much unknown, untested and, frankly, disturbing about Barack Obama and the people with whom he surrounded himself. I listened, as Glenn Beck started down the road of alleging more than discomfort with the President but rather alleging mal-intent. As Beck’s allegations grew and intensified, along with his substantiated fact finding, my concerns grew and intensified as well.
I believe today is a turning point. Like Glenn Beck, I too now pray for the country.
Beck has played on air this morning audio from April 2008 of Van Jones, Special Adviser to the President on Green Jobs. It is the straw that will break that camel’s back. Van Jones speaks, unabashedly, of undeniably Marxist intentions. He sets forth, unmasked, what he (and I now believe many surrounding President Obama) intend for this country. It is not what I intend and I know with certainty it is not what most people intend whovalue freedom, privacy and personal responsibility.
The President is a smart man. He knows who surrounds him. He is either in agreement with their intentions, or, he is not certain enough of what he believes in and strong enough to stand for it.
Either way, the crossroad is here, now, for you and me.
Each citizen must decide for himself and herself what their basic values are and then stand for them. Be ready to stand for them in every way at every opportunity. Be ready to voice your stand. Be ready to be demeaned for it, marginalized for it and rejected for it. And be certain that no voice other than your own has any more certainty or power. Get your strength from within. Fear nothing and no one. Know that you are looking at and listening to an illusion wherever fear and urgency are the clarion calls.
I take no political side on this. I take the side of inner guidance and personal responsibility. I take the side of full disclosure and good intention. I take the side of opposing all who would impose their view upon me while attempting to dishonor my own.
I am hopeful that Glenn Beck has made his voice so public and so widespread, that to harm or silence him would be it’s own affirmation about the lengths to which those now in power will go to try and force their view of reality upon others.
This is a potentially glorious moment in our societal evolution. I have no doubt that just as a lit room obliterates darkness, so too will the light of truth obliterate those who are motivated by power and the desire to oppress the spirit of man.
We are at the crossroad and it is the night before the dawn.
Stand for what you believe in and hold high the light of truth.