“Off The Wall” (OTW) is my ongoing Thursday Series about life, cultures, and random stuff that preoccupies my mind. (NOTE: today is Thursday on Wednesday… I’ll be out of pocket for much of tomorrow morning, so publishing early, as per the muse.)
The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.”
meta, mega meta, and nina, emo’s emu’s and empaths…
I know, I know. Enough with the meta. Enough with blathering on about That Other Place and all that. I’m not actually going to get deep into the GOS meta.mud here. At least, not right outta the gate. lol. Let’s have a little Nina:
What I have churning in my head, in response to all the meta, is more…. a stepping back. A looking inward. And an effort to try to look at The Big Picture. Keep perspective. Gain perspectives.
There are struggles and then there are struggles.
If somebody on a blog calls you names and says that your “intelligence and self awareness are less than that of an overripe zucchini”, or worse, and you react with rage … uhm … you might want to consider taking a break from blogging.
The wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and elsewhere continue with slaughter of innocents;
And what’s a War without War Crimes?;
Prisoners continue to languish in GITMO;
There’s the Slavery Denial FacePalm;
Women’s Reproductive Rights were thrown under the bus-able in HIR by Dems;
Education still a mess… children are being Left Behind and Teachers are getting the boot for it.
…and don’t forget! April 15 is tax day.
Sparring, one-upmanship and lobbing insults or HR’ing them … is just not how I choose to spend my time or energy. (okay, there’s some funny ones in that link.)
Don’t we have more important things to do? I know I do. And I don’t mean that stack of paper in my To Be Filed pile. (that too though). But the insults and all, that’s not really the point. Not at all.
You don’t get to ‘drive the narrative’ if you refuse to even get on the bus.
Simple basic reminder…
“He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a fool – shun him.
He who knows not and knows he knows not: he is simple – teach him.
He who knows and knows not he knows: he is asleep – wake him.
He who knows and knows he knows: he is wise – follow him.”
As buhdy just telepathed me (LOLOL)… We have the illusion of a halfway
decent … reaganite Democrat President now so the importance of activism is all the more imperative now than ever. Okay, I paraphrased it a little. 😉
We have a Democrat in the White House and majorities in Congress. For now. What do we have to show for it…so far? Lilly Ledbetter and a painfully flawed HIR law. And a few other items of course.
As progressive activists, you gotta keep your head in the game, in addition to being informed. That takes time. And energy. And attention. (and I have some deficit in that last one.)
Docudharma, blogging the future … is one way to feed & nurture that momentum.
So… Hang in there, kids, and keep on truckin’…. eyes on the prize.
Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
And…. Nina…for the close…