Exclusive to OpEdNews:
OpEdNews Op Eds

Who's In Charge of Who's In Charge? Why Changing the Political Game is the Only Game in Town

By       Message Steve Bhaerman     Permalink
      (Page 3 of 3 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (more...) ; , Add Tags  (less...) Add to My Group(s)

Must Read 1   Well Said 1   Valuable 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H2 5/19/11

Author 99
Become a Fan
  (8 fans)
- Advertisement -

This reluctance is understandable.   If we truly look the situation in the face, what we see is profound betrayal of trust by our leaders and our government.   While it would be easier in a way to go right to righteous outrage (or pain-numbing apathy), it is extremely important to stay with the feelings of betrayal long enough for them to sink in.   Acknowledging the helplessness, the hopelessness, the disheartenment is a first important step in recovering our power, not in a reactive rage but through a proactive movement.

I read something in a recent retrospective about the late Elizabeth Taylor that seems to apply here.   When her close friend Rock Hudson died of AIDS in the 1980s, she was one of the first to raise consciousness and funds on behalf of that issue.   When she put together the first charity dinner for AIDS -- nobody came.   However, she persisted and over the years ended up raising $300 million for AIDS research.

In those early days, there was a great deal of denial, shame and confusion around AIDS.   It was a disease that dwelled in the shadows, and most folks were happy to keep it that way.   And now, in order to address the autoimmune disease that has debilitated our body politic, we must face an even greater shadow: the perpetrations of a corporate state out of control, and our own complicity.

The only way to face this challenge is " together, beyond the boundaries of progressive and conservative, and attuned to the heart and soul of a greater truth.

Join the Evolutionary Upwising!

Want to find out how you can be a part of this awakening third force and help move the upwising forward?   First, you can download the e-book here: http://reunitingamerica.org/  If you'd like to become more involved, help us with fundraising or bring the Transpartisan movement to your community, please contact us.

- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3

 

- Advertisement -

Must Read 1   Well Said 1   Valuable 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

http://www.wakeuplaughing.com/

Steve Bhaerman is a writer, humorist and uncommontator who's been posing as cosmic comic Swami Beyondananda for the past 20 years. He is the author of seven books including Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future and a Way to Get There From (more...)
 

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon


Go To Commenting

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

THE McCAIN MUTINY: Why Republicans Are Jumping Ship

5 Reasons I'm Supporting Marianne Williamson for Congress

March Against Monsanto ... and Beyond - From Disconnecting the Bad to Connecting the Good

The Shift Has Hit the Fan: Welcome to the Sane Asylum

9/11: From State of Emergency to State of Emergent Seeing

Swami Beyondananda's State of the Universe Address 2010