Independence Day for Independent Thinking

I often wonder how I would react right now to the “state of the world” if I had not gone from “left” to “right.” In other words, in the past four years I have become a conservative Independent. In the past I was simply a liberal. Of course nowadays they prefer to be called “progressives.”

If I were still one of them, would I be outraged? Would I turn my head and shrug, then say, “Oh well…”?

If I were still liberal-minded, I believe disillusionment would be my state of mind now, along with confusion, regret and anger toward leaders I helped elect – leaders whom I feel have screwed me over, along with everyone else in this country, including the ones they promised they were going to “help.”

Independence Day is being celebrated this week in our country. I felt it appropriate to champion independence and the importance of independent thinking. After all, we live in an age where we are constantly bombarded with persuasive ideas from all sides.

Brain-washing can be subtle but effective. It used to be that Communist Russia and its sister nations were the ones accused of using propaganda to steer thinking and grow the desired mindset in their citizens. When you control the thoughts of others, you can control anything.

I am outraged by $37 million of grant money B. O. is using to push Obamacare down our throats. He has taken $1 million of that to impose on California schoolteachers in the LAUSD in an effort to brainwash students into selling Obamacare to their parents. See the short interview conducted June 29 with Tucker Carlson on Fox News (http://video.foxnews.com/v/251745496001/calif-schools-promote-obamacare-to-students/). Andrew Malcolm is a columnist with the Investors Business Daily.

Look what is happening here. This is $37 million of taxpayer money. Since when did our country resort to bribing public schoolteachers to indoctrinate the minds of children in an effort to influence their parents’ political views? Do we live in Communist Russia now?

It’s beginning to look that way. When the left wants to take “God” out of the Pledge of Allegiance, this is not a good thing. When the Internal Revenue Service, coddled by the current administration, admits to targeting conservative nonprofit groups with audits in an effort to harass and intimidate them, this is not just annoying – it’s disgusting.

It’s now been almost nine months since four of our people were murdered in Benghazi, Libya, after a terrorist attack on the consulate, and no one can tell the American people the truth as to why it happened, or why our military forces were told to stand down! This is inconceivable!

Our Constitution is in danger. When the holy sacrament of marriage is desecrated by a Supreme Court that says it’s legal for two people of the same sex to marry each other, something is wrong with our system of government. It matters not to me personally if two human beings of the same gender choose to love each other. Love is beautiful no matter who is involved. I have no problem with same-sex partners being granted the same legal rights as a traditionally married couple. But to sodomize the Word of God by changing the ingredients: no longer is it one man and one woman united – this opens the door to more outlandish laws to follow, such as, for instance, multiple wives or husbands, incestuous marriages, or possibly marrying children. As absurd as this may sound, we are not that far from it, folks.

The way things are going, it’s as though some great blanket of evil has spread across the earth. I do not consider myself to be a religious person, but I am reminded of the Book of Revelations in the Bible. There are some scary scenarios in there that are concurrent with our times.

Independent views are important to all of us. Too often we get sucked in by what we hear or see on TV, while listening to the radio, or what we read on the Internet and in books and newspapers. Our thoughts are out for grabs by the ones who want to own us.

And just because you might declare yourself “neutral,” choosing to hide your head in the sand while the wicked world goes by, does not make you exempt. Even if you have opinions on one side or the other, but prefer not to talk about any of it, it does not make you “safe.”

One of my friends e-mailed me recently, full or praises because I had decided to write my political views in a blog now instead of the e-mails I sent out monthly to family and friends. “Thank you,” she wrote, “for not including your political views in your e-mails!” She then went on to brag about all the things she was doing in her life to create for herself the “perfect” world: yoga, meditation, walks in nature, etc. Her life revolves around ignoring what is going on in the world, but allowing evil to flourish by default.

There’s nothing wrong with yoga, meditation and walks in nature. We should all become more spiritual. We are, after all, spiritual beings existing in physical bodies. I also happen to believe that spirituality is the most important aspect of life. It’s why we are here.

But my point is, we can’t separate ourselves from each other when we are all of one energy. We are all in this together. We live in duality because that is what life on Earth is all about. It’s why we choose to come here, and what a privilege it is to be alive on Earth at this critical time. Never has there been so much chaos, divisiveness, conflict and violence … or the opportunity to eliminate or at least reduce it.

Despite what you think about all the ugliness and injustice going on in the world, it should not be ignored. And no matter how hard you try, it’s useless to try to bury it, believing that if you do, all will be “love and light.” The more “light” we shine on this world, the more darkness will be exposed. And when it is out in the open for all to see, things will change.

The reason I write about these issues is to expose the darkness. It’s time to face it, before it is too late. We can change it all by acknowledging its existence, making others aware, and knowing that by gaining back control of our own minds and our own lives, we can have the beautiful world we all crave.

I do not have the answers on how to fix everything. Neither do our leaders! But awareness and compassion will win out in the end. We the People have the power to prevail.

Happy Birthday, America!Image

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