“Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man’s sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true.”
Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. King’s quote speaks to the politics of humankind. You only have to look at the behaviors and actions of how we can tell a lie long enough, and offer enough, to be preceded as the truth. Our politicians do this to us to influence public opinion so they can lie to us. We quote our bibles and our belief systems to justify our prejudices, hateful acts, and discrimination against people or groups we do not like. To read the whole article click here and please comment.
Like you my father, step-father, and uncles they all fought to keep America free! This included our right to vote for the officials running our government.
In an earlier article on this blog it was pointed out that laws and social polices causes its citizens to experience abandonment feelings and events. What about when those in our country develop a system that abandons our right to elect our government. We see it happening all of the time around the world, yet we feel safe in America that our vote counts.
Is our vote at risk as well? Watch Hacking Democracyon the Internet and give your comments to this question. Do we need to abandon electronic voting in order to protect our vote and our right to elect our officials?
I have written several articles on this blog about how laws and social polices cause people to experience feelings and acts of abandonment. The debate over healthcare reform is an excellent example of that fact. One side is crying that their industry will be killed if you force them to change or if people were given an ‘public option’. America and its citizens has grown on the principle of freedom of choice.
The most important issues is being debated in our generation. The right to affordable healthcare is a necessity in one of the riches country in the world. If you missed President Obama speaking to the joint houses of Congress please take the time and listen to it here!
I support President Obama’s goal of healthcare reform in America. This is why I am posting a link where readers can find a ‘Reality Check‘ to their questions on this issue.
Lying about the facts has been developed into an ‘art form’. Adolph Hitler is quoted as saying, “Tell a lie often enough, loud enough, and long enough, and people will believe you!“ We have to be smarter than that!
The fight over the “healthcare issues are all about abandonment!” Here are some talking points for this discussion about the fears or acts of abandonment that will resolve in the passage of “healthcare reform.
I may loose my coverage. (You are right when you can’t afford it any longer or when they drop you!)
We can’t afford to provide insurance for everyone! (Correct, so let the uninsured continue to use the ER, which is the most expense level of care and break the system.)
I don’t trust the government! (“We the people..” are the government!)
The government is going to set-up death panels and deny us care! (We already have that in managed care ran by the insurance industry!)
I don’t want to pay for the uninsured to have coverage! (You already do!)
The insurance industry is concerned that their ‘profits and way of doing business is going to be affected’ by having healthy competition in their industry. Please check-out this news clip from MSNBC.
Then, I would like you to vote on whether the Supreme Court should rule in favor of allowing the practice of “strip search” in our schools or rule to abandon the practice. Your own argument is encouraged in your comments!
A new “safe-haven” law in Nebraska permits parents to abandon their children and teens at a hospital. No questions asked! Click here to read this news article. After you have had a chance to read it, please vote and comment about this law and how you feel it will affect the child, the family, the courts, and the social service network that provides for these individuals.
People are denied opportunities to fully participate in society and to use services or take advantage of opportunities that are available to the majority of society. This causes people to cope with life without the means of support and the benefit of public, social, and legal services. Policies and laws are passed to protect people. Sometimes they can handicaps individuals and their children, and deny them the opportunities to sustain themselves. Laws, social, and public policies can cause people to feel and experience abandonment. I am asking you to identify examples of this by adding your topics and examples to the comments section below.To read more click here…
To get you started on laws, social, and public polices that causes abandonment issues and experiences, please view the following video. This is the only program of its kind in womens’ prisons in the U. S.It is a collection of writings (love, health, and emotional issues starting as a child) from women in prison called…Bridging The Gap. Be prepare to listen to their pain and hear their abandonment issues. Ask yourself if the policies and laws in place now in the U.S., aid these women before and after prison? It is the beliefs of many, and I am one of them, that feel that they contribute to these women being abused and homeless after prison? Let the learning begin!