A Message from a Demonized Democrat
I just saw the most horrific post on fb; I won’t repost it nor will I display it here because I am taking a stance; I refuse to give this hostile brain-washing wave of political subterfuge any further energy. The image was a line of rifled military men, not of our country, who appeared to be focused on forcing a little girl against a wall of dirt to subdue her. She didn’t look to be much of a threat to anything except for Tide getting the dirt out of her dress once the incident was all over. The caption read, This is Socialism. I am here to say that it looked to be an ugly military scenario, but it had NOTHING to do with the democratic party in this country nor with my ideologies.
I am tired of being labeled a socialist that is one step away from communism just because I am in favor of a few social programs that assure affordable healthcare to all of us. I don’t care if healthcare is a government program (social) or privatized, as long as it can develop honestly without protective governmental regulations that harm the individual while protecting the business aspect of the company/corporation/stockholder. Healthcare is to heal the sick and we have the ability to treat most of the maladies we encounter. Privately-owned, affordable healthcare could have been a normal institution had our government stayed clear of the lobbying policy that helped lay the infrastructure for our political swamp of greed and corruption. We protect the insurance and pharmaceutical companies more than we care about the good of the veteran who suffers from PTSD. Basically, if our lawmakers and enforcers aren’t coming from their highest point of awareness and integrity, they are not acting in the reputable manner befitting one who takes on the responsibility of civic duty. Our government has become corrupt in that too many of the motivations of our elected representatives have become self-serving, perhaps not with the greed of riches but at least with the greed of ensuring that their own survival needs be met comfortably even if it is in a way that harms the ones they represent.
The most disturbing part of all this is that we are still hypnotically induced to look at troubling images and REACT to them by over-identifying with the carefully placed words that accompany them. This is a brainwashing tactic and it works well, even with those of us trying to do the right thing. I have watched the demonization of some politically competent folks out there and all because they carried a personality trait that some of us are uncomfortable with or because their plastic surgery is overdone. These brainwashing techniques are well known and understood by our marketing and organizing specialists and they really work, but they shouldn’t. We are able to see beyond these hypnosis-producing tactics if we can slow down our reactions and look at the whole picture again. The stimulus-response reactions that we are having in our political arena stem from a carefully thought out campaign by mentalities that have something to protect. It isn’t just government here, it can be the life force of a campaign official who is tiring of losing. He or she can become cut-throat just to staunch his own life force long enough to regroup, but we harm ourselves and those around us by staying with the hatefulness these tactics induce. Let’s face it, these attacks foster an anger that quickly becomes a high state of hate-arousal when, in truth, we are a people committed to saving ourselves and our families. We pretty much want the same things, but the energy force driving us has become too wired with the anger of a threatening stimulus-response reaction to something designed to cause outrage.
Just for the record, I am a democrat because I see the value of each individual as being more significant than the protection of capitalistically centered groups. I might not feel the pull towards the democratic party if I didn’t feel threatened in areas where my basic survival issues appear capped off by the actions of the other side. In my mind, we must act as though we all matter; we have truly outgrown a mentality of supporting the survival of the fittest. Isn’t that how Jesus would see it? As a democrat, I am just as God/Good oriented as everyone else, contrary to the political subterfuge spewing out there. I also see that there are reasons for the other side of the coin, and that it takes both mindsets to pull the whole together. But that is just my perspective on why I am a democrat. There are layers of beliefs and goals out there and the title of democrat or republican can easily change with each individual person. It also appears to me that we are operating from mindsets of polar opposition in a delusional reality, where we are really reacting to the subterfuge from the other side to the point of hate. How did being a democrat make me the devil incarnate?
I would like to point out that Socialism is a concept used by our government every time they initiate a program for the good of the populace, but that doesn’t change our government process of democracy to something else. I am not a socialist because I would like to be able to afford my $5000/month psoriasis medication without bankrupting my family. I would also like to point out that the examples of socialism being touted by our strategic hate-fosterers are not socialism but fascism, where an oppressive dictator runs the show, one that is usually clouded by egomania in some form or another, something we could easily fall into if we can’t let go of our hatred of the other side. To go a step further, communism, by definition is as follows, a political theory derived from Karl Marx, advocating class war and leading to a society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs. I realize that I am somewhat jaded here, but is this not where we might be headed if we continue to entitle the rich, who own the businesses that survive by eating up all smaller forms of similar revenue-making opportunities, with tax breaks and loopholes to legalize their protective interests over those of the common man? To avoid a communistic state of turmoil, might we need to tip the cart in democratic favor of the people for a while now? Will we all need mental health coverage by the time this election is over?
As you can see, there is still a war within me too and I am working to quiet the results of mass hysteria brought on by the governing bodies of minds seeking to win an election. As a people, we’re better than this; we deserve to be treated better. Stop pulling our fighting-puppet strings and allow us time to heal and exist as a Mr. Roger’s neighborhood again so we can find a way to heal the sick and feed the hungry and still rest on our laurels a while, without the anxiety of needing to defend ourselves.