This is a comment into one of many articles on Eastleigh by election (British politics)
As I say below - I don't address that level - but while in the arena of an article about our political, social and economic society, I felt some thoughts arise and let them write.
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Do our opinions constitute a process of discernment of truth? Do we put
their opinion aside in order to see more clearly or simply seek support
and ammunition for what we have already decided /been induced to think
is own thinking? Maybe such conditioning is already voting for
something else to think for us? Democracy needs to be more than mob, but
do we know how to communicate in ways that are self revealing and
inspire trust instead of trial by combat?
Yet underneath it all
something tends to work - enough at least to get from one thing to
another - because here we are! And yet a superficial self-seeking
unconsciousness piles up unpaid debts of more kinds than money. But at
least we can pass on something to our children and their children.
Perhaps opening such a can of worms is part of a deeper need for
renewal. One cant just rebrand with a makeover and expect to stay in
touch with reality - whatever that may be.
An individual who
wants conflicting things and becomes fearful, can react in ways that
compound confusion and induce guilt and yet more fear until something
really breaks down and then they can calm down and honestly question
their own thinking - all of it - even at its roots. Without listening,
isn't our mind is simply a conditioned defence mechanism that can
readily be manipulated to reaction? But is that just a front or a mask to keep the unwanted at bay?
such as we are, find a unified perspective within ourselves that has
something to gift rather than trying to get? Or will such essentially be
forced on us by having to 'adjust' to a reality that no longer supports
our vanities? The big tar barrel that shuts up Messrs Tweedledee-dum is
usually overwhelming force. I like to think one day it could be the
true silence of not knowing - and needing to be the desire for help that
uncovers what we need to know.
To meet the need of our times, we
need to wake up and embody the characteristics that are missing or
lacking. Trust and honesty being chief among them. Ultimately I don't
care what packaging it comes in, I feel we need to relate together in a
Vested interests that have power to protect their part against needed change are the last to come on board, and the mind that thinks to sit on the fence and make opinionated entertainments of life is one such.
Tolkien was prescient in seeing the little people as the ones who would
relinquish power. It cannot come from the 'top' down.
As long as we
try to work out our mental health in the problems outside of us - it
wont work except to keep those aspects of our mind that we hide, from
being healed or wholed.
Not especially about UKIP or Eastleigh -
but the Movement of change pervades all such instances - often under our