“I Come In Peace”
How to move forward
Between old school and new school there is a “middle-way”. It’s the path that leads to liberation for our community from the tyranny of extremism and exploitation that we have endured these past two decades or so. The “middle-way” advocates a broadly centralist approach to our domestic problems. It is at times what is advocated here on this blog by Dean. It is the only real way we have of maturely and fairly dealing with the morass we find our community stuck in. It is what I believe is the solution to our problems.
I hope you will think on this and come to that conclusion too and work towards fielding and supporting candidates who will work towards those ends. The “middle-way” serves the majority, whereas the other two extremes keep us down, hold us back, while serving only a tiny minority for their benefit at our expense. The “middle-way” is the way.
The above is a comment I placed on Dean Ward’s blog yesterday afternoon that for some reason did not get posted by him, although I see other comments time stamped later than mine did?
I know Dean has been subjected to some thrashing lately and as a result has resorted to some heavy handed censorship stating any comments that are “personal or liable, or stupid or tasteless” will not be published. Fair enough. But I do not see how my comment above falls into any of these classifications? Does he now have newer censorship classifications he has not yet shared with his readers? The only other possible explanation I can think of then is that Dean takes exception to the “middle-way” and considers himself to be in one or the other of what I have referred to as extremist camps? This I find shocking, surprising and disturbing, if true? But I guess if you have already picked a camp and made your bed, you have to lay in it. Even if it isn’t by your nature and spoken word a natural fit, causing you discomfort and sleepless nights, if not on-going never-ending nightmares. :-o :-)
Anyhow, getting back to my comment and position above. What I tried sharing with Dean on his blog with his readers/followers I now share here with you in the hope that more people will become conscious of the fact we as residents here have a choice… if we choose to exercise it. We do not have to blindly follow in the steps of times past in taking our community down the path of extremism by allowing ourselves to be shackled to either old school or new school thinking, agendas and attitudes. The “middle-way” frees us from that entanglement of entrapment, in-fighting, doom and despair.
I know what has worked for me in the past when troubled with personal or financial difficulties and that is not to live in the past or worry about the future but to live in the present moment. Or put another way: “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.” This way of thinking can work for our community as well by simply taking the “middle-way”.
“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.” Break with conformity! If enough new schoolers and old schoolers can come to this realization we can chart a new course together for this community that I believe will finally bring peace and prosperity to our little part of the world.
Lets give peace a chance is what I’m saying. What say you?
The reward for conformity is that everybody likes you except yourself.