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Clash of Expectations

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Some of us need to get ourselves to Constitutional church and get churched up, and less staying at home cherry picking what we wish were true.

There is a real and cognitive disconnect going on in American life.

What I'm calling a clash of expectations.

Many of us are just now realizing for the very first time that many of our fellow citizens do not think like us.

Not only do they not think like us, they do not believe the same things to be true, they do not accept the ideas of our Constitution, they live with us but they are not a part of our American society.

Why?

Fundamentally it comes down to who do you believe more?

How do you rank authority in your life?

Who is at the top, your parents?

Your religious leader?

Your book of faith?

Governing documents like the American Constitution?

Science?

Or do you just cherry pick what you believe and ignore everything else as long as it supports your world view?

We all are brought up on stories.

Some stories are good, and many others are not so good.

We are told stories to mold and shape us into a useful member of that group we find ourselves in.

We listen to these authorities who in turn give us a set of expectations on how the world will work.

If you were raised in a farming community, then everyone tells each other how great the farming life is.

If you were raised in a Neolithic village in the heart of the Amazon, you are told how great it is living in the forest.

If you were raised in a crowded city, you are raised to believe that only people in cities are civilized.

Each group is fundamentally indoctrinated to believe that their group is the best.

Each of us grows up with a set of expectations on how the world is, how the world is believed to work.

I'm here to say we are all wrong.

How are we all wrong?

Any group, no matter how good they appear from the inside, will always fall flat on their faces when it comes to reality.

If your group does not fundamentally accept truth over fiction, then it will explode in your face when confronted by reality.

Expectations are a kind of a whisper in the dark that feeds our personal prejudice.

Our personal story we believe in how the world works.

Expectations keep us segregated.

Expectations keep us isolated.

Expectations keep us in fear.

Expectations are used by the criminal mind to exploit us.

Many of us are gobsmacked that so many people can support this President.

How can so many overlook blatant corruption and crimes being committed against our Constitution and against humanity itself and let it all go, they seem to ignore it as well as some cheer it on?

Because this President and his supporters profit off the fear, they are feeding.

They feed an expectation of those that believe in prejudice.

They feed those that believe one race is superior to another.

They feed those that believe that women should be used and must obey.

They feed those that believe there is only one true faith, only one right way to live.

What we are seeing is the fundamentalist American society stand up and cheer for this President.

And, this President knows he feeds this American fundamentalism of red, raw expectations.

It has been said by many before us that the only way to combat an idea is with a better idea.

This is a philosophical type of canard that doesn't hold up in the face of reality.

Over time better ideas can win out, but for those that are living through a time of societal trial like we are, it is only so much lip service while millions suffer.

There is a fundamental problem with human society, and our time and place are no different than the past.

Whenever these great turns of history have come about, do we do the right thing or do we wait?

The answer has always come back we wait till the house burns down before we call the fire department.

Examples are...

We are all witness to a U.S. Senate that sits on its hands because it benefits from a set of expectations that they are feeding.

We see heads of federal departments, secretaries of Housing, Education, Energy, Environment, State, Security, who feed our societies prejudice.

A president who openly proclaims how many of hundreds of millions of dollars he makes from Saudi's while he's in office and why shouldn't he like them because of his enormous profit and sees no problem.

Expectations.

On the other side of the coin of our American life, there are those of us who have a very different set of expectations.

We expect our representatives to have honor, compassion, and duty to justice, and to believe and protect equality and freedom for all.

We expect our leaders to respect the rule of law.

We expect our borders to be secure.

We also expect that America accepts all who seek freedom from fear, want, sickness, and are treated with compassion and are made whole and safe.

We expect that our leaders will tell us the truth above all other considerations politically.

We expect the equal distribution of justice.

We expect the government will respect our personal decisions our right to lawful privacy.

We expect equality.

We expect personal freedom.

However…

Today...

There is this clash of expectations.

Some would instead let the nation burn and start over with a clean white slate than to share this America.

Whose expectations will win out?

I hear the answer is blowing in the wind…

I hear the answer is blowing in the wind…

Peace

DFrey

Forces Film, Again Begin

Baby Teeth

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The world is growing up.

Living has a way of creating a set of expectations.

When you are a child, you think you will have your teeth forever.

Then one day one of them comes loose and soon they are all falling out.

Your expectation did not match reality.

Most of us believe in the stories told by those in authority over us individually in our early years our parents, our caretakers.

These stories we naturally believe to be true.

Why would our parents lie to us?

An example story that holds water is someday you will have a job.

Most of us get some level of education, and from there we make choices and pursue a career.

Life sometimes throws us a curve ball and instead of a career with a 9 to 5 job we get an hourly wage at a fast food joint.

When we were told we would grow up to have a career and we dreamed what that career would be the difference between reality and our dream can be strikingly different can it not?

Right now you and I are living in a time of change.

We are witness to what I'm calling a clash of expectations.

Each of us expected our lives and the world to work one way only to be confronted with something very different.

That difference is Reality.

This clash of expectations today occurs because we for the first time in history can have the truth as well as lies delivered into our hands and into our minds instantly.

Steve Jobs wanted to put the power of the computer into everyone's hands.

He saw it as a way of incorporating, of blending together, of merging the human race in way specific manner to embrace the harmony of humanity through knowledge.

He helped usher in the communication age.

People like Buckminster Fuller saw that the desktop computer was going to be the most revolutionary power to pull all aspects of humanity onto a critical path of knowledge.

For the very first time in human history, humanity would be able to know information instantly.

Unfiltered.

Joseph Campbell, on the other hand, saw a canyon opening up in humanity's future.

As Arthur C. Clarke put it, humanity was coming to its own childhood's end.

It was going to lose its baby teeth.

Campbell rightly witnessed the end of humanity's transitional traditions.

When I was a child, I thought like a child, and when I became an adult, I thought as an adult.

Childish things are to be put away when we become adults.

Campbell saw that the world over had lost those cultural traditions which told the child previously that now you are no longer a child now you are an adult.

As the adult, you are responsible for the common good of the whole.

Children conversely are only concerned with their own happiness, their own welfare and are selfish.

Previously in the West, this time of transition from childhood to adulthood was called the age of responsibility.

When a person reached the age of eight or thereabouts the child was recognized by the adults in the community as being able to understand the difference between right and wrong.

Being aware of that difference meant they could be held responsible for their actions not only for themselves but for the community.

The individual left behind their childhood and took on the role of the adult to support and defend the common good.

Our modern society has allowed that tenant of humanity, what it means to be a human and an adult to drift away much like Wilson the soccer ball did in the film Castaway.

Today we allow 40-year-old grown children to act out in public precisely as if they were toddlers.

Somehow collectively we are afraid to tell these adults to put away their toys, clean up their rooms and behave like an adult.

There is obviously a whole host of issues that these childish expectations from these childish adults can come into conflict with reality.

I deserve a trophy!

I will marry prince charming!

I will have the perfect career!

I'm always right, you're always wrong!

You can't make me!

I'm winning you're not!

I'm better than you!

It's mine!

Children.

Children.

The Child/Adult can resist growing and being responsible for more than just their selfish interests well into their 80's.

However, one day they will have to face Reality.

The truth.

We only get one chance at life and sitting at the children's table living as a petulant child tyrant is a sad existence.

A sad existence for the child and the parents.

In America today we find many people who we have previously elected to office that demonstrate that they are still children.

These representatives of ours whine, they stomp their feet, they cry out, these Senators are throwing a tantrum because they refuse to do the chore that they were sent to elected Office to do.

Their expectations of power and prestige as a member of a representational government has come into conflict with the reality of which is more critical their self-interests or the Constitution?

They resent that they must serve the Constitution and not solely themselves.

The Constitution which is written for We the people, not I the indulged child/adult.

At the head of our government currently sits a particular kind of a spoiled brat.

Indulged throughout his life, never told he was wrong by those beneath him, he believes himself to be his own law, his own justice, his own judge.

He has an expectation that his world cannot be challenged.

It's time that the adults in the room introduce this child President to reality.

It's time to give him a time out.

Peace

DFrey

Forces Film, Again Begin

Broken

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Broken is not a bad word.

It turns out that most of if not all things in our universe must first break to be useful.

When we break from the story, we tell ourselves about the world and our place in it we can then embrace the truth of life.

We become an instrument of the power of love.

Do you live behind a wall of your own creation and did you have help building it?

All the ism's out there in our world purposely put up rigid walls to keep people locked up.

The isms fill minds with half-truths and goad followers to attack and to deny all others as false.

Have you ever heard anyone say you can't trust so and so because they are ________ fill in the blank?

Compassion, honor, duty, truth all fall away in favor of the prejudice, the advocacy of the given ism.

The ism feeds the personal prejudice of the individual of the group to keep its followers from straying.

But more importantly, it feeds the need to maintain power and position that the followers of the ism are afraid they will lose if they don't fight back.

But what happens if you let your personal narrative of how you believe the world works fall away?

What happens if your world breaks?

Think about this sentence, billions of years ago a star exploded creating the elements you are made of.

Just reading that sentence could break a world view.

Only in the supernovae of a star, a star large enough that when it reached its end of days, it collapses on itself forcing together atoms.

These atoms that are broken and reforged in the massive explosion constitute the elements we find in our own solar system.

Think about it.

A Sun in the past had to die to give life to us today.

That is the truth.

You don't have to accept it as the truth.

However, the universe doesn't accept your personal story.

The universe neither accepts our sense of morality or asks for our permission to do the things it does.

The universe is.

It is up to each of us to discover it.

Discover its truth.

When we break from prejudice and see the world as it is and not how we pretend it is the distance between you and the next person is just an arm's length away.

We all like to think of ourselves as being unique and special.

Unique yes on the outside but in the heart we are all the same.

Fear keeps us from doing what we are intended to do with our life.

Once broken we can hear the call of love.

Once broken we can see the need for love.

Once broken we can touch the world for the first time with compassion.

Break the walls of the ism.

No matter how small a person may believe they are love will give them both strength and courage to make a difference in this world.

A young woman Rosa Parks made a difference that day when she said to herself that the Jim Crow laws were unjust.

The unnamed people who march in our streets against the immigration policy of this president have moved the conscience of a nation.

The Parkland students, the parents of Sandy Hook, have moved others to stand against the ism of the merchants of death.

That person you saw who dropped a coin into a bucket made a difference in the world that day.

It's ironic that the smallest, what seems to be the ineffective, the broken are precisely the type of people that love uses to change the world.

Our world is broken.

Some of us have been tasked by love to bring the pieces back together again.

To heal.

To bring back hope.

The world will not be the same as it was.

The world will be better.

Peace.

DFrey

Forces Film, Again Begin

More Than A Feeling

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America has a problem, and it appears to be us.

One step forward, two steps back.

That's right.

One step forward, two steps back.

The problem that America has did not arrive with the election of the current President.

There has been a sickness at the center of the American heart that we as a people have ignored generation after generation.

Just like our physical health, the mental health of America is not what it can be.

There is obviously something broken in our will.

There is obviously something overheated in our choices.

There is obviously something falling apart at the center of our idea of justice, of fairness, of the common good.

At least half of the population of our nation live in a world without hope.

I don't mean they can't live day by day but to tell you the truth that's just what I mean.

If all you are doing each day is just getting by, just living, lust living because you have lost hope for your future, you are living in a purgatory.

You are working hard each day but getting nowhere.

You feel your head slipping under the surface of the waters of life.

You are choking on the words of promises not kept by those entrusted with your vote.

On the other hand…

The condition of America's mental health is not held solely contingent upon the actions of others, we the people are also responsible for letting our conscious get so distorted.

Loss of income, loss of job opportunities are a part of life.

They always have been.

There have been places and times in the past where economic opportunity failed the people and created a fertile ground in which political opportunists and tyrants ransacked and destroyed nations.

They plunged their populations into wars blaming others for their own financial and moral circumstance.

It's easy to say the devil made me do it then it is to take personal responsibility for your own failing.

Yet here in America we the people have always understood that the good of the many is extended to the few and to the one.

Our great American experiment is about a nation of many living together through thick and thin.

That our strength is we leave no one behind.

The rich, the poor, the healthy, the sick, the old, the young and all the colors of humanity working together to make a better nation, a better world, a better life for each other.

So here we are at this time and this place in America.

The times they are a changing yet again.

Today instantly people can unite or divide over a single Tweet.

Words matter.

Words can make people swallow hate or words can lift them out of fear and give them hope.

Each of us has a responsibility to the nation and to each other.

We need to give each other hope.

What can hope be?

Hope can be if you become sick you can't lose your home.

Hope can come from not being afraid your child will be killed in their classroom.

Hope can be working hard and earning a living to pay your bills with a little extra left in your pocket.

Hope can be coming out of the shadows of racism, misogyny, sexual bias and contributing without fear of economic and social retribution.

Hope can be an educational safety net that if your career opportunities change your new education is free.

None of these ideas to bring hope are new.

No, they are not.

They have been there since the foundations of this republic.

We the People of the United States, in Order, to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.

All that means is we believe that hope belongs to everyone.

The more justice, the more peace, the more security, the more common good, the blessing of love and hope will be had by this generation and the generations to come.

Who doesn't want that?

Who would work against that?

Those that thrive that feed off of fear that's who.

Fear is power and for those who either want control or want to retain it fear is the thing that is fed.

Fear can do a lot.

It can build walls.

It can start wars.

It can starve people.

It can stop dreams.

It can destroy compassion.

It can throw down honor.

It can drown duty.

Fear is the enemy of hope.

More than a feeling, hope is the foundation of America.

After all this time, after all the people who have fought for, died for and have stood for what this nation stands for, we are not the generation to turn its back.

No.

Let us each one of us ask of ourselves and of our neighbors to do better.

Not just for ourselves, but for all those generations yet to come.

Let us each in our way drop hate and lift up hope for all.

Peace

DFrey

Forces Film, Again Begin

Where Are The Strong

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When the unexpected tragedy falls upon us, we ask where are the strong?

When the flood overwhelms our home the water rises we ask where are the strong?

Long days at the bedside of our loved one wiping away the crust from their mouths we ask where are the strong?

A child cries in the night, alone, afraid, in the next room their mother is beaten.

Where are the strong?

A man is stopped in the street because of the color of his skin, he's afraid, he's done nothing wrong, but a fear he's grown up with confuses his reason.

He's afraid.

He runs.

He's shot dead by the police.

We ask.

Where are the strong?

A mother and father are raped and killed, and their child runs out into the darkness away from their home.

They run, run, through the night until they collapse.

They find their way north.

North.

They follow the story they hear of a land where mercy and hope rain down freely.

They make their way through fear and terror only to be stopped at the border of America by people who forgot how to care, how to share, how to love.

Where are the strong?

Over here in Washington is an administration headed by a man who is familiar with corruption.

His familiarity with corruption comes from his own mouth.

He admires tough corrupt men.

They get things done.

This President doesn't see that the rules either before he became president or after apply to him.

Rules are for losers.

We who believe and follow the rules are a waste of flesh and blood.

Suckers.

Things to be taken advantage of.

This President and his defenders use the goodwill of those that follow the rules to hide their corruption.

One horrible lie after another rain out of the mouths of these people spinning a myth greedily gobbled up by the fearful.

On and on, day after day they spit on the face of justice and laugh daring anyone to stop them.

Who can stop them?

We all ask, where are the strong?

Who among us will have the moral courage to stand and do right?

Who will realize that they must sacrifice their all to make a difference?

What we fight against is a dark sickness of man's soul that has eaten its own since the foundations of the world.

This evil, this corruption will not stop unless and until people of goodwill stand up against it and say no more, not today, not ever again.

There is no bargain with evil.

There can be no compromise with corruption.

You can't spin political partisanship enough to share a seat with fraud, graft, and malfeasance in office just so you can save your job.

Is that what's it's all boiled down too?

Saving your job?

You don't want to make waves you politicians because you might lose your job?

When Joe got his boat out and went up and down the flooded streets saving his neighbors he was supposed to be at work that day.

When Alice took care of her mother dying of Alzheimer's she missed that job interview.

When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marched in the streets, he didn't get to collect on his pension from the Baptist Church.

When Robert Kennedy was shot dead in LA, he didn't get the job he wanted as president of the United States.

The life you have the freedom you enjoy was built by hands both great and small.

Each set of hands have set into place bricks of justice, of freedom, laid there by people just like you and me.

Rich and poor, old and young, laid there with the intent that freedom and justice for all makes a better world for us all.

No one, no one, not even the President of the United States is above the law.

If we cannot hold a corrupt President responsible what does this government, what do our representatives, what does this country, these people stand for?

Is the Constitution just some kind of racket?

Is the Declaration of Independence just a come on for suckers?

Is Democracy a fraud?

No.

No, it is not.

We the people of the United States cannot be extorted by this President.

We as a people do not have to do the heavy lifting alone.

No.

There is a whole nation of people, a majority that holds the truth of justice dear to them.

I've asked where are the strong?

We are the strong.

We're the people.

We are not afraid.

Love asks more.

Peace.

DFrey

Forces Film, Again Begin

Right From Wrong

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How can you know if you're in the right?

Many people past and present have and will go to their graves in the belief they are right.

Over 620,000 Confederate soldiers died for the cause of the South during the American Civil War.

1,773,700 plus German soldiers died during World War One.

Then the German people still believed they were right and the rest of the world was wrong and for a second time they went to war with the world and over 4.3 million soldiers were killed and over 500,000 civilians were killed.

3 million North Korean soldiers died for their cause.

1.1 million North Vietnamese soldiers died for their belief.

This doesn't count the tens of millions of non-believers killed by these true believers during these conflicts who murdered the other under the assumption that there can only be one truth.

We today can see who was on the wrong side and who was on the right side during those conflicts.

But why didn't the people during those wars see the writing on the wall?

Why couldn't they see they were wrong?

There are big questions of right and wrong, but also there are everyday interactions, conflicts, issues that need answers.

How do you know you're in the right?

How many of us are willing to kill for a belief?

In our nation, many believe that they have the right to own guns and to kill whom they want when they want for their own reasons.

No one can stop them from killing not even the Constitution they believe.

We have subtler folks who casually discriminate based upon race.

Discrimination is a kind of casual death sentence upon the victim who is never given a real chance to thrive.

Greed drives many to gather and amass wealth through fraudulent business's, charities, religions.

Greed instructs the follower that the innocent are sheep, and you are the shearer.

Take from the stupid they'll never miss it.

Does at any time taking from the poor to make oneself rich ever raise a flag of morality for some?

Does a type of social, economic racism allow the person to convince themselves that this other kind of person doesn't deserve to be happy?

I'm of the mind that you either like humanity or you don't.

You're either willing to lend a hand or are of the mind that life is a party and it's there for your taking.

I'm also of the mind given our current time we live in that this split between those that are aware and support versus those that don't care about the common good is around 60/40.

I'm being an optimist and think that based upon the current polls demonstrating 40% of our citizens support our current President, and 60% don't.

That ratio can be reasonably applied to every issue that comes up today.

There are 40% of the nation who want children locked up.

There are 40% who want to discriminate against brown people.

There are 40% who don't want women to have equal pay.

There are 40% who would be happy with a dictator as long as that dictator favored them and oppressed the 60%.

There are 40% who want no restrictions on their right to kill with guns.

There are 40% who don't want the LGBTQ+ community to exist let alone have equal rights.

There are 40% who don't want abortions for any reason.

There are 40% who believe that the rich and corporations like them.

There are 40% who don't believe Man can change the climate.

There are 40% who don't want to share, food, neighborhoods, the street, the sidewalk, waiting in line, your right to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

It's really a sad thing to think about.

How could so many be so willing to destroy so much and yet still believe they are in the right?

What blinds people to pain?

What makes people deaf to the sound of sorrow?

What makes people ignore the crippling predatory power of poverty?

What takes away a person's ability to feel the anguish of hopelessness in another?

Is it as simple as, "At least it's not me."

How did generations, these generations that share this nation with us turn their hearts and minds away from love?

What put up the walls?

What burned down the truth of the common good?

What ground up common decency?

How did respect become hate?

Why did so many stop dreaming?

Why did so many of us stop dreaming of a better world?

So many have swallowed the pill of bitterness and now spew rank hatred in their wake.

Why?

How can a person believe that hatred, discrimination, intolerance, selfishness is standing on the side of right?

Of goodness?

Of compassion?

Of honor?

Of duty?

Personally, I'm gobsmacked.

America and please psychologists tell me if I'm wrong has a personality disorder.

An example is the opioid problem.

Yes, a corporation and doctors got together and made money off their product.

However, there is another problem that is more disturbing than corporate greed and the willingness to throw their customers into the morgue.

It's called personal responsibility.

Vast swaths of the Midwest have seen and are living in the aftermath of losing heavy industry and manufacturing to other countries via corporate boards lust for their ever-growing profit monster.

Unemployment, economic downturns, even depressions of the past meant everyone had to work harder.

Tough times made a tough people.

Can do spirit.

It didn't mean that they threw morality, social respect, belief in the rule of law out the window and went from no job to heroin addict overnight.

Historically speaking, if you're out of work, you became an alcoholic.

But opioids?

Heroine?

How is that doing right?

What makes one say I am different from the rest of these losers, I'm not an addict, I got this under control, I'm in the right?

I need this to get my life straight?

This personality disorder that America has did not develop on its own.

No.

No.

People do bad things when you take away their dreams.

When dreams become nightmares, some people strike out in fear and anger.

There is something we as a nation needs to know, something we all need to hear.

We can dream again.

We must, and it is our duty to dream again.

We don't have to believe we need to tear up and burn down what we have to make a clean start of it again.

No.

You don't set your house on fire because you need a new pillow.

Some of us need to calm down.

Open our eyes.

Our minds.

Our hearts.

Understand that the first principle of being right is to believe in truth.

Even if that truth reveals that we are in the wrong.

There is and only has been one truth in all of human history.

Not your truth or my truth but one great universal truth that has united us from birth to death.

Wisdom comes from compassion.

It's why a man a long time ago said, "What parent would give their child a rock if they are hungry?"

Too many fellow Americans believe they are in the right and are handing out rocks to the rest of us to suck on.

That's got to change.

Love means doing more not less.

Love asks more of each of us every day.

Reach out to that brother and sister and give them some of your courage.

Lift that box off their heads called fear.

Push away the night terrors created by their fear.

Ask them to join in a new dream.

Peace

DFrey

Forces Film, Again Begin

Fundamental

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The times they are changing.

The people on top have gone through many name changes in history.

A moving target is hard to hit.

For a very long time, they were called Bandits.

Then Master.

Then King.

Then Aristocracy.

Then the Man.

Then the Ownership Class.

They have had a few things in common over the past 10,000 years.

The ownership class does not like to share.

The ownership class does not like public education.

The ownership class does not like the public period.

The times they are changing.

In past history 400 years ago, the fear that struck at the heart of the Aristocracy was Moveable type.

Moveable type meant that anything which was said on any given day, on that same day, it could be printed and read by thousands.

The King's in the past were not afraid of the public learning of their thievery in time for the public to do anything about it.

The Master's controlled the narrative about themselves masterfully.

The public couldn't understand the motivations of the wealthy because we were poor.

Not just poor in the pocketbook but also poorly educated poorly understood politics, poorly endowed with brains that were equal to the rich.

Moveable type allowed for the almost live rendition of fact to the general public.

It took many social and political revolutions, the American revolution being one of them before the Aristocracy got control of the narrative again.

You can point to the American Civil war as being one of the turning points in history where a war of the Aristocracy was committed to further the power and control of industry.

The First World War was a war between the Aristocracy of Europe.

Each and every war since then has been about control of corporate power over resources and who ultimately sat on industry boards in control of the planets natural wealth.

The Man eventually got control of Business which in turn gave money to politicians who wrote the laws, who then made the world favorable once again to the aristocrat.

Dissent was easily destroyed through media, narratives casting doubt upon public institutions were firmly once again ingrained in the public perception.

Freedom had the drapes pulled, and the public didn't see it coming.

The ownership class is good at its own public relations you have to give them that.

However, an immigrant to America had an idea from watching Star Trek.

Steve Jobs wanted to own and operate a company that built and supplied the computer that was in control of the starship Enterprise.

Today over 2.1 billion smartphones and growing are in the hands of the public.

This is causing yet again a fundamental shift if the fear of the Aristocrat.

The Ownership class is throwing the kitchen sink at truth trying to stop the information age.

At least those aware enough to see that their yacht is on fire.

The Masters are losing control of the narrative.

Each and every day countless millions can see and hear how their neighbor fell off their skateboard and broke their tailbone.

They can see and hear what their government representative has said about cooperating with an enemy of their country.

They can see and hear the owner of an airplane company say, "…oops we made a mistake people died, our bad."

They can see and hear how current day aristocrats tell women what they can and can't have in their bodies.

The narrative is no longer in control of the invisible corrupt.

We are witness to a transition in history just like the time of the invention of the Moveable type.

Our world is changing.

It will change fundamentally.

The genie is out of the bottle.

No amount of alternative narrative can prevent the truth from being revealed.

The sight of a man running away shot in the back by police.

A sex trafficker sitting with your senator, your president's family.

A teacher choking a student.

A teen shooting a store clerk in the face.

Men in the street carrying tiki torches chanting slogans of Nazis.

The sight of a melted north pole.

This power that has been given to us in the palm of our hands is an instrument for a fundamental change of our world, of our society.

For the first time in human history, those that feed and profit from fear can no longer hide.

What happens next?

The times they are changing…

Peace

DFrey

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Self Interest

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Why has the Republican Party jumped off a cliff?

What has happened to that political movements reason?

How can a majority of Republicans deny the history of hate and the disaster that the future will bring to their party?

Spite.

Spite is one of the answers.

Spite.

Bitterness.

Animosity.

Hostility.

Vengeance, are all included.

One day during the two terms of President Obama the Republican Party majority woke up that day and realized that the world they believed would never change.

Somewhere between poor people getting health care and Trans people using the same toilet as them, their collective heads exploded.

The myth they had consistently told themselves that being white and conservative in America would protect them from having to share the wealth with brown people evaporated in their minds.

This social realization of the change, the broadening of the social good for all drove a hot knife into their guts.

The reaction has been the Republican Conservative Party would rather burn America down then allow one thing, one brown, one other to share in "their" Homeland.

So among the many things that this executive branch has done while in office when their president and his people defund the Special Olympics, the conservatives in this country exposed the dark heart at the root of the hate that is being fed.

The Republican Party and conservative America believe that it is in a fight to the death.

They will not listen to reason because they are in a struggle with what they believe is true.

I've said it before, have you ever tried to take a bone away from a jealous dog?

These conservatives will bite your hand, they will claw your face, they will rip out your life to protect what they believe has been given to them by God.

Their rightful place as stewards of this country.

I personally know the depths of this feeling being born into this conservative culture.

It is not only believed but preached from the pulpit every Sunday in America.

The story of white supremacy is taught to this very day not just in alley's and in bars out by the highway.

White supremacy is in the office, in the home, in the church.

The ideal of segregation and whites being the stewards of the earth is in the book of Genesis.

At least that's how white racists interpret it.

So trying to reason with the Republican Party currently falls within a losing strategy.

When was the last time you asked a card-carrying Christian to stop believing in Jesus?

A story that says you'll have eternal life if you believe in me.

That is not something that can be casually laid down, can it?

No.

Especially when through the long dark history of racism in this country the two stories of racial superiority and Christianity have been woven together into an ugly basket of hate.

I honestly have no concrete answer to this problem of our current day.

I don't know how to stop the fear conservatives have that they are losing their world.

The reason why is because they are losing their world.

The world is waking up.

The light of truth is shining into the dark places of our society and revealing an ugly dark hearted mold growing there.

We today are working to clean out that mold of the heart and mind.

Those that are happy to live in that darkness are upset that we are letting in the sunshine and spraying bleach around.

They are comfortable with the status quo, and we are upsetting the apple cart.

In one respect, we are watching conservative America ride their anger off the cliff of history.

We who are looking towards the future are watching the past commit suicide.

We the people, the majority, stand at the mountain top and ask aloud, "Why did they do that?"

Love has bound a people to move towards truth and justice.

Love can bind the wounds of a people too.

Love can sweep away the nightmares in the mind, and restore hope.

Conservative America's last hope is if they can separate truth from lies.

Conservative America if you can hear me, "Love your neighbor as you love yourself."

Peace.

DFrey

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Fear

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Fear creates false stories.

If you are afraid, you are willing to believe the worse of the thing you are scared of.

It has been going on in the minds of humanity for a very long time.

Entire faiths, entire societies are based upon fear.

Fear of death.

Fear of the stranger.

Fear of new ideas.

Fear of change.

Fear of you.

That's right.

Somebody, somewhere right this very minute is afraid of you.

Of what you represent.

What do you represent?

Are you working for peace between your brother and your sister?

Or do you work against them because you don't trust them?

Or do you fall into the third thing which captures the majority of us which is you do nothing?

Fear will render the most logical person to accept the illogical.

For all of Time there has arisen out of the emotion of fear a false narrative.

A false story.

A false idea that there is a choice to be made.

Here's an example of what I'm talking about.

Upon the question of immigration we are told you must have security first then possibly consideration will be given to why undocumented immigration happens in the first place.

Why can't we do both?

We have adopted an ugly discourse of narrowly believing there is only one way to solve a problem.

We search for a magic silver bullet that we can fire off and finish off the beast.

We want to kill off the thing that makes us worry and work as quickly as possible.

I'll declare that to be a lazy, slothful way of thinking.

It ignores our reality of life.

Let me put it this way..

When your parent cleaned your bottom, did they do it only once?

Did they say I'll find the best method of cleaning my child's bottom and I'll be done with that!

They cleaned your bottom once and walked away.

They were self-satisfied that they did the job in the best, the most efficient way they knew how and never came back?

No.

Life is about messes and how we do our duty to attend to them.

Your parent didn't have a fear of their duty to love her child.

Your parent saw it as a privilege to care for you.

As it is our privilege to care for each other.

Each of us has an ability no matter how large no matter how small and humble to reach out and care for each other.

We can both walk and talk.

We can both care and have standards.

We can praise and critique.

Fear wants us to believe there is a binary choice between yes and no when in reality we all know that the world is gray.

Our duty to each other is never-ending.

Love doesn't stop at the border.

Love doesn't stop at the patient's bedside.

Love doesn't stop at the arrest of a suspect.

Love doesn't stop at the bench before the judge.

Love doesn't stop with the words in our Constitution.

Love asks more.

Love asks you to do all things with a glad heart.

You don't get to choose on the path of love how you can segregate your heart.

The realm of good ideas all has a seat at the table of humanity.

Love demands that we do all of them together.

We do not get to choose.

Love knows we can handle it.

Only fear tells us to choose one.

Life is not like Sophie's Choice.

We are not at the point of a gun to choose the life of one of our children over another.

We do not live in a world of a Paleolithic culture having to decide which child we must sacrifice to the God's so that we can have a good crop next year.

Attention!

The world has moved beyond that cultural mental restriction of child sacrifice.

Although some who feed fear want to feed that monster continually.

Blood doesn't have to be spilled for us to realize what is the right thing to do.

No.

We can keep both children.

We can keep all children.

Hasn't the world gone through enough to realize that compassion has an enormous hug?

We can do both..

It's not difficult.

It's love.

Peace

DFrey

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Cannibals

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Straight up.

The wealthy cannibalize society by hoarding wealth and stealing its dignity.

Through all of recorded time, this has been a fact.

It has never stopped.

Please realize this fact.

It has never stopped.

Why should it?

The wealthy are a crafty type of parasite for the most part.

They feed off their host to the point of making the host weak.

But the rule for the wealthy is not to bleed the host so much that they die.

In recent centuries the French Revolution is a good point, in fact, demonstrating how the wealthy lost control of their greed.

Centuries of no justice, enslavement, destruction of the common good to enhance the coffers of the wealthy made a lot of ordinary people in France really upset.

So upset that they believed chopping the heads off the wealthy would lead them to a better society.

It got rid of the immediate problem of the local wealthy ignoring the needs of the host they were feeding on, but it wasn't a cure.

Killing is never a cure.

Government sponsored killing is a part of the cycle of justice put into place by the wealthy so that the larger society never addresses the source of the problems we all face.

People who cannot and will not share.

Some of us may recall the words of the golden rule, do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Or as the wealthy use that same sediment but with a twist, do unto others before they do unto you.

Wealth does a terrible thing to people.

It enhances their character flaws.

Sharing is not a trait that we are born with.

It is a fact.

If you are not aware of this, then please look into the current human genome project on how we are all born selfish, Are Babies Born Good by Abigail Tucker, Smithsonian Magazine 2013.

Sharing has to be taught by caring people.

Some of us get the lesson while others are naturally predisposed to be resistant to sharing.

Sharing means to give up some of your resources to help another.

On a hostile planet with a rapidly changing environment, resources to keep you alive are critical.

It's sort of obvious why an inborn trait of not sharing would be a universal fact in all of humanity everywhere.

It allows the individual to survive and pass on its genes.

However, this biological method of survival is antimatter to a society.

Society is all about cohesion right?

Sticking together?

The rugged individual who is the self-made man who is always winning, the top dog, the alpha male, the wealthy is the complete opposite of what a community stands for.

Right?

The wealthy tell the poor we are better than you because we won't share.

So in point of fact, the wealthy are the best at being humans who survive.

They survive at the expense, the lives that they destroy.

Is there a cure, is there a way to prevent this cannibalism?

There has been a cure right in front of our faces that have been in competition with those that are self-serving.

Love.

Love is the answer.

Love derives from our better angels.

We all have the instinct not to share.

But right there from the very beginning, a whisper tapped us all on our hearts.

The wealthy shout in our faces to follow their example, to deny each other and our selves to serve them.

Some listen to those callous voices thinking they will be like them one day.

Yet in the quiet spaces of all of our lives, the voice of love asks us to do more.

Love asks not to do one thing but to do many things at the same time.

Love knows we can walk and chew gum at the same time.

Love knows we can share bread with the lost.

We can heal those who cannot pay us back.

We can protect those that cannot defend themselves.

We can lift the hopeless and hold them in our arms till they feel safe.

We can wipe away the tears.

Love is stronger and more profound than the instinct of the wealthy not to share.

Love is a code that existed in this universe long before the earth did.

Love is a code as complex or as simple as those who want to hide from it versus those who want to walk with it.

Pile a wealth that never can be taken away.

Love.

Peace

DFrey

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Never Done

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When we use to own a home, the North side of the house had a problem with peeling paint.

Every summer I had to get the ladder out, scrape the bubbling paint and repaint it.

Each early spring my father went out to trim the old growth on his fruit trees.

During the previous growing season, the tree would sprout sucker branches which would leach out the strength of tree and not put that energy into growing fruit.

Some days there never seems to be enough time to complete what we need to do.

That's why there's a tomorrow.

Many tasks take more than one day to accomplish.

Doing a part of the task each day with due diligence will get us to our goal.

In the late 1800s, vitamins were discovered sort of.

It was realized that some foods made people's health stronger than others, but they didn't know why.

Grand claims were made by health food hucksters of the day that they could cure anything from ingrown toenails to woman's complaint with their mixtures.

People then as now didn't go out of their comfort zone and habits.

It was known that inmates developed a sickness and death from eating just cornbread and nothing else during imprisonment but the authorities didn't know why?

It wasn't until 1912 that Casimir Funk isolated and confirmed the biochemical properties of what he termed Vitamins that the public became aware of their benefits.

However, knowledge of the right things to eat didn't flip a switch in people's diet.

Society abhors change.

People, on the whole, don't like to expend energy, do they?

For many, there has to be a crisis before they take action.

The house has to be actually on fire before they think about taking the stacked newspapers out.

People have energy at the beginning, but for most that enthusiasm dwindles with time.

They plant an herb garden and come back a few months later to see the weeds have taken over.

Our nation needs to tend to its democracy right now.

Dr. Martin Luther King admonished us all that the task of equality and justice for all wasn't going to get done in a day.

We each have our part to do.

The forces we fight will not give up.

Evil is not lazy.

Bigotry doesn't take the day off.

Racism feeds upon ignorance every day.

Injustice sprints ahead of the common good.

The weeds of intolerance grow in the fertile soil of anger and hopelessness.

Our challenge is not to succumb to apathy.

If you've never picked an acre of beans, at the start, the task seems long hot and daunting.

The sun beats you down and stings your eyes.

The fly bites your ankles and the blood flows.

You take a break, but that nagging feeling grows telling you to get up and get it done.

While you're working, a friend stops by and lends a hand.

The neighbor next door sees you working and brings you a drink of cold water.

That neighbor joins in, then the guy across the way brings a sandwich and helps with the picking too.

A community has come together of brother's and sisters, young and old, rich and poor all joining hands and hearts to share in the work.

To share in the riches.

To share in the love.

To share the burden of the task.

We will get there together, all of us one day.

Love has always been stronger than hate.

Always and in all ways.

Peace.

DFrey

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Hear That?

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In the night where the street lights buzz.

The smell of cooking still lingers.

A sharp word yelled through broken walls.

A slap.

A body hits the wall.

Silence.

Hear that?

Saturday night the lights of the city are a blur.

Running from a ghost a memory.

Fear propels relief into the vein.

Fear turns eyes away from truth.

Funny how the world doesn't fit into the story told.

A hollow cry for help.

Hear that?

There are sounds we want to hear.

The comfort of a familiar song.

The beat of rain up on the roof.

The thrill of children who are about to eat.

The words that tell us that we are wanted.

The abiding of love.

Hear that?

You and I can hear it.

How is it that so many can't?

What has happened to make pain invisible?

What story is more important to protect that it allows suffering?

Why are peace and prosperity only for a privileged few?

How can so many hope for so little for so many?

Hear that?

It's a sound that this President has never heard.

It's a beat that puts fear in the corrupt.

It's a solo voiced by knights of this republic that makes Evil run.

It's a chorus sung by the old, the young, the weak, the poor, the sick, the forgotten, the majority, by we the people.

It's the sound of justice coming right quick.

Hear that?

Peace.

DFrey

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What Happend?

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Liberace is gay.

The United States landed 12 men on the moon.

The Constitution states that the majority cannot deny the minority a right that it enjoys.

Bob Hope never won an Oscar.

There is no new border wall being built currently.

Elvis died of a prescription drug overdose.

Crime pays.

What happened?

Getting everyone onto the same page in society is difficult.

Information travels through each of our unique personal filters at various rates.

It takes time for people to have that light bulb moment, that moment of "ah-ha" to take place.

All those crazy crummy commercials we wade through each day, and at the end, you don't know what they are advertising do you?

Commercials and the people who make them rely upon the rule of thirds to get their messages across.

The first 30 times you see a commercial is just the introduction.

The second 30 times you see a commercial you realize what they are selling.

The third 30 times you see a commercial you determine if you will buy that product or service.

Marketing realizes how slow the consumer mind reacts to new information.

Do you realize how long it takes to get people to understand a fact?

Reality has an uphill battle going against it.

I mentioned our personal filters.

What I specifically mean is bias.

Bias is what we each personally believe to be true even if it's not true or based upon reality.

Bias can be as simple as not liking mushrooms on your pizza.

Bias can be fear and distrust of black people.

Both kinds of bias can be based upon real experience as well as belief in a myth.

It took Europe over 200 years to eat a tomato after it was introduced in the 16th century.

The fear was that the tomato was the fruit of a cousin of the nightshade plant and believed to be poisonous.

A popular myth that was dispelled allowing H. J. Heinz to become a millionaire producing ketchup.

Bias is the blanket that we wrap ourselves in to protect ourselves from the unknown.

However, the truth will out.

The truth will eventually overcome.

Truth is a slow-moving train through history.

Anyone at any time can get aboard and take the ride.

Truth is revealed through time.

Some of us can see truth immediately.

Some of us it takes about a week or two.

While others may never get to the truth without some help.

Like the person who asks what the hell is going on during a movie, some of us have not been exposed to a reality beyond our own experience.

It can be confusing.

Each one of us who knows the truth has the privilege of helping those who don't understand.

It's not our duty or goal to drag everyone by the ear to get them to truth.

It is our duty to stand when the purveyors of myth, of rumor, of lies and deceit, use their propaganda of hate to muster fear.

Make no mistake about it; there are those who profit from myth.

These criminals of our society profit off the ignorant.

They make billions of dollars pushing a product of fear, intolerance, greed, envy, hatred.

They make profit out of suffering.

They enrich themselves promoting hopelessness.

They pile up gold to themselves as they create division.

People like our President and this administration are the very definition of the huckster.

A huckster is a person who willingly stands before the innocent and tells lies for their own profit.

They feed bias.

They are enemies of the truth.

They are like dealing with a devil who never tells the truth but that too is lie.

What can we do?

We can hold a door open and point the way.

We can open a window and let the wind of truth blow out the cobwebs of bias.

We can lift the light of hope before the door.

For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it. - Thomas Jefferson

Peace

DFrey

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Why

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Chased down a dark alley the innocent soul turns on its attacker realizing they want to take their life and asks, "Why?"

The pursuit began when the locals determined that this soul was an outsider.

An agitator.

An entity that was going to disrupt the status quo.

Those that were in charge and in power would have to share that power, that wealth.

It made them afraid.

It made them angry.

It made them hate.

It made them believe that they had the right to kill that which brought change to their world.

They had always been right.

How could they be wrong?

Nobody had ever told them they were wrong.

They were at the top for a reason.

Obviously, they were the best.

They had always been winning.

Who could deny their success?

Who could deny their authority over truth?

Who could deny their position as absolute judges over life and death?

All the anger, all the hate, all the vengeance over this one innocent soul who happened to walk down the wrong street at the wrong time of day.

Those that were in power closed in on their prey, teeth biting, tearing and over the bridge they hurdled the innocent soul to their demise.

Why?

If you haven't had the chance to see Babe: Pig in the City you have missed an opportunity to ask yourself why?

The innocent soul is Babe.

Their life at that moment had not instructed them to the cruelty of the world.

How evil hides in plain sight.

How darkness piles wealth from exploiting the innocent.

How the phrase, "Crime never prospers," is a marketing ploy crafted by criminals to cover the fact that crime does profit especially the wealthier you are.

But more importantly the "why" asked by Babe is, how could you kill me when you don't even know me?

That question is real even if it's asked by a talking pig.

Right now, right today as the President stood in the Rose Garden declaring his border emergency those with a conscious asked why?

Why is this happening?

Why is this happening now?

The answer is fear.

Fear can do many things.

Fear has been the tool of the criminal forever.

Ever since one monkey sat next to another on a branch and said, there are bandits in the hills.

Killers.

Rapists.

The only way you can stop them is to give me half of your wealth.

I will give your money to those bandits in the hills, and they will leave you in peace.

That story has been parroted by criminals to countless innocent souls forever.

It was said yet again today February 15, 2019, in Washington DC, in the backyard of the White House by the President.

Why?

We wrestle not only with our own conscience but we, if we are responsible, must carry the burden of generations of anger and hate.

That anger and hate are always with us.

It's not going away any time soon.

Racism, bigotry, anger, hate are all exploited by the fear mongers, the criminal minds among us.

It's not just the likes of our President.

Fear can be stoked by your Uncle and Aunt.

By your wife and husband.

By your son and daughter.

By your minister, your priest, your rabbi, your imam.

By your friend.

Drop fear lift hope.

Our duty, our privilege for all that follow the truth of love has this task.

This task to take away fear and to lift hope for all.

So that one-day innocent eyes filled with fear and tears do not have to ask…

Why?

Peace

DFrey

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Lifeboat

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Cast upon a dark ocean in the middle of the night fear and the unknown grip the survivors as they cling to the lifeboat.

Who is in this lifeboat?

A young black man just graduated from college wanting to go onto become a doctor but not sure if it's right for him.

A retired white couple, she has MS, and her husband is a diabetic.

A Hispanic female crew member who before the journey came out to her parents.

A young white boy and a black girl who was reunited with their estranged mother who is in recovery.

A middle-aged Asian woman who is celebrating her divorce.

A Jewish 30 something female who that morning found a lump in her breast.

Who else is in this lifeboat?

You.

It actually doesn't matter if you realize it or not but you and I are all in the same boat together.

The world doesn't wait for you to have the epiphany the realization that we all need each other.

In our lifeboat called earth, each and every one of us has the ability to contribute to the greater good.

Of course, some of us are not up to the task.

They would prefer that others take their place at the oars of life.

Being involved with society would mean they would be judged, and they prefer to be not only anonymous, but they also don't want to get their hands dirty.

They don't want to have to deal with the life and death reality which is living.

Funnier still are those who are angry that others whom they deem unworthy are trying to save them from their own self imposed destruction.

For these people, they see a hierarchy of human worth based upon race quickly followed by income.

The blacker and poorer you are in their minds you become the least able to contribute to their society and are unworthy of help or consideration.

We are all cast upon this sea of the unknown which is the future.

If we are to get to the morning where the light of day will give us all a chance at rescue, we all need each other to get to that better day.

Who can say which mother's child will be the one to cure the disease that is killing you right now?

Who can say which person in this world will hold your hand and love you as you travel into your death?

Who can tell what person will lead a nation and stop a war that would kill everything you love?

Humans are not given the ability to see into minds.

Humans do have the ability to perceive actions.

We can all see the power of feeding the hungry.

We can all see the love of tending to the sick.

We can all see the courage of defending the defenseless.

Life gives each and every one of us a challenge to pick up our oar and start rowing this boat we are all in.

It is a tragedy of the human spirit that some turn their backs on this request made of all of us from love.

The dark heart of nationalism, of racism, of religiosity, all of the ism's that stake out divisions among society.

Their rules segregate and pull apart humanity refusing each and everyone from going into that good morning light of the future.

If you don't belong to my club, you're damned to torment forever.

Some would rather cling to that ship that is going down into the depths of the bottomless ocean of a racist, bigoted past.

They would rather sink to the deepest ocean of hate then share a seat with us in our multiracial, multiethnic, multigender, multi-belief lifeboat.

The future waits for no man or woman.

Right now right this very second you and I are living in the future.

We cannot help those that willfully hate the light of humanity.

What we can do together is row for that shore where freedoms light shines for all.

We can't wait or give space in the boat for those who want to put a hole in it and sink the future.

We can't let those that want to segregate us and divide us with fear and hate to keep us from the shore of freedom

We're in this together you and I.

Our lifeboat.

Row.

Peace

DFrey

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Retreat

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Fear makes people act against their own self-interest.

Children, when they are afraid of the dark, will retreat under their covers.

Their fear of what is beyond their sight in the dark overwhelms them.

They find comfort from that unknown inside of the familiar, the warmth of their blanket.

The children still realize that its dark outside of their blanket but within the confines of their sealed-off world they are no longer afraid.

Retreat.

Have you ever seen a dog that is gun shy?

A gun shy dog can no longer hunt.

A gun shy dog is where a gun has been shot too close to the animal thereafter they are afraid and run away every time they hear a loud bang.

When there is a loud noise, they do not recognize, it will strike fear in their hearts, and they cower from the retort.

The dog can no longer contribute it retreats from its purpose.

Retreat.

There's a story in my family about my wife's brother who cried over an egg.

Every morning for breakfast there was always plenty to eat.

There was abundance.

But this brother this day wanted a second egg for breakfast.

However, his father got to that second egg before he did and ate it.

This brother began to cry.

His mother could make him another egg, but he wanted that one.

It belonged to me he cried.

His mother told him you already had an egg you never have a second.

But the brother cried he ate my egg!

It was mine!

He didn't deserve my egg!

I wanted it I deserved it!

The mother said aren't you full?

The young brother retreated from his family and ran to his room and cried.

That egg was mine.

Retreat.

Today, Conservatism has retreated into a self-imposed mental and spiritual void where sharing is believed to be evil.

Intolerable.

Even in this reality, in the face of abundance conservatives would rather burn the nation down then to break bread outside of their community.

You and I are undeserving takers.

We have taken their egg.

The egg that mentally belongs to them and only them.

We have raised our voices in protest and made a sound that makes them afraid.

We are the unknown, and the conservative mind wants to build a wall to keep us out.

Society has meant to the conservative mind only they and that which they recognize in their closed gated communities.

Society was good and wholesome in the past when "those people" like us were not inside the fence.

Once society said that the gate needs to be open so that all may sit at the table of abundance, then the conservative mind said no that's evil.

Its evil that woman get to choose what to do with their bodies.

Its evil that we get to love whom we want.

Its evil to allow brown races access to our economy.

Its evil to let in the stranger fleeing danger over our borders.

Its evil that we get to vote, get free education, get healthcare, want a living wage.

Simply, if the conservative person has to share with any person or group they don't think is deserving than it's wrong.

Retreat.

I'm going to keep saying this till I hear it come back at me.

Do you know what love means?

Love asks more.

Conservatives know this too.

Love asks more.

But fear has made some people blind themselves to life.

They've pulled out their own eyes, so they don't have to see the suffering of the other.

They've blocked up their ears with the wax of dullness.

They don't want to hear the cries of pain of the lost and hopeless.

They've pulled up the covers over their heads against the darkness of the world.

They've put their candle under a bucket in fear that a stranger might come to their door in need.

They've pulled up the drawbridge and want to hide behind their walls so they don't have to share an egg with anyone no how no way.

Retreat.

In the Art of War by Sun Tzu, recognized by both conservative and liberal minds as having insight into the man's worst habit of killing each other explains his view of walls.

Walls, fortifications around a city are man's greatest folly of ignorance.

Walls, fortifications eliminate the ability to move, to maneuver, to adapt.

Walls allow you to go around your adversary and cutoff the foolish people who hide behind them.

A people who retreat behind walls commit a type of suicide they will perish and die.

This nation was not founded by people who retreated from the world.

Love wants each and every one of us to the best of our ability to reach out a helping hand.

Not to do the easy but the hard thing.

Maybe a little bit of envy is what is needed to move the mind that has retreated.

Maybe looking over at the party where everyone is happy and enjoying each other's differences maybe that fear of retreat will drift away from their hearts?

When the society, when the people come together and make a sound of joy everyone will be drawn to that light of freedom and justice for all.

Fear will fall away.

Fear will retreat.

Peace

DFrey

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Keeping It Real

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Keeping it real is a turn of phrase that means you stay true to yourself.

For the past month, we have seen leaders in our government display their true selves.

We saw a Speaker of the House stand for the people of this nation who are not afraid of the future.

We saw a leader of the majority in the Senate hide behind his office and not until the president laid his own head on the chopping block did he meekly say I think you're wrong Mr. President.

We saw a president who has an apparent personality disorder that doesn't allow him to tell objective truth.

Our president can only say what he thinks we want to hear.

Our president sees no difference between doing what is right or what is wrong as long as he gets his way.

This week we also observed the life of Dr. Martin Luther King who kept it real.

Keeping it real.

What does that mean to you?

As you go through life and get older, you may be able to attain wisdom.

Where wisdom comes from is learning from your mistakes.

If you don't learn from your mistakes, that's a sign too.

Time and time again the president makes the same mistake.

The mistake that the president makes is that he believes we don't care.

We don't care about refugees.

We don't care about those who don't have health care.

We don't care about government workers.

We don't care about non-white people.

We don't care about what this nation has stood for these past 200 plus years.

This nation has stood for freedom, liberty, and justice for all.

He believes we will all be satisfied with the status quo with white men making all the decisions and everyone else waiting around to serve them.

That's the world from which he came from.

From his perspective he's…

Keeping it real.

Physicians take an oath.

That oath they swear to says they are to do no harm.

They are to do no harm.

I think our elected officials from dog catcher to President should take that same oath.

To do no harm.

Hurting people for political power for political gain is evil.

Sociopaths the world over practice that ideal as a large part of their personal philosophy.

In the book, The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout, Ph.D. tells us that 1 in 25 people are sociopaths.

That means if you know 100 people 4 of them are sociopaths.

The sociopath is the one that's making trouble and never taking responsibility for the disaster they created.

Doesn't that sound like the President?

Should the President be pitied?

No.

He knows the difference between good and evil but doesn't care which device he employs as long as he gets his orgasm no matter what that may entail.

We as a nation are learning what it means to have a president with this kind of personality disorder.

I've said before that I have had personal experience with a sociopath who almost destroyed my life.

It is illuminating as well as tragic to see our nation go through the same experience I had as we as a nation suffer at the hands of this man our President.

Keeping it real.

Remember.

This too shall pass.

We will all learn from our mistakes.

We will protect ourselves in the future from repeating this tragedy.

On the other side, we as a nation will learn to take better care of ourselves, and we will be a better people.

Keeping it real.

Peace.

DFrey

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Character

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How has your winter been this year?

We are all in the middle of this time of the season.

Snow, rain, cold, dark skies.

Makes you want to stay inside and to find that thing that comforts you.

Hot chocolate does it for some.

For others, mac & cheese, maybe a crackling fire, a favorite book to read, some heartwarming music.

We all know that this season will pass and we know ahead of us lies the Spring.

We will change our garments shake off the warm clothes and welcome the return of the sun.

Life comes in cycles which have been recognized by all peoples the world over.

What if a group of people didn't want the spring to come?

What if this group of people wanted it to be winter all year long?

What would you ask these people why they want it to be winter all the time?

What would you do?

Character.

Character is a lost word in our 21st-century society.

For many, it is defined by the celebrity.

Character is recognized by the person who stands out from the crowd.

Character defined as the remarkable individual.

That's one definition, but it is not the origin of what the word character means.

To have character the individual lives by a set of moral principles recognized and defined by the society at large.

A real way to know if a person has character is when adversity strikes.

You lose your job what do you do?

Do you immediately take drugs and alcohol and soon die from an opioid overdose?

That person has no character.

Your wife dies you leaving you penniless.

Do you rob a bank to get back the money you believe you are owed?

That person has no character.

A woman is going through a bad divorce do you hit on her for sex?

That person has no character.

A person with character will not sit idly by when presented by adversity.

A person with character will not turn their backs when injustice strikes.

A person with character can be anyone big or small, young or old, wealthy or poor.

It is not just one definition of character that can respond to injustice.

We celebrate the differences.

Each and everyone has a responsibility, a privilege to stand against injustice.

There are those without character who seek to profit from adversity.

They sow seeds of fear, of anger, of myth.

Their personal gratification is in creating as much turmoil as they can.

They enjoy spreading the darkness, the cold of an eternal winter of the soul.

Hold up in a cave of white stone they blow ill winds of deceit.

But you want to know something.

They're just some old silly bear afraid of the change of season.

Their eyes strain at the brightness at the newness of the world to come.

No matter how much they may growl and howl and grit their teeth they can't stop the spring from coming.

They can't stop justice and equality for all.

Why?

Why because the universe itself bends towards justice.

No old bear in the White House can stop or will ever stop the rollout of justice.

Character.

– I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Peace

DFrey

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Found and Lost

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Found in history…

The communist GDR, German Democratic Republic was fearful that it's citizens were tempted by the sins of the west and erected a wall to keep them safe from temptation.

In reality, it was a wall of tyranny to keep a people subjugated to the will of the Soviet Union, formerly Russia, ruled by non-religious oligarchs of a type of communist state.

The GDR soon realized that the Berlin Wall kept the sheep in but did nothing to prevent freedom from seeping into the minds of the people of East Germany.

Lost…

The wall failed in its purpose the year was 1989.

Found in history…

Construction began in 122 AD in the province of Britannia the farthest northern border of the Roman Empire under the rule of Hadriani.

The purpose was to draw a line in the woods of the Britannia, later to be known as Great Britain, to keep the annoying raids conducted by the barbarous Picts, the northern city-states of the common area of Britannia.

You can also attribute the construction of the wall to the voices heard in the head of the aristocracy of Rome who believed the gods told them that a wall was needed around the entirety of their Empire to establish how important the Empire was to the world.

Hadrian's wall stretched from the Atlantic to the Dover coast with an average height of 4 feet or 1.2m.

People must have been really short in stature back then because the average person today could trip and roll over Hadrian's wall.

The wall stood, but the empire of the Romans did not.

Lost…

Hadrian's wall fell out of memory its purpose lost to narcissistic whims of a former aristocracy.

Found in history…

The greatest wall!

The power of tyrants is their ability to create fear either real or imagined.

The emperor tyrants of China and the emperor tyrants of the Mongols had been at war with each other for hundreds of years.

The Chinese emperor's got the noble notion to erect a wall across their entire northern border to keep out the obviously inferior northern tribes from immigrating and diluting their culture.

Construction of what was to be called The Great Wall of China began 220 BC and continued till 206 BC.

A great wall it was indeed.

Strong, high and thick and made of the best greatest stones ever.

Ever.

In the 14th century, the Ming Dynasty even built the wall higher, stronger, faster than anyone ever before.

It could stop an army.

It did stop armies.

But it couldn't stop corruption and betrayal in the Chinese aristocracy.

The wall failed.

Lost.

Found and lost.

Walls are built by tyrants but not alone.

Walls are built by a people who are afraid.

We the people of the United States have never been afraid.

A strong people are not afraid.

It is reasonable to give voice to protection as well as defense.

However, fear is not a position that we Americans have historically made decisions from.

Fear in its primal form allows those that are in its midst to be manipulated by tyrants.

Those that are afraid will say or do anything, they will parrot the mindset of the tyrant to alive their fear.

A wall is a projection of fear.

It has always been in the history of the human race.

Like children hiding under the covers in the dark of night a nation, a people cannot hide from the reality of this world behind a wall of concrete and steel.

They cannot hide from the economic and political problems they have contributed to.

There are no guarantees.

Yet this nation was founded upon the idea of freedom.

A freedom loving people do not hide behind a wall.

A freedom loving people stand against the headwind and faces the dilemma with resolution.

A resolution born out of that certain knowledge that from strength comes responsibility.

That's right!

A nation that has great strength has the great responsibility to protect its citizens but to reach out to the world the steady hand of love.

We have nothing to fear.

Found.

Love asks more.

Peace

DFrey

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Love is What?

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Any one person doesn't know everything.

Any one person can't have all the answers.

Any one person won't know the direction to take.

Experience…

Life…

… teaches lessons to all of us in its own good time.

Not all hearts are built the same.

You may see the smile on a child's face.

You may see that same but see the smile covers the pain of bullying.

You see that woman talking to herself over there?

Do you see that she when she was young she lost her only child to cancer too?

When you stop a young black man in his car, do you see a defiant face?

That same stop do you see that defiant black face is because his childhood friend was killed by a cop?

That person there ahead of you at the traffic light they must be an idiot why aren't they turning?

That same person in the car ahead of you just came back from the Vet where they put down their only friend.

Over there that drunk drug addict asleep on the bus bench how disgusting.

That same drunk addict lies there because a corrupt disgusting health system bankrupted his family as his wife died of bone cancer leaving him on the street.

Love is what?

If I had love.

If I had love what could I do?

Love holds a door open.

Love throws open a window.

Love spreads the wealth and bounty at the dinner table.

Love reaches out its hand to save the drowning in despair.

Love does not see what it does as a sacrifice, or a duty but as a privilege.

Not all of us can see the same.

Not all of us can see the colors of the world.

Some of us are color blind.

We see the world in black and white.

I'm right you're forever wrong.

This is the tragedy of the human race that like a dog chasing its own tail it doesn't recognize its own handicap.

This lack of vision is why those that can see all the colors of the world have a duty to lead.

It takes many voices to keep a people, a generation, a society together.

Far too often voices of anger, of prejudice, of bigotry distract and detain society.

Two steps forward, one step back.

Just as one person can't do it all, we united can get to our destination together.

What will lead us?

Love.

As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, "Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that."

As we travel together in this time and place, let us keep love always before us.

There will be bad times.

There will be terrible times.

But our strength comes from a truth deeper than the cruelest crucible can inflict pain upon us.

If our strength is built upon love, we can see all the colors of this world.

If our strength is built upon love, we can heal the voices of anger and bring them hope.

If our strength is built upon love, we will learn that love demands more of each and every one of us.

Every day.

Following love means our work will never be done.

There's joy in that idea.

What is love?

Peace

DFrey

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