Posts Tagged ‘Dark Money’

Some may be offended by this blog, but the stark reality is: We cannot fix that which we cannot see. Sadly, with truth on their side, in my opinion the Democrats made very bad choices that lost a crucial election they were poised to win. Sadder still would be an arrogant refusal to own their mistakes, and then make a definitive change moving forward!

“Oh, somewhere in this favoured land the sun is shining bright; the band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light; and somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout; but there is no joy in [Demsville today, as] the mighty Casey has struck out!” From the beloved poem titled, ‘Casey at the Bat’ by Ernest Lawrence Thayer (ca.1880).

Stupidity, Our Greatest Poverty

Today, most people tend to balk at the word “stupid.”  In fact, whenever I am tempted to judge someone else’s behavior as sheer stupidity (rarely my own of course…), I always stop and think of Whoopi Goldberg (America’s favorite comic and co-host of the View) who deplores this thought relative to calling a child stupid, which is cruel indeed. Still, even as cultured adults, or so we like to think, we all are subject to stupidity at times.

Yet, at times this can be very destructive if we don’t recognize such stupidness…or admit it when duly informed… and change our focus! Hey, that’s virtually all we need do.

Thus, remaining closed to our inherent ability to open our lovely mind and choose once again, has to be the definitive state of stupidity. Hence, this, I believe, reflects the true meaning behind this wise saying from Muhammad’s most highly evolved disciple, in part:

“The greatest wealth is Wisdom. The greatest poverty is stupidity,” Imam Ali, ca. 630 AD.

Is Money Still The Root of All Evil?

Of course money…or the love of money…is still considered the root of all evil. Yet, sadly today, this enduring proverb has now taken on a new root.

Created by Stupidity while passing as a Supreme Court Justice, seems the frantic drive for more money has virtually stupefied the electoral process. Where, in the final analysis, everyone is the loser, including Democrats, Independents and Republicans alike! Thus, stupidity has seemly become the new root of all evil. Yet, we must continue moving forward.

Dark Money, Arrogance, or Stupidity, Which was It?

Actually, I was not going to write another blog about this election, but it seems the drive for more money is upon us yet again, and so soon after the election!

So wake up from that insidious stupor you mighty Dems. And do take notice lest you stay there and likely mess up again, which we hope not. To paraphrase Dr. Phil on national television: You cannot heal that which you refuse to acknowledge, painful though it may sometimes be.

Being a devoted citizen-volunteer on the front lines in the Democratic camp, I was amazed by some unusual events that simply did not reflect democratic values, such as: The rejection of our sitting president and his policies, which was widely noted after the election; the favoring of a candidate while shunning the other which broke democratic traditions; considering dedicated volunteers as “the help” or so-called “low-level” employees; failure to show monetary gratitude or respond to emails when asked; failure to even speak to “the help” at public events; sadly the list goes on, yet the message is abundantly clear.

As we well know by now, indeed “dark money” (funds from unknown sources) made us all a little crazy and thus drove this 2014 mid-election to the edge of the political abyss.

Yet, I cannot leave us there as there is always a way out, a better way without losing that which is far greater than money. Some would rightly call it our very soul.

Dark money, arrogance or temporary stupidity, we all must decide eventually.

Love’s Activating Force

Of course, society’s laws and social traditions cannot always regulate the frailties of human behavior, yet there are always consequences to our actions, both good and bad.  Said differently, most people know when they are loved and will return that love sufficiently.

As love is the most activating force in the world that ultimately unites us all!

And so in their frantic haste to combat the “dark money” forces, seems the Mighty Dems forgot to lay bare the very thing they excel at, and that is of championing the basic needs of the middle class. Of course, this is not to say that the democratic candidates did not have good intentions and the political will to better their constituents. Yet, it seems the people just did not feel the love, and thus withheld their precious vote.

Lesson learned: We must always remember, both collectively and individually, to put people way before money no matter what. Thus, money, in all of its forms, becomes the illusion it really is, stupidity and arrogance transforms to clear thinking, and love unites us all.

© Delores L. Adams and The Aunt Jemimah Post 2014. All rights reserved.

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“I may be wrong, but I doubt it.”  ~ Sir Charles Barkley, NBA Superstar

First, much respect to my favorite democratic candidate who, despite her opponent’s lead now, is not conceding her race for Attorney General until after all the votes are counted. Thus, all the evidence is not yet fully disclosed. Truly the mark of a patient and dedicated attorney, here is hoping that Felecia will be her state’s next Attorney General. The people need her sincere dedication in that office.

To Gloat or Not is the Question

Meanwhile, to those nationwide Republicans obviously gloating about their big wins last night (Mitch McConnell in particular), do take a deep breath and consider the underhanded way in which your party won! Thus further damaging our democracy. Then, gloat no more! After all, false pride oft comes before the fall, remember?

As most of us well know, it was the GOP’s agents of ‘dark money’ from undisclosed sources that legally spent untold dollars in false television advertising, which significantly did the Democrats in. As loads of these false ads were targeted to darken and confuse the American mind; thus, unfairly tilting our national election in the GOP’s favor.

Generally full of horrendous lies about the opposition that virtually went unchallenged…this was by no means an honorable win worthy of self-praise! Instead, in my opinion, this 2014 GOP mid-term election win amounts to a pitiful scam that ultimately dishonors all Americans and, indeed, our democratic government.

O Ye of Little Faith!

Of course, the Democrats are not without fault here; no, not by a long shot! First, the Democrats collectively abandoned their party’s sitting president and his worthy policies (such as raising the minimum wage) instead of running on them; which actually won in several states when on the ballot. How weird was that?

Next, rightly concerned by the impending abundance of “dark money” ads that stood to crush their narrative or repeatedly use it against them, seems the mighty Democrats fell victim to their own fears and overly protected themselves. Hence, unwittingly breaking the cardinal rule of verbal warfare: Never, ever let the enemy control your narrative!

O ye of little faith. Still, the morrow is another day…or so…and the good fight continues after all.

Lest We Forget!

And then there were We the People, who ultimately let themselves down. For no matter how hopeless things seem, particularly in our democratic system of government, we all must do our part to keep our society well and our democratic government properly functioning.

Much like we can’t give up on our kids, no matter how difficult at times, we cannot continue to give up and simply not vote because things are not going well. How infantile is that?

In the final analysis we all have to live with the results of our political elections. Hence, the true nature of politics is very, very personal. So, we must take our duty as American citizens very seriously and make an effort to vote at every election. That’s the very least we can do.

As Civil Rights icon, Rev. Jessie Jackson wisely said in a recent newsletter: “If you fail to show up, your vote still counts, but in support of those you oppose.” Lest we forget.

© Delores L. Adams and The Aunt Jemimah Post 2014. All rights reserved.

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