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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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