In response to Rachel Maddow
I think of the education received by these so called congressmen/women and it shows both the lack of understanding of the serious decision, “The end does not always justify the means” in this case. It also show a lack of critical thinking from a historical perspective and the necessity of social services; as someone said Democracy cannot survive without Socialism. I may add Socialism cannot function without a democratic approach.
The two balance each other but the present congress does not comprehend the meaning of either ideology, they simply act like new autocratic, walk in step with the party, do not think or take a stand, just follow the herd.
There are few republicans who still remember ethical behavior and that rational thinking has to be coupled with intuition and be accepted by the heart. Even a general in its strategies to achieve victory takes pain to respect his adversary.
It’s not just unethical to shut down the government, it is an utterly stupid solution to a serious problem and I can forgive people a lot but not stupidity when it comes to congressmen.
Maybe we should begin to question the system of election if indeed we are giving too much responsibility to those who obviously show serious deficiencies
in responding to crisis that affects so many of our citizen, young,old and in need of care.
The greatness of a nation is measured by how as a people we treat those most vulnerable among us and in this case congress has clearly failed the test.
May compassion open their hearts and mind making their spirit come alive again.
A Sufi story
The Master or a Mulla in Persian was questioned by a man as he looked for a lost key of his treasure outside his home, yet being questioned by a passer by who offered to help finding it, replied the key was lost inside the home.
Why look outside then? The man asked. The Mulla said because it is light here and dark in the home…I cannot see. A bystander reasoned about bringing light within the house and look for the key.
Mulla laughed; Indeed it is the simple question and simple answer which brings illumination” he said. So it is your inner life, I have seen you search on the outside but as you have learned here today, what you are seeking is not lost without, it has always been within.
Why then seek bliss in the outside world? Have you lost it there?