I’ve been otherwise distracted lately. But I have things to say. Things to work out in my mind. I’ve been doing that here for nearly 17 years so here I am back to do it some more. Before I get to that I want to thank Kathy for her lovely comment a bit ago. Yes, I am honest and real here. My opinions are my own. They are based on my perspective. I don’t Facebook or Instagram. I don’t Twitter. That’s Myles account out there. I just type for him. I blog my thoughts, successes and failures. I am a real whole live person. I share what is mine to share.
As I said this is my perspective. We all have one. It comes from the way we were raised, the things we value and how we see the world. Everyone’s perspective has value and is important but we have to take that into account when we consider what they have to say. I remember a song that says “I’ve looked at both sides now.”I’m really bad with songs and musicians so while I remember that line I remember nothing else. We as a human race have to remember perspective and looking at both sides, all sides really.
Earlier this week I started watching a video on YouTube. I was interrupted before I could finish it and couldn’t find it again much like when you see that really great pattern on Ravelry and you can’t remember the name so you scroll through your history to find it. I still couldn’t find the video though but I think I got out of it what mattered. It was about the narrative and what we are told. I’m going to paraphrase it but I know I won’t get it exactly right. Imagine if what you are told is wrong. Not just a lie but a whole narrative of half truths. When we are babies we are taught trust. We cried and people came and met our needs. Over time they began to teach us things like the sky is blue and the clouds white. Grass is green and the sun yellow. What if someone or a group of someones said they wanted to control the narrative. If they worked in unison they could tell everyone for example that the sky is green and the grass is blue. If it’s from people you trust you believe them and their narrative. If you question the narrative you are told you are wrong. If you say things that contradict the narrative they are deleted. If you continue to say things that contradict the narrative you are deleted. Or cancelled as the young folks say.
Anyone who has been on an airplane, even me who hasn’t been on one in over 20 years, knows the speech given about putting on your own oxygen mask first before helping others to put theirs on. It’s really an excellent analogy for how a lot of life works. We have to take care of ourselves before we help those around us. Notice I said I would take care of me before helping others. Not I would just take care of me and to hell with others. We are all in this together. Remember that.
Here are the rules. Feel free to comment. I love comments. Feel free to agree or disagree. I enjoy the free exchange of ideas. Be respectful. Colorful language is allowed. I particularly welcome and want the opinion of my international friends. We don’t hear their thoughts often enough in our media. Again respectful. No name calling or bullying.
Homework: Read Mike Pompeo’s Twitter. Read the things he did the past 4 years. Read about the Abraham Accords. Read about 5G Clean Networks. Read about all the work he has done with many nations. Read about America First where America is leading from the front to work with the world. All this without starting any new wars.