This great nation of ours is going through so much tumultuous change and chaotic demise. External chaos is merely a reflection of what is painfully apparent on the inside. A big part of the chaos lies in our country’s inability to let go – as a whole.
I totally support the original intent and purpose of media in this country. I believe in its basic principle of heightening products and services to support free enterprise. I also believe that, when shared objectively, the media is a great source of news. The media also contributes to and enhances stereotypes in our country. They also help us to either let go or hold on to events from our past. Sometimes, and unfortunately, the media helps us to hold on to negative and damaging memories, when we really need to let go and move on.
Right now, there is much pain and suffering going on in this country.
Examples of past events are:
On the heels of the OJ Simpson fiasco and President Bill Clinton getting caught having a “non-sexual affair”, the election of 2000 was described by the media (CBS Television in particular) as being “history on hold.” Part of the reason it was dubbed as such was to give media outlets a chance to continuously report about that election.
Then there is the most recent election of 2012 between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. There is no need to reiterate the negative, nasty, destructive, culturally insensitive campaigns and activities that surrounded that election. The ads alone were dishonorable and disgraceful, in some cases.
I don’t even want to get into the gun control laws, or lack thereof, in this country. There seems to be an increasing number of attacks on children by people who are gun owners.
It seems that United States citizens are losing sight of core Universal laws and values.
These are just a few of the events that create on going internal pain, suffering, and turmoil among and between the citizens of this the United States. It is a shame that this level of turmoil and dissension exists inside our government and our country.
Then there are the shows on television that “still” keep the mess up in the air. For example, Hannity and others like him are, for the sake of ratings, continually stirring up mess. Where does it all stop? At least CNN has moved on to more “news” related stories, or so it seems.
Of course we know that the media and our government is made up of individuals. In government we have individuals whom have been elected to represent the interests, values, beliefs, and desires of constituencies. Do they really?
As for the media, the escapades that are reported as “news,” that are being exploited by the media and the level of “news deception” are no more than a reflection of the suffering we are experiencing in this country.
People are looking for that infamous four-letter word – MORE. Something that people have searched for thousands of years. Actually, even before the invention of the word, people were looking for it. I have spent years looking for it too. Along with discovering that four letter word, I discovered my life’s purpose – heightening the consciousness of those who want to learn how to let go.
Election 2000 represented more than just an inability to determine who is president. Election 2008 represented more than just the re-emerging of hatred among the citizens of the United States. Election 2012 represented more than just the insensitivity of our society.
These events represent a slow internal death that our country and particularly its citizens have been experiencing for years. Many people are dying a slow internal death and the murderers are:
(1) inability to let go
(2) lack of identity
(3) the inability to manage change
(4) inability to accept different values
(5) lack of effective goal setting
(6) living in fear, and
(7) an absence of love
What are your thoughts?