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fiddling while the world burns!

“If your house is on fire, you don’t comfort yourself with the thought that houses have been catching fire for thousands of years. You don’t sit idly back and think, ‘Oh well, that is the way of nature.’ You get going, immediately. And you don’t spring into action because of an idealistic notion that houses deserve to be saved. You do it because if you don’t, you won’t have a place to live.” 
   ~Bill NyeUnstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World, 2015

We have a president that ignores and dismisses anything that is not profitable to himself in some way or another. His entire focus is power and wealth. But like most men wrapped up in themselves, he is a disgustingly small package.

At a time in history when climate change demands strong, determined action from global leaders, the #BLOTUS, thumbs his nose at science and turns his back on responsibility. He has bet the devil his fiddle of gold won’t melt in the fire. Then the little man paused, smirked, and said, ” to hell with the rest of them.”

Why?

The Washington Post released a damning article that our president (who some are now calling our Leaker-in-Chief) actually gave the Russian diplomats highly classified and sensitive information during their recent visit to the White House. When finally confirmed, I will not be surprised.

One  big question that I would like addressed is, ” Why did the #BLOTUS allow Russian press into his office when he wouldn’t allow US press to cover the meeting?” Some wags have said that at least now the Russians no longer have to be hacking us. Trump will just tell them whatever they want to know.

Is he more concerned with informing the Russians than he is the American public? If so, why?

Not a week goes by that we do not see ever more evidence that our leader is under the influence of those whose plans and efforts are not in our best interest. There’s far too much smoke; dark, heavy, billowing smoke, for there not to be a major fire in the oval office.

So the final question: Why hasn’t the fire department be called?

Farewell, Mr. President!

For eight years we have been blessed with a scandal-free First Family. I, for one, will miss President Obama’s quiet dignity and deep strength in the face of all the hatred and opposition he faced from the moment he took the oath of office.

History will bear record to his accomplishments. He has exemplified true servant leadership and has led our nation with intelligence, wit, humor and true humility.

We now enter a new era where the new leader of our nation thrives on lies and scandals, cannot communicate a clear thought and reeks of racism, xenophobia and bigotry. I, along with most of the world, am holding my breath as the United States begins a perilous journey led by an ego larger than the nation, itself.

Farewell, President Obama, and God bless you. You are already missed.

it’s about passion

~the unintended muse~ — 10000yess: Bukowski knows it:

I have never called it duty, but I love this quote by Bukowski, my favorite contemporary poet. My entire adult life has been consumed with a burning desire to create a world without hunger. That focus has led me to over 100 countries and more areas of conflict and devastation than I can count, and it has introduced me to an entire world of caring and compassionate people who live to make a difference in the lives of those most in need.

Now, as the flames are starting to burn a little less intensely I am gratified to see that the world has finally realized that ending hunger in our lifetime is a significant priority. I am gratified to see that the United Nations has set a measurable goal of ending hunger by 2030.

Whether I see a hunger-free world or not, the ashes of my life will forever hold the warmth of all those who have given themselves to this grand, glorious and world-changing vision. Thank you, one and all, for caring enough to help end hunger in our lifetime.

words are not enough

One may explain water, but the mouth will not become wet. One may expound fully on the nature of fire, but the mouth will not become hot. — Takuan Soho

Words, no matter how wise or erudite can only represent. That’s why our words, even powerful words, such as love, compassion, and justice will never fully achieve the world we desire by themselves. Powerful words are just that: powerful words.

Powerful words need to be supported by powerful actions.

Love needs to be lived. Compassion needs to be shown. Justice needs to demonstrated.

Only then will the lonely will be comforted, will the hungry be fed and will the oppressed finally be set free.