The Right is Wrong
I believe a new paradigm is coming, one in which, at the level of belief and behavior, humanity breaks through the myth of separation and embraces unity consciousness. I realize old paradigms typically put up one heck of a fight – a desperate, last-ditch effort, to preserve the old view – just before what's new emerges. I know it's darkest just before dawn.
Still, I'm unnerved by the violence of the right-wing response to the president and his efforts to create a better America for all of us. I'm dismayed by pundits making millions using misinformation to preach fear, hatred, self-righteousness and greed.
Reluctant – and a bit fearful, truth be told – to challenge this vehemence and to share publicly my cultural/political orientation, I've been standing on the sidelines – until now. Recently, Glenn Beck advised listeners and viewers to leave any church that teaches social or economic justice, which he claims are codes for Nazism and Communism. Dumbfounded, I need to speak.
At its center, Jesus' message is: Love your neighbor.
The political and (sad to say) religious right have been narrowing the definition of "neighbor" for some time now, by teaching intolerance and advocating policies that increase the chasm between "haves" and "have-nots".
In this case, the right is wrong – and terribly short-sighted. We all sink or swim together. "What you do to these least of my brethren…"