Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Via Thinking People / FB: Ignorance


Via FB / Shared brilliance from an anonymous source:



"Why should coal miners pay for PBS"? This was an actual question asked by the Trump administration yesterday. Obviously a blatantly stupid question. We have questions too. Why should a poor black family in Detroit pay for the President to go golfing? Why should a single mother of 3 who's working 2 jobs in Louisiana be denied health-care so that the CEO of Aetna can get a tax-break? Why is the guy washing dishes in Baton Rouge paying for the President's wife's secret service protection so she can live comfortably in NYC? We could do this all day. But here's the real question the Trump administration and the Republicans who empower him need to answer: Do you have a heart? Did no one teach you to care about your neighbors? Do you know what "empathy" means? Did no one ever teach you to "share" when you were in kindergarten? Have you never heard the phrase "do unto others"? I can't think of a group of people who need to watch Sesame Street MORE than the Republican party. Perhaps they would learn some common decency." 

Not sure whose brilliance this is but I was instructed to copy and paste.

Via Sri Prem Baba – Awaken Love / Flower of the Day: 03/21/17

“Many times, the compulsion for sexual variety, contrary to what it may appear, is a symptom of isolation. Even though you may be relating with many different people, you remain isolated. You only relate superficially because there are pages from your book of life you prefer not to show. There are pages that even you have not yet read. In this case, what is sustaining lust is fear in the form of shame. This is the wall that prevents you from going deeper in your intimate relationships.”
Sri Prem Baba

Via Daily Dharma / Reality Check

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.

—Philip K. Dick, "Drowning in Narcissism"