11 OCTOBER 2008
What Said, volume 1
There have been times where the universe connects your life with another force. I’ve been fortunate to have many of theses forces pass through my charmed life. I’ve encountered more forces than those handed out by mother nature. With one of these forces, I discuss everything good and bad about the human condition. We talk about life, love, hate, good, bad, interesting, boring, stupid, and intellectual subjects. We hold court and prosecute humanity’s design. Usually after our conversations have a curtain call, I ponder the ideas, thoughts, and words that danced together in the conversation. I remain dissatisfied with our intellectual courtship and desire to make amendments to what was discussed in the privacy of our ears. It is like an actor critiquing their own performance after a night on Broadway. The audience may have adored it, but the actor only saw the flaws. In our conversations, I see the flaws. There are lost remnants in the interpretation and translation. Therefore, I will use my blog to discuss the conversations with this majestic force. This force is known as “What.”
Since WHAT is a dynamic word in our language that drags us to examine and explore the whys of life, I will use it as the precursor for this blog series. We usually transition from “what” to “why?” in our philosophical discussions to understand the world around us. For example, what is that? Why is it there? We usually ask what, but we never listen to what. With that said, I will dive into what said.
What said, “Charles why are you so pessimistic about Barack Obama winning the election?” My answer is it is easier to being closed minded than opening up to something new and better. For example, people usually date the same type of people over and over again in hopes of finding one compatible with their personalities. However, if you continue to date the same type of person, then you will never find one that you are truly compatible with. What usually happens is that you find one that you are more compatible with. Barack Obama is the perfect lover for the US’ political future. He is fresh and lively and honest. Instead of giving him a try, we search for people that will continually beat us into submission. Humans are animals of conflict. Our internal and external conflicts usually lead us to better ourselves. Remember the saying, “No pain, no gain,” “Always champion your failures,” or “A movie without drama or conflict is boring and we all want to be in a movie.” As Americans, we all want to complain about something and we all want to be anti-establishment, which is part of US heritage. We also want to say we are smarter than our bosses. These subliminal and passive thoughts direct our psyches to choose people less capable to hold office. These less capable people are the target of our complaints and anti-establishment sentiments. These targets also bring us together (another quote, “an enemy of your enemy is a friend.”)…
I never finished this post.
But, What was right. America had no issue with voting in Barack Obama. America voted differently. Thank the gods and goddesses.
Especially, I thank What for the belief in American judgment and the ability to choose something different. Hell, What was on the minds and hearts of everyone that went into the voting booth, that wanted now to be different. We all asked “What now?” as we casted our votes. What said, “Make the best decision against your preconceived prejudices.” And, we did. That is why What is so important. And, why our next president is so different from the previous one.