wilderness path

a significant inner journey

 

 "That the problem of fear and violence and hatred cannot be corrected at the external level,

and that only in the individual can this be corrected,

is an age-old wisdom,

and WILL BE the new challenge humanity must face."

Desert Spirit

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LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT

December 8, 2015

Desert Spirit

 

Dear Mr. Obama,

     I listened to your recent message regarding the Paris attacks and those in San Bernardino, CA and wish to extend my gratitude to you for a sane, wise message that has inspired me to write.

     In viewing the latest Donald Trump rhetoric, it struck me that this ideology Mr. Trump is promoting is, as you rightly said, exactly what those who call themselves ISIL want and need.

     I feel Donald Trump and his "followers" are the "NEW ISIL".

     It has not been more clear to me that fear and violence beget fear and violence. I could only understand this collective madness through the relationship of the parasite to the host; ISIL being the parasite, and Mr. Trump, his disciples, and all who savor their fear are those who are unsuspectingly being their host.

     Your message confirms for me that fearful, hate-filled, troubled people, such as those that Mr. Trump and his followers exemplify, are exactly what those who call themselves ISIL want, and need, and that they become stronger THROUGH this fear, violence and hatred propaganda. ISIL is selling terror, and those who give in to it have purchased a share of it.

     Blessed are those who have the ears to hear. For it is difficult TO reach the sanity IN the fearful mind.

     I listened to a FOX commentator this morning. She stated that based on your message she feels you have not made her FEEL safe, that you are not making her FEEL comfortable. I was filled with a deep sense of despair as it seems to be the greater opinion of the collective mind has sided WITH this misperception that suggests the perceived danger or cause for their fear and danger is OUTSIDE themselves, and therefore the perceived SOLUTION must also be outside themselves.

     And so logically if ISIL is the danger outside themselves that must be "defeated", then so must the solution be outside them, one that YOU are supposed to provide. 

     How can this logic not be anything less than a lesson in self-deception?

     That the problem of fear and violence and hatred cannot be corrected at the external level, and that only in the individual can this be corrected, is an age-old wisdom, and WILL BE the new challenge humanity must face. Yet to a collective fearful people, such a message will only fall on deaf ears. Yet, I perceive this is exactly what your diplomacy attempts to communicate.

     Although it suggests that 60% of people in this country found your message unacceptable, I DID hear it.

     I pray Spirit will help us all WAKE UP.