Enough is Enough!
I am sick and tired about all the “political” attacks on Hillary. Let’s quit the political, as Geraldo would say, assholian, attacks on her and get down to the basic issues facing humankind, all creation and the planet right now, quit all this political gamesmanship and get something done.
To me, when Hillary says that she “knows how to get things done,” this means that she has learned the rules and maneuvers of the sick, dominant system we have created on this planet and has tried to work within it without getting contaminated by it – which is physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually impossible without a huge network of support from people who understand the systemic problems of that sick system. (I call the dominant system we have developed – the political system being the prime example – the White Male System > Addictive System > The Technological, Mechanistic, Materialistic System. This system has become the dominant system of the USA and the planet). We need to try to operate in a different way being in the system and not of the system. Needless to say, this is very difficult. It is like trying to walk through a garbage dump in white clothes and shoes and not get contaminated. This difficulty is why at the height of my publishing career, I chose to take a leave of absence from the public world, explore my native roots and soul-felt beliefs as a woman, and try to rid myself of the “garbage” clinging to my heart, soul, and mind.
While I had the luxury of that retreat, Hilary was digging around in the garbage dump trying to feed the hungry, house the homeless and heal the sick, working within and outside of the system. Of course she has some “garbage” clinging to her. There are few women or people of color who have tried to make major changes in the sick system who do not have some lingering bits of garbage clinging to them or who have been shot or eliminated in some way.
Anyone who takes on the materialism of the system gets dirty in hand-to-hand combat. Those who are only interested in manipulation, control, and simplistic material gain put up a violent defense.
So, yes, Hillary is not perfect. Show me anyone who has tried and succeeded to get anything done that differs from the dominant system without some lingering bits of garbage on them and I will show you a monk.
What Hillary, Bernie, Jill and others like them need around them are millions of us who want to honor and respect the planet and all life, leave a healthy planet for our children, and be mindful of the next seven generations to come. We need to respect and honor all races while understanding that each has different knowledge and perspectives necessary for the whole. And we need to be rooted in the deep spirituality that is in each and every one of us.
What we don’t need is more dishonesty, gamesmanship, self-centeredness, manipulation, and the illusion of control. We need not only to develop new ideas, we need to learn new processes and ways of being and doing business if all nature is to survive.
The time of the takers has passed.
Anne Wilson Schaef, Ph.D.