Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the golden sun laden, calm, spectacularly beautiful island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this 7th day of May, 2015, another glorious Spring day here on the Hyannis/Hyannis Port Waterfront(s), with temperatures in the mid-sixties and a light breeze of 10-15 knots, gently blowing in from the sea…
“Its past has failed. Be glad that it is gone within your mind, to darken what is there. Take not the form for content, for the form is but a means for content. And the frame is but a means to hold the picture up, so that it can be seen. A frame that hides the picture has no purpose. It cannot be a frame if it is what you see. Without the picture is the frame without its meaning. Its purpose is to set the picture off, and not itself.” (”A Course in Miracles”, page 521)
This passage sums it up when describing American politics today, early on in this 21st Century. The purpose of the Congress is to be that frame, holding dear the words written down by the men who built this country’s political framework 239 years ago; declaring independence from an economic tyrant by the name of King George III of England. However, because our economy has been hijacked by special interests, driven by insatiable greed–via the highest court in the land as well as both houses of Congress–with many Democrats falling to the ‘New World Order’ as well, the notion that the “picture”, i.e. 300 million people, will stay relevant in the coming years is anyone’s guess. But as this great ‘man’ once said, that picture of very real, living, breathing children of God is the whole point of this little experiment and without that, this “almighty’ frame”, with all of it’s pomp and circumstance, will, ‘at the end of the day’, be the one to become irrelevant.
California could run out of water soon, while the Republican party is worried about more tax breaks for those lucky enough to live at 740 Park Avenue, New York, New York. WE, as a free and democratic people have the POWER to change this world. In the immortal words of Ed Schultz,
“…let’s get to work!”