" … governed by your inferiors."
Now is the time…
"Yoga says to first be a responsible world citizen" … one of my favorite (and surprising) quotes by Douglas Brooks. Part of our spirituality is to participate in the world and make it a better place. Therefore, in my humble opinion …
Now is the time to get involved in the messy business of how our country is being governed (aka politics), to get educated on the best option of what’s available to us, to speak up, speak out and act …What is happening in our government with the shutdown and the threat of not paying our bills is beyond outrageous.
We’ve seen that positive results can happen when the people are outraged and let their politicians know it. It was public outrage that influenced recalcitrant members of Congress to finally support the Violence Against Women Act last February, and to prompt Larry Summers to remove his name as a candidate for the next Chairman of the Federal Reserve. Janet Yellen was nominated instead.
Today, tomorrow, and the next day, seated in your heart, make your voice heard.
Otherwise, what follows is just as Plato observed: “One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” We’ve seen them in action and that option is very scary.It’s for our collective future.