Replacing Fear With Compassion

I think the thing that I find most unusual about the bills being filed right now and heading into committee is that so much of this legislation is about being afraid of some kind of invisible boogie man. Our legislators in the supermajority also think that Tennesseans don’t have any brains to make their own decisions. And it is just more Guns, God and Gays, but I think it is even more intense than it has been the last few sessions of the General Assembly.

As my pal Vibinc said so eloquently this morning “It’s like the GOP has a micro version of the Southern Strategy specifically targeting this state.”

How do we transform fear into compassion is the question that has been on my mind this morning. How do we, as Wade Munday said two years ago, be the people who alleviates suffering?

I don’t know. These are the days I feel extremely isolated for some reason although I know I’m not the only one that feels this way. Why create suffering and doubt and fear? Well, it works I guess but it is a sad state of affairs.

I honestly just don’t get it, you know, intentionally hurting people and saying that you are protecting them from themselves. It just doesn’t make sense to me.

These are the days that I wish that I just blogged about cats.

3 comments for “Replacing Fear With Compassion

  1. February 6, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Much of this stems from the fact that the right-wing corporate media is DETERMINED to keep their viewers and listeners in a constant state of fear, so that they feel that their backs are ALWAYS against the wall.

    Which, sadly is partially true, except that the right-wing media represents their REAL enemies and not the ones that the RWM creates for these folks. When you ALWAYS are made to feel that everything you live for is under sttack, it PREVENTS true conversation. The RWM knows that, and that is why they never let up, like zombies.

  2. February 6, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    I couldn’t agree with you more. Damn, this shit just wears me out Steve.

  3. February 7, 2013 at 7:03 am

    Tennessee IS a Karl Rove “Firewall State”. There are a ton of resources being poured into the media here, with hired media thugs posting comments on anything that hints of going against their agenda. The most obvious clue is the kill the messenger approach to environmental articles. Are we going to fight back? That is the question.

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