Monday, January 21, 2013

People: please practice compassion, forgiveness, and gratitude.

People: I've seen something happening,
coming up in different, but similar contexts:

Someone is acting out,
then there is a snap into judgment.
Then there is in-fighting.

It's so easy to look at someone
who is acting out, and say:
G'ASSHOLE! Evil Fracker! (etc.)

But sometimes the story is really complicated and subtle
and deserves to be approached with great understanding
and sensitivity.

I've seen lately, where an incredible act of kindness
is met with vicious attacks,
or "that's not good enough"
"you should be doing more", etc.

I have seen this a dozen times in the last week.

We are at war.
The weapons being used against us
are money and propaganda.

Money and Propaganda are being used
to divide families and communities,
including US: the activist community.

EID and other agents who profit from suffering
are intentionally spreading division amongst us.

Jessica Ernst states this very eloquently here:

"No healthy community will allow hydraulic fracturing
so they have to make the community sick --

And they do so by feeding the dark side a human nature....
...and then whammo: The community is divided

The people with concerns are then abused
by the people who want more money
and [the gas company] doesn't even have to do the dirty work!

A lot of the other companies;
the people in the communities
do the dirty work for them.

It's an incredibly brilliant technique
which works very well.
Everywhere they're fracking this is happening.``

    -- Jessica Ernst

When we are fighting amongst ourselves,
this means they are winning.

Remember "Day of the Dove" from Star Trek (TOS)?

Bottom line:

The good-guys and bad-guys
are not so clear cut in this fracking thing,
and sometimes victims are persuaded
to attack other victims

I have seen this in many different contexts.

Please try to keep this in mind,
when you see someone acting out.

Remember, you might not know
what the other person is going through.

The highest virtues of an activist are
Compassion - Forgiveness - and Gratitude

If we are going to survive this,
we have to stick together.

The Big Tent, etc.


May you, and all beings
be happy and free from suffering :)
-- ancient Buddhist Prayer (Metta)

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