Tuesday, Aug 2, 2022
Except BOTH sides think they are the good guys! "The Stand" was simpler. Vegas was the "bad guys" .. the Corn field was "good". Today's sides are so much more complicated because each thinks the OTHER is the evil! Steven King's super virus, Captain Tripps is our toxins of "progress"!! "progress" has destroyed us .. first our manners, then our civility and now destroying our very HUMANITY. "The Stand is about the journey of rebuilding the world when it has been completely destroyed by the disease. None of our systems work. we have lost our civility .. like in "the Stand" everything is destroyed and we must rebuild a new system. King's book traces the troubles of rebuilding with a warring side to contend with.
It was so easy when before my daughters birth in the late 70's I could simply say the book was the struggle between good and evil. But so many decades later I realize most my family is on the other side! I do NOT like the way they think .. but are they evil? especially my own kids .. I birthed them .. how can they be evil? maybe Americans should look around them and wonder the same thing! It is far EASIER to DEMONIZE the "other" .. rather than take the time and energy to try to UNDERSTAND how and what they are thinkng.
If the Vegas side is the conservatives once they are friends and family a "liberal" finds it hard to say my son/ daughter is evil. I began this question about 8 or 10 years ago and have agonized it ever since. at least now I think I know the answer scientifically .. It is that "progress" has destroyed our brains! If we tended to be Left Hemisphere, ACTION oriented people we tended to be conservative or POLITICALLY Right. (Confusing because opposite! .. political = side of capital SEATING, vs actual hemisphere location) If we had more THINKING right hemisphere wiring we tended to be political Left. When we had our REAL brain, before it was destroyed by the toxins of "progress" .. it had somewhat BALANCED hemispheres. That meant you did some thinkng before you decide and then acted.
With most of our brain eaten by the Captain Tripps virus of decay, we no longer THINK, have common sense or even logic. If we can not THINK we can not DISCUSS and we simply divide and demonize. Today we SIMPLIFY everything. That is so wrong and no wonder everything is collapsing! NOTHING human is simple! I want quiet, my neighbour is loud. It took me decades to realize, yes, my quiet harms bro one .. but my desire for HER TO BE QUIET harms her!! I was horrified when I learned they had drugged her! For the first time I realized my ONE COMMANDMENT, no 10 needed .. was not so simple after all. So on "our Island" one side is quiet people, the other side is noisy ones and the MIDDLE is our common space .. or people who don't really care.
Sadly what I thought was simple "Always consider how what you are doing affects others FIRST .. before doing it." Somehow I felt things could be FAIR .. and everybody could win if we just are THOUGHTFUL and considerate. This morning someone butted ahead of me at concierge. I should have SPOKEN UP .. instead I had no courage and then fumed hating on that poor other resident. I think she felt my bad energy and apologized .. but I realized the error of my ways "speak up" but nicely! Aha the old assertive vs aggressive I have as yet never learned. Well together at least ONE OF US will learn .. ME! But I hope a few of my people will too and together we will try to build "hard heaven" til we get to easy heaven where everything is just perfect for EVERYONE. It is WIN WIN, but with no hard work!
So today we have 2 opposing sides, because our brains are fried and what little is left is probably NOT balanced to Think FIRST and THEN Act. Even more complicated the LOUD left are no REAL thinkers. They just choose the opposing side and then do no more thinking EITHER! This is no way to get to solutions that are lasting! WE have spent the last decades just DOING what is easy and fast and now we are paying for our lack of contemplating cause (learning from the past) and consequence (projecting into the future) ! What a MESS we have created!
The Vegas (Trump or Left brain) side ended up destroying themselves because they were so in love with weapons. As the main characters in "The STAND" watched Vegas explode
No wonder Veterans get PTSD. They often look at a guy they just killed and see he was just trying to live .. as they were. Does the enemy cease being the enemy when it is close family or friend? This is my hardest question yet!! IF someone is selfish and does not care about others well being can't we just throw them off our island?
But my so and daughter are not evil! They just do not think FAR enough! They are myopic, near sighted. Wheras Right Brin thinkers sometimes think too long and hard accomplishing NOTHING. This is so frustrating to Left brain Action people! But at least we thinkers do not cause all manner of chaos by not thinkng unexpected consequences though BEFORE acting on a plan. Yes re-thinking and Re - considering action is slow and tedious and requires much patience. But Fat action is NEVER the answer. Why do I know I am right? because it is what we have done for about 5 decades faster and faster every decade .. and look where we are! we are in Hell .. in Dystopia .. at the edge of the cliff of COLLAPSE. There is even a name for us destructive humans .. the Anthropocene! we have MIND - LESS- LY destroyed our world!
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