Saturday, July 17, 2004

Wealth & Inner Truth
Keys to Good Government
by HyperLincoln
     So often, when people actually take the trouble to understand and evolve a better government, they look to either the Democratic or Republican playbooks. But the answer is not there to be found. And if it were found, the other team would more than likely reject it, just because it was a product of the other team. This is one reason why HyperLincoln looks beyond time and space, and draws wisdom from distant places and times. Not just today's Democrats or today's Republicans. And we certainly are not going to rely of today's American media to provide us with any clues. They ain't got one.
     There are many problems to tackle, but today we want to concentrate on but a few: Wealth, management, Truth, and harmonious social relations. We will be drawing inspiration from the ancient Chinese. 

Chung Fu (Inner Truth) "Such conditions create the basis of a mutual confidence that makes achievement possible..."
ABOVE: Gentleness, forebearance toward inferiors.
BELOW: Joyousness in obeying superiors

"In ancient China, the entire administration of justice was guided by this principle. A deep understanding that knows how to pardon was considered the highest form of justice."

     Is this the way we live our lives? Is this the way our government, and its citizens behave? I suggest that this is not the case. Instead we have...

ABOVE: Heavy-handedness, disdain or disregard for inferiors.

BELOW: Regret and possible death in obeying orders.

     This needs to change. And for it to change may well take a change of administration, since the current administration has been...misadministering. Chaos and Confusion have been the reigning forces in the Bush Administration...from the many confusing types of "chad" to confusing recounts, and on through the Iraq War, and all the confusing information and misinformation that has permeated the entire affair.
     Compare the Bushian "Chaos & Confusion" with what is said about the superior system of justice that reigned in ancient China...

"It's aim was to maintain so strong a moral impression that there was no reason to fear abuse of such mildness. For it sprang not from weakness, but from a superior clarity."


During the run up to the 2000 election, President Clinton was asked if he had any advice for the Democrats.He did, and it was this: "Seek clarity".
I challenge Bush to tell Republicans and Conservatives to do the same...for to do so would spell doom for the
administration and the Party. And why? Because they have things to hide. Many things. Maybe even most things.
     And yet our dear ancient scribe of Chung Fu tells us of what is to become of such secrecy and tight-lipped "small rafting"...

     "If a man should try to cultivate secret relationships of a special sort, it would deprive him of his inner independence. The more reliance he places on the support of others, the more uneasy and anxious he will become as to whether these secret relationships are really tenable. In this way inner peace and inner truth are lost."

Uneasy? Anxious? Is this why Cheney lashes out? Is this why Rush Limbaugh and others on the Rabid Right are spitting nails?


"Close ties may exist also among thieves...but since it is not invincible, it does not bring good fortune... Where the community of interest ceases, the holding together ceases also, and the closest friendship often changes into hate. Only when the bond is based on what is right, on steadfastness, will it remain so firm that it triumphs over everything."

So it is just a matter of time before these secretives implode from the weight of the lies and secrets they have to
maintain and justify. Let us hope that the Kerry/Edwards administration learn these valuable, timely, and timeless lessons. If America can administer justice wisely, gently and with clarity...we may be able to regain our place as moral leaders in this world. If not, we may well deserve to hand it over to our betters.


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