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Rhetoric Pushers, Hate Mongers, Spinmiesters…

Posted by thecanvasgrey on March 24, 2008

yes and a happy day after Easter to you too!  😉

But then when is there a good time to bring up difficult dialogue, difficult questions or just thinking about what comes next… 

Recently I received an email entitled:  CAN MUSLIMS BE GOOD AMERICANS? 

Along with a message:

I have several Muslim friends, and they are calm, peaceful, rational people with good values and good hearts, and yes they are good citizens of the USA. The tone of this email that is getting passed around reminds me of the type of ignorant hate speech that was spread about Jewish people in Nazi Germany. To try and judge an entire society of people and say they are not worthy to be Americans is insane, and I cannot be quiet about that fact. People should be treated as individuals. A small percentage of Muslims are violent criminals just as a small percentage of Christians are violent criminals. That is not reason to throw out the baby with the bathwater. Thanks for reading.

and:I agree with you 100%! Actions speak louder than words. Good people do good things MOST of the time, evil people do evil things MOST of the time and those that do nothing are indifferent. Those of us with minds to think, ears to hear and eyes to see know what truth is and one should not be judged by all and all should not be judged by one. What if the tables were turned and because one person that looked like you did harm to many, would that also make you the same as that person? Timothy McVey ring a bell? Love is the answer, my friend and we will keep fighting for it till the end (to quote a song). Good people together in a good country doing the best we can together!  I am a champion of LOVE! Some people who “don’t look like me” took EXCELLENT care of me last year during my hospital stay.

I cannot nor will I judge others by what someone else does ……

unless they align themselves with that person and support harm to others….uh oh!!!!

Does this mean that the majority of Americans are evil because they voted Bush into office for a second term?  Did he have all the information about Iraq?  Where WE mislead?  Did “we the people” make a mistake and re-elect Bush for a second term?  Can we forgive ourselves because we didn’t have all the information? 

Are we REALLY informed or just guessing about what really runs “the world order”? 

Are we really the horrible people that THE MEDIA says that the rest of the WORLD says we are?  Why do they do business with us if we are so terrible?  Why do all these countries accept loans, grants, monies from us on a government, corporate and individual levels?

Even after all this thinking I am still left to finish a puzzle with the last piece… how does one defend against evil people (singular or multiple)?

questions

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The Truth about Women in Despair

Posted by thecanvasgrey on March 12, 2008

I’ve come across another blog via Angie’s blog  named WomanHonorThyself.  Today, she made excellent observations about how downtrodden and depressed so many women are these days.   

As it fizzled in my brain I thought and commented:

It is hard to admit that we women don’t honor ourselves.  But is it easy to see when the evidence is pointed out so clearly.

I remember a commercial that defined/predicted the onslaught of depression in women:

“I can bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan, and never let you forget you’re a man.  Cause I’m a woman!”

This is expected of us.  Latch-key kids weren’t included in that song…who the heck is raising the kids? 

Our society has been hypnotised by commercial personas that led/lead us to believe/desire what is dangled out in front of us as the “carrot” of life.  The essense of life is to have what the commercials tell us to have because it makes everyone so happy to have it. 

We can turn just about anything from one perspective to another making it sound so terrible or so great.  But the truth is the truth. 

NO ONE… NO ONE… NO ONE has it ALL.  There are some who would argue that statement.  But deep down we all know the TRUTH. 

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Banter about the bizzy side of the autism buzz

Posted by thecanvasgrey on November 18, 2007

s2400016.jpgIf you are concerned about the new buzz word “autism” or words “autistic spectrum” or think autism is the diagnosis du jour read more here (Mr. Blumer) and here (Mr. Sowell).   These are gentleman with whom you may(or may not) agree.  But I’m here to make MORE BUZZ as not to worry about how much more money may be wasted (see my responses to Mr. Blumer’s concern) on autism.

I first found Mr. Blumer’s blog and then read Mr. Sowell’s blog.  Even as someone who is all about autism awareness I can understand the concerns of those that don’t have an autistic in their immediate circle. I can understand the frustration of watching the media beating yet another drum of HIGH ALERT (they better think about the crying wolf fable).   I can understand that people don’t understand.  My own immediate family doesn’t always understand.  

Basically I can put to rest the economic concerns because like radical cancer or AIDs therapy, insurance doesn’t cover everything called “therapy” for autistic people either.   So consequently it comes out of the family purse.  Diagnosis must come from someone OTHER than a family doctor, generally a neurologist or neurodevelopmentalist and is some cases a psychologist (I prefer the neurodevelopmentalist myself) Although I can say that even doctors in specialities can’t agree about spectrum disorders and what constitutes true autism.  However this discussion has been going on for well over a decade.   

I have to mention a giant pet peeve of mine….in Mr. Sowell’s blog the responses had humor, upset and misunderstandings while Mr. Blumer and I had a reasonable discussion.  Why oh why can’t people seem to have reasonable discussions anymore???  I guess upset and discord sells these days.  And there sure are a lot of people making money off it.  I find it very hard to find sensibility these days.  So I’m going to be listening for more sensibility from Mr. Tom Blumer on WRKO this evening starting at 7pm. 

Sensible makes sense, buzzzz

I’m done now. 😉  

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