John Beckett ~ I’m Not OK With This

Here’s another thought-provoking post from John Beckett — this time discussing Michael Brown, Tamir Rice and Eric Garner. I have to say that I agree with him. This is a time for changing hearts, one heart at a time. That’s why I have largely opted to post stories of individuals connecting with other individuals, seeing beyond race, creed and color. Like John, I don’t hold high hopes for change through the venue of mass protests. They’re fine, so long as they don’t get co-opted to become an excuse for rolling out martial law; however, as he says in the comments section:

“I’m an engineer. If a design meets the specifications then it’s a good design. If it still doesn’t do what you want it to do, that’s a bad spec.

“The core problem of our society is bad specs – the wrong values and the wrong priorities.”

All the laws in the world won’t save us from ourselves. Until people learn to treat each other with respect and to respect themselves, we will continue to witness and experience abuse. Until we learn — as a culture — to see through media race baiting, and double standards that cut both ways, we will continue to view each other as Other and not worthy of respect or basic human decency.

In our own homes and in our communities we need to address poverty, food deserts, and learned helplessness. We need to teach people to fish instead of telling them they need to depend upon governmental fish. We need to create a culture of individuals who take responsibility for their own lives and their own communities so that we can decisively reject the encroaching Police State. We need to reclaim our education system, reinsert the Trivium and eject the Statist propaganda. We need to teach people — black, white, yellow, red, purple and green — to think and discern for themselves again. We need to address actual root issues, not put band-aids and happy stickers on top-down authoritative solutions.

I just typed “soulutions,” and that’s more like it. Soulutions aren’t quick or easy, but they’re thorough. Here’s John’s post.

5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Senatssekretär FREISTAAT DANZIG on December 5, 2014 at 8:45 pm

  2. Reblogged this on Tania Marie's Blog and commented:
    This is a great post from both Laura and John on one of the heavy topics right now. I don’t usually post on individual news, but focus on the energies at large and how to embody change, as I agree fully with both of them, that things aren’t quick and easy on these large fronts, but change will come about “one heart at a time”. I also agree with what Laura shares about mass protests.

    I’ve seen and heard a lot of people very angry about this and so it is the reason I’m reblogging.

    I was just having this very discussion last night about all of this, so I’m not surprised again at the synchronicity between Laura and I, which actually (believe it or not) was triggered from seeing two ducks (a coupled pair) out of place, lost and exposed to danger in a parking lot of a grocery store away from nature and how there are no quick and easy answers to what’s going on in the world at large on many fronts.

    This then catapulted into this very topic Laura and John share about and I said the same thing..things happen, “one heart at a time”.

    These conversations we have, expressing our feelings, exploring our values and truths, being curious, realizing there are other options and perspectives, deciding on what we want to see changed, where we stand, and what our individual roles in that are that we can each take in our own way, and shifting our energies to embody that along with it…one by one is important and effective.

    I feel that the very reason these things are seeming to be blowing up so much is that change IS actually happening and these things are becoming more exposed to those who haven’t wanted to see it, so that they too can figure out where they stand. And for those who have been aware, to figure out how you’d like to align more with what your heart is beckoning.

    Stand fully in the truth and light of who you are and honor others with that same integrity.

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  3. Posted by Kieron on December 6, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    I agree with Tania. One heart at a time. In the last week no less than 3 people have spoken up about police misconduct in casual conversation, wanting to protect others (esp. their loved ones) from the police, handling things privately whenever possible, using other resources to handle crises vs just calling 911 (echoes of those babies kidnapped from the Christian couple). It is plainly on people’s minds. My clients, who are generally not able to focus on more than getting by one day at a time (or hour by hour, so miserable are they) even they are mentioning it; one mentioned understanding GMO’s and the for-profit prison system, since he experienced it from the inside. As for me, I’m talking more openly to clients about energetic matters, i.e. all things being energy, which needs to move and be exchanged vs bottled up like the controllers want to do. People are receptive, or cautiously interested in things unimaginable a few years ago. And people are showing up in my life that need something I have or know, or vice versa. The speed of it all has accelerated. I hang on for dear life, some days. 🙂

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  4. It breaks my heart when people who are morally responsible to lead by example failed to do so-especially a Country that makes lots of loud mouth noise about democracy cannot stand up to respect the rule of law! My plea to the leadership of the US is to carefully work on the racial divide in their Country in order to aver a racial conflict. I think racism should by now be in the museum of antiquity or they paving the way for democratic revolution in the US. Thanks, just a food for thought!

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