Perspective for your consideration …What does it look like when it’s fixed…?
Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men … Goethe
Whenever I come across this statement I am reminded of the words spoken by JFK whose dream became an American mantra and we did send a man to the moon and safely return him to earth. JFK most assuredly did not walk on water and being a human was subject to the same proclivities as you and me. He was able to include you and me in his dream and in doing so stir our hearts and engage our mind in a meaningful venture.
Forty-seven years has passed since JFK in 1961 gave words to his dream which resonated within the American psyche. Today on the geopolitical scene is there anyone who possesses that same unique quality…? Or have we become so strident and polarized we are unable to see value in the dreams of others…?
Has the speed of dispensing information become so prolific and ubiquitous so as to overwhelm us…? Does the sheer volume of information seeking to resonate bombard us so as to leave us anesthetized and unable to make the time to sort through this proliferation…?
I would offer that yes, we are anesthetized. Anesthetized to dwell and linger in fear of the unknown. A fear perpetrated and promulgated to advance the perverse dream of an elite few at the expense of the many. For the past nearly eight years, America has cowered to an unrelenting fear of an “unknown” and undisclosed opponent termed – terrorism. The dream proselytized by our current leaders is to seek out and destroy – terrorism – without ever defining or disclosing in clear, concise and understandable terms who and what is terrorism…? Label it terrorism and immediately we like Pavlov’s dogs respond with fear.
Yota, that strange, small, but brilliant personality from George Lucas – Star Wars – was right … fear leads to anger, and anger to hate … though it’s a circle difficult to break, the question seems to me, is do we even choose to try…?
Who dares espouse a dream bold enough for us to embrace which unities, bonds us to seek achieving resolution to another meaningful unified venture…?
And let me be even a bit bolder I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue before any audience in Arizona where full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted.