Stop being the “chaff” and become the “wheat”…

imageLEARN TO SEPARATE THE WHEAT FROM THE CHAFF  Most people are familiar with the wheat portion of this expression, but is likely that few of us are as familiar with the word chaff. The relevant definition of chaff is “the glumes, husks, or other seed coverings or small pieces of stems or leaves (as of grains and grasses) separated from the seed in threshing or processing,” and it was something to be separated from the edible wheat. Chaff is also occasionally found in a figurative sense, meaning “something comparatively worthless.”

Likely though certainly not 100%, a significant number of  people can trace their historical lineage to a time when their forebears were tied to agriculture and the cultivation of wheat as necessary for survival … for them the concept of separating wheat from chaff is readily understandable…

It is the wheat kernel which provides the nutrients for survival, but to obtain this kernel required from our forebears a rather rigorous degree of physical energy to separate this wheat kernel from the “stuff” (chaff) surrounding it having no nutritional value…

Metaphorically speaking … contemporary Americans no longer have the mental or emotional capacity to separate TRUTH from “alternative fact” or “spin” or “fake” news … lacking both desire and capacity to demand those serving in any “public” capacity are obligated to provide full disclosure and transparency in all endeavors undertaken in our stead…

Today we allow “public” personnel to shade (spin), hide, becoming bellicose in their reply to us so as to taunt, bully, confuse, and obfuscate the question asked of them… And in the moment to the degree possible with their retort making us appear and feel foolish and impotent…

In the manner of this exchange we allow them to become the “wheat” kernel as we meekly submit to being discarded as “chaff”…

In a representative democracy this is NOT how it is supposed to work.

All public employees from President of our nation, to the beat cop, fireman, state legislator, US representative to our nation’s Congress ANSWER to US … WE do not answer to them…

Legitimately they have the right to hold us accountable to follow the laws, rules, regulations authentically sanctioned in our stead… likewise we have the legal right and obligation to expect to receive full disclosure, transparency and common courtesy from them for all questions posed to them…NO EXCEPTIONS…

Stop being the “chaff” and become the “wheat”…

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