The Season of Goodwill Heralds Mayhem!

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..circa 2016 into the final month now and the Mass of the Christ approaches.


The Aleppo peoples are being slaughtered, taken away to God knows where, mercilessly starved...

The refugees from the other countries in the Middle East are "housed" in fragile and dangerous shelters in Turkey, in Greece; those who can try to get in the boats to Italy. The Europeans don't want to know as they don't want any more refugees.


Trump is the New Herald! Fitting name to herald a way of division, a way of saving the disenfranchised in the Great US of A from its own reaping of the seeds sown by its politicians who made the wars out there in the Middle East and beyond. Clinton is the second-rater that even her thirty years of service didn't hide. The disenfranchised, the poor, the ones who now have nothing else to lose, gave up on voting for her ilk.

In the UK - disuniting as we sing our first caroles - all impertinent and incompetent government policies of the past thirty years having now come home to roost big time; politicians have been singling out the scapegoats to be anyone and anything who is "foreign" so that the true light of Truth is hidden by the shadows. Mrs. May (also aptly named) heralding "Mayhem" in the nationalist fever whipped up by her government in the last decade. Again and again and again.


Meanwhile, the arms companies get lots of money and the politicians and senators get rich through their executive powers, shares and continuous destruction of the earth's life-giving flora and fauna as well as men, women and children in the war torn places. Do they not have children too? Perhaps they will all live in a module on the Moon or Mars.


My prayers will be to lift the shadows from my eyes, to realise my own narrow prejudices, to learn not to trust politicians, to understand the plight of those whose lives are ruined or made very hard by their leaders, to accept the truth of myself that I have neither spoken out nor taken action.


May God Bless America and May God Bless The World.  And May God Forgive us All.


Billy Roper Added Dec 1, 2016 - 11:10am
The guy whose birth we celebrate on December 25th DID say that He had not come to bring peace, but a sword; and not to unite, but to divide.
Merry Christmas.
Eileen de Bruin Added Dec 1, 2016 - 11:41am
Hello Billy.  Yes, he did. It was the realisation that our "enemies" are inside of ourselves and in our closest relationships, including blood relationships.  The sword being the instrument to cut the ties and narrow prejudices of blood inculcation of tribe, cult, family, club etc. He spoke of the war within; our own war against our own ego. Our war against our own demons, brainwashing by family and friends (to remain one of the group) and finding out the truth.
I do like the anagrams of unite and untie, united and untied, evil and live. In short, let us look within to find out the truths of the unrest on earth. 
Suggestion: a New World Army of Plumbers and Electricians.  Their "Offensive" to go everywhere and fit great kitchens, bathrooms, all accompanying infrastructure to run them and therein is the substance of giving support to the life of the family. 
Peace on Earth at the heart of the home and its hearth.
Note that earth and heart are anagrams too!
But "goodwill to all men" is clear in its message because it is only in our bringing a "sword" (or words) inside our narrowness, that we can shine the light of truth.  To will good to others - of whatever background. That is an idea.
EXPAT Added Dec 1, 2016 - 11:53am
I assume your Christmas won't be Merry and Bright. But when was the Holy Land ever at Peace? When was society ever free from oppression?
Just be grateful that there is a chance for a prosperous New Year, now that a man who has other concerns than lining his own pockets, will be in charge!
Eileen de Bruin Added Dec 1, 2016 - 12:06pm
My Christmas is always bright. Merry too, with the help of good wine! I am going to the first meditation/prayer session of Advent tonight. Always nice to reflect on the Christmas story.  Rightly or wrongly, I find the need to reflect, pray and meditate. And I always love the Brightness of the light and the ongoing message. And I am aware of my own narrowness and prejudices and ignorance.
Grateful for Trump:  yes, there is always the potential surprise that he might well be the Herald for All Change because he has absolutely no interest in lining his own pockets. I do hope he remembers that the great US of A is made up of every single nationality on this Earth and that it is made great thereof and because. Yes, I shall keep my mind and my heart open. I do not think that he could do any more damage than already has been done!  Yes, Goodwill to America.
Dino Manalis Added Dec 1, 2016 - 12:45pm
Order and stability must be the centerpiece of American foreign policy and stabler regimes are needed in the Middle East and North Africa to stop the chaos and refugee crisis.  Stability is a prerequisite for healthy economic progress.
EXPAT Added Dec 1, 2016 - 12:46pm
I hope the wine comes from a Monastery in keeping with the season.  
Trump is probably the only elected Official who understands "that the great US of A is made up of " people!!!!!!! Not sexes, not colors, not religions, not nationalities.
It wouldn't hurt to remember that every life is a MIRACLE and has a value to society.
Pray for Peace and Justice and all to be well! But don't forget the Potatoes.
Bill Kamps Added Dec 1, 2016 - 1:37pm
Eileen, I hope your Christmas is nice.  These are far from the worst of times, so we need to search for happiness it doesnt always find us.  There are always negatives in the world, and always reasons to be fearful, but that doesnt mean we cant have a good day !  
Politicians have always been a disappointment, though in decades past that may not have been as obvious as today. 
How we feel is our choice, we can put ourselves in a good mood or a poor one.  Play some music you enjoy, and see if you dont feel better rather quickly.
Eileen de Bruin Added Dec 2, 2016 - 7:23am
Hello Bill.  "Feeling better" is not what it is about.  I am content; very well off in a very developed and civilised society in the centre of Europe.
MJ, I have so much positive energy due to great yoga, good living and superb thermal pools close by and I enjoy so much. And I continue trying to cultivate my mind to be open, not narrow and closed. To examine my own prejudices and conditioning or brainwashing. What is your interpretation of "positive" - bury one's head in the sand?!
My sentiments on Trumping Herald and Mayhem mean to say that I am informed and aware of the plights and of the truths of those who are disenfranchised or who have been let down (do we really get the politicians we deserve?). I am even more aware because I am widely travelled and have lived in multiple countries.  And I have great days - apart from the usual grumpy times which afflicts all of us at times - I am aware of what I have including great healthcare at a very reasonable price, a great home and neighbourhood in a very beautiful mediaeval city and international, friends and acquaintances; lots of public buildings to enjoy culture in, museums, ancient churches, beautiful countryside., being able to cross the border into Belgium just twenty minutes down the road, walking in the dale; I am very grateful and aware that I was able to choose where I live. It is not the point of what I have written.  And whatever your context is of "...the worst of times"  I can but wonder!  Having read Voltaire's Candide - well that says it all really doesn't it!? Same old story and on and on. The people in wars etc. But he still wrote it down!
Expat: No, I will not forget the potatoes, thanks!