| By Tsuyu, Today, 09:49 PM |
That would probably only encourage him, and frankly, that's the last thing the world needs.
| Originally Posted by Megan |
If we want George Bush to be an effective leader, the best thing we can do is take responsibility for our own judgments about him, work on the things in ourselves that we are judging in him, and send him all good wishes.
I understand and share your concern, Tsuyu.
If we do not want to encourage the President to continue what many see as an ill-considered course, how might we avoid that?
Since he is at the helm of our Ship of State for the next two years, it behooves all of us to consider how we can best prevent our Ship from running aground. We're all in this together.
While we do not want to encourage reckless decisions, we do
want to encourage measured, wise decisions. In that sense, we all have a stake in encouraging President Bush.
If George Bush is failing, how might we help him to succeed?
It makes little sense to just surrender to an auto-immune attacking of our own body politic when so much is at stake. That makes as much sense as shooting oneself in the foot.
If we don't learn to transmute our anger into positive momentum, we all lose ground. None of us think well when we're angry.
This situation is exerting pressure on all of us to mature into who we can truly be. To waste that sterling opportunity in vituperative blame would be obscene, and a great dishonor to our children and posterity.
We need to be thinking in terms of the seventh generation from now, as the Native American sages taught us:
Before the traditional Iroquois convened their consul meetings, they invoked this declaration: |
In our every deliberation we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.
Thereafter, any vote included an equal vote cast by a representative who spoke specifically for the needs, the survival, and the dignity of those who would live a hundred and fifty years in the future.
In that context, I think Steve's current blog is surely one of his most important.