I honor the place in you
in which the entire universe dwells.
I honor the place in you
which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace.
I honor the place in you where,
if you are in that place in you,
and I am in that place in me,
there is only one of us.


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Ignorance or Bliss?

I was told today by a friend that they were glad that I was "snarky" too.

A witty mannerism, personality, or behavior that is a combination of sarcasm and cynicism. Usually accepted as a complimentary term. Snarkis sometimes mistaken for a snotty or arrogant attitude.
Her snarky remarks had half the room on the floor laughing and the other half ready to walk out.

but the truth is...

"I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day." — E.B. White"

I feel like I live in a world where choosing bliss condemns me to choosing to be ignorant and indifferent to the suffering of others or to my own. And I wonder if that was possible whether or not I'd choose to be. Obviously not, since I keep delving into issues like these. I guess I choose to build a life that extends beyond me. I only question if there isn't a better way to accomplish more. Cest le vie.

ABC Shows Everyday Bravery in Face of Arizona’s Racial Profiling

Meanwhile, back at the ranch...

Excerpt of Article from ColorLines

In January Sens. Paul Vitter and Rand Paul introduced legislation to repeal birthright citizenship. Arizona advanced its pair of birthright citizenship rollback bills, SB 1308 and SB 1309, out of committee last Tuesday. They’re headed now for the Senate floor. Proponents of the state-level and federal bills have been open about wanting to trigger a Supreme Court review to re-evaluate the 14th Amendment.

“If we get the correct court decision…we will not be dispensing citizenship like a door prize,” Arizona state Rep. John Kavangah said the day he filed his bills in January. “Especially not for those whose parents snuck into this country illegally through the back door.”

...and this is sort of the clusterf*ck that all of that song and dance turns into. I'm only glad to see that everyone in Arizona hasn't lost their damn mind.

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