Election Season 2016

I am always somewhat amused when it comes to election season in this great land of ours, especially this year. There are many reasons for this, but for me personally, I am always intrigued when Americans seem to think that one individual with change all of the social, economic, political, ecological, and yes, even military challenges that face our nation and the world.

Now voters will never really come out and say that this is what they expect, but it sure seems to me that this is what their asking. It’s an impossible and unrealistic expectation in my humble opinion. We have a two party system in this nation. You get more choices when you purchase a pair of jeans. We have two political parties in this country and these two parties, both beholden to corporations, are supposed to somehow satisfy all of the needs of the people of this nation (and if you believe in the myth of “American Exceptionalism”) the entire globe. “Tis a consummation devoutly to be wished,” to coin a phrase Shakespeare’s, Hamlet, The Prince of Denmark.

Be that as it may, many of us get so caught up in the passion of the politics of the day, that instead of focusing on what is right, we argue over who is right. We can all respectfully disagree as human beings, can’t we? I’d like to think so. As a member of the Unitarian Universalist clergy, I am reminded every day that we don’t all have to think alike to love alike. There is an inherent worth and dignity in each and every human being. Let’s not lose sight of this as citizens of this nation and as citizens of the earth. As Universalist Minister Hosea Ballou so insightfully phrased it:

“If we agree in love, there is no disagreement that can do us any harm, but if we do not, no other agreement can do us any good.”

About michaeljscarter

I am an ordained Interfaith Minister currently serving The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Swannanoa Valley, in Black Mountain, NC.The New Thought Movement and metaphysics is my first love and this is how I attempt to live my life, as the vibrant, loving, abundant, creative individual that I was meant to be. Certain mystical experiences have influenced my perspective about life here on planet earth, and these events are included in a book that I have written that was originally my Masters Thesis while attending seminary in New York City. The book is entitled, Alien Scriptures: Extraterrestrials in the Holy Bible. The book has quite a following and has earned me frequent appearances on the History Channel's hit televison show, Ancient Aliens. I am also a professional Diversity Consultant and Anti-Racism Trainer, recognized by President Clinton for my efforts. Thank you for taking the time to visit my website and for purchasing my book. Peace and richest blessings to you and yours!
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