Politics the Jedi way

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8 months 1 week ago #54459 by Brandel Valico
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I could basically repeat what is said in the video. But why not just let it speak for itself.
It's done by Jedi Knight Opie

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8 months 1 week ago - 8 months 1 week ago #54461 by Kol Drake
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"Fear leads to Anger. Anger leads to Hate. Hate leads to Drinking. Drinking leads to Dumbassery. Dumbassery leads to voting for..... "

Well, that went south pretty fast.

THINK before 'acting' instead of 'just' reacting.

Opie has it right -- "Be a Jedi"
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8 months 1 week ago #54463 by Kai-An Tatok
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Definitely. It's pretty distressing to me to see that the same kind of anger and schism happening in the US seems to be carrying over the the Jedi as it concerns politics. Obviously we're all human, but you'd think Jedi would be better equipped to stay calm, hunt for the facts, and not encroach on other's space with their their beliefs.

"Close your eyes. Feel it. The light, it's always been there. It will guide you." -Maz Kanata
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8 months 1 week ago #54465 by Jax
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I think that we're all susceptible to propaganda, especially if we aren't making the effort to be aware. Sometimes we have bad days, but as long as we're trying, that's something. I think right now this is the result of many generations of power imbalances and corruption so even an otherwise well intentioned person is corrupted by the system in order to get in there to make change. I have purposely stepped away from many discussions. I too am human and find myself disappointed with people too often and that does impact how I work with them. I know there are still those disagreements but if I'm not actively engaging in those areas I can focus on whatever is needed in the moment.

It's a very strange time we're living in, but it is a necessary time.

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5 months 3 weeks ago - 5 months 2 weeks ago #55003 by Dustin
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I'm seriously considering ripping his "Be a Jedi" so I can use it as my phone notification tone. :lol:
Thought became reality: Link for the interested.

"We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are." - Anais Nin
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5 months 3 weeks ago #55005 by Jax
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You would think that would be enough. :-) The thing is, even Jedi have huge blind spots. They don't think they are acting from fear, but ultimately they are. Either a person acts from fear or love. And a lot of these positions are not from a place of love.

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5 months 3 weeks ago #55010 by Baru
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I like the show "Braindead".

We need to love politicians. If we love ourselves, we love them. If we want politicians to change, we need to change. Invite them to change.
Write them.
Use the powers that we do have to influence the government. Silence is acceptance.

We are the Force.

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5 months 2 weeks ago #55015 by Jax
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I read that the best thing you can do is call the offices of your representatives. not email, that can be ignored. But the ringing of the phone, tying up the phone lines, that gets their attention. So I have to start doing that more. I encourage you all to do the same.

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5 months 2 weeks ago #55018 by Kol Drake
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ring ring ring

Hello?

Hey, it's me. So, how ya doin'? I heard on the news <insert issue> was coming up again. Any chance we can talk about this over a pizza and beer?

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If only our representatives really represented... us.

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5 months 2 weeks ago #55022 by Jax
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The thing is, they do pay attention to getting a lot of phone calls on something. When the republicans just gutted the ethics oversight committee/group they were slammed by calls and reversed course quickly. If we keep doing that this time period won't be quite as bad.

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