Serve a purpose greater than yourself
As of May 27, 2020
This Administration and Republican Leadership are hell bent to Reopening Economy but ignoring proper guidelines on how businesses should implement reopening protocols. It is the latest mutation of this Administration's Glaring Incompetence and complete disregard for Public Safety.
From Downplaying of this threat at the onset of this global pandemic, to Lack of PPE's and Covid-19 Testing, to Hydroxychloroquine and Injecting Disinfectant, and now, Rushing to Reopen Economy no matter the cost.
I agree that we need to reopen economy and get people back to working, but it should not be based on False Hopes or Political Strategy. We should not re-open with complete disregard to public safety and recommendations from science and smart people responsible to protecting us from this deadly virus.
This is the danger of creating legions of 'LOYALISTS' that adheres to the concept of 'Blind Loyalty' and willing to risk their own life just to support an individual or party. To loyalists, seeking clean air, water, and protecting the environment becomes a 'political agenda', rather than basic human fight for self preservation. Today, loyalists of this Administration sees the head of CDC and Evidence Based Approach as threat to their well being and treat the people who are trying to protect them as enemies. Loyalists to this administration now sees 'Wearing Masks' as another 'Political Agenda', rather than mere self-protection and protection of people around you.
How do I know how loyalists behave and how they think, because I grew up with parents who are loyalists. But, there are signs that following a political figure blindly is more prevalent in 'older generation' and not likely on younger ones. I used to share the mindset of my parents but I was able to open my views and realized that I really don't conform to the idea of supporting a political figure or party no matter what. I also don't see this type of mindset on my children.
There is a smart way to re-open our economy but it should be based on science and recommendations from smart people and not from politicians or media host that acts as political strategists of this Administration.
Finally, the only way to reopen communities is to conduct more covid-19 testing, and proper contact tracing. This is our only chance to mitigate damages from this deadly virus and the smart way to reopening our communities.
I was always curious on how people form their political ideology and what should be the proper basis for it. Should we base it purely on the lense of 'capitalism', or 'socialism.' I think there is room for both capitalism and socialism in our society. It is okay to be rewarded for your efforts, ingenuity and risk taking in the realm of capitalism. But I also believed that we should be socially conscious and be willing to extend help for the 'least of these' in our society.
I just finished reading the book of Matthew and I came across 'The Beatitudes' and here's what it says;
- Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
- Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
- Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
- Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
- Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
- Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
- Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.
- Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
So, the book of Matthew enumerated lists of traits that we need to look for in ourselves and in others. Now, ask yourself the following questions:
- Does my 'Political Ideology' conform with traits listed above?
- Does it reflect the tendencies or platform of my political party?
- Does it mimic the demeanor of the leader I support or intend to vote for?
There are many reasons on how we form our 'Political Ideology' but we should always allow kindness to form our 'Political Ideology' and not the other way around.
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