When 30 FBI agents showed up at Mar-a-Lago to cart off boxes of documents, it was an authorized, legitimate and justified procedure to retrieve national security secrets being illegally kept there.
Or it was an unprecedented regime raid on the home and office of the foremost political rival of President Joe Biden that called to mind a “Third World country,” the East German “Stasi,” the KGB or the Gestapo.
And Jan. 6, 2021?
That was a riot, a disgraceful breach of the Capitol, involving assaults on Capitol cops that deserved to be and are being punished.
No, it was more than that. Far more. It was an “insurrection,” a “fascist coup,” an act of treason led by far-right extremists to abort the transfer of power from the winner of the election of 2020 to the loser. It ranks right up there with the 1814 burning of the Capitol by the British.
Such is the magnitude of the divide in America, a divide that extends far beyond our clashing views of Jan. 6 and the Mar-a-Lago raid.
Consider abortion. Before the 1960s, abortion was almost universally regarded as a shameful and criminal act. Doctors who performed abortions were disgraced and sometimes sent to prison.
But after the Dobbs decision by the Supreme Court declared that Roe v. Wade in 1973 was wrongly decided, restoration of women’s right to an abortion is being championed by half the nation.
The other half of America yet believes abortion involves the killing of an unborn innocent child.
Part of America celebrates the Supreme Court’s decision to declare marriage equality for homosexuals. Yet, a traditionalist minority believes such a mandate imposes on the nation a secularist morality contradicted by the tenets of the Christian faith that was the basis of laws for our first two centuries as a nation.
Nor is it only clashing morality that divides us.
For a nation, a country, a people, a democracy to endure, there needs be a broad consensus of belief, culture, custom and politics.
On the issue of law and order, without which a republic cannot stand, there is now disagreement over the role and conduct of our police.
During the George Floyd summer of 2020, “Defund the Police!” was the clamor of the left, and among the street chants of Black Lives Matter was, “Pigs in a Blanket, Fry ‘Em Like Bacon.”
Only a stunning political recoil caused its abandonment.
For a nation, especially a great world power like the United States, some things are indispensable to its preservation.
A democratic republic needs to preserve the value of its currency, to defend its borders against illegal mass migrations and invasions, to preserve law and order, especially in its great cities.
Which of these requisites exist today when the nation suffers 8% inflation; 250,000 illegal aliens cross our southern border every month; and “mass shootings” occur daily in our cities during which at least four victims are gunned down, wounded or killed?
The preservation of a democracy also requires the confidence of its people in its defining institutions.
Yet, since the Reagan era, Americans’ collective confidence in our major institutions has fallen from one-half of the nation to one-fourth.
In 2022, confidence in the Supreme Court fell by a third to 25%. Only a fourth of the country retained high confidence in the presidency; and confidence in Congress plummeted to 7%, or one in every 14 Americans.
One in 6 Americans had great confidence in our newspapers, with only 1 in 9 citizens saying the same about television news.
In summary, we are a country whose people have a diminishing confidence in almost all of its institutions, from big business to the churches, universities and media. Only small business and the U.S. military enjoy the confidence of the American people.
Public approval of Biden’s performance is at the lowest level ever recorded for a president at this point in his first term.
True, we have been through and recovered from divisive times.
In the 1860s, 11 of the 33 states seceded and fought for four years to gain their independence of the Union.
The 1960s were divisive, but the left, with Sen. George McGovern its political expression, captured less than 40% of the vote against Richard Nixon in 1972. Ronald Reagan ran up two landslides in the 1980s.
Those days are long gone.
The left today dominates the academic community and culture to a greater degree than it once did and is further removed from the heart of the country in Middle America than it has ever been.
When, how, does America ever unite again? And what unites us, other than an external attack on the country, like Pearl Harbor or 9/11?
Where is the common ground on which to stand?
Does such ground even exist, given the divisions in religion, race and ethnicity, and the seemingly irreconcilable disagreements over morality, ideology, culture and politics?
Has the great experiment run its course?
We don’t come together. There is no reconciliation the radical, woke left. They are a mindless biomass of unthinking monsters that want to invert all of life. The radical left is a creation of the dark side. Yes, they created this insane mob. The mob wants all of gods creation dead, they want families dead, children dead, mothers dead.
There’s no comprising with them. Those on the right will annihilate them, for if we don’t these disgusting Creatures will destroy us.
Two-party politics.amount to professional wrestling on a higher stage.
I resonate with this article and with the comments thank you eraoflight for making this connection possible much love to all.
Want to retain your higher vibration and not get stressed?
Do not get involved in any division, conflict or fight, physical or not. Gees, it took me a while to realize this. My ego so wanted to rise to any occasion in debate, argument, etc.
Don’t behave like you did before, the 3D way, with others. Stand back and be an observer. If someone asks for physical help then help them if you can. If someone asks for advice, give it in a low key way without criticism or judgment. Your advice needs to be practical and helpful and best for all concerned. Also, don’t get emotionally involved. It will save you a lot of energy. But, remember, love, kindness and speaking from your heart is imperative.
It sounds difficult but with practice it gets easier.
Stay away from negative people if you can. I can’t believe I’m saying this but negative people are a bad influence. Its easy to get caught up in their issues or feel sorry for them and try to help them. Then you are exposed to their negative energies. If that’s not possible, be very discerning and use wisdom in your involvement.
It sounds like I’m telling you to avoid people with problems. It’s not that. I’m talking about staying away from people who are habitually negative. It drains your energy to hang with them. Their influence could be manipulative, passive/ aggressive, depressing, angry, critical, judgemental, fostering guilt/shame/fear or depleting your self esteem or self confidence. Beware of people who try to grab on to you emotionally, repeatedly to support their perception of themselves or lifestyle behaviors. It’s important to decide what role you want to take in other’s lives, depending on the role they take in their lives.
It can be especially difficult if you have dysfunctional families and friends. But it can be as simple as realizing you need to always speak from your heart. Be kind, gentle and loving in your interactions with everyone.
Afee speaks the truth. The great awakening leaves nobody behind and is still finding new people to awaken. I also hope the hippie movement remerges the same as it did in 1960-1970s. The great awakening supports the original pro-life democrats and republicans. The counter culture/sub cultures should realistically climb aboard this great movement for freedom. The great reset/dystopian takeover of this world is exactly what above factions were so strongly opposed with. People would be surprised to know that what is happening between the great awakening and the great reset. Only the great awakening is pushing for common sense and not necessarily a certain political alignment but ensuring that people can keep their freedoms. Unfortunately the democrats/liberals seek to destroy this world. I pray for your safety everyone.
We unite by letting go of any thirst for justice.
The division was simply created because conservatives/patriots cannot adhere to a liberal/democrat livelihood or way of existence. Visa versa. Centrists have often tried to find a common ground. But discovered they actually cause more of a divide (because they naturally possess a divide within themselves. Between two separate ideologies) I do not recommend nihilism for anyone. That leads to a horror I wish upon nobody. But another truth I will mention is that I have accumulated enough evidence and/or truthfulness that details exactly the problems were facing in this world and the deeper more spiritual underlying reasons for why we live in a divided and chaotic world. My brothers and sisters if you are apart of this great awakening than you will also discover everything I have. I need not mention them for it should be widely known amongst my comrades and if it hasn’t the most blessed souls on this planet soon shall know. Be well everyone.
Dear Era of Light –
A.S. wrote a beautiful response here to the most urgent challenge facing the Lightworker community – ascending in Love, rather than allowing divisions to split us apart.
I “replied” affirming this. In fact, that is the underlying theme of all my Comments submitted to Era of Light – but recently you have blocked them.
How do we get together again? Via love, the most powerful force in the universe.
This involves showing love and kindness to our fellow man. This includes seeing the good in them and seeking to understand them and listen to them, even if we think they’re wrong. It includes us telling them what things we do appreciate about them and where we do think they have good points.
And it involves no longer focusing so much on how the other side is evil and wrong and vile and how bad and misguided they are. Sure you can disagree with them, but there’s lots of for example youtube channels that focus just on highlighting how bad the other side is. Watching those just empowers the energies of division.
Yes!! Thank you, A.S.!
Our luminous ET and celestial sources, along with the great spiritual Teachers of the world, urge us to live in love and harmony together. That raises our vibration, Earth’s vibration, and speeds us along our Ascension journey.
Political (and other) divisions just perpetuate low 3D vibes, and hinder Ascension. No one point of view can possibly encompass the whole Truth.
Lightworkers know that anything we focus on is empowered, and also that we have the freedom to choose: divisiveness, or Love?