“We are many, many people and yet we are one. What we do today with our thinking, what we do tomorrow with our thoughts, what we do with our actions and our interactions with people determines the course of the universe itself. You are not powerless. You are not without power.” – Little Crow
This is a follow up to my rant on America and its ability to repair its faults. And, hopefully, a message to we happy few who will actually repair america.
I am hoping what I wrote kind of got some people thinking … and thinking about what we can do to repair. And maybe help repair what was the American dream <which is realistic in a semi utopian way>.
And repair in a mature perspective.
And repair with an America’s Kitchen table perspective.
And with that last thought … I figured I would use a couple of Americans’ words to the “repair-people” of America.
Actually I imagine these words could pertain to anyone in any country.
I began with Little Crow to remind people that leaders of relatively small groups need to understand their role in the future.
There is a responsibility even among the “small voices” not just to be radicals … but to make their voice heard with a sense of the bigger picture.
Of course … someone could very rightly point out that Little Crow and his people got the shit kicked out of them but I would like to point out that they were actually in the right. Not in using violence or conflict to resolve their rights but rather that they stood up for what was right.
And I end with a good ole Teddy R quote. Teddy, who was a flawed leader, but a charismatic leader nonetheless who fully understood that divisiveness was not effective in terms of reaching the desired goal.
In his quote he uses the word ‘squabbling’.
And “squabbling” is an excellent word.
And a word that seems to embody a lot of what is going on in America today.
And a word I wish some of our existing leaders would think about.
It sounds petty.
It sounds small.
And it sounds like it has nothing to do with possibilities but rather sounds like wasted energy.
“There is no room for hyphenated Americanism … the one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities.” – Theodore Roosevelt
That’s it for my ‘repairing’ thoughts. I need to go figure out what I can do to help the repairing begin.