Nay_ho_tze's Medicine Musings

Patriotism of the Heart - 
this simple, apolitical take on American politics
was first written in 2016 at the dawn of today's madness -
it is as relevant now as it was then -
and looks to the Mayflower for clues
about a national reboot for unified healing, 
independent of dirty party politics

Remember the grade school Mayflower story? 
 from this American Indian’s point of view of the traditional story, 
on board, were 2 groups of immigrants  --
pilgrims looking for a new life 
businessmen looking for more money

Although the process itself went through many metamorphoses,
it was these two groups that became the seeds 
of what translated into the 2 party system -
simplistically, look at things this way:
the pilgrims in search of a new life became the democrats ...
and the businessmen likely became bankers, the GOP,
the grand ol’ party, a/k/a the republicans -

today's problems are given life by 
the media, technology, pathetic public education, 
and a blatant, public manipulation by those in power -
 truth today is smeared beyond recognition 

what few realize is that
seeking truth in political choices is a myth - 
political science studies on choice 
show that the process of choosing is much more direct:
regardless of politics or propaganda,
a person believes what he/she chooses to believe -
 and second, psychology takes over in that
a person's politics are typically, heavily influenced, 
neither by education nor political savvy, 
but rather by emotional manipulation/influence
of mere parental opinion, 
either for or against a particular political view -
this means, depending on a child's relationship with said parent,

politics are based much more on emotional bias 
than on any political inspiration or insight ...

with that said, let's revisit what election-time is all about,
what it's always all about: the white elephant in the room,
and man’s longtime ethical conundrum 
since time immemorial in one form or another:
it’s about money, 
or more accurately, the control thereof

stripped of political jargon, elections all boil down
to the republicans wanting to keep the money in the bank,
and the democrats wanting to invest in the people ...
it's that simple

Now, go back to the very beginning of this nation,
to a much simpler time of dreams and revolutions,
[long before the Capital was stormed],
before watergate was ever breached,
and before the Constitution was ever even written -
then ask yourself this: 
If, in 1620 you had boarded the Mayflower
alongside the pilgrims and the businessmen, 
and you were in the same social class then as you are today,
with whom would you be sitting? 

and boom! there it is:
 how any one of us should vote in any election  …
it is imvho the People's most direct way
to save the soul of the nation.

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