Nay_ho_tze's Medicine Musings

Patriotism of the heart 
a simple, apolitical take on American politics -
 for a national reboot, independent of dirty party politics
look to the Mayflower for clues

Remember the grade school story they told us about the Mayflower? 
On board, from this American Indian’s point of view at least,
2 groups
1 of immigrants  --
pilgrims looking for a new life 
and businessmen looking for more money -

And although the process itself went through many metamorphoses,
these two groups are the seeds of what translated 
into the 2 party system
which is why it helps to look at things this way:
that the pilgrims in search of a new life became the democrats ...
and do I really have to say who the businessmen likely became?
it's the GOP – grand ol’ party – the republicans

Make no mistake: 
truth today has been smeared beyond recognition 
by the media, technology, pathetic public education, 
and a blatant manipulation by those in power 
(thank Mr. Nixon, father of the modern GOP, for the latter)

This isn't about placing blame - 
looking for truth in political choices is a myth, and here’s why: 
first, each person believes what he/she chooses to believe,
regardless of politics -

 and second, independent studies have shown that generally 
a person's politics are typically influenced, 
not by education or by political savvy, 
but by mere parental opinion
either for or against parental political view,
depending on the child's relationship with said parent -

this means that a person's politics are based 
much more on emotional bias 
way less on mindfulness and/or political inspiration ...

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

Now keeping that in mind, go back to the beginning,
to a simpler time of dreams and revolutions,
(also all having been driven by money or religion)
and ask yourself this: 
in 1620 if you had boarded the Mayflower
alongside the pilgrims and the businessmen, 
given your present day circumstances,
with whom would you be sitting? 

and boom! there it is:
how to vote in any election  …

actually there were 3 groups of immigrants on the Mayflower,  the third group being known by the others as 'the strangers' who are not mentioned much in history books, i'm guessing, because these were England's criminal element 

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