The Glenn Beck- Sarah Palin- Tea Party group is especially troubling to me. Their rhetoric scares me because there is no compromise in their viewpoints. Nancy Pelosi and her gang on the liberal left are just as bad with their uncompromising ways. And here we are, the true silent majority,( the moderates ), stuck in the middle and looking for a way out to a better and kinder America.
What can be done to bring these two radically opposing groups together ? Well the answer is surprisingly simple, and dates back to the very beginning of our great country. It is called compromise ! Yes, the old give and take method of interacting with others to solve common problems. It is the only way to break the recent grid lock and get things done. And if you don't think this is necessary just look at the voting in the Senate and the House of Representatives recently. The votes are almost always along party lines. Compromise built this country and has sustained it for over 200 years and it is the only way for us to go foward today.
I see the same unyielding attitudes in the "Ground Zero Mosque" controversy in New York City. Over the weekend there were demonstrations and counter-demonstrations. All this does is raise tensions and animosity ! At one point they showed two opposing individuals screaming at each other. I could almost see great Odin shaking his head in disgust. For there is no wisdom used in such actions. Only through calm interactions can a compromising solution be found.
The one thing my mind cannot come to grips with, is why have we come to this point ? What has made us so hard and unyielding that we cannot give a little to get a little. Have we really become so cold and unfeeling as a people that we cannot see the views of others. I hope not !
Go with Odin's wisdom, Freyja's love and Thor's protection !