By Mike Zonta, BB editor
Back in the ’50s and ’60s, The Prosperos actually had a theme song which started out, “Look up, look up, look up!” and went on from there. (If anybody has a copy of that song or its lyrics, please contact me.)
And this is something we need to do politically as well as personally. Instead of remaining forever on the level playing field of left vs. right (as if they were equivalent), let’s look at things from a higher perspective.
As Gandhi, MLK and Marianne Williams have said in effect, “Self-purification before political activism.”
How many Proud Boys who are out on the streets fighting for America are really fighting an unresolved conflict with their father? And the same could be said for many on the left, though, I think, to a lesser degree, because the left is fighting for greater empathy while the right is fighting against greater empathy.
If you really want to be a man (and that’s what these demonstrations are really about), try confronting yourself. Try confronting your past.
Then you will be demonstrating from a place of honesty, not just anger.
But as Trump said in 2014, “I don’t like to analyze myself because I might not like what I see.”
Divisiveness is good business for the media. As CBS CEO Les Moonves said about the Trump presidency, “It may not be good for America, but it’s damn good for CBS.”
The less we look within, the more we will remain divided. The more we look within the more we will see what we have in common.
Even Black professor Cornel West admits to White Supremacy within his own psyche. He says, “I’ve got White Supremacy inside of me.”
That’s self-observation. That’s the beginning of self-purification.
When the Proud Boys and Antifa begin that level of self-examination, I’ll start taking them seriously.