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It's Like a train wreck!

Why do I do it? I'm sure you do it too. You're sitting in your car, Air America is playing a commercial, Sports Talk Radio is talking about some inane trade proposal, the oldie station is playing a disco song that you couldn't stand in 1977, So I turn on the hate mongers. Limbaugh then Hannity. I yell at my radio, but I still listen. It's like a train wreck, I have to listen.

Limbaugh speaks of how The Democrats caused the Stock Market Crash. He states "The Obama Recession is in full swing." He speaks of how the Obamas disrespected the Bushes.

Hannity is like a Right Wing Rainman, without the math talent. Instead of saying, "I'm an excellent driver," he says "He palled around with terrorists," Over and over and over again.

So what is my problem? Why do I listen to these two prevaricators? I'm leaving now to take a valium. When I get back, I'd like some answers.

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cathy_edgett
Nov. 12th, 2008 12:19 am (UTC)
I smile. I never listen to them. It is not good to disrupt your vibrational field with lies. We soothe with truth.

You can always be in the car and enjoy silence, the hum of your own blood pulsing through. That is pretty exciting if you allow it to be.

I have a book suggestion for you. Power vs. Force by David R. Hawkins.

"Power gives life and energy - force takes these away. We notice that power is associated with compassion and makes us feel positively about ourselves. Force is associated with judgment and makes us feel poorly about ourselves."

Stay with what makes you feel powerful. "Power arises from meaning. It has to do with motive, and it has to do with principle." Avoid all else, as much as is possible. Why torture, harm, and weaken yourself by listening to distortion and lies?

I know we need to be aware of what is out there, but it is important to stay highly involved with power, "that which supports the significance of life itself," that which appeals to what is noble. Stay there, again, as much as is reasonably possible.
jellomarx
Nov. 12th, 2008 01:16 am (UTC)
I think that I'm going to take 2 Simon & Garfunkels and a Dylan and sleep it off.
cathy_edgett
Nov. 12th, 2008 01:41 am (UTC)
You are so wise!!!

Do take care of yourself. My thoughts are with you as I light candles tonight.
wibblywobbly
Nov. 12th, 2008 01:09 am (UTC)
the worst is when you get 25 miles outside the city and it seems Rush/Hannity/some other fascist (if they can use socialist...) is the only thing that comes in on the radio.

I have cd's, I have an iPod, but I'm listening to AM radio and screaming about how stupid these people are.

I am NOT a great American.
jellomarx
Nov. 12th, 2008 01:18 am (UTC)
I think that I'm going to join " I listen to idiots anonymous."
cathy_edgett
Nov. 12th, 2008 01:42 am (UTC)
It might make an interesting group. I'm sure you would have a great deal of company. :)
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jellomarx
Nov. 12th, 2008 02:54 am (UTC)
Can't I plea bargin that to 72 hours of Manilow? Isn't that punishment enough?
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jellomarx
Nov. 12th, 2008 02:59 am (UTC)
I don't remember. I hope not.
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jellomarx
Nov. 12th, 2008 03:09 am (UTC)
I was like any 20 year old. I didn't want to go to work. So I took the LSATs and applied. When I was accepted at St. John's, I said, "what the hell."
cathy_edgett
Nov. 12th, 2008 01:35 am (UTC)
I'm glad you are taking "2 Simon & Garfunkels and a Dylan to sleep it off." I agree that music is key. In music, peace!! Take care!
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