The Voice of the Western Woman
What follows is a ‘Note’ I composed on Facebook. Its relevancy to the underbelly described in an article, “Early Numbers Show Promise” at BloggingWhileBlue(.com).
AND, that I do my part in helping us to understand the IMPORTANCE of the 2012 Presidential election– mandated, that I post same here.
At the Vancouver Peace Summit in 2009, the Dalia Lama proclaimed, “The world would be saved by the Western woman.” I believe this to be true but more specifically, because most women automatically extend compassion in all that we do; it is the quality of compassion or lack thereof, which has forestalled the forward movement of mankind today. Care for our fellow man has seemingly become completely lost in our current day political mainstream. Government works for 'WeThePeople' and not the other way around. The 'folly' we see in our political masses runs counter to anything for the People. At issue is human lives. Yours, mine, the cashier at the corner store, the elderly. For the sake of our grandchildren's grandchildren, this overt and negative cycle has got to stop. If we continue on this path, there may not be a world for our offspring to live! ~
Designed to begin a real talk dialogue for change, my Facebook 'Note', “Just Thinking Out Loud” begins here:
"...With less than 10-days before the 2012 Presidental election and just a little off topic to our current Facebook chatter– I’m thinking out loud here. Come join me for a moment.
I (finally) saw the controversial film, “The Help” last night on cable. Yeah, I know. Janie come-late-to-the party. Likewise, if you’ve not seen this film, I recommend that you do. This was not a film about a bunch of caddy maids letting off steam about their employers. In fact, I’d venture to say, “The Help” is a political piece about racial inequality and disrespectful treatment of women. The 'voice' just happens to be from the perspective of a 1960′s domestic.
I don't see how some people sleep at night. How do you feel about unjust treatment toward the female? It greatly saddens me that issues we’re hearing on the current day presidential campaign trail-- still-- mimic the ugly treatment portrayed in this film. While the 2012 political storylines are a bit more sophisticated, the backstory remains the same. Why are we talking about this in 2012 people? And, which candidate do you believe will best SPEAK UP for women who have yet to find her voice?
Think on these things daily ladies. In a round-about way, anger and your predicament might be your friend. And as we go to the election polls this November, may the Western Woman keep Abilene's intolerance in our hearts. Susan B. Anthony, Rosa Parks, Gloria Steinem, Anita Hill, Oprah Winfrey... I believe the Dalia Lama might know a thing or two about progress and humanity.Anger can be a very productive emotion. Deep down angst can move mountains. In "The Help" it was a woman’s intolerance of a personal tragedy (the death of her young adult son), left un-noticed and unsolved-- by a system charged with the responsibility to care, which caused the character Abilene to say enough was enough! Her angst caused her testimony and her testimony lead to a change in civil and human rights conditions back in the 60's.
It's time people! ~djgTheMediaLady
Photo credit: "Mother and Child" #1465