Over the course of the past year, I have addressed political leadership and the impact of that on society. I feel strongly about many issues, especially education. I address the underlying psychology of such things in my novel.
When people have no voice in their lives, no ability to determine or live their Heart passions, government becomes a problem. However, when the government deceives its people through a conspiratorial spirit, that government and it’s leaders become dangerous, threats. The outcomes will be either a defeated, dominated citizenry subject to dictatorial rule under the aegis of democracy or open rebellion leading to either class or civil warfare.
Smart dictators in a democracy grab various degrees of rule through forging what I have termed informal conspiracies. Through promises of ego-rewards, they enlist the help of powerful individuals, businesses, agencies, and even foreign concerns to prevent expression of the ideas and ideals in the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence. It happens through engineering legislation that legitimizes revocation of rights under the guise of being for the public good and making it appear to be based on democratic principles. Sound familiar?
In part, this happens through those conspiratorial workings when legislation is passed or edicts, orders, and pronouncements are made that give voice only to those who agree with the freedom-destroyers. Then, it sounds like the Ayes have it. No voice exists for the Nays. Dictatorship accomplished.
When I wrote and even began the rewriting of The Fellowship of the Heart, I never envisioned that things I have seen as possibilities for years would devolve upon America so quickly. Since this has happened, I hope that in some way readers will see the light that I intend to shed on the education scene in general.
Over twenty years ago, some of my colleagues thought me alarmist in some ways, although I thought of my concerns as practical and logical. The debacle of a data-driven, test-crazed schools exposes so many problems I will need a whole book to address that (and I will). In the meantime, education becomes a tool for the dictatorial, informal conspirators to manipulate and control society. They know this (and if you don’t think the choice for secretary of education isn’t crucial, you do not know this).
With this lead-in, I will share just a bit of what I wrote earlier.
“From my research and reading, I know many educators are opposed to this and some are loud and insistent. Why would they target you?”
“Eric, when I received the Teacher of the Year award for Missouri, I gained many followers on social media platforms. I’ve been writing columns for local papers and a few in national publications of teacher organizations. Dedicated educators see the threat, but most people believe the government knows what is best for them.”
“You are right about that. Okay, I understand more now. I am going to look into this charge and make sure it doesn’t escalate. Until I get to the right people — I hate to ask this — but could you keep a low profile in the social media world?”
“Oh, that won’t be a problem. Here is the summons with an extra something from the school district.”
Eric took the envelope from Mariela and slid the contents out. “Oh, no, they did not do this! A cease and desist order along with a summons? You are silenced from posting on social and standard media because you endanger the future of children by advising parents to not educate them?!!!”
“That’s the way I read it. I don’t really care about this order. I care about the children and the fact I have worked on their behalf all these years and now I’m accused of being a threat to them.” Tears welled in her eyes, and she grabbed a tissue.
“Okay, Mariela. I have some work to do. I won’t let this rest. I would like you to think about something. Would you be open to a little vacation? I think you should leave and go somewhere enjoyable with your husband and don’t tell me or anyone else where you are going. It would be good for you and it may cool off those who are apparently tracking your moves. Let them think you have backed off — but I hope you don’t. I will work to give you a voice again.”
She agreed and hugged Eric, but before she could even step away from the sitting area, he smiled and gently touched her arm. “Mariela, when were you officially terminated from the district?”
“Three months ago. Why?”
“This order is dated four days ago! You are no longer an employed educator, and they have no say over you expressing your opinions, as professional as they are. Someone from the state misrepresented you to the judge mentioned here. I’m almost sure of that. My advice stands, but now you can have a more relaxed time. This court order is meaningless.”
I will link this back to the conspiratorial effort to support the current governor, Etts, for the presidential candidacy. They know the power that educational control wields — both short and long term. Perhaps I will share that next development tomorrow.
In the meantime, I am thinking about not only the The Fellowship of the Heart but also the possibility of such things realistically occurring. I’m not a doom and gloom kind of guy, but I cannot ignore what I see.
How do I deal with it while maintaining balance and positivity? I want to be a light-spreader and love-sharer, functions of living in fellowship with my own Heart. I do not believe everyone has to be involved in political and social issues. Some just are not minded that way, and they determine their Purpose with their Heart. Or they live with Ego as their mind-soul-body operating system and simply respond according to Ego-convenience.
Heart guides according to light and love every time. Our challenge is allowing, receiving, and then transmitting that love and light. I think the Water Protectors of the Standing Rock Sioux show Heart-work of shedding light and showing love for Nature.
Blessings in love and light!
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Questions to consider:
How many times have you asked yourself or simply thought about the following questions?
Who am I, really?
What is my truth?
How do my actions reveal what I really feel and believe?
What would I do with my life if I could do anything?
What is my passion?
Why am I here?
How can I discover answers to any of these questions?
If you have considered any of these questions, I hope that my experiences and writing will give you some guidance. Please read my blog and comment and share your thoughts. I would love to hear from you!