Thursday, March 4, 2010

Choose to feed the Bad wolf or Good wolf

From Robin of Berkeley, CA column at AmericanThinker:

"The Left also cleanse their collective conscience by projecting aggression outward. They never are the mean ones, the evildoers. Sanitizing their vicious deeds, the Left dump all the badness on the other.

Regardless of the Left's topsy-turvy version of reality, the way to be a decent human being is fairly straightforward. If you act in an honorable, caring way, you're good. If you throw your weight around, abuse your power, and whip up paranoia, you're bad.

There's a story about a man who teaches his grandson the following: that every person has a good and a bad wolf inside him, battling for control. The good wolf is compassionate, moral, and principled. The bad wolf is selfish, violent, and mean.

The little boy asks, "Which wolf wins?"

The wise grandpa answers, "The one that you feed."

With every cry of Nazi or racist, with every gleeful joke about Cheney's or Limbaugh's heart problems, the Left feeds the bad wolf.

Branding dissenters as Enemies of the State, usurping the Constitution, and disrespecting the will of the people, this evil wolf gets bigger and fatter and meaner.

The moral imperative of the Tea Party movement? To forbid this brutal wolf to win.

I want to close with an excerpt from a favorite poem by the Sufi poet Kabir. Though it was written 600 years ago, to me, this poem captures the radical Left:

We sense that there is some sort of spirit
that loves birds and animals and the ants;
Perhaps the same one who gave a radiance to you
In your mother's womb.
Is it logical you would be walking around
entirely orphaned now?

The truth is you turned away yourself,
and decided to go into the dark alone.
Now you are tangled up in others,
and have forgotten what you once knew.
And that's why everything you do
has some weird failure in it. "

You gonna feed your Bad wolf or your Good wolf today?

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