Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Emotions in America :ha!!!

boxart by marguerita

Clinton did not actually shed tears. But her voice quavered, and her eyes welled up, and for a media that is driven to frustration by this most controlled of candidates that was a big story.
It was the iconic moment of the New Hampshire race: Hillary Clinton, the icy control queen of the Democratic party welling up with emotion.

Emotional vulnerability is especially dangerous to women candidates because the sight of a woman losing her composure feeds directly into stereotypes that women are not tough enough to be America's........

Everywhere on this globe ,it is normal to have feelings, emotions.
So I believe.

After all if you have a heart,mind and soul,you have a set of senses,hopefully.
Otherwise you are in fact a cynic,a cold psychopath.
Not in America.
One is called a wuss and or a miriad of synonyms.
Worse one becomes a pariah when any human emotion transpires.
Reading about Hillary's tears,http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/09/us/politics/09moment.html
in my opinion she finally showed some kind of human reaction.
I would have preferred if she would feel so,when voting for the Iraq invasion and homophobic calamity that was so unjustly inflicted on an innocent nation,its people,its sovereignity ,children,women and men.
Otherwise the last tears episode,turn out to be simply a normal reaction to an exhausting circus parade which are the elections ,combined with crocodile tears.
The idea of demonstrating emotions as a no-no,appears to be a legacy from the Pilgrims,who invaded this continent in the name of whatever they chose to justify their actions which is represented quite well in the two anthems,America Anthem and America The Beautiful.
There was a population inhabiting this land of :

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain! America! America! God shed his grace on thee
A
nd crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea! O beautiful for pilgrim feet Whose stern impassioned stress A thoroughfare of freedom beat Across the wilderness! America! America! God mend thine every flaw, Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!
I wonder where did the idea of suppressing emotions come from.
The Pilgrims certainly did a nice job in instilling for two hundred years or more an idea to turn the back on the Old World and any other part of the Globe forgetting that we are all in one place,The Earth.Worse,to disseminate the idea that we can take Nature under our control,meaning that the Sun,Moon,Stars and the Infinite,which no genius so far is able to determine where it starts or ends.That we all should must mask our identities and be equal,when it is totally illogical,as each one of us despite the average determination,we seem to have two legs ,two arms,two other parts and hopefully one organ of its own particular function to exist according to the design of the Divine Spirit.
In truth all of us have a raison d'etre, one writes history,the other one reads history and so on,and so on.
So, helas : Emotions.
It is good for your skin,liver,intestines mind and soul.
And a sense of humor,relieves you of wrinkles (bad for the cosmetic industry....) and makes you realize that life is only a passage,with good and bad moments.
What is sad, to say the truth,is that some of us get more hardship than others.
So maybe there is a reason.
As someone sent me a message today,when I complained that I was desperate with my ongoing troubles:
Don't go insane. For everything there is a season. It comes with patience .
Oh, say! can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming;
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there:
Oh, say! does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
Oh, long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust":
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

So ,so much for the very real expression of freedom and spontaneity.
We cannot live in a fake world,pretending and camuflagging our sincerity.
Someday as an old Brazilian saying goes; Um dia,a casa cae.,meaning "One day the house falls down"....
Maybe Sarkozy in France has gone to the opposite extreme,in fact,by flaunting his anger into a hollywoodian reverie in his latest escapade.
It is obvious that his behavior for the naked eye to be a esponse of a scorned man or woman,who losing their mind want to show off,a Freudian explanation,maybe,no?
But ,wait a moment.
That is all well for teenagers.
After sometime spent on this Earth,we clearly can see thow the ducks get themselves in order.
Oh yes,there must be some limits somewhere for the homo sapiens.
First .to live in some kind of peaceful and harmonious co-existence we do need a set of rules,boundaries. That is only to keep us with a sense of freedom in reality.
Self respect and as consequence a respect for the world around us,the environment and life.
That maybe in fact a recipe for Peace and Love.
For Man &Women,nations,animals, Birds,Fish, Forests, Flowers,Water,Air....
No wonder when we learn about sages,thinkers ,philosophers and as the coommon wrong belief about how artists in fact live their lives.
Real ones are very disciplined.
And most of the time tuned in to Nature.

1 comment:

amiraT said...

The upbeat spontaneity & yet structured way you write palpably defines what you say.. conveying a deep meaningful appeal~ You are very giving in how you put it out there, to those who can feel it~ I imagine the reader either gets it 'fully' or not at all~