And Then They Came for Us

December 24, 2008 at 11:52 pm 2 comments

by Lauren Kennedy http://www.InsitetoExcellence.com

There has been a lot of emphasis on guarding our positive mindset by avoiding newscasts that report unpleasant or upsetting information. However, if we are going to be responsible participants in our democratic society, some current events demand our attention.

Freedom and personal rights are not a given. It takes diligence, responsibility, and participation to maintain a  government  that is for the people, by the people.

The Law of Attraction requires a positive attitude, affirming beliefs, and an unwavering conviction in one’s ability to achieve one’s desires.

It does not advocate wrapping ourselves in a cocoon of protection, to remain blissfully ignorant of other people’s pain or misfortune.  Compassion, empathy or sadness at the mistreatment of another, are not the negative energies that will rob us of our goals or prevent us from attracting our dreams.

Avoidance is Fear, and Fear Produces Negativity

The message of the Law of Attraction is not to withdraw from life. It is to embrace  the joys with wonder and gratitude and to face the tragedies that arise with empathy, courage, and change, while maintaining a positive, helpful and hopeful attitude.

When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.
When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.
When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.
When they came for the Jews,
I remained silent;
I was not a Jew.
When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.

Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984)

This poem is dedicated to all the citizens snatched off the street and held without legal representation or outside contact, whose families don’t know if they are dead or alive as they arise on Christmas day – due to the Patriot Act.

And to the prisoners at Guatanamo, broken psyically, spiritually and emotionally for life. Guatanamo remains open, even after the Vice President’s acknowledgment of the use of a torture technique called water boarding. When the Japanese used that torture technique on American forces, they were prosecuted as war criminals.

“When chasing monsters, take care that you do not become one.”

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Party Plan Pat  |  December 29, 2008 at 6:51 am

    I loved that poem…you know what they say, the only thing that is necessary for evil to prevail is for good [wo]men to do nothing 🙂

    I am glad we are connecting on twitter.

    Reply
    • 2. laurenpkennedy  |  December 30, 2008 at 12:03 am

      Party Plan Pat,

      I love that quote, too. Thanks for commenting.

      Lauren

      Reply

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