Li: ritual, propriety, etiquette. Hsiao: love within the family (parents for children and children for parents. Yi: righteousness--the noblest way to act in a situation. Xin: honesty and trustworthiness. Jen: benevolence, humaneness towards others. Chung: loyalty to the state and authority. --Confucius (Kong Fuzi)

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I believe the past is relevant, sometimes more than others of course. In most cases we are seeing history being repeated, so it is most relevant.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

This is devastating.

Yes, as always, we have to accept the results and move forward. We have to trust that our system, with its checks and balances, will continue to work to protect us from our excesses and our darker nature. I have faith in the better nature of people, and believe that we are capable of uniting for the common good.

But...
How do we unite behind someone who has based his entire campaign on dividing us and condemning the very system that elected him? How do we unite behind someone who sought to appeal to the fringe elements of our society? How do we unite behind someone who has appealed to our darker nature and the divisiveness of misogyny, racism, xenophobia, bigotry, and nationalism? If anything he enters office having proven that he was very wrong about one thing... the very system that elected him.

Yes I will pray for our country.
Not my country, not his country, not your country. Our Country. I will pray for the families whose only crime was coming to this country improperly. Who otherwise followed the laws, raised good families, and paid their taxes in hopes of a better live for their children. I will pray for those families, those born here and those who immigrated, whose only crime is having been born into or joined a different religious believe or denomination. I will pray for those people whose only crime is having been born different, poor, or disadvantaged. I will especially pray that the obstructionist that have held this country back for the last 8 years and the remains of their fractured political party will finally realize their true responsibility and start putting their country first, ahead of party.

But most of all...
I will pray that I am wrong about Donald Trump and that he will prove me wrong, because now, more than anytime in my life I have to hope I am wrong about something. I pray that if I'm right about Donald Trump any damage done in four years will be repairable.

He is not 'my' President, but he is our President.
I have confidence in the American people as a whole.
I have confidence in this country, warts and all.
I will continue to speak out for what I believe is right and against wrong.
May God Bless America.

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