Here’s Encouragement and Resources for Those Who Share the Journey.
It has been said that the most dangerous people in a war are those who don’t realise they’re in one. For those who realise they’re embedded in a culture war, my goal is to start sharing resources that can help us be wise in our shared journey.
I’m still journeying so I will appreciate challenge. Like you, I am constantly at risk of confirmation bias (or giving preference to opinions I agree with).
This journey begins, with launching this page. I’ve got some resources ready, but I need to wait till this 2019 election has passed before I begin. It’s a sense of timing I just can’t seem to shake.
I’m convinced that in life, in belief, in relationship, in work and in the broader cultural and political landscape, we need to be real about our lives and how our lives impact the bigger picture.
Apparently, Karl Marx also liked to call things for what they were. “Useful idiots” was a term he coined to describe people who supported communism without understanding its implications. They were useful because they were helping; they were idiots because they and the people they loved would suffer as a result.
The phrase was an insulting put down. It essentially said, “If you understood what you were doing, you wouldn’t be doing it. But go right ahead – idiot!”
Useful idiots are often despised by the very leaders they serve. Their simple thinking and irresponsible actions hurt everyone – but if a movement trains enough useful idiots, they can take over a nation, one mind at a time.
I’ve been a “useful idiot” for a variety of causes over the years. Realising my foolishness, time and again, has given me a hunger and appreciation for truth, especially when it hurts.
There are always consequences for our actions. Both good and bad!
If you want to help what is good
and stop helping what is bad
you’re in a good place!