The debate is over and I wonder what all the hype was about. It’s kind of like the Super Bowl that pumps you up for a cosmic event, and it ends up as just another football game. Our media is just like the mind. Desire, hope for happiness or fulfillment, and the belief that the end of suffering is near churn away like a hurricane in the Atlantic. And then when the great event arrives, it never measures up to it’s expectation, and soon dies down into just another windy day. What’s next, the mind begins to wonder in the aftermath of its pleasure storm.
This political storm we’re in is a great meditation. We get to observe the stories being put out by each party, and watch events unfold—slowly checking with what little we see of reality —and connect the dots. “Does the story being sold ring true?” Last night McCain kept repeating his story line that Obama was uninformed and naive, yet he didn’t look uninformed. The dots of his story didn’t connect.
This is a time in our national life for getting real. We have to stop believing in our media stories and the hype of the super bowl mentality. This time it is obvious to all that reality is more important then fiction, and the what’s in the box is more important than the package.
Palin was a beautiful package, but now as her interviews are being dripped like poison into our national blood stream, her exciting story is turning into a greater story that includes her created image, and this larger story is scary. It’s all about connecting the dots so that the background picture comes forth and overshadows the foreground picture. The background or context contains truth, while the foreground or image that is created for our dreams and pleasure is always unreal. We fear giving up our stories, but this time in our national life, if we don’t, the book will close on our America.
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This post was written by ed on September 27, 2008