Sunday, October 14, 2012

Lost in the Forest of Hidden motivations

The  dark forest - where you don't know whose going to attack you , when and why and

worse ..... without any real reasonability.

What could be more pathetic than a week of  high level accusations by the highest level leaders in the land ?
Surely one great worry that goes with that is the confusion amongst the gang about what is right and wrong to say in such situations ,
Why are we so worried about saying the wrong thing? Is it because we no longer know what's right to say?

If we are realistic we expect  careless words and fear and worry up front .
The more substantial worry is when even the troops can't fight the threat either.Those not being shot at and injured but able , you would think, to be objective about the risks in this dark place .
The pathetic failure of the "Insiders"ABC  ( the observers)  to even talk about the reasons for the confusion in all this name calling is a serious issue .
Are some of "The Insiders" like Leonore, too busy reading the tea leaves to recognise that flavour is really about something more concrete than the epistles of spin they weave each week - substance is about morality or perceived morality - a bit of a no go area for many of them .
Whatever you think of Andrew Bolt , it was his woman guest Amanda who finally hit the nail on the head; " playing the victim card" is the wrong thing to do ; Projecting the problem onto another is a possible consequence of unresolved application of guilt.
Its wrong for lots of reasons and lawyers, of all people,  should know why. Why our leaders have this blind spot is itself a huge question because the answer could help explain why Greenlabor is now fighting in the  forest and not in open country .The forest of post modernism where nothing is moral and only nature takes it course ( You heard it first from EA)
The most obvious basis for the confusion is that Greenlabor refuses to face the historical cultural reality that our law is based on treating the sin and the sinner differently .Most of them don't even accept that these categories are concrete,  real and helpful .

Here' s the concrete bit. The sin is serious and we should hate it and prosecute it . The sinner on the other hand,  is precious, redeemed and redeemable .Protecting every persons reputation is all of our jobs ,. And, by the way,  we are all sinners, so its everyone's interest to be careful.  Death by stoning can happen before justice gets a word in edgeways. Maybe the Eight commandment needs more attention that the fifth (killing) ? The issue of protecting person hood ( Slander Libel and so on )  is so precious that its got a whole commandment attached to it ( 8th ). If you slander someone publicly you should correct it publicly because someone's whole life may be at stake if you don't . Sin is the serious matter .There is no greater prosecutor on this matter than Jesus himself ( Matthew 5:21)

Clearly the women who backed Julia last week over her comments didn't know this. The closer you are to a person , the more you can stop the rot . The closer you are to a person , the more you can stop the rot .Those women were all close enough to Tony Abbott to stop the rot .  The closer you are to a person the more you need to be a aware that it maybe your responsibility to carry forward the intent of the  8th. Men and women of character themselves will say " I know this man or woman " .";  "he/she  wouldn't do that . Those women who spoke were close enough to say it , but they didn't . That's where they really failed - more so than in talking tothe mere words , all of which can be retracted in an instant.

The old believers are not stupid enough to prosecute  on the basis of the bad word alone. Their books , while full of bad words, are not big enough to go on about all that stuff .  They could see all this nonsense with word accusations and counter accusations all around them;  Pharisees they called them. The books they wrote ,  like all good cultural stuff,  is full of bad words and bad behaviour because each book is slowly but surely getting above it .Unlike our Parliament at the moment,  the books they wrote  get beyond bad behaviour fairly quickly; as the Labor leadership should have done .
 Look , we all know we say the wrong thing -  and we do it in anger or whatever and the best thing to do is to repent of it ( shock horror !.....but its the only remedy that actually works ) .
Presumably deep down Julia Gillard knows this and knows it because of her father,  perhaps . We all need the daily reminder to hate the sin and not the sinner..... in order to get out of the dark forest.

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