I don’t mean to sound like a hippy, but recognizing your own personal flaws goes a long way toward understanding the troubles of those around you.
We’re not perfect, and that’s by our very nature. Our capacity for forgiveness comes at the cost of being a species who will need to be forgiven at some point in our lives. Understanding that we are all imperfect, that we’re all sinners in the least biblical sense possible, is the key to being a harmonious piece of whatever tapestry we’re creating.
I swear, I’m not a hippy.
What I’m saying is that, if we are unwilling to face in ourselves what we wish to remedy in others, we are no better than the last evolutionary hurdle we leapt.
Those who cannot face their own weakness still have much growth to experience, and therefore are not ready to lead…and that’s what has some prominent Democrats concerned.
Pocahontas?” A racial slur unfit for discussion. Bernie’s heart attack? Out of bounds. Questions about Hunter Biden’s business dealings? Stop carrying Donald Trump’s water.
To listen to 2020 Democrats, some of the most volatile critiques of the top three polling candidates aren’t worthy of public debate — even though Trump and GOP operatives have made clear they’d hammer them on those issues during the general election.
Some Democrats fear the crowded field is doing the eventual nominee a disservice by tiptoeing around their possible vulnerabilities while the GOP loads torpedoes into the tubes. It’s a dynamic reminiscent of the 2016 Democratic primary, when Democrats — including primary candidate Bernie Sanders — downplayed the controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton’s emails, only to confront a vicious general election onslaught on those very questions from Trump.
“Trump has more money than God, no embarrassment gene, no shame and no guardrail,” said Sue Dvorsky, former Iowa Democratic Party chairwoman, who has endorsed Kamala Harris in the race. “I worry when so many of our activists say: ‘I like all of them.’ It is not our job to like everybody, it is our job to pick one. I worry as this goes on that we are not having a vigorous enough debate.”
The barrage of bombast that President Trump can muster via Twitter alone would be enough to keep a great many politicians at bay, but the sort fury that he’ll bring to the debate stage and beyond is a force that oughtn’t be toyed with.