January 6 2021 chaos, how to practice the Jedi Way under conflict?

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10 Jan 2021 08:21 #357599 by Kwitshadie
You can go on tour in the White House, you just need to give the staff a 3 weeks notice at the latest. I remember visiting the Washington Capital Building in Olympia.
Even as a Governmental Employee, all Governmental Staffers must be given an extensive background check from interview to first day of work it took me 7 months so security is not fooling around. :)
www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/tours-events/

Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering ~ Yoda

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10 Jan 2021 08:58 - 10 Jan 2021 10:56 #357600 by Kwitshadie
OB1Shinobi
Yes I mean Middle Ground, subtle wordings but thank for the new vocabulary, I agree with you. Fence sitting and Neutral are terms a certain political commentator often uses; not going to say his name to avoid advertising.
However, with all the car bombing and smashing windows; I cannot within my concience take a Political side with this vengeful behavior; seen this behavior before personally. Trump’s peace deals with the Middle East we’re getting exciting for a moment but it didn’t help that the White House got broken into and don’t get me started.
At this point, why support a cause if all the parties seem to care about is violent vengeance? It’ll only cloud you in anger and eventually the dark side; and darn it, it’s a vicious cycle just being reminded and on top of that loosing sleep; it’s 3 AM already.

Maybe there will be a new political party more to my liking; if the political parties can get their act together, but for now Jediism makes the most sense. ^_^
After all non-violent protests and cleaning up damages is the most powerful thing you can do to get someone to your side.

Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering ~ Yoda
Last edit: 10 Jan 2021 10:56 by Kwitshadie. Reason: Both political parties bring out the Dark side of me. Try to edit to keep civil without timing out. :)
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10 Jan 2021 18:25 - 10 Jan 2021 19:02 #357604 by OB1Shinobi

Alethea Thompson wrote: @OB1, I'd say that's pretty accurate. Though I didn't see it as Kwitshadie really hitting on neutrality in the traditional sense. More like we're more middle ground.

That said, I think it depends on the portion of the community you are in. The people that are yelling at me for calling the different sides out tend to be people in the Facebook Jedi Community.

The mention of how people perceive the extremism from their particular flavor of politics being influenced by Rebel Forces comes from people in the FB Jedi Community's own arguments. I only wish I had come up with that analogy on my own. :/ It's why, on average, I prefer the Jedi I meet in the forums. People take time to really listen and analyze in these spaces, and as a result they have far more exposure to Jedi Philosophy. Social Media is too..soundbit-y.


Im so glad I finally deleted my facebook. I once heard someone describe it as "a noxious cesspool of self righeous, delusional idiocy" lol. Some circles were better than others but in my very short lived attempt to vibe with the Jedi community I remember thinking the only people who I found remotely likeable were the ones who never posted anything that wasnt ripped from a fortune cookie or inspirational calendar :laugh:

Maybe I just didnt give them a fair chance but its not worth getting back on fb to find out.



Some footage of the events at the Capitol


People are complicated.
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10 Jan 2021 19:18 #357605 by Manu

OB1Shinobi wrote: Im so glad I finally deleted my facebook. I once heard someone describe it as "a noxious cesspool of self righeous, delusional idiocy" lol. Some circles were better than others but in my very short lived attempt to vibe with the Jedi community I remember thinking the only people who I found remotely likeable were the ones who never posted anything that wasnt ripped from a fortune cookie or inspirational calendar :laugh:

Maybe I just didnt give them a fair chance but its not worth getting back on fb to find out.


For the same reason I left all Jedi related FB groups.

There is a point which i am consistently getting the impression that many in the Community are failing to grasp and it is this: we may not wish to be tribal but we are all, like it or not, in a tribe. Numerous tribes, actually. And there are other tribes in the world which look at our tribe/s as the enemy - as nails to be hammered.


You make a good point. No comment on this, for now. :)

“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” - Joe Klaas
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