Weekend Dancing: Michael Jackson. Here's to Bradley ManningSubmitted by Michael Nystrom on Fri, 03/01/2013 - 03:54
This one is for Bradley Manning, who took these words seriously.
I'm starting with the Man In The Mirror,
I'm asking him to change his ways
And no message could have
Been any clearer:
If you want to make the
World a better place
Take a look at yourself and
Then make the change
Bradley showed an incredible spiritual faith in what he did. It was simply the right thing to do. He knew it. Rules and laws be damned. And not only did he know it, he did it.
The song is a triumph. It is a gospel. It is beautiful, and it speaks in the sacred geometry of spiritual truth combined with emotion.
Westerners might miss themselves in the video, looking at the starving children of Africa. Poor kids over there. But the bodies of those kids are just metaphors for our souls here in the western world: Poor, starving, frightened, afraid, alone. Above all, weak. Spiritual weakness.
That is what this system, call it what you will - capitalism, socialism, communism, corporatism --whatever -ism you want to call it, this is what it does to our souls. It grinds away our spirit.
The system - who cares what you call it.
Manning had courage. He didn't listen to that fear. That is what makes him not just a great man, but a Great man. He planted his stake in the ground, and stood by to defend it. This has nothing to do with the laws of men. This has to do with a higher law, a spiritual law.
Glen Beck has recently been bellygazing about the differences between "conservatives," and "libertarians," and "how to unite them." Well Glenn, you don't do it though philosophy, you do it through action.
And here is a clear cut case. What do you say Glenn? The Libertarian community is waiting.
Which way will Beck blow on the Manning case? Man's law, or spiritual law?
Bradley Manning is a free man. Freer than we'll ever be.
I would recommend Freedom and Destiny.
Here's to Bradley.