What do you identify with?
A previous post was aimed for 'What is essential?', but missed its mark. I am still working through old identification patterns which block me from being able to express what is essential to me.
Currently, I feel not identified with anything of the world, such as politics, religion, or scientific debates. Certainly I am neither liberal nor conservative, if anything non-conformist, or rather an independent thinker, yet preferring not to be labeled. I am not a conspiracy theorist, a de-bunker, or an anti-vaxxer. Neither am I an activist, but I can still be a non-conformist, and independent thinker, under a mask.
As I wrote earlier, "For example, it may be that masks decrease Covid cases, while increasing public conformity, so a global vaccine will be more accepted. I would not suggest to anyone, or even imply, that masks are a bad idea, as that would be socially irresponsible. I'd like to believe that each person can make their own choices, but not all can think for themselves."
An email from a conservative landed in my inbox this morning, and there is one point with which I feel agreement, and it coincides with a message in my 'What is Essential?' post. The email is re-printed below, but that does not imply my endorsement -- only my growing neutrality and compassion, towards all perspectives. There is a saying, that if you stand for nothing, you will fall for anything. I stand strong, while viewing all.
Senator Rand Paul has openly accused Dr. Fauci of "glossing over" scientific fact when it comes to his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
And Paul has a unique insight into the ongoing coronavirus debate, as he was diagnosed with and beat the virus earlier this year.
Fauci claims that people who have already fought and beaten coronavirus should still wear masks and act as if they've never been infected.
How ridiculous is that? If that's true, then there's no hope of ever returning to normal, and we should bow to our new overlords now.
Remember: this isn't about conquering the virus. This is about power over people. - THE LOCAL CONSERVATIVE
While the combative language and narrow viewpoint aren't my taste, the last paragraph rings true, from a worldly perspective: 'The pandemic isn't about conquering the virus. It is about power over people.'
It would seem more rounded if it were possible to ask Fauci for his reasoning, and consider it fully, than to point an accusing finger with the mind made up about him. When done with a sincere interest in truth, and betterment, such dialogue can be quite useful. Questioning Fauci is out of the question, and all the facts and evidence that could be gathered most likely would still not tell the whole story. I trust my intuitive feelings and innate truth to lead me to a more complete perspective, about anything, even if I have to face my own gullibility and contradictions along the way.
I haven't researched, to test the conservative statements against hard evidence, and could be wrong about the underlying motives of the official response to the pandemic, of course. It is clear that the newsletter is written from a narrow perspective. Perhaps eventually a larger picture will become more undeniably clear.
In any case, my true (when un-distracted) course is set on increasingly embodying oneness consciousness. My hope is that humanity will never return to the pre-pandemic normal, but will move forward into a more unified version of itself.