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August 31, 2011

U.S. taking power back

I was in a shelter for domestic violence. I know what it’s like to give your power away to another.

And I know that’s what we’re doing with the Dow. The Dow has no power over us. None. It is simply reflecting how powerful or powerless we feel.

Feeling more or less stressed because of an upturn or downturn in the market is like turning to your lover each morning and asking, “How am I feeling today, dearest?”

The day we stop trying to change the movie on the screen, and realize we are the projector of the film, will be a great day in America.

The day we stop blaming politicians for being irresponsible, and realize blame is the most irresponsible act there is, will be a great day in America.

The day we step into our power, and realize the person who can grow the economy is staring back at us in the mirror, will be a great day indeed.

I took back my power. I look forward to the day that America does the same.

Mary “M.K.” Mueller
Overland Park

Comments

John S

The American People had the power at one time. We allowed the politicians to take it away from us with arguments like "Government is just too complicated and, you the People, can't possibly understand so sit down and shut up". The People can take the power back.

I think that is what Mary is suggesting.

Personal Coach

One does not "take" power back. To even say so means one never had it in the first place, not to mention the fact that the writer is hanging on to being a victim by even bringing it up, which is what she says not to be. Confused, anyone?

And I agree using the domestic violence issue to attempt to make a point is in extremely poor taste.

Smarter Than You

The second half of this letter is based on the musings of Senator Al Franken;
"I'm good enough, I'm smart enough and doggone it people like me."

solomon

.....what do you tell a stock market with two black eyes?.....nothing, you've already to it twice....

......domestic violence is serious and nothing to make a joke about...also makes for a poor analogy in this letter....

 
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