Love or Hate Eric Cartman – he really leads the boys in South Park and has an uncanny sense of street wise smarts.
With all the “Positive Thinking” extreme trash out in the marketplace, I have seen some amazing extremes from both these perspectives. I have sat there and watched “Positive Thinking” videos by incredibly delusional “Positive Thinkers” that will sit there and tell you the world is such a wonderful place, there is so “Much Abundance”, through “Visualization” wars will end and if you stuck 4 Wheels on me and paint me Red – I would become a fire truck.
OK – Let’s run with this Positive Extreme for a second and pretend it has some kind of Credibility. If you defend this line of thinking, then please answer these questions for me:
– If the world is such a “Positive Place” then why does 50% of the world live in Poverty? (50% may be a bit of a rough estimate, but I know it’s really high – just go and ask Bono or someone like that).
– The poor Wife who get’s beaten by her husband for 20 years – are you telling me she lives in an Abundant world?
– The poor person in a wheelchair – is that Abundant?
– Living under ruthless dictators such as Saddam Hussein, Gaddafi, Kim Jong Il or Fidel Castro – is that Abundant, and would visualizing them “Going Away” make it happen?
You may think I am being Brutal, but come on – don’t lie to me and don’t lie to yourself. These “Positive Thinking” morons write books, sugar coat everything so you simply purchase their products. After all – if “Visualization” and “Positive Thinking” is so powerful – then why don’t those poor Starving people in North Korea have large houses, a fully stocked refrigerator and the ability to choose where they want to have dinner that night?
Eric Cartman’s line from South Park “The only way to fight hate … is with MORE hate!” – doesn’t sound very nice. In fact it sounds disgusting. But in certain situations – it’s very true!
Hitler is an obvious example, but a current example today are the poor people in Libya fighting the evil and oppressive regime of Colonel Gaddafi. Lot’s of people have died at the hands of this mad-man, and unless he is stopped – plenty more people will die.
So you “Positive Thinkers” out there who have never left your house, had Mommy & Daddy pay for house & car and have almost no real world experience – I challenge you to respond to this post. Don’t just say “I’m Wrong” as I get from you guys quite often, I am really open to a credible counter argument on this point (i.e. if I am “Wrong” as you always tell me, then convince me otherwise). In this case, Eric Cartman is on the money – sometimes, you have to fight “Fire with Fire” and “Hate with Hate”.
We live in a beautiful, yet dangerous world and in dangerous times. Freedom certainly isn’t “Free” and if we don’t stand up to dictators in the world, or even bullies in our own workplaces and lives – things are only going to get worse for us. Am I saying running around being fully charged with Hate? Of course not – but sometimes, situations beyond our control call for this type of approach. Be careful out there, it’s a jungle!