We live in Ohio, but during this election we spent the first part of this week in Colorado. My wife and I both voted absentee ballots a few weeks ago and thus didn't have to be here to vote on Tuesday. Here is my take on the election:
First of all, I, like many people and world leaders, am shaking my head wondering how in the world the US elected Trump. But I saw it coming. In my thinking, I wrote during the campaign that I thought he was psychotic. He saw a world only through his own eyes and the world existed the way he wanted it to exist. As a citizen of the US, I am concerned that he will undo a lot that President Obama has done in the past eight years. Not only is Obama loved here in the US with many exceptions, he is leaving office with the highest approval rating of any US president leaving office. Yes, I want the US to succeed in what it does, but no, I can't support a president whose views are very much different from my own.
Secondly, I learned that if you are outlandish enough, people will listen to what you have to say. The media will give you coverage for all the crazy ideas you have thought about. And then finally, you can manipulate the media by saying publicly what you like and don't like about what they are saying about you. You can even call out certain reporters and writers by name, and even ban those who don't like what you are saying from your press conferences. Sound familiar? It should.
And then thirdly, and probably most importantly, is what I have learned as Brother Ralphie as I have watched this election unfold. If my Angels are some kind of psychotic event, then it's okay to be psychotic. It seems that psychoses can be believable to the masses no matter how far out your mind can go. So, I learned a lot by watching our future president campaign in this election season. There really seems to be nothing wrong with seeing the world as you imagine it to be no matter how far out there you really are. In other words, my Angels REALLY ARE NOT that far out there. Further, my Angels do no harm. My Angels aren't dangerous. In fact, I would suggest that what my Angels gave me is implanted in my brain, but the fact is, what is in me is totally harmless. I can be as psychotic as I want to be, but the fact is my psychosis is harmless both to others and to myself. I can't say this about all psychoses. Some psychoses lead to suicide, murder, wars, and utter chaos. If I AM psychotic then in fact, my psychosis really is a psychosis of Peace. I am at Peace with myself and I am at Peace with others. I can accept what I can't change. I can't change who is elected as president of this country. I have to accept this. But that doesn't mean I accept his psychosis and I won't. In fact, I feel I can't. My psychosis is a gift from God. His is a gift to himself. I am Brother Ralphie writing for my Angels from the Angels of Life Institute. Peace. Brother Ralphie works from his study for the promotion of Peaceful living and inner Peace with God. He calls this the “Sanctity of Human Life Movement.”