“People of the world don’t look at themselves, and so they blame one another.”
How is it that an ancient theologian sufi mystic poet from the 13th century could have been so right? Rumi wrote many gorgeous poems about wisdom and love, but what is most striking to me is how tolerant he was towards all religions. No such people exist in the current vacuum that is our mainstream media. If they do, their voices are drowned out by the incessant bickering of talking heads who perpetuate their willful ignorance with such glee that it is often breathtaking.
Public discourse in this country has nearly disintegrated into thoughtless shouting matches amongst neanderthalesque individuals who profess to know everything,including how people should live, marry, pray, and so on. Many of the individuals I speak of would be wise to take some advice from Rumi. Quit pointing their fingers, shaking them angrily at the world, and turn them inward. They may learn a few things about themselves.