Tao of politics
February 18, 2017
Taoism is symbolized by the Yin-Yang. A joining of opposite forces in a swirling pattern, the positive and the negative, but there also is a dot of the opposite in each. A positive in the negative and a negative in the positive. Why would these dots be there? From what little I know about the Tao it is to represent something bad can come out of something good and something good can come out of something bad. Sounds a little paradoxical, but let me explain my logic.
Something bad come out of something good? That would be hubris or the saying no good deed goes unpunished. Examples would be the anti-abortion movement. They believe they are fighting the good fight because they are saving babies, but they don’t figure in other factors. They don’t think about the mother’s life or the baby was conceived by rape or incest. Other examples are the Reagan revolution where cutting government programs will help the people because money will trickle down, thou it never will.
Something good come out of something bad? That would be non-violent revolutions like the color revolutions like the Yellow Revolution in the Philippines around 1986 that took Marcos out of power or the Bulldozer Revolution in Yugoslavia in 2000.
Now lets look at the USA with the current political climate. Since Donald Trump taking office has made some historically bad decisions. I believe in his mind he is doing something good only it is doing something bad. From something bad the people are rising up to stop him. I am glad this is being done from day one because this is the good that is coming out of something bad. This is USA’s color revolution.