I went to see the movie "Lincoln" yesterday, and was surprised to see human nature of his time, how humanity wasn't separated from the issue of their time, and how it takes courage to say and fight for a new level of humanity.
Lincoln was striving for the good of all people, not just his people...and what he stood for would have no impact upon him. Meaning the passing of the amendment 13, would not be changing his life, but had a great impact on our country at large. And, how he had to sway others into vote, often times at their own peril of re-election.
He seemed to carry the weight of the world, and in fact he did carry generations of African Americans upon his back. It wasn't just for the benefit of the living, but the generations that followed. They depended upon him to be able to win this vote...
Imagine, your freedom lies in the hands of others...
I also like how some Feared what setting 'them' free would mean; what sort of chaos would spill forth and how would they handle it. It wasn't so much the individual who was enslaved to now be free, but how it would impact their already free lives.
How they were fearing freedom for all. Like equality is something to fear...
I like how he asked the two Telegraphers, if they thought they were born to serve the time? And one says, "You were, I am not so sure about me."
What does our time need?
What kind of humanity will push us into a new level of awareness?
Was I born into the perfect time to help turn the dial?
Am I hindering progress?
Like Elie Wiesel asked of himself, "Am I doing enough?" And, he also felt that he had just begun, at 82 years old.
Just very thought provoking to see your self in this era and wonder about your contribution.
Lincoln was born exactly at the right time and had all the tools and wisdom humanity needed in order to rise to a higher level.
The movie was about human nature, much more than politics, or perhaps that is what politics is about....policing of humanity.