Emotion creates a so-called Mob Mentality Effect on Political Decisions

My thoughts on this article in the Washington Post – Donald Trump’s appeal was just perfectly summed up by Chris Matthews

If emotion blinds the minds of those making political decisions it creates a so called “Mob Mentality” effect that will turn its face on the core values that unite our country and what it stands for….. . The media contributes to this emotion fortified mob mentality because it is the only place those influenced by this type of mentality uses to educate and fuel political decision making for themselves.

We need a president that rises above the emotionalized frenzy of mob mentality, refuses to utilize it and makes decisions based on our country’s core values for the greater good of each individual that makes up the whole of America. Donald Trump does not represent this country’s core values, Hillary Clinton does……

The core values Donald Trump supporters are turning their face on are…… “equality, justice, and freedom for all.” These core values apply to individuals of every skin color, sex, gender, ethnicity, culture and belief in our country. Only Hillary Clinton is for advancing these core values as president of the United States of America.

If we belief in and stand for the core values of America “equality, justice, and freedom for all,” then when making a decision of who to vote for that best represents “We the people” of the United States of America, we need to use theses core values as a part of the process. These core values should be used as a “mental filter” to see clearly through all the emotionalized bullshit promulgated by the media for making our decision. Then not voting for Donald Trump becomes evident by his actions and voting for Hillary Clinton becomes easy based on her proven track record and proposed agenda as president to support this country’s core values.

Article link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/09/30/chris-matthews-just-nailed-donald-trumps-appeal/?postshare=7641475415140881&tid=ss_fb-bottom

Foreword to the 2016 World Healing, World Peace Anthology

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This vision of world healing and peace, if such a hope is going to come to fruition, it will take much struggle through effort in the human process of thinking. Firstly within reflective consciousness THE HUMAN-KIND will collectively have to change the way THE HUMAN RACE is perceived by all humans. Humanity as a whole must come to realize the benefit to all in creating a social environment that would decolorize the ideal of race to one race, THE HUMAN RACE regardless of skin color, sex, gender, nationality, ethnicity, culture, or belief. In so doing, humanity will be able to envision the wisdom of setting aside our differences and working together to heal and then preserve the human species transitionally into the future through a process of peaceful coexistence.

To even begin and then bring about such a global transformation in collective consciousness, it in my opinion must find its roots, its inspiration in the creative act. In where art is creatively used in a transitional manner exemplified in the poetic words of the artists found throughout the pages of this book. Art in its various forms creatively used through its powerful imagery to resurrect metaphorically from the darkness, the buried inhibitions and predispositions about the color of skin, sex, gender, nationality, ethnicity, culture, or belief that exacerbate societal ills. Socially embedded fear and bias stirred by genetic and environmental factors, how this all has a negative impact on the way fellow human beings are perceived by each other.

As a mystic and social activist performance artist, I fervently call out from a spiritual mindset to my fellow artists to use the creative act to bring these buried inhibitions and predispositions affecting humanity to the surface, to be aired out, and confronted in a way that will nurture the healing process of dialogue. If we as artists can initiate the process of open dialogue among We the people of planet earth, it could lead humanity to the acceptance of past transgressions, invoke a spirit to let go of the issues hindering human progression and then help We the people to move on as one.

How do we let go of the issues hindering human progression to develop a humanity that’s cooperatively engaged for the betterment of all THE HUMAN RACE?  We the people of the planet earth will have to accept that our kind, our species is nothing more than simply human. We must accept ourselves, not necessarily forgive and forget the lessons taught during the human experience. Humanity should learn to no longer bear the weight of quilt or feel remorse for living our lives the best we can regardless of the mistakes we’ve made as individuals or as a whole. We must come to understand that no one gave us an all-encompassing guidebook on how to live and survive or how to bring about a healthy, joyful, prosperous and peaceful world. We must realize it is a waste of time and energy to cast blame or point a finger in an attempt to somehow rectify past transgressions against each other and other living creatures. If such a vision of world healing and then peace is to transpire, We the people will have to become perceptually more positive towards our kind. We’ll have to become more pro-human minded. If we want the intolerant to become more tolerant, we must lead the way by patiently demonstrating the behavior of tolerance towards them as they undergo the process of transformation.

If this transformation is going to happen we must take the lead by proactively exhibiting a pro-human mindset, not only through words, but through actions as well. Only then will our united vision for world healing to bring about peace make substantial headway along its transitional journey. To make progressive headway, We the people need to see the wisdom and then initiate the forming of a cooperative partnership with our servant(s) the government(s). Such a partnership will provide the necessary foundation and means to come up with flexible and transitional concepts that lead to valuable practices, implemented with the assistance of innovative technologies for the purpose of improving the overall well-being of humanity. In my first book in the series Nature ~ IQ: Let’s Survive, Not Die!, I suggested for these concepts and practices to be of benefit to humanity, they need to be centered ideologically around 5 freely accessible and affordable services: energy, information/education, transportation, health care and housing. Freely accessible and affordable services such as these will uplift the spirit of humanity making us all overtime more positive and productive contributors and less of a burden on society. This will not only bless us with the ability to help ourselves, but give us the time and resources to help others. In turn as we help others, they will help others help themselves, on and on through a reciprocal process of healing. Therein this process of healing keeps building in momentum and transitioning until the transformation of We the people becomes healthy, joyful and prosperous. Ultimately creating an environment of well-being that’s void of the trials and tribulations which held the world captive to anger, hatred, strive, illness and pain. At such a time, the wind then will howl no more due to the storm; ‘cause the wind will be saturated with the sweet music of peace.

I end this foreword with the following poetic words …..

peace not violence
not just a dream
in a far away
some-day reality
but a real goal
to be had  ~
an ideology
for living
a global
social environment
created by
and for …..
ALL of THE HUMAN RACE
regardless of skin color
sex
gender
nationality
ethnicity
culture or belief
a global
social environment
of PEACE
only can be achieved if ~
please note this quote
from the poem
NatureIQ.ORG – brought forth
within the spirit behind
the book series Nature ~ IQ:
Let’s Survive, Not Die !
We the people
as ONE RACE
must set aside
our differences
and focus on seeing
the benefit
and wisdom
in proactively
helping each other
better help ourselves
to improve
the overall well-being
of
all
humanity
also note the following
poem within this poem
in regards to the notion
~  a global
social environment
of PEACE
its essay style
is an adaptation
to the introduction
of the second book in the series
Nature ~ IQ: Let’s Survive,
Not Die ! – Adaptive Transitioning
a happy ….. healthy ….
prosperous and informed humanity
is then more hopeful ~ confident ~
self-sufficient and more
a productive contributor
to society
an improved overall well-being
for humanity
is the primer that ignites
a more positive mindset
about the gift of life
being lived to its fullest potential
a more worry free state of being
frees the mind
of humanity
from the burden of day to day ills
the more open and clear the mind is
with less distraction
helps humanity see the wisdom
for becoming united and focused
through a commonality in purpose
ALL of THE HUMAN RACE
will then be more willing and able
to set aside the differences
between us
that the trials and tribulations
of life have exacerbated

peace not violence
not just a dream
in a far away
some-day reality
but a real goal
to be had  ~
an ideology
for living
a global
social environment
created by
and for …..
ALL of THE HUMAN RACE
regardless of skin color
sex
gender
nationality
ethnicity
culture or belief
a global
social environment
of PEACE

peace out

Support the creation of ways to improve the overall well-being of all THE HUMAN RACE through more freely accessible and affordable services in the areas of energy, information/education, transportation, housing and health care.

~Keith Alan Hamilton~
Mystic & social activist performance artist

for the sake of those like me ~ born free

I was born free   ~
the same year ….
as the ’57 Chevy
how cool
as my generation
would say
my last name
Hamilton
a great American surname
like a founding father
who may have been shot
because of being
a bit prideful
but was able to grasp
the full ideal of freedom
as a young man
never to be a believer
in slavery
nor owned
another
human being
my Scot Irish grandfather
and father
taught me
the meaning
of
don’t
tread
on me
as they knew it
my dad served
in the Korean war
and like his father
my brother was in the Navy
I graduated from high school
during the time
after Vietnam
where there was no draft
I didn’t even have to register
even though
I grew up a middle of the ‘70’s
child …..  carefree
and hopeful
all the ills of the world
would be solved
by the time I was old   ~
~   only
‘cause
I was raised
in the land of the free
was I lucky enough
to be so gullible
and for that
kind of freedom
I am truly appreciative
of all those
who have lost
their lives ……   defending
my right to be free

in remembrance of them
and what they’ve done
men and women
I fly Old Glory
on Memorial Day
as is the tradition
of my country
to honor true heroes
and the sacrifice they made
for the sake of those
like me  ~  born free

Image & Words  by  ~Keith Alan Hamilton~

The Women ~ Happy Mother’s Day MOM!

I  have an online flip-book of poetry in the process of being finished called The Woman ~ as perceived by The Man (soon to be in print).  The book contains art from four women who are world class artists, Denise Denomy, Regina A. Walker, Azzi Kalili-Williams and Era Tak.

The poem that follows to my two daughters is from the book. The poem embodies the loving spirit of my mother which the love my mother gave me, I in turn tried to give to my daughters when they were growing up. These days my 2nd daughter is a mother herself and I see the spirit of my mother’s love in her towards her children.

Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom and my daughter …. I am truly grateful for all The Women in my life.

The Women

oh my two
sweet   ~   little
adorably precious
and beautiful girls
your daddy
will love you
~   forever
as you become
the women
I’m hoping
yes   ~   praying
you both want
and shall be
oh   ~   how
they did love
to sit upon my lap
snuggly dressed
for bed
wearing those
cute footy pajamas
~   acting enthused
and showing
that nightly anticipation
all from being used to
having this father
with daughters
~   bonding ritual
of which now
many years later
is held tightly in
this ageing
man’s memory
~   me being
appointed the honor
by them   ~
as if I was
some master storyteller
to exuberantly
read aloud
~   while they’d
melodiously joined in   ~
singing the words
written within
a children’s book
that began with its title
I’ll love you forever,”
~   and
after which
as we’d finish
they’d both giggle
then hug me dearly
~   boy oh boy
I gotta tell you
during such
cherished moments
with my daughters   ~
I’d reflect back
to my boyhood
where I’d fondly recall
the love of my mother
who to me   ~
embodied
the character
of the woman
lovingly portrayed
within the pages
of this book
wherefore and within
such love
I was given
I’d hope and pray
with all my might
both my girls
shall be
as the woman
my mother was
and still is  ~
by experiencing from me
how I was loved
and cared
for
by her as a son
~   and in like manner
I’d promise
to do the same
for both of them
as my daughters
saying   ~
again and again
to myself   ~
oh my two
sweet   ~   little
adorably precious
and beautiful girls
your daddy
will love you
~   forever
as you become
the women
I’m hoping
yes   ~   praying
you both want
and shall be

Words by    ~Keith Alan Hamilton~

World Healing leads to World Peace

My recent submission to People are Talking a part of the World Healing, World Peace – 2014 Anthology.

This vision of world healing and peace, if such a hope is going to come to fruition, it will take much struggle through effort within the human thinking process. Humanity collectively within the process of reflective consciousness will firstly have to change the way we perceive ourselves. We the people of the planet earth will have to accept that our kind, our species is nothing more than simply human. We must accept ourselves, not necessarily forgive and forget the lessons taught during the human experience; however, humanity should no longer bear the weight of quilt or feel remorse for living our lives the best we can regardless of the mistakes we’ve made as individuals or as a whole. We must come to understand that no one gave us an all-encompassing guidebook on how to live and survive, how to bring about a healthy, joyful, prosperous and peaceful world. We must realize it is a waste of time and energy to cast blame or point a finger in an attempt to somehow rectify past transgressions against each other and other living creatures. If such a vision of world healing and then peace is to transpire, We the people will have to become perceptually more positive towards our kind. We’ll have to become more pro-human minded. If we want the intolerant to become more tolerant, we must lead the way by patiently demonstrating the behavior of tolerance towards them as they undergo the process of transformation.

If this transformation is going to happen we must take the lead by proactively exhibiting a pro-human mindset, not only through words, but through actions as well. Only then will our united vision for world healing to bring about peace make substantial headway along its transitional journey. To make progressive headway, We the people need to see the wisdom and then initiate the forming of a cooperative partnership with our servant(s) the government(s). Such a partnership will provide the necessary foundation and means to come up with flexible and transitional concepts that lead to valuable practices, implemented with the assistance of innovative technologies for the purpose of improving the overall wellbeing of humanity. In the first eBook of the online series Nature ~ IQ: Let’s Survive, Not Die! (soon to be published in print by Inner Child Press), I suggested for these concepts and practices to be of benefit to humanity, they need to be centered ideologically around 5 freely accessible and affordable services: energy, information/education, transportation, health care and housing. Freely accessible and affordable services such as these will uplift the spirit of humanity making us all overtime more positive and productive contributors and less of a burden on society. Not only blessing us with the ability to help ourselves, but giving us the time and resources to help others. In turn as we help others, they will help others help themselves, on and on through a reciprocal process of healing. Where this process of healing keeps building in momentum and transitioning until the transformation of We the people becomes healthy, joyful and prosperous. Ultimately creating an environment of wellbeing that’s void of the trials and tribulations which held the world captive to anger, hatred, strive, illness and pain. At such a time, the wind then will howl no more due to the storm; ‘cause the wind will be saturated with the sweet music of peace.

~Keith Alan Hamilton~  is an independent online publisher, editor, poet/writer & Smartphone photographer. Keith has 3 Blogs: Keith Alan Hamilton.com, https://www.keithalanhamilton.com,  Nature-IQ.com, https://www.nature-iq.com,  and The Hamilton Gallery ~ Online.com, http://www.thehamiltongalleryonline.com. Keith’s first eBook in the series Nature ~ IQ: Let’s Survive, Not Die! is available online to read free of charge. https://www.nature-iq.com/download/NatureIQ%20ebook1.pdf. It will be published in print by Inner Child Press soon.

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The Keith Alan Hamilton.com Blog is the means chosen to independently publish online the art of its author  ~Keith Alan Hamilton~  and other Artists.  The blog’s primary goal is to make available a freely accessible and affordable medium which will provide the creative spirit greater recognition, distribution & readership over the internet.  To help accomplish this objective, at present the author publishes two other blogs at Nature-IQ.com & The Hamilton Gallery ~ Online.com (under revision).

~Keith Alan Hamilton~

Besides being a publisher and a editor, the author,  ~Keith Alan Hamilton~  is a poet/writer and Smartphone photographer.  Keith recently published in print through Inner Child Press the first book in his series Nature ~ IQ: Let’s Survive, Not Die! Poems, Sayings and more….. used to address the most pressing issue on earth ~ facing humankind!


Keith has been developing his spiritual philosophy, style of writing (poetry, prose, sayings, etc.) and photography for many years. The artistry of his words and photos are rooted within the nurturing arms of his Polish/German mother.  Keith says his mother’s willpower and loving temperament is the spirit flowing in his words and photos. They are also deeply influenced with the character of his Scot grandfather, who was a master storyteller and could hold his audience spellbound for hours on end.  Keith’s words and photos not only reveal the cultural flavor representative of his heritage but also the area in the USA where he was born.  He grew up in a small place called Freeland, Michigan.

If Keith was asked to describe his style, he would say it embodies the everyday spirit of a Norman Rockwell illustration, a sort of raw Mark Twain individuality and the perfectionist mannerism captured in an Ansel Adams photo.  Keith hopes his everyday style, that unique flavor tasted within the emergence of his words and photos, will appeal to a broad spectrum of people around the world.

All three of Keith’s blogs, as well as his other artistic creations through word, photography or a combination of the two, this evolving process of his art is referred to by Keith as living documents (works of art in progress).  Keith firmly believes these freely accessible and affordable, online living documents, where people around the world on the internet can view the evolving creative process of his artwork, as well as other artists he has featured (extending to the Poets. Writers, Photographers, Musicians, Artists ~ Networking Group on Facebook) is of benefit. Why?  He is a firm believer that creativity breeds creativity. The more creativity that is shared with others, where people observe and experience the entire creative process from start to finish, will encourage and motivate humanity.  When people from young to the old observe the struggle to bring forth works of art, they will be inspired to be more creative themselves.  The people will bring forth works of art in word and image to be shared with others, which will collectively provide positive change for all humanity.

Keith says his recent inspiration to offer artists the opportunity to showcase their artwork at The Hamilton Gallery ~ Online.com Blog, free of charge helps to put into motion the vision brought forth in his online book series Nature ~ IQ: Let’s Survive, Not Die!  Over a freely accessible and affordable medium like the internet, a larger audience of people can experience, view and read a person’s particular style of artwork.  Many artists, Keith included can get published at a relatively moderate cost today; however, many artists are not promoted and distributed to the point of where their creations can be viewed and/or read by others on a large scale.  Keith explains many artists are not as concerned with getting rich or being famous, but rather if their work, their creations are being widely viewed and/or read, shared and enjoyed by others.  Keith’s heartfelt hope, his vision in forming a collaborative of the best artists in the world, is that they widely get more recognition, distribution and readership for the lasting benefit of humanity as a whole.

Keith Alan Hamilton.com, Nature-IQ.com and the Hamilton Gallery ~ Online.com continuing in the living document tradition are currently being converted to the WordPress Blog format.  All flash style flip-books including portfolios at The Hamilton Gallery ~ Online.com are being converted to the new HTML 5 format so they can be viewed by Smartphones.

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