“The Whack Word” an online magazine
Shining the light on what is whack!!!
One of my favorite sayings is, “It is what it is.” It is a favorite of mine for some very personal reasons, but it is also a favorite saying of mine because it is true. There is not anything that I can do about what someone else thinks, feels, says or does. I am lucky to influence myself in a positive direction once a month.
“The Whack Word” is not going to be a bunch of preachy, I told you so, do things my way kind of nonsense that no one will want to read in the first place. Our mission is to simply shine some light on things that we think should change in the world. There is plenty material for us to choose from, and I am sure that everyone can agree on that. Our vision for what might occur when we shine the light on what is whack is that people may begin to take personal responsibility for their own responses to what we reveal. We aren’t looking for a revolution. We would settle for a reconciliation. We aren’t looking for a reckoning for those who we find faulty. We would simply settle for a recognition of the fault.
Wisdom speaks in this phrase, “There are none so blind as those who refuse to see.” I don’t know who said it, but it is true.
Another saying by James Michener, “An age is called dark, not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it.”
Robert Kennedy said this, “Each time a man stands up for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope and, crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”
Today, I send out a myriad of tiny ripples of hope. Today, I stand for an ideal. That ideal is this, “We, as human beings, can look past our differences, can walk toward a brighter future, can lay aside everything that to this point has prevented us from being one, and can embrace who we are truly meant to be as we connect with every other part of who we are, each other.”
Some might say that represents idealism, but I say in response, “Wouldn’t it be ideal?” and “What is wrong with the best option?”
I look forward to sharing with anyone who chooses to read. Explanation will be made about the magazine and what we will be offering to our readers and what programs we will be sponsoring and what ever else comes to mind. New ideas all the time.