Is Bernie Sanders Archimedes Lever, that stable something by which one can move the world. What is that lever? What is it that is outside of the world from which it can be moved. And what is a world? Is there something so strong, so solid, so true in Sanders that his time is right for the world to shift?
Archimedes Lever is an Idea whose time has come, and when and Idea and timing come together, nothing can stop it. This becomes a World Idea, an Idea that moves the world we live in and gets our world in alignment with time. Time is reality, and when we are out of sync with time, which means we are hurting, our world is out of sync with Time.
Then and IDEA will comes that gets us back in sync, and when the pain of the world is great enough, people will see the freedom from pain in that new Idea, and it is the people who use that Idea to change the world. Man is the species that creates a his world and then lives in it. But when we forget that we created the world we live in, we need. Archimedes lever.
OK…lets explore this metaphor of Archimedes lever. As you can see that there are three points here. Archimedes, a board and fulcrum, and the world. Your world cannot be moved; your life will be out of alignment; our world cannot change unless there is something outside of it, some Idea that is not part of the world idea we are living in.
We need to get a bigger understanding of what an IDEA is. Idea is not thought, and it is not concepts, for thoughts and concepts are what hold the world together we are now living in, and when that world is out of alignment with TIME, the all its thoughts and concepts, reasons and even the evidence we use, all is part of the World Idea that is out of alignment.
So what is the IDEA that can be the lever that moves the old World IDEA? This IDEA must be given flesh and blood. That is what Christianity is all about. Jesus is a World IDEA given flesh and blood by his historical existence. I’m not saying Sander is Jesus, just making an analogy that Sanders is an IDEA that he has given his life to, his flesh and blood. Sanders is this World IDEA that is now ready, now that our world is ready for it, that has come into fruition.
Bernie Sanders speaks to our heart. Bernie Sanders moves our heart, and it is this Heart that is the Lever that can move our world and restore justice and balance, to put our house in order.
But first, we cannot compare, or should not compare 2016 with 2020. We are creating a new world, not a reenactment of yesterday. Donald Trump, bless his heart, is bringing out America’s Heart land.
Bernie Sanders has been upstream of American politics his whole life, but now, now, the stream is moving to catch up to the Idea of its being a river. Trump has been a beaver dam, a necessary log so that the stream can build up strength, can feel its power, and to remember it purpose, to flow to the ocean.
Listening to Bernie announce his candidacy, again, just as in 2016, my heart moved, something awakened. What is that? Who is Bernie Sanders?
In the psychology of C. Jung there are archetypes, or principle, gods of the collective unconscious that when given flesh and blood rise up and release the powers they hold in our immediate life and world. The Wise Old Man (guru/prophet) is a collective archetype that has always moved humanity, has always been the lever that moves human worlds.
I’m not saying Sanders is a world prophet, no, but I’m saying that our heart keys to that archetype and longs for the wise Father/magician/guru (movies are full of them) to penetrate the noise of society and our own minds. Suddenly, all the iron filings of the mind/society find order in the magnetic field of a World Idea that has ripened.
You can tell an archetype because it raises the passion of the heart. Even Trump is an archetype. But archetypes are not necessarily good. They come as the destroyer and the creator. Archetypes are ambiguous, they have two faces or sides of the same coin.