I believe Tomi Lahren is a pioneer woman. This podcast covers a few things that I noticed during her interview on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.
My favorite part in the interview was when Tomi responds to a question about what should Colin Kaepernick do to get his message across. How should a “black person” bring up his issue? He asks her a second time as she did not actually answer the question and only reiterates that it is not something she would do. He asks her, “So how do you protest?” and she answers, “I don’t protest. I’m not a victim. I choose not to victimize myself. I choose not to make myself a victim.” The reason this is my favorite part, is that it is what I advocate for women. It is what I advocate for myself. And it is what I attempt to convey to others with this podcast. It’s how a pioneer woman would have responded.
Tomi Lahren is an excellent example of a strong, intelligent woman who is in full possession of the ability to create her life as she chooses. She is a living example for young women everywhere of what they can accomplish. She exemplifies the need to give up any kind of idea that because there are setbacks that come with the female gender, that women are in any way victimized. She uses that to be stronger. She uses the strength that she gains from pushing back against any perceived oppression to gain further strength. She articulates that just because you need to work harder to achieve a goal based on whatever physical limitations you may have, you do not have to choose to be a victim. You can still have what you want. No one has to give it to you because you are less than or oppressed or a victim. You earn it because you are a strong individual. Yes, a pioneer woman
I have great hope for the United States. Those who would try to make us victims have lost significant ground. But the fight for our freedom, our individuality, our right to live our lives in peace is not over. We must continue to speak out. We must continue to expand our minds. We must continue to look deep within ourselves for what we value. These two individuals stood out so prominently in my mind as two excellent examples of having a very strong sense of personal identity. And these two individuals are very visual representations of the greatness of humans on this planet.
I’ve spent the greater part of my life learning to develop a deep personal sense of value and a sense of what it means to be me. It is only with that inner strength, that knowledge of your own personal inner strength, that you can have a positive influence on the world. I know this sounds trite. But it is as true today as it has been throughout the entire existence of humanity. You must first know yourself. This idea has been lost in the noise of going about our daily lives. We look at our environment and express our dissatisfaction. We come up with ideas about how to improve our environment. These ideas generally involve someone else doing the work. And I am speaking in generalities again. I know many of you are taking steps to be individuals who are just as strong as Tomi Lahren and Trevor Noah. And there are many others that can serve as role models for anyone who wants to actively engage in developing themselves to the best of their ability, demonstrating what is possible for humanity.
I’ve stated it before and I will continue to stated, it is time for women to come home. It is time for women to look at what their strengths are and to develop them. And for those who want to come home and be wives and mothers, in essence the backbone and strength of their family, you have the opportunity to shape the next generation, and the next, and the next. It can be the return of the pioneer woman fully equipped with modern technology. What would it take for you to understand yourself a little bit better as a strong, competent, intelligent, and caring individual determined to pioneer a new generation that is aware of all that has gone before, and is motivated to take the present moment and turn it into a future of true strength, true equality, true compassion for all of humanity.
It is up to us. It is for the female gender, the feminine energy, to uphold the ideals of wholeness that are natively and naturally inherent in women. It is up to us to come home, to focus, to dream, and to be that pioneer woman forging new territory in raising our children to be strong, capable, intelligent, and creative assets that are the example for others to follow. We must be the ones to know ourselves, or at least be in the process of knowing ourselves, so that we can be the example for the children who need self-awareness. The idea of globalism and collectivism have valid points, but those points will not be realized through any kind of coercion or force. The idea of coercion and force as necessary evils to the implementation of one world humanity is flawed.
Remember the old saying, “you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink?” It’s another one of those pieces of wisdom that is based in fact. You can talk and talk and talk about your ideology. You can make arguments about why your idea of globalism and collectivism — or nationalism and individualism — is the only correct path, but you will only have a real tangible influence when you are the living, breathing evidence of your truth.
There’s an old saying that is repeated often, especially to children, but is not based in fact, has no effect in creating the desired outcome, and it needs to be discarded. That old saying is “do as I say not as I do.” It seems to be simple logic, that this would never work. However this saying is repeated so often as to be considered a piece of wisdom. It is not wisdom. And here’s the real rub. Just the utterance of these words indicates your dissatisfaction for who you are and the actions you are currently taking. “Actions speak louder than words”. Another oft repeated phrase or sentence. This one is truth. We are who our actions proclaim us to be. I think that might be another cliché quote.
So how do we know the difference between clichés that are truth and are wise and those that are not? It’s simple really. Which one produces what we want? This is where the “do as I say not as I do” oft repeated pseudo-wisdom falls flat. In the end, we are actually trying to create a life of peace and happiness. We are trying to create a life of peace and happiness and it can’t be done with words. As we look at our life, it is not the words we say that create our life. It is the choices we make that are followed with action that create our life. Words by themselves mean nothing. They are entertaining. They are educational. They offer guidance. They contribute to the creative process of our lives. But the actual creation our lives is made evident by the actions we take.
It is completely possible to say words and take complementary actions. This is integrity. This creates security. This creates a solid sense of who I am. No one can take that away from me. I cannot be victimized. And for those areas of my life where I’m saying words and my actions are not matching, those are areas where someone else needs to lead the way. Those are areas where I need a role model. Those are areas where I find inspiration in people like Tomi Lahren and Trevor Noah. I actually have a pretty good grasp on many things in my life. But I admire these two people as role models for further developing individuality and carrying that forward as a beacon of light for others.
The quote for today’s podcast comes from Emma Lazarus’ sonnet, New Colossus. The poem was written for a fundraiser auction to raise money for the pedestal where the Statue of Liberty sits and there is a plaque with the poem’s text mounted inside that pedestal. It has become known as the Statue of Liberty Poem and I believe it was the quote that Trevor was reaching for but miss-quoted slightly. It goes like this:
“Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
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