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The Tao of Jeet Kune Do

12/11/2010


The members of parliament in the New Paradigm need to throw away the Art of War books and look at The Tao of Jeet Kune Do (The Way Of  The Intercepting Fist) by Bruce Lee.

Actually, it is a philosophy that is much-needed not only for parliamentarians, but by the Australian public itself.

(The sound on this is weak. You will need to crank up your volume)

“What was that? An exhibition?”

This is to all those who intend to put up Private Members bills. Do not waste the time of the public by proposing bills that are merely designed to do nothing else but make an exhibition. If your bills are intended to help the country, then bring them on. If they are designed to do nothing more than to raise your awareness in the public or for your political gain, then it is better if you sit down. It is obvious that you are not intending to help, but hinder.

“Don’t think. Feel. It is like a finger pointing at the moon. Do not concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly  glory.”

Politicians sway with words. Do not listen to them. Instead look at why they are using them. How you feel when you hear them speak. Do not concentrate on the pointing finger, but the goal. Do not be swayed by their passion, but their intent. It is after all their intent we have to live with, not their passion. Do not be fooled by solutions that do not address the problems. Do not be fooled by false compassion that is a mask for dispassionate causes. Do not be fooled by simple solutions to complex problems. Do not be fooled by complex solutions to simple problems.

“Never take your eyes off your opponent, even when you bow.”

Because you voted for someone, this does not mean they are your friends. Because someone says they stand for something, does not make it so. Because a media source tells you a story, does not mean it is the truth. Because you belong to a party does not mean you should not question their actions.

They are elected MPs. Not gods. They are journalists, not soothsayers. Party officials do not have your best interest in mind. Those that tell you they are not talking spin are talking spin. Those that ask for your trust are withholding the truth. Those that say they are unbiased are.

And finally… this is all an opinion. Opinions are like arseholes. Everyone has one.

I will leave the last words to Bruce Lee himself. (The sound is better on this one so remember to turn your sound back down if you raised it before)

A. Ghebranious      2010          All Rights Reserved.

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4 Comments
  1. Catching up permalink

    Good advice we can all heed to our advantage.

  2. The Tao of Jeet Kune Do is the philosophy and life of Bruce Lee.

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