Listening to every heart
Within the first few weeks of my first being with the walls of Passions, I saw Ron "do". A lot of things. That included putting me in a place when I thought I was being "cute" to telling me that my insight wasn't what I thought it could have been.
I've learned a heck of a lot since that time.
MB, I don't know your age, yet if you've looked through the archives, if anything, then you probably have a good idea of my age.
And that's OK. I don't have anything to hide. In fact, I'm always the first one to say that I'm a bit naive, and I may not be quite up on the politics as I sense that you may think yourself to be...and that's okay too. I've always got a lot to learn, and I learn something new every day.
That's why I said I would be the first to applaud if something goes right.
But I won't slap anyone in the face if nothing does.
What I guess I haven't said, and I'll say it now...
Is that the United States has lost a lot in the last few decades. The US has lost it guts in the people who haven't signed up for the service, but not to say that it lost itself in the people who simply believe in their armed forces; it hasn't done it's job in aligning itself with the original consititution, but read above; the US has let a lot of stuff slide by...all to its detriment. And in that statement, there's nothing to read in the above.
Those who believe in the United States and its original core of a place where one could not only in their religious right, but in their right to freedom, would probably not want a socialist state to rule over them. That's what their forefathers ran away from in the first place.
When government gets so big as to take away your rights; to tell you "how it's going to be" and, God forbid, possibly even eventually take away your right to vote [because, believe me, as I hear and see and sense it now, that's where we're heading] then yes, I think that what I've said is as good as my knowledge can be at this time.
Even John/Huan's reference is correct...watch out for the Kool-Aid.
My email shows - so if we need a personal conference to get to each other's core beliefs, feel free to email me. I still willingly admit, I'm open to listening to anyone's voice.
Even a diatribe. We all have a platform.
And Ron, as Wranx and you both point out, perspection and perspective is key.
And MB, it does take more than four weeks.
But what I'm seeing rings bells of historical note.
And right now, I'm listening to history.
Again, I don't know your age; but I'm one that has read some, and probably fear more than you might.
Be well, and know that this is not personal except to me.