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Let’s be positive this term. Be a point of light with me.
We need a thousand points of light; actually ten thousand.
Let’s be part of a kinder, gentler nation. Let’s contribute and not just sit on the sidelines.
We do not need millions of non-thinking people who are dumbed down by some ideology which suppressed their free thinking and free speech. We need citizens to understand what their government is doing instead of being numbed by Hollywood. Rebuke Political Correctness. Rebuke mean abusive speech. Rebuke brain washing. Be a peace maker. Demand full disclosure of politicians.
Be the genius in your family and think twice. Question authority, analyze everything. Ask, could that be true? Is it true just because someone said it? Probably not, especially if that person has an agenda. Is it being forced on you? Is it true just because we accepted it for so long? Is it the best way or could it be better? How can I improve? Can I make it better? These are questions that keep you from being a brain-washed slave. Make your own thoughts known in a civil manner. Don’t be vulgar; that does not support your case.
Realize that any group that bitterly criticizes you, especially with rude emotionally-charged language for not agreeing with them, are defending an unholy ideology because they are trying to suppress your free opinion and expression. Do not accept that. They are a thousand points of darkness.
Liberal is a good word by itself, it means things we would all like. But, that’s just the word. Somewhere along the political events, it took on other meanings. So, it doesn’t work very well as a label. The liberal left now includes Socialism and an attitude of forcing policy. It’s in our schools. So, there are few conservatives being brought up. Protect your children.
Do you want socialism? At one time, it was considered an evil, akin to Communism. Maybe we agree that we want a certain amount of relief for the disadvantaged who deserve help. The problem is that it is never enough in practice. Countries with high support also have crippling taxes and the problem isn’t satisfied; they also have a shrinking workforce and high welfare expenses. They seem to be on the way to an economic crash. Do we have low unemployment and staggering national debt? There are your symptoms that we are on the same track to failure. Think about it. Something has to stop.
I think that the major problem with welfare, as we usually do it, is that it encourages more failure. We don’t make a priority to prevent failure. If we would give opportunity for success and challenge to make it known that people are responsible for their own success, that would pay back. But, waiting for someone to become poor enough and then provide subsistence for them to stay in that condition, does not pay back. They are then qualified to be exactly the same failure forever.
Fortunately, we have an election result that breaks the back of the leftist socialist liberal conspiracy. We can now come up for air, take a breath, realize where we are headed, put the brakes on the slide, shrug off some of the unnecessary expenses, stop some of the insane bleeding, renegotiate international deals which are made from weakness and which disadvantage the U.S. Even the minorities, which you might have expected to continue to vote for the party of entitlements, have turned. They realize that they have not been helped out of their status by any welfare programs. The world is watching us hopefully. The stakes are high.
But, it will be a hard road back. Jobs are already gone and the same jobs can’t be brought back. Massive retraining will be required for the new jobs. We can’t just throw up hight tariffs as that would cause more problems. However, we must start. Right now we depend heavily on China which it seems is about to have it’s own recession. If they were to collapse into depression, we’d be in short supply. Come to think if it, I need to buy a new computer in the next week. Just remember that liberal programs and unions did not keep the manufacturing jobs from being lost. But, also notice that with the jobs loss, we also exported the oil glut and the air pollution. So, a balanced approach might be good.
There’s another liberal, also. This is the liberal mentality. It seeks to lead, to be in control and to have authority. That’s not bad in itself; leaders are needed. The Conservative mentality is to not be bothered, to live and let live, leaving others alone at least as long as they are left alone. It is basically a non-aggressive approach. This is also fine until the leaders become wicked in their power. Politicians tend to be liberal minded and few of conservative mind aspire to be leaders. Therefore, the liberals are better represented. And it turns out that the God fearing, are not as well represented. This is where we find ourselves, needing balance. Until, one day, one anomaly, a successful, outspoken mix, who knows how to play Television, comes along and shocks the media, stealing attention in spite of the stock owned, agenda crippled, liberal journalist idiots. He trumps them. Ha. I know that’s a pun but how could I avoid it?
So, here’s the challenge to gentle minds: Given this opportunity to change the direction of the nation, you cannot continue to be the quiet, unassuming, dumbed down, isolated, self-serving, live and let live wimp that we’ve been. The Democrat party is reeling now, acting ugly and licking their wounds but they’ll regather to bring back their agenda disguised but essentially the same in four years. And they’ll try to find all kinds of fault with Republican policies because that’s what they do. We were headed for economic collapse so correcting course will bring a mix of pain but that’s an investment in the future. We have to take the helm at this opportunity and make a good show.
Don’t bother to argue politics with a person. I see two reasons for this: One is that personal beliefs define a person and we are threatened to have self defining beliefs challenged and nothing counters logic more acutely. The other is that politics is like a religion, very locked in but often not on the basis of extensive conscious thought. People who grew up with a belief set may never have had occasion to fully examine the congruency of the whole. They don’t know why they believe what they believe, but they’ll vehemently reject challenge. And if you could tell someone what to believe, that would just be wrong. The problem for our country is that we don’t know what our representatives believe either. There’s a third reason not to bother to argue: The leftist ideology is like a cult in that they have their own language, redefining terms so that you can’t even communicate with them.
Being bitter and foul and critical and complaining, isn’t going to get it. That’s weakness. If that’s all you’re gonna do, then just go to a movie; you’re useless. We need points of light, yes, kind and gentle but, light none the less. Everyone is uniquely gifted to be able to contribute something. Give a gift that keeps on giving. Write letters to officials telling then what you want, cause friends to write letters. Talk to representatives to sponsor change. Catch officials in their own contradictions. Effect term limits by your vote. Publish results and reactions. Be a positive contribution to the community, not just a beneficiary. Be a point of light.
Yes, this is a very quick and over simplified analysis. I hate to quote history. But, again, I can’t tell you what to think, I can only, hopefully, cause you to think.
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