a reply to: JBurns
(sorry for the late reply. I'm up and down from here, and feel badly about posting at all at times. I get distracted, and move on to real-life, and
forget, and am accused of running away). If I can't hang with it for an hour or two, I probably shouldn't post at all.)
If we say "agree to disagree" and "stop forcing beliefs/opinions onto others" then we end up in a state of co-existence. But realistically, is
there any person on either side willing to make such a compromise? Essentially is it not the left wing saying "this needs to change" and the right
wing saying "no things are fine as they are" ?
Co-existence is something we might have to settle for, for a time. What other way is there? It's always been the status quo, hasn't it? It seems to
have worked. All of the people are not happy all of the time. We will indeed have to bring back our old tradition of "compromise". I for one,
would agree to a wall, simply to get him to shut up. I would prefer the money be used for updated infrastructure such as rapid transit systems,
riding on glorious bridges, but anything to shut him up. Perhaps republicans could concede to health care to get us to shut up, but not just the
unproductive lip service. A viable a plan. A plan - period. Gun purchases will also have to be compromised.
Thorough back ground checks. No rapid fire weapons. Common sense.
An actual plan. This I won't budge on. Too many innocents, young ones, dying at the hands of the mentally ill.
Surely you don't deny that.
JB you are such a smart man. Very smart. Well written, and you seem reasonable. But you're not. You are one of the ones who won't budge. Is there
anything before you, you would agree to compromise on?
I am trying to focus myself these days on what is 'constructive". Constructive vs. Destructive. My actions, my words, and even my own thoughts.
This post. Is it constructive? Or is it destructive?
There are those who construct to make things better, and those who destroy. Shouldn't we strive to be the former? Especially now.
Will you do something for me? Pleeze?
Will you ask yourself before you make another thread, "Are these words constructive or destructive? Just a quick mental scan, to observe what you're
saying? It does still matter, doesn't it?