posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 05:42 AM
It was during the Reagan Administration.
Being a kid then, I would often be shushed away from the adults and sent off to play outside. Being the little sneaky Houdini I was... listened in on
their conversations and heard some stuff people didn't talk about openly.
It was then, having discovered why the older people, always told us to buy American. I remember hearing those words through out my childhood while
growing up. I now know why, and wish more would have heard those words and remembered them.
I grew up in a time when the cold war was still a threat, and my elders made sure I wouldn't forget. I only wish more people listened to their
elders, because they are or were respected by us then. They were our grandparents and parents, service man and woman back from Panama, Vietnam, Korea
and other conflicts and wars.
I remember when our service members went to Panama, I was just getting into martial arts then.
People these days, almost seem to want to forget the times we come from.
Too bad, the rest of us never will.
Lessons learned or not, we have to realise that some thing you may not beleive in, is by some one else.
It is their truth, and ignoring such doesn't make that less so.
I was brought up knowing that maintaining an open mind, and awareness of my enviornment was important. Having said such, I proudly admit to being a
product of such.
We all have a "need to know", and the more people who accept it, the easier denying ignorance will be.
The opportunity for all of us to have our "eyes opened" is all around us.
The factor varies depending on peoples perception, and their reception to such.
If they keep themselves locked away in their own private world, "sheltered" from reality, and refuse to have an open mind. We can not help one, who
won't help them self.
We can choose, and that choice is the difference between trying and knowing we did.
And sitting by wondering what could have been, if we had only tried...
Let it be known, those who knew, tried.