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Ideologies, political or otherwise, are self inflicted prisons of the mind.
Originally posted by seagull
It's been amusing for the past several months to see the reversal of opinions of the sitting President by a rather noisy bunch. One group went from castigating Mr. Bush with every breath, to defending Mr. Obama with equal fervor. Yet another bunch 180 degrees the opposite.
Republican -vs- Democrat...check
Liberal -vs- Conservative...check
Christian -vs- non...check
Pro-choice -vs- Pro-life...check
...and any other brand of us -vs- them you care to think of...
Has it ever occured to any of you pro's and anti's that this is exactly what the "interests" want? Hmmmm?
Take a look at some of the political campaign donations from these "interests"...I think you'll discover, to no ones surprise, that many are playing both sides against our best interests. At least it shouldn't be a surprise. Though given the sheer stupidity of some of the rhetoric I've seen in the past few months and years, I have to wonder.
I'm not going to bother with linking these things...do your own research. That way you'll learn.
Us -vs- Them...Us -vs- Them... It's been used for just about forever, 'cause it works...until you start looking to see who really benefits.
The only us that matters is ALL OF US, NO ONE CAN BE EXCLUDED...NO ONE.
But if you all wanna continue to buy into this ultimately futile paradigm feel free. Puppets and dolls don't have to think. But that semihysterical laughter you hear in the background? That'll be me. It's either laugh, or cry.
Ultimately, it's your choice. To paraphrase a really good movie, "choose wisely"...
Where do we go, Seagull?
Though have you tried telling folks that they are not their thought?
Originally posted by seagull
reply to post by newworld
I know that. It doesn't make the observation any less true, does it? Mankind is a predator...for better or for worse, it's what we do. Does that mean we can't grow beyond our genetics?
It won't happen today, or tommorrow...or even in a thousand tommorrows. But every journey begins with that idea of what lies beyond? Beyond the horizon. Beyond the stifling ideology based society we're all trapped in at the moment.
One step and a journey can commense.
Note to self: It seems to be my day for triteness...
The first step, and that's all it is, a first step; is to step away from the devisive rhetoric. Two groups of people of goodwill can surely get together to reach a, if not totally satisfactory, mutually agreeable compromise?
Up for grabs at the negotiating table is worldwide privatization and deregulation of public energy and water utilities, postal services, higher education and state alcohol distribution controls; a new right for foreign firms to obtain U.S. Small Business Administration loans; elimination of a list of specific U.S. state laws about land use, professional licensing and consumer protections, and extreme deregulation of private-sector service industries such as insurance, banking, mutual funds and securities. www.commondreams.org...
Originally posted by Open_Minded Skeptic
Go down and cancel your party-oriented affiliation, if you have one, and register to vote as "Declined to State".