posted on May, 14 2010 @ 11:55 PM
You know, after this long winded thread. I think one thing is very clear. None of us are right. But not because we are wrong. These are extremely
similar debates that took place during the original Alien and Sedition Acts. They divided us then, and shaped our political ideologies to create
terrible foreign and domestic policies. And they have apparently brought us full circle.
Maybe we can all agree that neither side is necessarily wrong. That each side has equally as valid views. Each with a hope for a peaceful and
prosperous solution for all.
The problem I see though, made especially apparent in this last page is that none of us really has a resounding solution that could bring about any
real change aside from the status quo with a new face.
I've come to accept that my behavior was pretty abhorrent. Primarily ego fueled to stress my firm stance and disgust for bigotry and racism. These
are harsh words, but accurately describe some of the stereotypes presented here. However true that is I didn't take into account the firm held
beliefs of those I was criticizing and the emotions they have in regards to the challenges it presents them. So I dismissed them immediately, and
My behavior and I hope others can admit, are the standard example of the issues that have been dividing us for so long. It's the arguing that has
been separating us. The back and forth of dismissal.
Each of us has a solid belief, like a piece to a puzzle. But it feels like we all argue over which puzzle we go to. Rather than realizing we all go to
the same puzzle, and need to find our proper place in this society. No matter what ethnic background we have inherited through our birth right or
country some may have emigrated from.
So I ask, as I've been asked. Does anyone have a solution? Has anyone tried to speak with any local representatives or press regarding the issue with
I see all the politicians promising an answer, at the cost of our rights. And we have continually forsaken them for the security and prosperity they
have brought. But it feels as if that prosperity as at an end, and this time they seek more of our rights with no security or prosperity in turn.
So can anyone offer a solution that will cease the arguing separating us, and instead unite us in commonality despite our backgrounds without costing
us our rights.
I think I'm going to take up the challenge. I'm going to study the blooms of the Alien and Sedition Acts thoroughly down to it's root including
anything I can find of merit in relation to it. I will see if anyone can meet the challenge with a real solution to unite us all.
If I or anyone can complete this, would anyone here help grass root it through your communities?
Because this really does need to end. We need to devise a solution with our words, rather than reiterate our division amongst each other.
It may sound cheesy, who cares. It's honest.
[edit on 14-5-2010 by mryanbrown]