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As soon as I "went lib" - I was instantly and totally marginalized, judged, and banished from my prior standing within the family.
Am I the only one who sees the truth here? That the very reason we can behave with this level of stupidity is because our country is in good shape and we have the luxury of being this asinine. We've become a nation of spoiled brats.
Is there any hope for our children and their future? Are any of us in the right anymore? Have we all become so infected with propaganda and rhetoric that the well is no longer viable?
I implore everyone who reads these words to do just one thing. Think about it - are we leaving a legacy of hope, prosperity, and humanity for our descendants... or are we burning down their houses because we've lost the ability to think beyond ourselves?
Originally posted by VoidHawk
The guy who tried to top himself, what will he think when he finds out you've posted on a public forum what he tried to do?
I dont think you are the sort of person who would do such a thing as this, and while reading your post I couldnt help but be reminded of those various religeous types who arrive on my doorstep with a story to tell, while including the real message that was their real purpose for the story and visit.
I disagree with your message, I think people have plenty to be pee'd off about and should get more active about doing something about it.edit on 13-11-2012 by VoidHawk because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Hefficide
I cannot believe that we are really this fragmented as a people. I am left to wonder... how much of it is real and how much of it is contrived and caused by media? How much of this indignation is being fueled by pundits who are saying the most shocking things imaginable in order to boost their ratings and public exposure?
There is the moral of all human tales
Tis but the same rehearsal of the past.
First freedom and then Glory - when that fails,
Wealth, vice, corruption - barbarism at last.
And History, with all her volumes vast, Hath but one page.
- Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (1812-18)