Ladies and Gentlemen,
I must be upfront and honest with you, this will not be a well written piece of literature. Nor will it solve any current or future world crisis. This post is purely me in my enlightened state of being, having mastered the Zen of Anger to share with you my quips, quotes, and acerbic ravings. I have been as a friend stated in not so many words silent for too long.
Where to begin? To whom shall I first afflict with my venomous rhetoric, sharpened slowly in the fires of my absolute hatred for those whom abuse logic and reason. I shall start with the segment of my country that seems to feel it is justifiable to deny any human being the very freedoms I fought for like every other male of my family since we got off the damn boat. To the hypocrites that whine about anything and everything that is not in line with your race, creed, faith, or worse socioeconomic group.
We are a nation that sought to protect the greatest gift of the distillation of western culture, the ideal that "All Men are Created Equal, that they are endowed by their CREATOR, certain unalienable rights." Foremost among these rights were life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. So help me may the gods forgive my next words but KEEP YOUR FUCKING BELIEFS OFF MINE!!! The Federal Republic that we have created for ourselves is to ensure and defend those ideals, not to oppress anyone whom sees those freedoms as including the right to marry a same sex partner of their choice, for example.
I have read much upon the evils of socialism and the spread of it through the Alinsky modality of community organizing. Yet I have heard that the most adamant and vociferous of his detractors use the similar methods to push their ideals against that dreaded "pink menace" of socialism. I disagree with socialism as a governmental model but I am no less opposed to corporate or foreign influence having any more of a voice in how MY government is ran and to whom it most listens to in deciding the laws of MY country.
I don't want to be ruled by anyone whom believes they are more enlightened than I simply because they had better opportunities to access a path to success. I have not ever been given a damn thing and all that I have I earned with my two hands and in partnership with my wife Kate. I don't give a damn how you know what is better for me or anyone else. Stop dividing our nation and our people, we do not need division or derision for each other. Hate does not heal it is at best a sterile thing and a worst it allows us to harm grievously anything or anyone that is "other."
I have heard people claiming to be "progressive" or "tea-party" enlightened beings whom will tell you that "Lib-tards" or the dreaded "Nethander-Cons" deserve nothing but your contempt or outright hatred. For FUCKS SAKE If you cannot simply give us the damn facts and let us decide for ourselves what policies to choose or leaders that best represent a balanced view that does not exclude any but encourages the free exchange of ideas. If you cannot or will not do this then please stop claiming to represent anything I fought to defend with my body, heart, and soul. I took an oath and I didn't stop holding myself to it when I took off my uniform.
This free exchange of critical thinking and thinkers will only propel us forward. We must not fear change for IT WILL COME, instead we must be arbiters of that change and how fast or slow. We often disagree how, thus we must fight to find that middle ground and build upon a foundation of mutual trust, not partisan ignorance and blind hate. I am weary of the spewed garbage that is simply processed lies, half-truths, and double speak. I challenge EVERYONE to read, study, and to QUESTION EVERYTHING, we get the leadership we don't hold accountable.
To those whom deem themselves my superiors, "DON'T TREAD ON ME". To those whom like I have grown tired of the lies and partisanship, GET OUT THERE, GET EDUCATED, AND VOTE YOUR CONSCIENCE. Do not let anyone tell you that you are to small, to weak, or too anything to Voice your concerns to a Government that is YOURS, IT WORKS FOR YOU not the OTHER WAY AROUND. Demand accountability of your elected officials and deny any undue influence to anyone that seeks too or claims more influence than your inalienable rights.
The preamble of the most sacred document in our cultural history reads "We the PEOPLE of the United States of America...not we the unenlightened or unworthy but much is demanded. Freedom must be fought for each day, that war never ends and you are a soldier in it whether you realize it or not. FIGHT, SPEAK OUT, BE HEARD but LISTEN TO THE VIEWS OF OTHERS. Keep what is good, discard the bad, and build a foundation of mutual trust, responsibility, as well as a common duty to do what reaffirms the ideals of "Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness."