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  •  KV you live in Paradise compared to 100 years ago (1+ / 0-)
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    unless you live in Scranton, in which case, yes you have a point. But seriously.. would you have enjoyed carting typhoid water 6 times a day to your wife so she could stand over a wood stove all day boiling it? Would you have enjoyed riders armed to the teeth killing escaped slaves in your backyard because the law said they could? Would you have enjoyed getting an infected cut and dying a week later bloated up like a zeppelin? Or your dog or kids or wife? Would you have enjoyed being impressed into one of the Czars armies and wasted in the thousands as cannon fodder.. or a British soldier mowed down at the Somme with 20,000 others in 12 hour period for "King and Country!"

    You have an education. You have the things you need. You have an income. You have resources you can create with your hands and mind. You have MORE than King George III had when he died a lunatic. Where in God's name you can put on he mantle of cynicism and pose like its a thorny crown, I dont get. Cynicism is a pose and a disease. It spreads from person to person and becomes a "style" and especially today with the idiotic teevee and everyone around us imitating the most cynical of the most cynical for profit.

    There is so much to hope for. As Robert Kennedy said, quoting Cicero.. "Some men see things as they are and wonder why. I see things that never have been and ask.. why not?" Join the true Progressives and envision the things which have NEVER been and ask.. Why NOT? It is up to us to see that the world does NOT descend into a Reality TV version of "Children of Men," that dystopian hell. It can, and it will, be done, and I wont stop until that vision is rejected and a whole world is realized in hope and peace. Guns are one part of the brick wall which need now to finally be brought under control to achieve a world without fear. Love and fear are the opposites. You cannot love in fear. You cannot have fear and love anything. Job one is to get rid of fear. When that is done, cynicism disappears forever.

    Figures don't lie, but liars do figure-Mark Twain

    by OregonOak on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 02:36:29 PM PDT

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