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Jul 3, 2009

 

The words to the song on the radio were clear enough in sound but didn't resonate very well in my mind. Tomorrow is the 4th of July, Independence Day for the United States. People wave their flags and the male singer emits the words, “I'm proud to be an American.” Add to that claims of living in the land of the free are put out like a hypnotic message as some tell it's better then living in other countries; then proceed to tell of all the wrongs of other countries in order to make themselves look right. Can you imagine what I feel when I'm told I'm unpatriotic when I don't join in this phony pride brigade.

We're a country of ridiculous failures in getting along with one another, living in denial of our cowardly style of life. We do not know how to relate or be in relationships decently enough to commit to one another because we fear giving up the 'me' to join honestly in becoming 'we.' “Find the love of your life,” ads sell our minds into thinking we can buy situations like they're objects that'll make us happy when reality is happiness is an inside issue with us.

We start wars with only fear causing accusations that the majority buy into yet we do not have even the slightest clue about how to achieve 'peace.' This dysfunctional mob mentality is what you want me to hypocritically sing along with goes totally against every fiber of my being.

There are those that tell me they love the United States. Oh really, I wonder every time I hear this. How can this be love when I see the following of representatives that control and manipulate using deceit and deception. But of course don't the majority that make up our society control and manipulate using deceit and deception, whether intentionally or unintentionally? Is that love and if it is wouldn't it be an idea for society to examine the issue about what's love?

My own definition of love is to become the best me I can be and then share that me in a responsible and accountable manner. It is a choice I make in my own individual mind so that requires me to learn to use my own mind instead of letting my mind and the minds of others use me. More important than love is trust and respect. Trust and respect are earned from one another as well of individuals earn their own trust and respect. Self-esteem, self-love and self-confidence are a must for love in order for individuals to be independent so they can become inter-dependent. Sharing demands of us to have and be a person that both is and has something to share such as self-esteem, self-love and self-confidence. Do we have people in the United States that honestly know how to love and if not what's it take to change society's mindset to learn to love? Surely there has to be enough people in the US that have had enough of what's happened in our country that instead of finger pointing they look in the mirror and start from there. Maybe that way the United States could look forward to real independent people truly celebrating Independence Day. 

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Sunday August 30, 2009, 8:19 pm
KEN "claims of living in the land of the free are put out like a hypnotic message as some tell it's better then living in other countries; then proceed to tell of all the wrongs of other countries in order to make themselves look right"
me: do U think people from around the world risk their lives 2 B AMERICANS Bcause there's nothing HORRIBLY WRONG in their native lands? find some legal immigrants who R PROUD AMERICANS & ask "Y did U want 2 come here?" the answers may shame U in2 'RIGHT THINKING'

KEN: "Can you imagine what I feel when I'm told I'm unpatriotic"
me: patriotism IS LOVE OF COUNTRY. U R unpatriotic, but so what? U have the right 2 B unpatriotic. if U think U R right whaddya care what some 1 else thinks? and besides, U don't have the right 2 complain about this great country that offers so much 2 so many & then expect those who DO LOVE it 2 give U a FREE pass 2 whine

KEN: "when I don't join in this phony pride brigade"
me: just Bcause U don't love this country doesn't mean that we who do R phonies

KEN "We're a country of ridiculous failures in getting along with one another, living in denial of our cowardly style of life"
me: how ignorant (lacking true information)
(1) U need a course in world history. the history of the world is genocide & tyranny. but U.S. history is life & liberty & pursuit of happiness.

our founding fathers consiously set out to create a nation LIKE NO OTHER & purposefully based our laws & economy on GOD's principles

we R the GREATEST nation EVER. 1st we declared our own peoples' right to life & liberty as deriving from GOD, NOT the king. next, we along with our like-minded allies have spread freedom & liberty around the globe

(2) things SHOULD B better & things WERE better B4 LIBERAL DEMOCRAT supreme court removed bible & prayer from government schools in early '60's. founding fathers wanted bible in schools so children would grow up & B self-governed law-abiding citizens

KEN "We start wars with only fear causing accusations that the majority buy into"
me: it's not nice to tell lies & that's a lie

KEN "yet we do not have even the slightest clue about how to achieve peace"
me: yes we do. defeating the bully achieves peace

KEN "There are those that tell me they love the United States"
me: i find that most AMERICANS who DON'T love the U.S. (1) have unresolved personal problems & need some 1 else 2 blame AND (2) R most likely liberal democrats - there's something bitter about the lib/dem mentality that results in a really skewed world view & general bad mood

KEN "Is that love and if it is wouldn't it be an idea for society to examine the issue about what's love?"
me: no. that is a personal responsibility. no 1 can make some 1 love some 1 else

KEN "Sharing demands of us to have and be a person that both is and has something to share such as self-esteem, self-love and self-confidence"
me: self esteem & confidence result from accomplishment. successful, accomplished people don't whine about other's failures 'cause they're just too busy accomplishing things

KEN "Maybe that way the United States could look forward to real independent people truly celebrating Independence Day"
me: the blood of patriots has bought & paid for your independence of which U R thoroughly ignorant & unappreciative

Ken G. (49)
Monday August 31, 2009, 10:05 pm
Gee, what can I write Rezi? In one part I'm told I'm a liar and when I looked at your profile I see you're 109 years-old. Hmm, 109 years old sure doesn't come across as a lie does it?
Even my words about self-esteem don't set right as I understand your words to mean that only comes from accomplishments so the reason I looked at your profile is to become acquainted with who I would be communicating with to respond to your comments. There too, I found nothing to let me know who you are and wondered If self-esteem, self-confidence and self-love might've been missing because I didn't see were filling out the profile was accomplished.
One thing I feel very strongly about is the issue of bullying. My youngest daughter was bullied at age twelve and at age nineteen she killed herself. These were girls and the more her mother and I tried to do anything to stop the bullying the worst they got. There's been more than one special on TV about this happening so I totally disagree with you on this part of your post. Bullying is a behavior that displays insecurity which our last president clearly displayed, especially with his past drinking and drug use. Many females in my life displayed the same behavior. By that I meant they don't talk to a person but instead talk about a person making accusations to make themselves right by making others wrong. Something like calling others a liar without any substantial evidence. Our forefathers were mainly made up of slave owners and from the history I've read rules have been and continue to be along a similar pattern where they benefit the slave owners, not the slaves. Even countries we invade with accusations like Iraq were nationalized where the profits from the oil is meant to go for the good of the people. Our country has a history of wanting the profits go for the good of the oil companies.
As far as the political parties go I do not belong or support either one. My own desire is to see them renamed to the 'Rich' and the 'Poor.' I personally would be willing to run for public office myself then because I could honestly support what I consider more honesty in supporting both parties.
So in an inoffensive Rezi communication is sharing I have a belief in God myself but it contradicts yours. The best i could do in attempting to share with your words is protect and defend myself. For instance I considered the US a country of ridiculous failures because of failure in getting along with one another. I do not see people stay together in families and watching politicians get along is even a bigger joke. Is it me or you that ought to check history such a Jefferson and Hamilton. Hamilton was for the people while Jefferson was a slave owner who had an affair with one of his slaves. Affairs are pretty common with both parties and have been going on from the beginning of our country.
One thing I am very curious about Rezi, what is 'love' or to 'love' to you?

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