Since the Lieberman Loss, I'm not so sure about our ineffectiveness, dori and Crimson. The pundits are saying that the internet blogs had a lot to do with Lieberman going down....
Nice to contemplate, whether or not its true.
I don't quite think that we have been ineffective. They do still have the ball however, and I would like for us to have it. We still have a very long way to go, and we do know that they will cheat, lie, steal, and kill in order meet the ends they desire.
As far as Liberman goes, I think we will see the reality of that in November. I just wonder if/when he wins, how many will say "ahh well, we tried, better luck next time," without really understanding the opposition, or how this game is being played.
Go have a conversation with people, try and tell them that we are now being controlled by the Military Industrial Complex. Tell them that these people are TRYING to destroy America, and that these people who are now in control DO hate our freedoms. Tell them that their ultimate goal is global domination.
They will look at you, well, like they look at me:). If you just say to them that you think this war in Iraq is a bad thing, how many will just nod their head dumbly and say that you are correct, without realizing that this whole "war on terror" is a farce, and an excuse they are using to invade other country's, and it will continue until we fully wrest control from these psychopaths and put them into straight jackets where they belong.
This administration and its followers are just the front men doing their masters bidding. Until we are able to fully lay open for all to see the real cancer of society and remove it with surgeon like precision, it will always be laying there, waiting to come out of remission.
Perhaps someday, someone will come upon these words I write, and contemplate what it is that I am saying, and perhaps it will make this someone want to search further. You are right, this is what I write for. Contemplation.
You are an optimist Catherine. You and people like you are my balance. I thank Life that their is yourself, and people like you out there because if there was not, my pessimism would not allow me to continue on. I would give up if it were not for people like you.
My pessimistic views come from the realization that what we now face has in fact been a struggle of man since the beginning of mankind. I'm a pessimist because I know that we will not win this struggle in my lifetime, nor many lifetimes. We may have brief periods of peace and enlightenment, but for the most part humanity has been an ugly bloody mess. I am not a pure pessimist though. I do believe that eventually mankind will wake up. We just wont be here to see it.
I am looking for perfection in a perfect world. It is not the world that is imperfect, it is us that is imperfect. I believe that someday we will reach perfection. It is just that we need to make many more trips into the forge of life before this happens. People like us on this site are the quality control. We point out the imperfections that we notice before the trip back into the forge in the hopes that they will be removed once and for all from humanity.
These imperfections are greed, hate, and selfishness among many others.
I do believe that there will one day be "heaven" on earth. We will realize what the philosophers of the past were talking about, and understand their wisdom. We will understand that they were attempting to show us the way that we could have "heaven" on earth. Its just that not enough have woken to this truth yet. This is why I must go around saying Wake up. This is my job in this lifetime it appears.
Your job it appears is to keep giving hope. Your job is the more important because there are times that I need you to carry me in my despondency when I have all but given up. You show me the light up ahead and keep telling me that we are almost there even though you yourself are exhausted from fighting the same battles as me, you tell me to keep trying and we will make it. You notice the inches that we move forward when I think that we have not moved at all, and you say that is good work for the day. I wont be happy unless we have moved miles, but you make me content over the inches.
All of you on this site have, in your own way, continued to pick me up, and move me forward. I feel so weak sometimes, I feel like I am a burden on this party, yet you never fail in helping me. If this isn't called friendship, then I don't know what is.