Archive for September 27, 2010

Read the following and tell me if you agree with it.. or don’t agree with it.. and why.

I’m just curious what your thoughts are:

The United States is still a capitalist society, but capitalism in the Real America will be an enlightened way to wealth. Sure, some people will always try to make a buck by squeezing the little people, but in the Real America, I’ll be able to make more money .. I’ll be able to make more of a profit.. by treating employees with dignity and giving them access to non-governmental health care and paying them what they deserve. In the Real America, the employee will be a partner and we’ll all enrich one another.

In the Real America our current plastic politicians will be replaced by the more genuine, lifelike and human robots in Disney’s Hall of Presidents. Actually, partisan politics is a tough topic to tackle, but we will, shortly.

Basically, Real Politics in this better America will be based on principle not policy: Real Ethics, Real Values, Real Integrity. As Real Americans, we will not expect to agree with everything a certain politicians says, but we will be able to demand that politicians always say what they mean and mean what they say. The Real American Politician will look us in the eyes and say, “Look, Jack, you may completely disagree with me on this one issue, but here are these eight other issues on which we do agree. And more important, we agree on principles. And that’s just the way it is. If you can vote for me, great. If not, I understand ’cause I don’t need this job badly enough to lie to you or myself.”

Martin Luther King’s dream will come true in Real America: a colorblind society.. but without political correctness. Unfortunately, King’s dream has been perverted and twisted by so many, white and black alike, that it is barely recognizable today. In Real America, we will know that white men aren’t racist; one man can be racist. Black men aren’t lazy; one man can be lazy and racism is not an American problem, it’s a human problem.

The Real America is the America we all saw on the evening of September 11 and in the days and weeks that followed, but without violence, without sorrow, without mourning. It is an America where the question “How are you?” is sincerely asked, and the answer is heard with real concern.

The Real America is a place in our hearts. It’s authentic. It’s a place we remember. And it’s a place we can live in today.

But there are forces keeping us from being the Real Americans and living in the Real America: Now, I’m not one of those people pointing a finger at Hollywood or pointing the finger at television or blaming music, because it’s not just that.

But it is just that. It’s all of that.. and one more thing.

The most insidious force keeping us from being the Real Americans is ourselves.

So what do y’all think? Let me know.. and once you do, I’ll fill you in on the rest.

I Need A Favor…

Posted: September 27, 2010 in Just Me
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.. so if we’re friends on Facebook then you’re going to see posts from me regarding another blog that I write..

.. and if we’re friends on Facebook then please don’t mention this blog.

The reason is that my family and friends and in-laws are all on Facebook and I’m not one to tell people close to me what is really going on. For a variety of reasons but mainly because people are people (even if they love you) and I don’t want to be fodder for their gossip.

I’m sure you can understand that.. Especially if you’ve been following this blog. I mean.. come on.. would YOU really want everything on here to be common knowledge?? LOL!!!