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Parting Parties

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What if….. This great national we call the United States of America did something extraordinary. What if America detached from her bi polar arrogance by setting aside the constant political competitiveness that enables propaganda and manipulating methods that mislead the citizens who are occupied with personal issues and obligations and lack time and or motivation to learn the truth behind what they are voting for.

Democrat and Republican are the primary political parties that make up our government. Ideological difference between the two cause social disruptions as the two parties constantly fight for control of the Executive and Legislative Branches of government so that they can selfishly carry out their ideological agenda for the entire country. When these two branches of government are split, you pretty much get a stale mate; because one party Hates to help the other party look productive cause then voters see no reason in handing power back over to the other party. It’s a pathetic cycle. So much negativity is perpetuated in a system that is supposed to help make our country better. Anyone who steps back and observes our political system can see it causes more strife and is full of more corruption than US citizens are even aware of.

What if the American government came to the realization that staying together just for the kids, maybe isn’t such a wise idea and that maybe a divorce is sometimes necessary to spare the back and forth heartache. In other words, divide the country in half; Republicans have 25 states, Democrats have 25 states.  Now the tug of war for power can end, and people can live in the political world of their choosing. Yes, it would obviously require major reform, but at the same time once it’s all said and done, everyone gets what they generally want. The direction our country is going now, we are facing a meltdown. No one wants to cooperate because Democrats and Republicans live in subcultures and are extremely reluctant to go across the aisle to do what’s ultimately in the best interest of the American people.  Too many politicians want to play it safe for the sake maintaining power. Separate the parties, then the parties can run things their own way without being blocked by the opposition.

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October 27, 2010 at 11:00 pm

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The Game of Politics

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Election season brings out the worst in people as a select few fight to obtain power that will enable them to govern the rest of society. Elections are nothing more than public popularity contest. Money is a candidate’s best friend because the more money they have, the easier they can reach everyday voters with their messages. Messages that pat themselves on the back for what they consider to be good deeds and ignoring their faults, while ignoring the good deeds performed by their opponent(s) and bluntly pointing out their faults.  It’s a vicious cycle repeated every two years.

Politicians are generally people who come from upper class society who typically want nothing to do with people who are of lower class. That is until these people in upper class are running for some public office. Suddenly, they are normal everyday people. Suddenly, they are willing to sit down and listen to people of lower classes and pretend to take an interest in their concerns. Suddenly, they need something from the people who they didn’t give a shit about before….now they way to represent you.

Your Local representative, doesn’t matter what position, now represents you and the whole district or state. These are people with power and influence and no matter how many of them say they believe in Jesus Christ and are devout Christians, they are still human and still susceptible to temptation and thinking about themselves. So all the times they are approached by lobbyist and not just lobbyist, but people who have the money to pay for whatever it is they want, these politicians all too frequently take the “money”. And the reason the take it is because they all know, they may not be back in that position again, and if they don’t take it, the next person in office may, SO you take care of yourself and your family, right? It’s the money and power exchange, with money comes power, with power comes money, and politicians know this.

There are a few public officials who do it because they want to do some good in this world, but there’s not many. When you seen them on TV, how often do you see a look of compassion in their eyes. No, it’s about demonizing the other party, and promoting one’s self. How often is politics about what’s good for the country as a whole and not just what one party prefers. Politics is a game of tug and war, a constant theatrical fight for power to push forward an ideological agenda. The county remains slit because of this. And as long as our county is controlled by two separate parties this is how it will remain. We get so caught up in the constant competition of politics that we forget that we as ordinary people make up the government. Government is failing because we the people are allowing our government to fail. We see the bullshit that’s going on yet we set back and complain about, so therefore it continues and will continue until we wake up and realize our government is only possible because we allow it to be. The United States Declaration of Independence, which is primarily written by Thomas Jefferson states, “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.”  In layman terms it means, you have the moral right to do something, when you see something going wrong. Politicians want us to think that our only role in government is our one vote. We have to ability to change the bullshit we see going on, we are just too ignorant and too lazy to get involved and demand our public official do what is in our best interest.  We get to caught up in taking sides as if we have to pick one or the other. If you’re not feeling comfortable with the people running for office then DON’T VOTE! Don’t get caught up in the hype of election season. Don’t get caught up in the handshakes and smiles and the “I’m just like you” talk. It’s all a show to acquire power. And dumb people fall for it every election season.

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October 26, 2010 at 11:48 pm

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It IS About Money. Part I

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When it comes to money, the only people you will hear say anything about not wanting or needing money are the people who don’t have money and see no way of ever acquiring large amounts of it. These people have come to terms with their financial status and are content knowing they’ll never be wealthy.  They know money will bring them a new comfort in life, but feel foolish trying to obtain it, so in order to avoid seeking wealth, they convince themselves that money is not the answer to a fulfilling life…. But it is.

People who are Million dollar rich, know the ups and downs of having money. They know money can bring in a lot of enemies and people scheming on ways to get their money, but they also know one thing. They would much rather have money and all the problems that come with it, rather than having to work a fixed schedule, 40hrs a week just to make ends meet. Cause even if you are making $15 to $20/hr you can’t often afford to get sick and miss a week of work. The system for the working class isn’t designed for people to get ahead. It’s designed to keep you working clear to the age of 65 and maybe  longer. If you are working for some company, even making $20/hrs ($3,200/month), that company is profiting big off of your employment. While $20/hr is a great job, unless you manage your money very wisely, and lets be honest, most of us aren’t disciplined enough to manage our own finances, you’ll be working for that company clear into retirement. And it’s no secret, most us are not making anywhere near $20/hr. So while that’s a generous example, it’s not to realistic for everyday people. But it’s to illustrate the point that even making that much money still isn’t producing the financial freedom people would love to have.  Freedom from everyday financial worries, such as having enough to pay the bills for the months as well as keeping food on the table, allows a person to have peace of mind.

“Money is evil.” There is no way money can be evil if it gets you the things you need and want. Many people hold the idea that money is evil. They recite out of context bible references to back their theory. Money is freedom. Money is Comfort. Money is the ticket to have, be or do, pretty much what ever you wish. It’s what a person does with money that can be considered evil.

People feel money is hard to acquire. But that’s not true. Money comes. Walking down the side walk you see quarters, dimes, and nickles and most of us pick them up, but we often pass on the pennies. Why? Maybe because we are not as serious about money as we often think we are. “Oh a penny isn’t enough to do anything.” Pennies add up. Save! Money comes. It’s not a lot at once, but becomes a lot over time.  Passing up the penny you see on the ground really says a lot. But I’m not going to get into all that in the blog. But I will say this, Changing your attitude toward money will change you relationship with money. To have money is not a bad thing. To often we feel like having a lot of money means we have sold our souls. Many people feel, “Yeah, it would be nice to have millions.” but they don’t feel they deserve it or are worth it. And that’s where it starts. Rich people feel they deserve it and that they are worth it, So they get it.  It’s as if they attract it to their life because they feel it’s what they truly deserve, without a doubt. If given the chance, observe some rich person and take note at their seemingly, almost subtle air of arrogance. They feel they deserve every penny they have, no matter how they acquired it.  And that’s it, being rich, starts with your state of mind and attitude toward money. You get what you feel you are worth.  Money, money, money. It’s all about money.

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October 15, 2010 at 3:57 pm

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