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I Wish I Had Said That!

There are times I’ve run across an article, an opinion piece, so filled with excellent points which make sense, I think, I wish I had said that. This is one of those posts. I hope it stays up, so you can read it too, because I think a lot of people should.

We do soldier on, day to day, despite our particular struggles. Furthermore, we have so many outside forces that drive opinion, push products, and create a reality based on their resources.

Here’s his thoughts about what may be the results of the COVID-19 virus and quarantine.
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Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting

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How Do You Know?

One of the least favorite comments or observations I heard someone say to me; “perceptions are reality.”

On its first pass, the phrase sounds hollow or trite. My mind wanted to reject it out of hand knowing that perceptions often have little to do with facts or logic.

Nonetheless I’ve come to accept it. The core of our values, our politics, our life partners, all revolve around our minds perception to what we are taught, repeat, and associate with what others believe.

There are many lessons I’ve been reluctantly taught from this phrase. Here are a couple observations.

Suicide: whatever the circumstances, whomever that person knew, the conditions that brought that person to the point of ending their own life, is a difficult thing to grasp. It shakes our foundation but the thing we haven’t a clue on most of the time, what drove them to that point? Once again I’m reminded, perception is reality. Theirs was one of anguish.

Relationships: I could write a book or two on this topic just from my own experience. If the phrase, “love is blind”, is familiar, I might also suggest deaf as a post, too. Whenever you read someone’s explanation, no matter how clinical, or how emotional, there’s little reason to think that we can fully understand it, but again, “perceptions are reality.” What may start as a hot fire of unimaginable joy, may end in distant coolness or outright hatred. Same people but again, perceptions.

I won’t touch politics with this one, but it’s sufficient to say, look around social media for awhile. See what people are saying about the same person(s). Both sides may think the other has totally lost their marbles.

Perception Is Not Reality
Just because you think something is reality doesn’t make it so.

Startling as that may seem to some people, there’s ample evidence to show, people may react, believe, or think something is true, but in fact, it’s not.

Perception acts as a lens through which we view reality. That lens can become more distorted from a variety of causes. The mind can be manipulated and often is through deliberate strategies, most of those accomplished through repetition.

An example, we don’t have to struggle to believe in gravity. It’s readily apparent. There’s no need to hold regular meetings, or claim group membership is necessary to further its reality.

You can lead a person to knowledge but you can’t make them think. Beliefs are stronger than facts” ~ Anonymous

There are many who self-sabotage their future health, happiness, or longevity based on delusions or distrust in their own abilities.

What we can and should do, is be willing to realize our thoughts maybe wrong. Realignment with reality is difficult when our entire life has been altered by others or our own choices.

Sometimes our most closely held beliefs or or analysis is fundamentally flawed, and may require outside resources to aid in our ability to see things as they are, not necessarily as we want them to be.

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Can We Be This Blind?

How Trump Turned Liberal Comedians Conservative
By JOANNA WEISS – June 15, 2019

I find this writing an example of “liberal irony”. It’s OK to be liberal or conservative, but there are extremes. What I have witnessed since Donald Trump took office, the nature of criticism and outright hatred against him, has been magnified to a level well beyond any previous administration.

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· President Trump signs the Hurricane Harvey relief bill 2017

The expression, “Trump Derangement Syndrome” seems like an accurate label, as people have become unhinged, to the point that anything can be justified because of Trump.

This article in Politico, which I’m referencing is an example of the irony, and the mislabeling of characteristics which are the domain of the modern liberal. The author is suggesting that vile comments, the hatred, are the domain of conservatism. It’s as though one can say, I’m a liberal, hatred spews from my mouth, but that’s a conservative trait. Folks, this is the epitome of a lack of self-awareness.

A week after the 2016 elections, many left wing activists took to the streets to express their angst with some causing riots all across the nation.

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· Protestors who covered their faces – some of whom decided to damage property

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There’s no greater threat to the liberal establishment than Donald Trump.

“If Trump has changed the tone of the presidency, he’s done the same for TV humor, creating a kind of insult comedy for the Resistance: less subtle, less civil—and, strangely, more conservative.

… “liberals and conservatives are (on average) wired differently, with social and cultural conservatives personally more attuned to danger, worried about intruders, primed to protect an establishment under threat.

*NOTE* see first sentence of the quotes from the article. This is irony or self-deception.

“As outrage, however, it does contain something that satire lacks, University of Delaware communications professor Dannagal Young says: a consistent call to action. That feels like the purpose of this brand of late night comedy—not to wryly observe the world and encourage us all to do better, but to harness people’s anger, make them ready to revolt.

*NOTE 2: Harness anger? Ready to revolt? Not to encourage people to do better? Where’s all this angst & hatred coming from?
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There is a growing, war being waged against the Trump administration and conservatives in general. Most of that war is being orchestrated and funded by the massively-financed elite who want to change the system in order to benefit themselves. Although they’ve prospered enormously through capitalism, they see socialism as a vehicle to further their collective agenda. Socialism, or as it’s often relabeled, “democratic socialism”, is a shift in power for those elites to hold all the power.

Whenever you read or hear the claims for a new world order, improved society, basic human rights, the role of government is to provide __X__, then look further into those promises, they come at a horrific cost.

Someone, some government agency, must decide what’s fair, divides who gets what in this social order, and has the power to enforce. What do you think happens to any human contrived organization with this kind of power? Power corrupts – absolute power corrupts absolutely. It’s been repeated throughout history, from monarchs, oligarchs, patriarchs, national committees, or single national party’s.

Capitalism and freedom are under constant attack.

“Capitalism does a number of things very well: it helps create an entrepreneurial spirit; it gets people motivated to come up with new ideas, and that’s a good thing.”” ~ Bernie Sanders

“Capitalism has not always existed in the world and will not always exist in the world.” ~ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Death to freedom, liberty, the needs of state over the individual, evolve through promises and platitudes. The false promise of everyone benefits, and no one is left without, is a lie. History points to the corrupt and diseased status of the state which operates under the thumb of socialism. We can already see the paucity of their claims in cities under decades of “Democrat” control. Flint Michigan, Chicago Illinois, San Francisco California, Los Angeles California, Seattle Washington, and so forth.
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When the state or committee take over, nothing opposing their rules, all real prosperity, advancement & hope are lost. Capitalism may have it’s faults, however Socialism is controlled by the elite few along with their cronies. Their goal is to have total control over assets, medical care, manufacturing, utilities, transportation, agriculture and even public speech.

Socialism states that you owe me something simply because I exist. Capitalism, by contrast, results in a sort of reality-forced altruism: I may not want to help you, I may dislike you, but if I don’t give you a product or service you want, I will starve. Voluntary exchange is more moral than forced redistribution.” ~ Ben Shapiro

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R. Buckminster Fuller – we still haven’t caught up to his vision.