Last June I added this posting about Dr. Anne Wortham. Sadly, the video of her talking was removed from YouTube. And it's a shame that there's so little on the Internet about her because she is a truly brilliant person. In many ways she is the Left's worst nightmare because:
- She's a woman
- She's African American
- She's extremely eloquent
- She disagrees with the Radical Left entirely!
I can't agree with M.LaMarre, and setting the obvious arguments against Socialism aside, I would bring up the fact that there are physical hurdles to success and there are internal personal hurdles. You only address the former.
These restrictions to success need more than just "to be opened" and all shall be cured.
Success is a process, not a passage, not a line in the sand.
People can't be awarded success, anymore than they can be awarded knowledge, pride, or prowess in action. A man can be successful in one area and less-so in others. The battles we fight are diverse! One man may think his life has meaning by himself playing a guitar well, and another, by being a good husband and provider.
To another, success is being skilled at robbing from the rich and giving to the poor, and I suspect that is where LaMarre, in his/her ignorance fits in the grand scheme.
It is the challenges that make success something that is rewarded. In "moving the boxes" or striving towards the "door" as LaMarre calls it, true value is earned. Value is created, not bestowed.
We gain value in our life by becoming better people, and we all have to start at some level. We are born on some level and work up if we have the desire, or stay put, or sink.
Going through the door doesn't mean you become a better person, because there isn't a door; there is continuation of life. The "full realization of self" comes from the self. You can't give it to anyone, no mater how much you want to.
"Forgive us (because)we reject and abandon (America) and that stale ass argument and mindset that have dominated America for far too long."
An interesting mindset you have, and I place my cards on the table, and counter your false interpretation with facts:
The "reality" that the Victory of Vietnam, was our leaving it alone. 1,100 US soldiers were killed each year for ten years, and 3 million Vietnamese died in the three years following this victory. That was good? No more "real" than Pro-choice, where the one who has to die has no choice. That is good?
Millions died and continue to die for these "liberal realities," yet you talk of boxes. As our world turns to liberal ideology, it doesn't get better. It gets profoundly worse. The boxes you build are no less a box just because you build them.
LaMarre, I don't forgive you and can't join you in your delusion. I remember history too well, and see now too clearly.
I live in Japan. I am one of the few that moved from America. Not because I hate it, but because I love the principles it is built on. They are needed in more places in this world. Even Japan.
I am not trying to take from the rich and give to the poor, I am trying to give hope to all.
There are challenges here. I didn't come here because there were fewer challenges; I came here to be part of humanity. There is no substitute for freedom, and the opposite of freedom isn't war, it is slavery.
Liberal slavery, even well intended, is still slavery.
Freedom, even conservative, is still freedom. I would rather be free and poor, than equal and level in chains. The world has been dominated by chains for too long. Obama and his ilk hold the chains out and people like you, LaMarre, are all to happy to slap them on people like me.