Skip to comments.Taking a Break from FR (Vanity)
Posted on 12/05/2009 2:02:24 PM PST by Awestruck
This is no emo swan song, so please don't take it as such.
I'm starting to see things in certain kinds of "conservatives" that I don't like.. things that the left is accusing us of turning into truths.. like knee jerk reactionism... like hate for the sake of hate...like judging people not on their character but on their appearance... like supporting the government even when its wrong as long as its Republicans running the farm.. like following straight party lines in all things... i.e. "republicans are always right, democrats are always wrong..".. I've done a lot of growing in the past 2 years.. and I've learned some things.. I understand more of the reasons why conservatives and christians tend to get villified.. its not our message that's wrong..its the way we spread it to others sometimes... My own philosophy is this: I am a Christian, who believes in the worthiness of innocent human life, minimal government, self sufficiency, strong penalties for strong crimes, legalizing drugs, gambling, and prostitution (which does not mean I support it but don't think they should be criminal activities), I believe in the importance of giving what we can to help our fellow man, I believe that the "justice system" in this country is flawed and broken, I believe that we should associate with all types of people, just as Jesus did, and not immediately judge people by what they look like, or what political or religious associations they hold, until they prove themselves unworthy of association. I don't believe that government should be involved in any way in ANY relationship issues between (and read this carefully) consenting adults. I am tired of dealing with curmudgeons who will not look at things in a practical, reasonable manner on here, but react straight from the gut level, without any real though associated with it, because that's what liberals do. So I'm taking a break. I'll be back when there's a political action issue that I feel I need to deal with, in the meantime, this is a good place for open debate, and information, and I would encourage others to try it out. But I'm too tired to fight right now.
“I believe in the importance of giving what we can to help our fellow man.”
Wait til you get your tax bill next year from Obama. You will give PLENTY more so enjoy.
Paragraphs are our friend.
It’s probably always a good idea to avoid being who the left thinks we are.
The Daily Kos may be what you need for your spiritual renewal,.. I mean degeneration.
It gets tiresome. Understanding the point of view of others, and your personal reaction to them doesn’t end as a result of staying off this site however. Everyone needs a break and/or change of pace. Enjoy.
***But I’m too tired to fight right now.***
Pleading guilty to snarky comments - snappy retorts and occasional bad taste.
Juvenile rants on Michelle Obama’s fashion crimes, Hilary’s cankles and Chelsea’s parentage....don’t lend intellectual weight to our arguments - but they do relieve the stress.
Conservatives are people too. Frustrated, angry, feeling helpless and wondering why too many of our fellow citizens cannot see what is so obvious.
Sleep it off and come back soon.
Take a break. Have a Merry Christmas. Come back after the first of the year.
The fight will be the same, probably, but you will have recharged your batteries.
It gets to everyone sometimes.
“...like supporting the government even when its wrong as long as its Republicans running the farm.. like following straight party lines in all things... i.e. “republicans are always right, democrats are always wrong..”
You must not have been paying attention. We FReepers have been far more frustrated by RINO’s than Dems. You always know what the democrat will do. That’s a given.
I wish you well in your Travels, Grasshopper
May you find Vision to Light your Way
Many who speak on this board, Do so in pain,
Burned themselves by the intensity of their Vision
To see such self inflicted suffering in this World
and to rail, like a Prophet in the Wilderness
Do not Judge them so Unkindly
They mean well, and are of good Heart
Even if their words are often coarse
A personal Benediction to You
Live in Peace
Live in Victory
Know that there is also Love in this World
Return when you can
The Pilgrim’s Regress
See ya in the morning.....
Damn. That was the wussiest opus I’ve read.
“Damn. That was the wussiest opus Ive read.”
Awestruck, sounds like you do need a rest. Reading threads daily here, IMHO most postiing are NOT blindly following a party platform, nor a straight party line. I've also seen kudos to democrats who do the right thing.
It's what you read and what you glean from it - same as watching Fox News or listening to any AM radio talk show. If there are 100 posts on a topic, there is no doubt a bunch of those posts will either raise questions, cast doubts or disagree entirely. It's what makes the world (and FR) go around!
Gambling is legal,as far as drugs,I forget,man I got the munchies,prostitution,I wouldn't do it.
Ping! You wore him out and drove him off ;-)
He needs a rest.
I hear ya. I think you are doing the right thing. For you.
I too, get tired of certain repetitive themes, even if they are righteous...the birth certificate thing is probably the prime example. Because I think that it goes nowhere EVEN IF the claims and the implications are correct.
I get tired of the RINO-bashing but I also believe it is absolutely critical to understand that the appeasement of the reach-across-the-aisle crowd is a CERTAIN road to DISMAL FAILURE.
So I understand. Have a great Christmas!
I’m coming from a similar place but I keep coming here because it’s a good clearing house for news that would otherwise be scattered and difficult to find. And I too get tired of debating the protectionists, the borderline racists and real racists, the xenophobes, the populists, the statists, etc. Your problem is probably that you’re getting to involved. When in a debate, spend as little time as possible. Make your points and move on, when it gets to the point where the other guy is just repeating themselves and clearly not receptive, just stop.
“I’ll be back when there’s a political action issue that I feel I need to deal with...”
Don’t bother. If the current political action issues aren’t worthy of your attention, I can’t imagine what would be.
I can understand a person wanting to take a break. Everyone needs a vacation. But it’s not so nice to tinkle on the heads of rest of us as you go out the door. IMHO
Good luck with your solitude!
You've run through just about every insulting buzzword the opponents of Free Republic use. If this is how you feel then perhaps this isn't the place for you since you clearly don't have an accurate picture of it in your mind.
So you like the homosexual agenda.
Change the channel. It’s not hard.
And apparently incest doesn’t bother you, either.
You’re an odd fish.
You aint been here long enough to wanna take a break!
Go quietly into the night, and if you hadn't made a big deal out of it, no one would have known that you were gone.
If you find a home over at du or kos and decide to stay, good luck.
Where have you been, Republicans are hated on this board for selling out this country as much as any Democrat.
Or maybe we won't.
I’ve been there for a long time. The fresh air will do you good. All the best.
Ahhhh... but when yours comes along it will be a dooosey! :)
Okay, which RINO are you for? Must be the Huck or Romney or McCain.
“I believe that we should associate with all types of people”
I don’t. There are certain types that I want nothing to do with.
“But I’m too tired to fight now.”
Tell that to Our Defenders of Freedom... our Airmen, Navy and Coast Guard Sailors, our Marines and Soldiers.
Yeah, just give up!
I have taken breaks from FR several times just to clear my head and I never have thought that a vanity announcement was needed...what’s next? A Potty break vanity?
So you're for (and read this carefully) homosexual "marriage"?
This is what Cloward-Piven was designed to do. Get shit*y and do reverse Cloward-Piven. Attack them in every way from every angle.
Eternal Vigilance. I am also tired. I might even die tired.
That’s a flat out “Look at me! Look at me!” post. You could have simply quit posting, until you felt better about it. Instead, you decided that you needed to come on one last time and tell everybody how much more enlightened you are, by being turned off by others behavior and taking a sabbatical from it all. Enjoy your time off; I am sure everyone will be waiting with baited breath for you “Look at me! Look at me, I’m back!” post.
I just took one.! LOL I never thought of telling folks.
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