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Posted on 10/27/2011 5:22:07 PM PDT by stoney
A few years ago I swore off of writing on political topics. The frustration level just got to be too much to bear. But the recent advent of the Occupy Wall Street protests and the attack on capitalism has prompted back into political action.
Those who know me well know that gardening is one of my passions and Ive found over the years, and used, gardening as a fantastic metaphor for so many things in life. I want to relate a conversation I had nearly 20 years with an old neighbor of mine when I lived in the rich low-country of South Carolina. My property backed up to the Francis Marion National Forest and was some of the richest, most fertile soil you could ever imagine. For someone who loved gardening that grew up in the Texas panhandle where the only good crops are wheat and tumbleweeds, it was a gardeners paradise. My garden was a massive thing of beauty bearing far more than I could ever consume and I basically fed myself year round and gave away enough produce to feed a small army.
My neighbor, George, was a dual-government pension drawing retiree. He spent 20 years in the Navy, then another 20 at the Navy Shipyards in nearby Charleston. He should have been doing very well for himself but was burdened with 5 children who had all gone off to have a litter of kids of their own, then moved back home with kids in tow. All totaled, there were usually over 20 people living in his home. All of the children were drawing some sort of government assistance. They were all young and fit, but simply too lazy to work.
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Good lord, not another blogger posting excerpts from his own blog. Just post the damn thing here in its entirety and save yourself the blog pimp handle.
The government has done too much already. Inadvertently it has caused people to loose their pride and direction.