Skip to comments.Eating our own...Time to make a new start in Free Republic.
Posted on 07/26/2004 7:41:11 PM PDT by Bob J
The last few months I've seen an increasing trend for FReepers to start going for each others jugular. Sometimes we forget (I've certainly done it myself) that in the grand scheme of things, we are on the same team. We may disagree on priorities or how far we are willing to go, but we have enough enemy in the left without creating more amongst ourselves. We can disagree but be civil to each other. We can debate nuance, but not believe that our personal positions are more important than the health of the whole. Let's argue vigorously but remind ourselves the guy whose trachia we are ripping out today may be sitting next to us in a foxhole tommorrow.
I'm going to propose that we all make a new start. Let's put all past differences behind us and resolve to band together and fight the good fight, the elimination of liberalism as a significant culturual influence in America...and see that to its end in our lifetimes.
If you agree, please post your thoughts and ping your lists and your friends to this thread.
No just the spirit of Bobby McFerrin :)
Okay, Whats a beeber?
You have stated our purpose eloquently.
"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats."
As long as we keep focused on the common goal we'll prevail.
Stealing and taking a little creative license with a line from 'No Time For Sergeants': "FreeRepublic is the best danged site on the whole danged internet."
Troll. May Bill Clinton defile you like a blue dress.
I'll have a Long Island iced tea.
Isn't that what Rodney said?
onyx, I hate to sound paranoid, but I'd rather not say. I will tip off that it's somewhere in Missouri, and it's not a race for senator.
Were you and I having a fight?
You should have told me!
No, I just came out of an FRN meeting where I realized I was fighting battles that are a waste of effort that would be better utilized at the real enemy.
BTW, you're right. The liberals are driving me crazy the closer we get to the election. I went off on Lance Armstrong and Dubya earlier and for what? I'm on the edge.
I'm watching Clinton right now on TV... he hasn't changed one bit and he won't go away! What a classless jackass...he just quoted scripture. ARRRRRRFGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!
I can't vote for you. :(
WOW! You do go back a ways... I originally signed up, and was like number seven thousand something, but my email address changed so I re-enlisted.
And it does seem to be true that discussions in the old days were more civil. Points of fact were debated, and early documents were quoted often.
There seems to be much more of a single-issue orientation lately, abortion threads, WOD threads, etc, etc.
The entire philosophy of our government is that government is a servant of the people, not their masters.
Simple ideas like that get swept under the rug over and over.
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