Well, Jeff. How do you propose to do what you want to do when you, even in these phrases, have set yourself upon a throne of superiority? When a socialist liberal talks to me in the tone and with the attitude that you have, that who I am and what I believe make me less than they are, I call that a patronizing tone, and I am immediately closed to anything else that they have to say. Before you fix them, you probably have to fix yourself. That patronizing tone is probably why many Hawaiians rejected the message the missionaries wanted to give them. Can you blame them?
Rrighttack, there is patronizing tone there, my friend, at least none intended.
The truth is what it is...and we cannot color it or we become the very thing we fight. There is no superiority in the truth, there is just the truth.
People in most of these folks positions are not likely to buy it to begin with...at least very few. but we have to make the effort and find the way to get the dialog into their heads so that as time goes on, they see, and consider, and begin to think for themselves.
My article is simply my own honest, and admittedly emotional plea, backed up by this very government’s own figures that show what these choices are doing to them.
I will not demonize these people themselves...just the ones who are pulling the strings and leading them down the promrose path to destruction like some kind of pied piper.
Most of these people have known nothing but the welfare state, entitlements, and broken families where government has substituted itself for Dad and the way to earn a living is to either have more kids, or simply take the welfare checks and food stamps and then try and survive. I understand full well that eople in that position are not going to respond to a 2x4...they are going to give you the finger and continue voting the way that will perpetuate all they have ever known.
We have to find a way to break through that with the truth...and I am more than open to better ways to do that as long as we do not surrender fundamental principle in the process.
The point is we have to try...not trying is not an option because the alternative will be horrific beyond imagination and people who think they can simply ride that bcuking bronco out with little impact to themselves are kidding themselves. Coloring the truth and giving handouts ourselves will not work because it leads to the same place, and berating these people will not work either...I understand that for all the reasons I just gave...they will simply saw, “screw you,” and continue voting the way they do.
In the end, we have to present them the truth and hope and pray to God we find a way to get through to enough of them...and then turn out our own in much better n8mbers...to make a difference and start back.
Anyhow, that a lot of words to basically say I understand what you are saying...but am trying to get the message out as best I can. we all need to do the same IMHO. There are people each of us can reach that others cetainly may not and everyone we find and can turn makes a big deifference.
Rrighttack, there is NO patronizing tone there, my friend, at least none intended.