Not to get too personal, I’ve known a lot of different kinds of people over the years. Some of them were freedom fighters, anarchists to revolutionary types. But most of them had at least some redeemable characteristic about them. They were genuine and for the most part decent people. They cared about things, maybe too much. That needs explaining.
But conversations did not dwell on their ideas, it was about whatever was going on, events, or people. We got along fine. Few were spiritual but most were clearly not. I would have even called some of them radical, except that meant something different than it does now. (or in its current use) Just a wild diversity of people and views. Seemed harmless.
One interesting friend was a guy I knew from early on who sort of started the trend. His specialty was Marxism and political science. A very knowledgeable person when I wasn’t.
As to most of the others, some might thought weirdos at the time, they fit into another category altogether. Some were very intelligent too, but that was not the point. They had a belief in something, what exactly wasn’t too clear. But interesting might have trumped everything else. There seemed no good reason why we could not all be friends. Why not?
Although those ideas or views were not the center of any friendship, one question always baffled me about their particular views or politics. That was to where such a view would lead? How far would it go, and how deep were those views? I never dwelt on an answer except that I did not know. And I had no reason to think they knew either.
Now there is a reason why I say this. I never really held it against them. It’s their thing. I like my views so don’t bug me about mine; I don’t bug them about theirs. Simple right? Kind of a mutual code of conduct. As long as we all adhere to that, fine.
But oh how times have changed. Or should I say how the times have changed us? The thing is today we see all too clearly where the ideas lead. There can be no mistaken agenda about it. The revolutionaries today are more like FARC or guerilla revolutionaries, who would pair up with Che Guevera, Chavez or Maduro. There is no hiding the truth about their purpose to undermine the legitimacy and history of the USA.
It gets harder today to give them a naive benefit of the doubt about a radical agenda, or where it leads, because we’ve seen the proof. They all go down the same Marxist hole to follow the commie line. You can no longer just say, “I’m not a part of any of that.” This is where radicalism leads; whether they knew it then or not, we all know it now.
No more passes. So if you are a part of that or allied with it, you can and should be called out with the rest of the vast anti-American revolutionaries. How about a little pride?
Media or establishment can call out Jan 6th protestors for disagreeing with their election, but can’t condemn real revolutionaries undermining everything in America. Weird eh?
Lets take a look at the one thing, belief, that carries across the spectrum. I have my beliefs, these people apparently have theirs. I don’t know exactly what all their beliefs are based on but I know what mine are based on. This is not about who is right or wrong. Except that someone has to be in the end. It did not used to matter so much.
So if you have some strong beliefs, you should know what they are based on. We saw that with Obama: just believe in some transformational thing without knowing what the hell it really is, or where it leads. Believe in him and what he says. From Obama’s perspective, all that mattered is that people “just keep believing” period. A real faith-based campaign.
No more excuses, the ideology matters.
My ideas and beliefs are based on things that stood the test of time. And the critical thinking needed to make assessments about other beliefs. If beliefs are not based on anything, we can figure out where they eventually lead. And we see a whole lot of that now coming to the surface. No more excuses, you didn’t know. You should have known, not like there is a not enough evidence out there already, and accumulating fast.
These days, radicals are not nice people. Radical is a big step from what it used to be in a non-conformist environment. Now it is all about conforming to radical views or ideas represented in our government by the revolutionary types. It turns out the revolution was against America not for her and, by the looks of it today, they won.
There is another controversial idea that they won. Let me explain. If by won we mean who is in control and assumed power, it is them — the radicals. Looks are deceiving. But if you mean what prize, other than levers of power, they won it is a different matter.
No, they didn’t win over any of us normies out there who already had our own fixed set of beliefs or ideas. Last I checked, socialists might be gaining but they don’t convince many of us who know better. They do convince those without any firm beliefs who can be molded into their power base — which is also still not the majority of the country.
So now the fun begins.
But they are really not winning in the real sense, which matters. They aren’t winning in public opinion in hearts and minds. The more people find out — aka gets revealed — about what this is about and where it leads, the less they like it. You cannot sign on for the long haul without knowing where something leads. That is why Dems have to put up vague visions of utopian green energy plans, social issues or redistribution diversions.
It is not government’s role to scam us. But the truth is being carefully filtered out about these Marxist agendas and they don’t want us to know where it leads.
It’s sort of like looking at the Nigerian email scam. If it looks and acts like a duck, then it ain’t a Maserati. We cannot allow them to deny the obvious. Radicals are now every bit as revolutionary as the people who swept in Nicholas Maduro. So if you sign on for part of it, you are signing on for the whole package because that is where it leads.
So excuse me if I hassle some people about their views and beliefs. They deserve scrutiny, it is a serious matter. Yes, it involves all of us, not just selfish rosy-eyed utopians. It is our future they are betting, too. The stakes are even greater for us since they don’t care.
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