Self Respect

Still so true

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self respect and worth

It amazes me the lack of self respect among some people particularly women. I see Facebook profiles and covers that would make a hooker blush but somehow these seem to be a matter of pride. Just how raunchy can someone get seems to be the goal. One a middle aged married woman seems to think that this is fun. I assume either her husband left her and she is shopping for another or she really doesn’t respect him either. Others are young women that really don’t know any better and have no idea what self respect means. It is very sad that the only way they can get attention is by flaunting body parts that everyone has. There is no thought to the idea that these are public displays. Employers and everyone else on the planet sees these. I am not sure about other countries but in the US it…

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Revolution

I find it interesting the comparisons between 1968 and now. I was a college student. We protested about the Vietnam War. Every day on TV we watched men killed live. It was the first war that was reported daily with video of the action. Many of our friends got drafted and many of us lost a lot of them. It is the essence of youth to want to change the status quo. In a way, I understand the kids of today. The problem is they want to shut people up we wanted to have everyone hear us and to stop the killing. Yes, we were as naive as they are now but I think we were better informed. We had no choice we lived the issue day after day. Chalk on a sidewalk?? Really? Maybe they should see what happened at the Chicago Democratic convention or Kent State. If you want to protest by all means please do but listen to others. Have something meaningful to protest. People are being murdered all over the world and you are worried about a safe place? One of the things you will learn if you ever leave college is there are no safe places. The world is a large, mean, scary place and you are in school to learn the skills to survive it.

We do them no service to give into silly demands. They learn nothing but they can be delusional about expectations in the future. These kids are our future. If they can’t stand up intelligently to the establishment with their demands we are all doomed. As to our political system now, I think that people forget that mine was the generation that changed society. That helped women become equal. Helped to establish and change the way people of color are treated in this country. We marched for equal rights for everyone and got gassed and hit with rubber bullets. Some even died.

Today  the spotlight is on the corruption of the political agendas of both parties. This is something to protest about. We have learned though throughout our lifetime that true change comes from the voting booth and political action not whining about how you are personally treated. As for me, I intend to do my protesting at the voting booth for today’s NY primary.

I wish them well these baby protestors but if you want a revolution you need to have some courage get out of your safe place, get your own chalk, vote and run for office. There is nothing like a good intelligent argument from an informed person to bring about change.

Paranormal and the thinking mind

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Wonder why we are so fascinated with the paranormal. I think that it is an innate fear of the unknown and death. I can picture early man when confronted with the unexplained sudden death of someone they cared about blaming the forces of nature. After all they didn’t know a cause of death unless an animal attacked or there was an accident. They had no idea of disease except it came and stopped people from being animated and moving. Burial probably started as a means of keeping wild animals at bay. After time it became more and more ritualistic. We fear that which we do not know. Disease and natural occurrences can seem like the workings of the Gods or malevolent spirits. Noises in a cave filled with darkness except for the flickering of a small fire must be terrifying. Shadows become ghosts and spirits of the dead.

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Shadows

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Shadows creep and sting

Vampires come with fluttering wing,

To burn the soul of those so foul

Dig with shovel; poke with trowel.

Shadows behind every wall .

Shadows short sometimes tall.

Haunting shadows of past deeds

of evil planted horror seeds.

For reaping of hearts

of soul, of parts.

The shadows come to the weak

of compassion who reek

of hatred and of gall

To take them all.

creepy shadow girl

Pick up your doll and come with me

The time is ripe, the time to be

Paying for your hatred and spite

Feel the might

of the shadow.

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