If we are all in agreement on the decision, then I propose we postpone further discussion of this matter until our next meeting to give ourselves time to develop disagreement and perhaps gain some understanding of what the decision is all about. - ALFRED P. SLOAN
Good Morning Digital Neighbors & Friends! Happy Tuesday! This pretty much sums up nearly every politician and elected or appointed official I have heard throughout my life. There are a few exceptions, but not many. Most say a whole lot of nothing , ironically enough I have heard the same said of preachers. Perhaps there is an unknown affinity.🤨
It is difficult to think of the last major thing Congress has done that doesn't involve a massive spending bill. It is impossible to even know where all the money went and who benefitted from it. Sure the people down the food chain saw something to benefit them, not that government should be involved in such things, trickle down bills only breed a fatal dependency that an abusive caretaker can withdraw at any moment.
Anything The Feds provide they can withdraw, and now thanks to the eye opening events of 2020, they don't even need to pass laws, just make decrees. The Feds and their joy juice of power was so overflowing that Governors and even Mayors got a good sip of dictatorship. Only the push back of the citizenry will change that, and I am not sure that too many have a desire or need to push back if life is just comfortable enough. A slow boil seems like a warm bath at the beginning.
I am hopeful more people are realizing what is happening and gaining some sort of clarity. Hard to write that word - clarity - when we live in a world of manipulation, distortion, confident ignorance and blatant lies. But slowly - more people are gaining clarity - with the birthing pains of skepticism and the dawning of being played. It is happening across the political spectrum. Few people embody confident ignorance more than Dr. Fauci and his ever changing certitude. March of 2020 - what an unforgettable crapfest now that we look back.
Mildly hopeful but not naively convinced that it all work out for the good in the short term. I am hopeful for the long term, but haven't the foggiest idea how long it will take to get to the long term. I smile and focus on the concretes of my life. Looking for signs of growing clarity is a patient process.
Winter in North Dakota (No idea where - DDG knows but doesn't tell)
Thank you @MinaH for the posting by Neil Oliver, scroll down to find it. It is worth the 10 minutes it takes. I offer my feedback on on the issue of trust and forgiveness.
It used to be the thing talked about 20 years ago, do we now embrace it?
Welcome guests and digital neighbors! I hope you enjoy your visits here. May this little spot become a haven for those who want to connect with others away from the toxicity of many sites. Locals is a great experience for me and I hope it is a good experience for you. Any community is only as good as its members, so please see the community "About" section for guidelines as to what I hope will help us enjoy our visits here.😇
Dues to changes @LOCALS this community is no longer a free community if you want to participate. I believe you can lurk about and read things, but you will be unable to post without signing up for $2.00 monthly charge. Since this changed has happened, I want all of you to know that any funds that come as a result of this community will be given to charity. I came here for community - not for profit.
The two charities I want to sponsor at the beginning will be our St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry that services our New Melle Community. The other charity will...