Good Morning Friends across Locals! Happy Saturday Rubin Report Refugees, Early Birds & Later Dayers! Hello Again Phetasy Phamily, Dawn Patrol and Day Walkers! Hey there Triggernometry Triggeratti (say that three time fast) Fascinating People and Beautiful Bigots! And finally all of you Supporters, Members and Lurkers across these wonderful communities and Digital Neighbors At Padre's.
LORD - Unless you run in religious circles, play medieval fantasy games, are active in the SCA https://www.sca.org/about/ you probably don't use Lord as much more than a low grade profanity or expletive. For the record I was never active in the SCA even if I am D & D geek, but I was often fascinated by their activities on campus when they did their historical reenactments.
Lord - a rather heavy word and concept since it carries authority in its meaning. Hard to think positivity of any authority these days since we have seen far more misuse of authority than humble or selfless use of authority. There are almost no George Washington's left among the the political leadership, corporate leadership, or people within institutions of influence. I would add religion/churches/Christianity since it still carries influence in the lives of many, but anything you can walk away from with no consequence need never be feared for authoritarian abuse. A Good Lord (an occasional expletive among the gentler crowd) is hard to find.
Anything you cannot walk away from without authoritarian abuse is an unhealthy community or relationship. And by abuse, I mean your life or livelihood being threatened with injury or termination. I guess someone like Michael Malice would say that makes almost all governments and the societies created around them are unhealthy. Legacy Media, Big Tech, Academia and Wokertainment have all created cultures of punishment for the outliers, heretics and scapegoats that they designate. They often don't have to do anything themselves, they have flash cancel mobs ready to mobilize on-line and occasionally show up for peaceful protests. Not an abundance of Good Lords or Ladies as it were. I am not so black pilled or jaded to think there are no good people in positions of authority in life, but they are infrequent and rarely celebrated in the current culture. They probably like it that way to be honest, celebrity is one of the quickest ways to wreck your life. I hope you have had the good fortune of finding people in good leadership positions at work or in elsewhere in life.
If you ever find yourself in a position of Lord or Ladyship, I hope you can handle the authority entrusted to you with responsibility and humility. Good Lord, I am thankful I believe in One and I am thankful that my path along life has been filled with a number of humble servant leaders and only few authoritarian d-bags. I am not talking about the world beyond daily interaction, as mentioned previously there are too many who abuse or misuse authority in the world at large. Daily interactions with real people in life and on Locals keeps the cynicism and resignation at bay. Prayer helps too, but that is something to write about another day. Happy Saturday Friends!
Hey @SEPTUAGENARIAN, hope they make you smile
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.
Good Morning Neighbors from across the Local's landscape! Happy Sunday Refugees, Early Birds, Later Dayers, Conversants, and Lurkers! Hey there Phamily, Dawn Patrol, Day Walkers, Supporters, Members and Visitors! Hello again Triggeratti, Fascinating People and Beautiful Bigots! I am sure there are other wonderous Local's communities with their own vibe and rhythm, but there is only so much time to visit even the ones I favor.
A late start to the day, I was content to listen to the Dark Horse Podcast before hoping further online. I am sure I will be posting it later at Padre's. Some really good discussion about the gaslighting of the last two years. Whatever the day ahead of you holds, I hope you discover joy, or more likely bring joy to the day ahead of you. A few quotes on joy for perspective on a Sunday. Have a blessed day my friends!
Long but very worthwhile analysis of the gaslighting of the last two years and a path forward after the narrative collapses, or more likely pivots as is often the case.
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...