Good Morning Friends & Refugees, Phamily and Friends and all Digital Neighbors at Locals! I know, I left out those hilarious Triggeratti, but I have already offered my Daily Far Side over there. Hey there Early Birds & Dawn Patrols - early start for Tommy-boy, did a rise and shine earlier today.🌞🥱
King of Nations - Of all the titles, this one probably sits the least well with me since most of us think a global anything is for the worst, double down on that with an unelected and unaccountable head of state to make it any one of hundreds of dystopian scenarios. King of the world and a mountain of dead bodies is usually how the story goes.
It is hard to believe that there could really be a selfless leader. I always grew up with the story of Cincinnatus and George Washington. Apparently many doubt the stories around Cincinnatus and his selfless service as a dictator and return to the simple life of the farm. The movie Gladiator carried this vibe, one of my favorite movies. George Washington is a more recent example and we know he walked away from becoming a President for Life. (A Geek aside - If you have never played Junta, you would appreciate the President for Life position.) https://boardgameco.com/products/junta One of the best games to play among friends.
Power doesn't always corrupt, but there are few who can resist the pull of the dark side. My frequent rants against the Careerists of DC and the most recently reveal local tyrants of States & Cities gleefully abolishing rights for the "safety" of the rest of us. That is a a rabbit hole to go down, one many citizens of planet earth may enter. I will be safer if we only deal with "those" people. Those people - they are always around out there waiting to be exploited by the Powers-that-be and blamed by the Masses for the dangers of the current chapter. "Those people, the Not-my-Peeps" can always be blamed when things go wrong. Hating them and dehumanizing them is something we adopted in caves and at campfires long ago, it is some pretty primal programming to overcome. Sorry - leaving the rabbit hole to return to our previous programming.
King of Nations - In the World of Cath-O-Land and other Disciples of the Nazorean, their King is on a Cross. Not exactly the throne worldly leaders aspire to obtain. Sure there is judgement, the specter of Hell and the hope of Heaven, but the King of Nations is about reconciliation, even if it is practice poorly by so many of His adherents. A King of justice, a Lord of mercy, a leader of service rather than privilege, is preferable to corruption we have always accepted. The skeptics among still think leaving society behind might be a better option in the end, humanity if just too broken, and authority is just too corrupt. I don't subscribe to that view of Grizzly Adams-ing it away from civilization, but no one can deny the brokenness or pretend there isn't corruption. Happy Wednesday Friends - Christmas is on the way, I hope all or any of your preparations are nearing completion.
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...