Posts Tagged ‘socialism’

Some food for thought – the difference between being in control vs under control.  When I think about what America has stood for over it’s relatively short existence, it’s been freedom.  What does freedom really mean?  Webster defines it as “the quality or state of being free: as a : the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action b : liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another : independence c : the quality or state of being exempt or released usually from something onerous <freedom from care> d : easefacility <spoke the language with freedome : the quality of being frank, open, or outspoken <answered with freedomf : improper familiarity g : boldness of conception or execution h : unrestricted use <gave him the freedom of their home>

I would define freedom as being “In Control”.  In control of your life, your being, your everything.  Being in control of my life means I also choose not to be a victim – I don’t place blame on others for the demise of my being.  When you begin to blame others, especially those who really have little impact on how you live your life, you choose to become a victim – no longer in control.  At the point you become the victim, you release yourself from responsibility of actions you have taken, or could have taken.  This line of thought continues – blame others, then demand restitution.  Wall Street is rich, they are greedy, so that’s why I’m broke – take money away from them and give it to me!  Let’s get the government to punish these greedy bastards.  So look at what’s happening here – instead of being in control, these people now want others to be under control (i.e. not free) because they were successful in building wealth.  What they fail to realize is that they are now also under control – all the hand outs allow the government to constrain (definition a) your choices – do this, don’t do that or we’ll take away what we are giving you.  All this just leads to socialism – big government, controlling your life, and in turn, controlling how you live (see definition b).

It’s easy, and it’s lazy to always seek blame for everything that occurs in your life;  fail a class – teachers fault; show up late to work – some slow poke driver; relationship falls apart – it was their fault…and on and on.  The problem is now people are wanting to place blame on their demise to almost everything.  I’m out of work because of Bush; my life sucks – it must be Wall Street; it’s just so frustrating, that no matter what happens – we immediately want to place blame on someone.

It’s time for America to be free again!  Everyone needs to look inward – are you in control of your life, or are you under control of someone else?  It your choice – and I choose Freedom!  Stand up and take responsibility for who you are and who you want to be – the possibilities in America are endless – if you choose not to make excuses and blame others! Be In Control!

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