Folks, I have for most of my life been what some might call a ‘boat rocker’ or ‘pot stirrer.’ I have railed against authority for as long as I can remember and have been loved for it…and hated. And on more than one occasion I have suffered mightily because of it. The very thought of being ‘content’ with what others tell me is the ‘norm’ or the like, sets me into a frenzy of fury. I was not very well adored by the nuns in my Catholic school for my impertinence. I was/am ‘uppity’ and ambitious. (something my father said was evil) Even now in the depths of despair that I find myself in, …I can’t shake this part of my personality. Perhaps I am a psychotic, manic, megalomaniac that thinks his ideas area the very best. Yet I welcome stimulating conversation and gladly accept new and better solutions to issues and problems when they are offered. I do see reason…and logic. I’m not highly educated. I may even have been considered ‘white trash’ and ‘poor’ when I was growing up. I may be on my way BACK to it, financially. But here I am nonetheless. Wondering. Thinking. And stirring…..
Now most of you are probably wondering what in the hell I’m on about….well…good point! I had occasion to listen to Chris Hedges today and his reading of a portion of his new book. I read DN from time to time and this reading really reminded me of so many here at PlanetPOV and others around the nation and I thought that all of you….please…would listen to his reading. It’s a little long, so maybe listen as the last thing before bed. But, I think it encapsulates a large portion of readers and citizens that are truly NOT polarized in their reasoning with regards to the machinations of our Republic and its future. More importantly, I would love to hear all of our wise and learned opinions of his work. I feel that what I listened to might be the last, best rallying cry for our kind…..