Thursday, April 8, 2010
Patriot.Optimist.Outraged. Father.Skeptic.Survivor. Raconteur.
As your humble blogger hunkers down to give unto Caesar what is Caesar's, thought I would take a brief moment to share with y'all some thoughts about this blog and its' author's motivations.
The purpose is to create a scrapbook to organize both thoughts and to develop personal knowledge. Motivated by Faber when he wrote about how it was critical to create some type of organizational system since without it you would forget most of what you've read.
The term anonymous monetarist comes from pursuing money despite college-inculcated progressive leanings and well, it also rhymes!
There will never be advertising on this site, it will not be committed to any commercial purpose although some type of future philanthropy is quite possible, there will never be a 'book', and it will always be divorced from ego through anonymity although admittedly comments made usually provide some measure of serotonin boost.
For my entire life have always rallied against the tyranny of petty knowledge. Folks that wield their 'secrets' like a club have always generated intense vitriol from this fella. Knowledge is nothing more than an acquired thing. You can learn anything if you put your mind to it. How? Just do it. Why? Because you can.
Now, more than ever in my generation's lifetime, financial intelligence is critical. We have stuffed the pig on the scales of fate. Through our desire to be prophets we have ceased to be makers of our own fate.
Despite all the digital ink spent on the failings of America, especially in light of the ‘I Can’t Believe it’s not Capitalism’ Plan generated in response to the ‘What Just Happened Crisis’… hope is not dead, progress has not been outlawed, justice is not forbidden, and evolution is not off the table.
The fire of liberty exists, the embers of truth still glow. As long as one voice stands to speak truth to power, to speak in a fashion that even Mom can understand, the dream of this country lives and can be expressed by each and every one of us.
We are Americans damnit, and that word, yes, still has noble meaning.
We all share the ability to make from clay what our hearts and our minds desire. They can only take from us what we abrogate; they can only lie to us if we refuse to put in the work to know the truth.
Will fight to my last breath to defend this country I love, and the ideal it embodies, and will always support the patriots that get it, and say it, and repeat it.
It is not a question of being part of the solution or part of the problem. Change does not have to be consistent with someone else’s plan. Change comes from within. To make a difference outwardly one must first find that difference within.
Those that fail to stand for something will fall for anything.
Take a stand.
Free your mind.
Make proud those that gave their lives, defending the ideal that allows you to possess the opportunity to be free…