Posts Tagged ‘truth’

Originally posted to Facebook Notes

Each generation borrows from the experiences handed down from those before them. But as is the nature of the passing of generations, those that follow have more behind them to call upon. So is any ‘one’ generation more right than those before it? No, but the one’s that come after have more cause to be confident.

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Originally posted on Facebook Notes
Published in the Ann Arbor News*

I have been trying to spread a new notion to anyone that will listen. There is a problem inherent in our culture that is allowing a dangerous kind of thinking to resonate. It is a misinterpretation embedded within the very mythos that makes up modern thinking….

The best example comes from the story of Robin Hood that is one of the truly unique mythologies of western culture. I start by asking people if they are familiar with the story of Robin Hood then asking them what his claim to fame was?

Most people will answer this question by replying “he stole from the rich and gave to the poor” – and herein lies the problem. That is a misconception, and that is the reason certain types of political suggestions take hold. Re-examine the story of Knottingham and re-learn it’s message.

Robin Hood was in essence a tax evader. Robin Hood was basically a grass roots motivator who led an anti-establishment rebellion. What he and his merry men were known for doing was not stealing from the ‘rich’ but “taking back” from the government what rightfully belonged to the people. He did not, in fact, steal from the rich to give to the poor, he stole from the oppressor to give back to the oppressed!

Most people view the story of Robin Hood as noble, heroic and just – and they should! But until people begin to understand the truth of that story they will not be able to comprehend the truth of what really is noble to be doing now.

Pass this along with my permission!

(*for some reason the ‘author’ on the archive of piece is mis-attributed now that the Ann Arbor News is no more and it’s op-eds nothing more than an archive.  I have contacted their webmaster but they don’t seem very responsive when it comes to correcting the archived content, but I assure you that  I was the author.) 

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leapWhy is it I so hate ‘that’ word? I run from it – I run away from it. I discount it, dismiss it. I revile it and spit on it! I cast it down and turn it out. I turn my back upon it and I won’t give it my attention.
But yet I can’t let go of the littlest part of it that still holds it somewhere near me.
It is part of hope, an ingredient of dreams. A source of inspiration. Or is it?
It’s also a road to destruction for those who embrace it fully. It causes blindness and leads to ignorance. It yields great intolerance and levels destruction. It is beyond ‘un-reason’ and fosters denial. Yet I still hold limply to it’s coat tail.
Perhaps to deny it is to admit fallibility. To completely denounce it is to face the inevitable, the unthinkable. “Some things you just won’t ever fully understand.” “Some things you can never fix!” “Sometimes there is just nothing you can do!” No, I refuse to believe…


Yes, that’s it’s source, it’s energy, it’s core. Not the truth. Not the facts, not the way things really are, really can be, really should be. To ‘believe’ is not to fully ‘know’ – it’s nothing more than a guess, yet that is the basis of the damnable word! Not knowing, not actually seeing – simply ‘believing’.
Yet I refuse to believe there’s ever an instance where there’s nothing you can’t eventually understand. I refuse to believe there’s ever a situation that eventually can’t be fixed. I refuse to submit to something that I cannot do! Yes, I believe – I believe I do not believe in that forsaken word!

Damn that damnable word!!!!

(Can you guess the word? I ‘think’ you can!)

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