reformers contrasted with revolutionaries

There is, of course, an important distinction to be aware of.  Social revolutionaries believe the current system, current culture is too sick (too corrupt/rotten, fundamentally flawed, institutionally racist, etc.) to be fixed and must be destroyed so that a new system can replace it.  (This is classical Marxist-Leninist thinking.)  Social reformers seek to remedy the injustices within the current social system without completely destroying it.  Whereas revolutionaries desire to tear down the existing social system because it cannot be repaired or reformed, reformers seek to remedy the societal flaws from within the current system.

 

 

 a cautionary note for revolutionaries (“progressives” and social justice warriors)

But, we must bear in mind that it is always easier to destroy than to build up in this world.  Destruction can be accomplished quickly and violently.  Construction is not so easy to accomplish as it requires much more time and effort.  This is true of constructing a building, or building up a society.  Revolution can be and is a more costly approach to fixing society’s ills.

 

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some suffer in silence

Many people suffer in silence.  Many individuals are hurting now, this very second.

Pain, sorrow, grief, regret, heartache, depression, remorse, guilt, anxiety, fear, despair, etc.  Too often, persons keep these feelings to themselves, bottled up inside themselves invisible to others.

It may seem a trite remark, but it is poignantly true: That when you laugh, the world laughs with you.  But, when you weep, you weep alone.

 

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One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Thought that I would reblog this. It is sad that those in government have reached this low level. Yet, voters could demand better.

Downriver Activism & Empathy

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(AP) “House Minority Leader pictured standing, far right, speaks while colleagues play solitaire Monday night as the House convened to vote on a new budget. The guy sitting in the row in front of these two….he’s on Facebook, and the guy behind Hennessy is checking out the baseball scores. These are the folks that couldn’t get the budget out by Oct. 1,  and are about to control your health care, cap and  trade, and the  list goes on and on.
          
Should  we buy them larger screen computers – or  –a ticket  home, permanently? 

This  is one of their 
3-DAY WORK WEEKS that we all pay for (salary is about $179,000 per year).”   We can stop this waste of money and time, but to do so, we have to take the time to voice our opinions…

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Nietzsche, Chesterton, and Christians

Today, we offer some constructive criticism to those self identifying as Christians.

G K Chesterton (died 1936) lamented that “Christianity had been found difficult and was left untried.”

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 – 1900), 130 years ago, claimed that Christians lived their lives no differently than pagans.

There is a lesson here.

 

 

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