What is your purpose?

Dear Bloggers.

We have been graced, again, by the presence of one John Hood.

John Hood is President and Chairman of the John Locke Foundation, Raleigh, North Carolina. He is also a syndicated columnist, television commentator, and a radio host. He has authored three books and written articles for national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, Nation's Business, and Reader's Digest, while also appearing on CNN, CNBC, Fox News, and other channels. Photo from the John Locke Foundation website.

Following a previous response by this man, I sent an email to several of the people that post here to discuss BlueNC's purpose. So, now I think it is time for all of us to answer the question, what is your purpose?

For me, the purpose is to lead the debate against our bitter enemies. Yes, bitter enemies. For what we face is nothing less than a battle for the soul of America, the beauty of America, the Spirit of America. My father is a life-long Republican and was a reliable straight-ticket voter. Until this current batch of immoral and inept Republicans took control of the party. For the first time since Eisenhower, he voted Democratic. Not all Republicans are immoral, it is just their leadership. The positions they tenet are unconscionable, the results - catastrophic. Yet, they push on, relentless in the pursuit of their ultimate goal. Aristocracy.

Rest assured that those who have hijacked the Republican party have nothing less in mind than the demise of the Greater Good and the return of the system of our long-departed immigrant forefathers. That which they strove to leave behind in the Old World, these heretics would bring forth on this continent. Because underlying ever word they utter is their quest for power.

What is most sad about this situation is the that they are good at it. They have spent the money, and continue to spend the money, to understand how voters think and to play off of their worst fears. They don't care about the positions they take, only that it will get them elected. How else to explain a Republican President, House, and Senate that has not passed one meaningful piece of moral legislation? No ban on gay marriage. No ban on abortions. No moral legislation.

What have they done? They've repealed taxes on the ultra-wealthy and given the working man the lowest pay since WWII. They have eased restrictions on corporations, so they can dump more toxins into our waters. They go to war over oil, while the butcher of 9/11 walks free. But, no moral legislation. Why?

Because they don't care about moral issues - they only use them as a ploy to gain voters. They are good, very good.

My purpose is not to fight their attacks anymore, but to be the aggressor. It is not to respond, but to be the one who leads.

What is your purpose?

Comments

To fight

To stop mountaintop removal coalmining and the institutional discrimination against the people of Appalachia.

To fight these motherfuckers until I die.

Thatll do.

Good on ya.

A worthy fight.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Amen.

n/t

I wish I had seen this earlier

I've been out at a heart-warming meeting with high school seniors who are, themselves, seeking to learn their purposes in life. It made me think.

My purpose is to leave behind a world that will honor, inspire and care for my children and for their children. An environment that feed their vitality and happiness. A government that operates by the golden rule.

How I achieve this purpose changes, depending on the circumstances I'm facing. Right now my purpose demands a full frontal assault on the disastrous impacts of those in power. Those who would insist that my daughter bear the child of a rapist. Those who consider my friends abominations because they love someone of their own sex. Those who want their god reigning in my courtroom and in my city halls.

I do not like fighting, it is not in my nature. I left the military for that very reason. But like it or not, it is necessary.

The Divider-Decider in the White House has single-handedly destroyed the things that hold our nation together. And the neocon cabal around him - including people like Charles Taylor and Art Pope - have abused their privilege and their power without the grace or honor.

I wish I did not have to spend my life trying to stop them. But I do. Because I will not stand for my sweet child to fall victim to their hate. They do not know what is good and right for the world, yet they impose their will as though god has given them the secret sign. But any god I know of would be nothing but pissed off at how they behave. As am I.

Yeah.

I think what the right wing has forgotten is that whole let sleeping dogs lie thing.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

It's like a right wing spokesmen

coming here and crying about a Progressive being rude after Swift boating, Max Cleland, Willie Horton, and on and on and on.

Live by the sword...

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Robert.

Thank you for posting this. And for the inspiration of your anger.

My first post on a blog ever

I've been thinking about this question for some time now. My answer is simply to push for equality. Whether it involve education, health care, personal safety, or any other topic, I simply believe that all people, regardless of who or what they are, should have the same opportunities. Republicans, as we all know, survive on division; equality, therefore would lead to their political death. My purpose is not to make us all the same, but it is to give us all the same opportunities.

Here, here

and there are so many ways that we are backsliding on equality issues... Great first post.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Welcome

and what an idea!

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

I here Because

The Right wing appears to always be on Vallum or Clonzapam! I am here to fight for that which is right and support everyone on this site and each canadate we choose! I am sick & tired of Progressives getting their heads slamed up against the wall. As Robert said, We do that which we do mabie not so much for ourselfs, but for our children and their children.To ensure a nation where their rights & freedoms will be upheld,for a nation where they will grow up knowing morals & ethics and I hope & pray a world of Non-Corruption! If this world is to be, then it is up to each of us that gather here together to make it happen. This & the 08 election shall be the most important election in history! We the chosen few who speak out must be on guard,Watch each others 6, and stand side by side in support of each other!

Usually I dont mix Politics & Religion, But let me say this. I enjoy reading a lot, Yes,I do read the scriptures and beleive in a much higher power. Although ,You usually dont find me in a church on a Sunday due to seeing too much stabbibg in the back thru the week in these mountains. But I keep what is between me and that power between me & him or her as I have never seen the creator.

But this much I do know, in my lifetime, I have seen predictions come to pass, I have witnessed these Mountain communities under Democrat & Republican administrators. I witness the saddening horror of Vietnam,and other operations. I have worked for as high as $23.00 a hour only to see it drop to $7.00. I have seen good men fired from their jobs just because of someone walking up and telling a super to do so. I have seen mills sut down here in the mountains.

But mostley that which I saw ,were those who brought all of the aforementioned to pass. Who were they? Dick Nixon, Reagan, the Bush's,Ford. My dear old grandmother ,who is now passed away put it best as did my father. My granny had a simple saying that Democrats were created by the Creator & Repuplicans to carry out Satans work. My dear old 87 yr old father always told me as a young boy, Son, You can tell a honest politition by his handshake, if he is honest he will have a hell of a grip!

I guess that's why the day we opened our new vet office, Dad, who is local football historian and had dazzled Heath Shuler talking about his high school days laid a shocker on me. I went by to check on him & Mom and the first thing he said was" I ant never shakeing hands with Heath again!! Well, after I got control of my self the memory of what he had told me of handshakes in my young days came to me. Dad says" He about broke my hand,Dang he has a grip, and he will be honest!

I know that a few of us here @ Blue NC can still remember buying a pack of smokes for a quater. My first Coke was a nickel. And you would pour a dime pack of peanuts into the coke! I remember brand new cars going for as low as $4000. Why do I remember these things? These were the Democrat & progressive days I grew up in. Now I may sound stupid, But these are the proud days only we the chosen progressive Democrats can return this nation to. For those of us in our late 40's to mid 50's ,we dont do it as much for ourself as we do our kids & grandkids!

If I never write another word and post it here I just want each of you to know that it has truly been my absolute Honor to come to know all of you. You are family ,I stick up for family and do not leave anyone behind! Because of the Great, Hard,Honorable work of all of you we can and will win this election! And, That is why Im here!

An important job.

I think you have one of the most important jobs here Daniel. Your voice is crucial to making people understand that Democrats are better for our armed forces and Veteran's than Republicans.

Even if we don't agree on protests!!!!

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

OH! And Robert,by the way!!!

You, my friend made a great post to start this thread! Thank you for doing it. I am very proud to be here alongside you and call you a friend & Brother as is Anglico. Anglico is a brother born in the heat of Battle! You are all great People, Just like Southern Dem! Also, Thank you for takeing your personal time to help me along the path the writeing better!

I'm posting here

to take back my country from criminals. I don't mind Republicans. I have an honest disagreement with them about how to run the country. They have more faith in capitalism than I do. I have more faith in people than they do. But it's not Republicans we're fighting. It's criminals and war profiteers. And I want my country back. Maybe I never had it in the first place but I'm old enough to realize if I don't do something, I can't expect anyone else to. So, I'm doing what I can. And one thing I can do is write.

I always remember the lesson my parents taught me

You're known by the company you keep.
Today's Republicans are epitomized by DeLay and his Dollars, Cunningham and his Hookers, Frist and his insider trading, Libby and Cheney's treason, Ney and his rare Nickels, and on and on and on.

Just as my dad disavowed the Republican party, for now, anyone who stands by THIS Republican party is not worth arguing with.

My opinion.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

I tried to think of something really profound

but that didn't work, so I'll just write the very first thing that popped into my head. My purpose here on earth is to learn as much as I can and to leave this world a better place. The first is an ongoing process. The "how" of the latter has yet to be determined.

Maybe blogging is a part of a positive public movement. Maybe I'm just a loud-mouthed busy body. Maybe it's important, maybe it's not. Will I stop? I doubt it.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

My Purpose at BlueNC

Is to provide a space where all of the goals listed here can be developed and advanced. If I manage to say something worth saying along the way, then whoopie.

Your purpose is noble

and more appreciated than you'll ever know. I only wish I could keep up with you! Many thanks.