Our Republic is like,
A beautiful garden.
The fence that surrounds it.
The gardener who tends it.
People from all over the world,
Are welcome to come and admire it.
But I won’t allow divisive rhetoric,
To sow the seeds of doubt in it.
Because fascism, just like weeds—
Will choke the life out of it.
By: ElRoy © 2020
“We must choose to live in this world and to project our own meaning and value onto it in order to make sense of it. This means that people are free and burdened by it, since with freedom there is a terrible, even debilitating, responsibility to live and act authentically. Every human is free, but freedom itself is relative; one must embrace limits, moderation, ‘calculated risk’; absolutes are anti-human. ‘I choose freedom. For even if justice is not realized, freedom maintains the power of protest against injustice and keeps communication open.’”
Quotes by: Albert Camus, (1913 – 1960)—French philosopher, Nobel laureate, 1957
(Is this is what happens when polarization takes hold of society?) “If you are thoroughly committed to an idea, are you compelled to kill for it? What price for justice? What price for freedom? Absolutism, and the impossible idealism it inspires, is a dangerous path forward.”
“(Our founders) created a document that built a representative democracy. Because the idea is: that our elected officials represent us, they don’t rule us, they have to listen. And in order to achieve this, you need the machinery for people to have their voice heard. However, it is the republican party that constantly seeks to attack the machinery for change—the method in which the average person can have their voice heard. This is why they suppress the vote, this is why they seek to criminalize assembly, speech, it’s why they attack the media—fake news. This is a method outlined by the founders, so the government can hear the opinions of the people—when it comes to petitioning for a redress of grievances. (Regardless), when it comes to the republican party you are always doing it wrong!”