First off, I would like to apologize for not writing much lately. I have had a very full plate lately. I currently have some personal obligations at work, home, and to the friends and family around me that I am putting a lot of focus in. My creative focus has been drawn to working on a new theme and look for my blog. I don’t know when I will be done with it, but I cannot wait for all of you to see what new things are coming for my blog.
Today, I have a short and to-the-point topic I would like to write about. I did not intend to write today, yet something crossed my mind that I felt important to share.
As human beings, we have the natural yearn to judge and react to those around us. The characteristics, personalities, and emotions are different and unique within each of us. Additionally, each individual also holds on to their own beliefs, opinions, and perspectives. As these beliefs and opinions are challenged within our society, our fight-or-flight instincts seem to kick into high-gear.
Just as there are people who throw the punches and people who block themselves in defense; there are those who are conservative and those who are radical. We primarily notice this in daily politics.
The conservatives hold on to what we have and intend to strengthen domestic conflicts through root morals and traditional obligations. They take a rational and more defensive approach to society’s issues.
Laissez-faire (French for “let do”) is a fundamental idea used with this approach. Primarily, it tells us that we should leave everything alone and not make reforms to resolve issues. This French idea suggests that everything around us naturally fluctuates and adapts to us. Intended for economic conflicts, this idea advised our government not to implement tariffs and subsidies against trade and the global market. It also applies to borrowing money from other countries in ways of benefiting our own, which with laissez-faire, we would eventually settle down if we did not dig ourselves in holes by interacting in private transactions and international affairs.
As conservatives are more passive and intend to protect the root of all ideas; radicals are more aggressive with their beliefs. They intend to change and shape everything to their own beliefs and opinions. Radicals throw the punches and come to extreme measures to persevere revolution through persistent and strenuous campaigning of their solutions to current economical and moralistic struggles. They are, in my opinion, the epitome of hypocrisy unto this nation.
As radicals bring about change within society, they look towards harsh judgment and discrimination of others to limit their rights and freedoms. Even if they are resolving an issue for the better and by the interests of the inferior group, they are still judging and discriminating other groups of the nation in means of gratifying their audience. It is an extreme and intensive way of bringing about reform and it goes against everything this nation was birthed to – the three G’s (God, Gold, and Glory). From the beginning, people came to this land in search of freedom of religion, opportunity, and happiness. Since the beginning, that is exactly what people didn’t do.
This country will never be good enough for its citizens. They take advantage of the opportunities to build and live freely. They take advantage of shaping their own ideas and opinions. They take advantage of perfectionism. There will always be something to judge. There will always be something to discriminate. There will always be something to protest against. Nothing is ever good enough and this country’s initial intentions will never be lived up to the fullest. We came here to avoid persecution and build a new life, yet since the birth of this nation we have become hypocrites unto ourselves by persecuting each other. It is because of religion, politics, and power that make fulfilling true happiness & freedom impossible.
“Freedom lies in being bold” ~ Robert Frost