Ryan is the absolute best. <3
Ryan is the absolute best. <3
MRAHHHH to you too, good sir. I miss you.
Dark, light, rustic red, reflection <3
I’d give anything to be back here, standing atop this mountain, powerless and conquering all at once. I’d give anything for this kind of bliss.
Smile kid, pick up your head and smile.
smiling bitterly through tears.
Just a typical night.
Thank God for Death Cab.
It’s like, I need to take a moment to process I wrote this.
Today in history, a girl asked my teacher, “Is there such a thing as a ‘conservative liberal’?” I chuckled, the kind of chuckle that leaves a kind of…acidic, acerbic taste in the mouth. I get rather disgusted with the people of our society proudly, snobbily proclaiming, “I’m a Democrat,” “I’m a Republican,” or, “I don’t care,” with such acrimony in their tone. People get so caught up in the names of their party, in determination to loathe the other, their credibility for the party they supposedly “support” is diminished. People of today need to look at each goddamned issue plaguing us individually and arrive at a conclusion for themselves. It does no good to follow Santorum’s beliefs in Obama being an “educational snob” simply because you’re a stout Republican who hates the Democrats and current president/cabinent. It does no good to support the enforced “contraceptive” issue Obama is approving if you’re only favoring your parties stereotypical beliefs. What you chose to believe has to be your decision. Based on your personal beliefs, decide which party you more favor on the specific topic. Politics are so corrupt and vile (another topic in and of itself), that unfortunately today, it seems the main points of these parties are to hate one another. There is no one, level-head who says, “Now wait, both of you have some very valid points…” there is, “Our idiot president is ruining our country,” or “For the love of God, just don’t let the Republican into office.”
And this contemplative thinking is exactly how my history teacher responded. Finally. Someone who is on the same page as myself. Granted, he’s a hardcore liberal, no doubting, and he openly hates on Republicans, but he’s made it clear it’s what he believes in. If you genuinely believe in the ideas of the party, great! Don’t give in to what others force you to believe. Discover for yourself how you feel about things, and act accordingly. This seems to be Basics of Humanity 101, yet, no one seems to implement this kind of thinking today. It’s party before public, party against party, we will not compromise. In a society with that kind of mentality dominating the political battlefield, we can’t afford to have citizens voting without personal confidence in decisions. People represent themselves, no longer does their candidate.
So, don’t label me a liberal or a conservative. There are issues on which I take different sides. In order to best find a solution, in order to best support the beliefs you have, you must fully understand and acknowledge fault and openly accept the chances for compromise. The world is not perfect. We are not perfect. But if our parties continue to thrive on such negative energy of animosity, how can we ever progress? How will we ever accomplish anything?