it has been an interesting weekend- thinking wise anyway. i spent much of last night fiddling around in shelfari and library thing (over at the corner). internet technology is amazing- i can't even begin to tell you how exciting it is for me to be a part of it. i like trying new things but i try to pace myself because if you open all of your presents- you have none left ;)
someone said to me in passing that we have much to be proud for in this country- and i think that that is true. i know that more folks would prefer to think about the positive rather than the negative- easier on the psyche for sure. i don't do that. not because i can't come up with one single good thing about america, but because we have been indoctrinated to think ONLY good about her. one of the big reasons that we are all in the same boat here- right and left moderates- is because we haven't been critical and intolerant enough. we have paid lip service to the constitution but did nothing but stand by while it has been run through the shredder. so, while i continue to love my country and the constitution she stood for, i am not going to stand by tolerantly any longer while the extreme wings of both parties continue to carve out red and blue states and districts.
make no mistake- there are few differences between left and right- both are regressive thinkers. both keep to thinking inside the box and maintaining status quo and using the same techniques over and over again to get their points across. there is a growing movement of independents in america today made up of people who are conservative and people who are liberal. these are people who are starting to listen to each other and decide that america is not going to go down without a fight. they are called progressives.
favoring or advocating progress, change, improvement, or reform, as opposed to wishing to maintain things as they are, esp. in political matters