Passionate messages always get a mix bag of replies.
Yesterday’s “The dark hand of socialism” was no different.
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“Wow Tom. Very interesting.”
“Preach on brother!”
“Well said Tom, Happy Independence Day!”
“Tom, Can’t you just go enjoy the hotdogs and fireworks without making it political?”
And my favorite:
“It is highly unprofessional to spam people, who signed up for REAL ESTATE BUSINESS info, with your factually challenged political nonsense. I had enough of that in law school. Thank you for your inability to separate business from your political rantings. I’ll make sure to share your lack of professionalism in your inappropriate use of people’s email addresses given to you for business purposes, with every real estate business group I come across online. Please delete this email address from your database.”
Please do share it, you’ll be doing them a favor.
I stand by everything I say.
And if someone says something I don’t want to hear, that’s their right.
After all, it isn’t a crime for you to be wrong.
Politics and business are inseparable.
As is politics from every other facet of life.
Miss that, and you miss everything.
Then wonder why you get led to the slaughter.
(Don’t worry about unsubscribing, I’ll do it for you. There’s a link at the bottom of each and every email. No one should hesitate to use it if I’m not a match for you.)
Actually, what I said is just what people like you need to hear.
Rather than quoting false “facts” or ignoring everything that is happening around you just because it’s a holiday, you should sit up and pay attention.
Do any of these words ring a bell…?
“Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.”
“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”
Direct quotes from the Declaration of Independence.
Unfortunately not mandatory reading these days.
Everyone’s too busy updating their Facebook statuses and following what (or who) the latest Hollywood starlet is mindlessly doing.
Meanwhile, Rome is collapsing.
But go ahead and put your head back in the sand.
It’s nicer down there.
I’m sure there was a similar element at the time of the American Revolution.
Enough was enough.
And some very brave men put everything they had on the line to stand up for principles they actually believed in.
They were effectively signing their own death warrant.
But instead a great nation was born.
One that reversed the history of human oppression.
And provided freedom and prosperity in a way never done before.
But all that is at risk now.
Because the foolishness of ignoring it or denying it is commonplace.
Because the philosophy of communism and socialism has been allowed to gain a foothold.
Because our language has been twisted around and words don’t mean what they are supposed to mean.
Because people get duped into supporting causes based on “feelings” rather than rational thought.
Because people make up “facts” or believe made up “facts”.
Because too many people would rather stick their head in the sand than do anything about it.
The list goes on and on…
So yes, it’s wake-up call time.
It ain’t pretty.
But do we have the courage to do anything about it?
What about you?
I’m very glad the Founding Fathers didn’t leave the politics out.
And I won’t either.
I honor the country by being a successful real estate entrepreneur.
If you’re interested in joining me by honoring the principles this country was founded on, go to:
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