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  •  I read this one very slowly, OPOL. (3+ / 0-)

    In your core being, you have clearly evolved and moved on. Thus, this puzzles me:

    I'm tired of being viewed by people of advanced nations as a violent aggressive backwards yahoo whose ignorance is eclipsed only my arrogance because, you know, I'm an American. I want people to respect Americans again, and to have worthy and respectable reasons for doing so. I want a responsible social safety net that I can be proud of as a US citizen. I want to be able to hold my head up in the world.
    It is an accident that you are on a compromised continent to which you don't belong (genetically or culturally). You belong to a different world in a different time, and cannot be identified by this one. The self-imposed burden that you carry (as a result of your higher-level consciousness, in which you are relatively alone) is not necessary. (I am a carrier, as well, so I know that burden.) You cannot alter America's reality and karma with your ideals. To effect evolution from the brutally of the present in this nation, the people must have a critical mass of consciousness and consequence-awareness. That is absolutely not the case here, for a number of de-evolutionary reasons, and it won't be the case in your lifetime, no matter how hard you toil at the wheel.

    For the sake of the significance and quality of your own life and the connected joy in your own heart -- you may put down the great weight and follow your bliss. Leave, if it helps. There are places where you can most fully exist and experience your values manifesting around you. If you needed permission to do so, consider this it.

    Over and out.

    A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. -- Groucho Marx

    by Pluto on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 07:38:38 PM PST

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