Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Over the last few days I keep running into people or talking to friends and acquaintances who seem to think my blog is about something it is not. People keep saying to me, "if you're going to run for mayor you shouldn't say this, or maybe you should be more positive and say things such as this..."
What these people don't seem to understand is that at election time I have a separate website for that purpose that I put on-line where I lay out my platform, positions on issues, etc., etc.
This blog here is strictly for venting purposes. To cut loose on how I feel on any given day, on whatever issue comes up. It's not intended to be a vehicle to win popularity contests, or to win votes. In fact, it probably will and has cost me more votes than what I have or will ever hope to gain from having this blog. But I don't care. Those few who know me or think they have come to know me will vote one way and others will vote another. Those who prefer living a life of illusion by voting for a name, not knowing the man, will continue to do so. As they did the last time... and will pay the price.
What I'm saying is this blog (unlike some others) will not tippytoe around issues because of fear of losing votes, so therefore all the time practicing keeping what they really think as close to their vests as possible, and/or avoiding controversial issues by staying mum. Or at the other extreme, not even having a blog because it is seen to be too dangerous, and therefore why take the chance?
No, this blog is not intended to win me any popularity contests or votes. I'm well aware that having a blog such as this that deals with controversial issues of public importance has its dangers and liabilities.
But the way I see it, I'd rather be damned for who I am, than loved for who I'm not. Does that make me an honest politician who has little chance of being elected? I think so! So being the realist that I am, I take the devil may care attitude here, knowing as I do that this community is probably still not ready for one of those yet? That is, an honest, open and upfront politician. But I'll still run again on the off chance that maybe this time around I could be wrong... we'll see?
If next time around people vote for an unproven, and untried unknown again, because they are still brainwashed into hating me for everything they think I am because they have been told to, well then so be it. For I'd rather that, than like I said, have them love me for something that I can't be.
Once again, for the record, this is not my election blog/website but a place for me to cut loose with my friends (and visitors) on things that matter to us. Sometimes we agree, and sometimes we don't, and sometimes we are visited by those from the 'dark side' (trolls or haters) who feel they want to change things here because they just can't stand this much FREEDOM!! :-)
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.