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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Warrior Personalities and the wisdom of Stevie Nicks


Recent events have forced me to come to terms with myself.....and as my patron Saint Stevie Nicks says in the song Landslide...."and I'm getting older too." So I am no longer going to hide behind what I believe in. There should be at least hints and bits of who I am in the words I write.

I am coming out.

I am a warrior personality. It manifests in several different ways. For instance...Sam's Club....I am standing in line guarding my milk, eggs and frozen chicken, when I hear yelling. Unusual at Sam's...Mildly curious I look several check stands over and see a young man verbally assaulting a much older man. The older man was so afraid, it was awful, and worse yet no one was doing anything, not the customers, not the wildly tattooed checker, and security? Seriously? Sam's Club? Not even a guy from automotive with a tire iron...nothing. I look around at the pasty faced cowards standing near me and say, "is no one going to do anything?" The woman in front of me says, "you don't know, he might have a gun." A gun? Well, maybe, but I have 10 pounds of frozen chicken breasts, I like my odds. So I start yelling too. And I don't stop...it was enough to at least get other people to start yelling....we were all yelling. Yelling is a great distraction. Finally, the hierarchy at Sam's strapped on a few and got out from behind the counter. They escorted the older man to his car and did some heavy staring at the younger man. I mean heavy staring...the kind Al Qaeda quakes in fear over.

I spent the rest of the day wondering why no one did anything sooner. Is this what we are reduced to? A society of people who just stand there?

Part of the problem is we don't have anyone to believe in...our leaders aren't noble any more...Where is Braveheart? I want a guy with blue paint on his face and a feisty horse.... I want someone to stand up and say right out loud who they are and what they believe in, and that you should believe in it too! No fear, no worries about how it looks....just a good old-fashioned, straight from the hip, look you in the eye, damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead kind of guy. Inspire me! Wouldn't you follow that kind of leader right off a cliff?
Recently I listened to the Prime Minister of Israel Bebe Netanyahu's speech to congress. It was amazing....I was ready to join! Forget the fact Israel is not recruiting annoying old white women. I was ready! And also forget my buzz kill friend Kedrick who wanted me to know both sides of that conflict have blood on their hands.....I loved his speech. I knew who he was and when leaders tell you who they are, at least you have a fighting chance to pick "your" right guy. But when they hide behind subterfuge and talk out of both sides of their mouth....beware my friends, you might end up with someone you don't recognize after the election.

Really?

We have big doings coming up next year. I hear 2012 is going to be the most blood thirsty election we have ever seen. Is the food at the White House that good? What is the attraction to pounding your thumb with a hammer every day during a campaign? Tell me!

And just to put everyone on notice, I am bringing my warrior personality right out on the porch for everyone to see. When folks get assaulted in this coming election because of their religion I will rally the forces of good and defend them tooth and nail.


Come on America!! If you know something is true, say it! Be courageous! Let other people hear you say it. Fear and faith don't live together...stand up for what you believe in, print it on your shirt...have cards made......and if you don't know what you believe in, for heaven's sake take some time to answer the nagging questions of your soul!

Where did you come from? Why are you here? Where are you going?

There are answers to these questions.....are you ready? Let's Roll.





21 comments:

  1. Annoying old white woman? I didnt know you was white.

    Seriously tho, Kudos.

    They have made it so that folks are afraid to challenge moral issues so we as a nation are becoming increasingly immoral.

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  2. Yes, ma'am you do write. So very, very well. I love the butt-kicker you.

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  3. Good for you for yelling and making everyone realize that you weren’t going to stand by and let a bad thing continue. I sometimes think our society has become numb to bad and horrible things. What happen to our morals as a society? When I was growing up I was taught do onto others as you would like done onto you…..or what about respect your elders? Sometimes I feel like an outcast because of the passion I have about something or some situation and, at times, it makes me silent myself and not “yell” out because I don’t want to create any waves. However, the only way to get something done is to stand for what you believe in and as I get older it is getting easier! Great song to have stuck in my head today…Landslide

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  4. Yes.

    I wish everyone would speak UP when they see this.

    I feel like I"m the only one teaching my children how to make the world a better place.

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  5. You totally rock! I would have probably walked over and said something, but the yelling is much cooler!

    I miss Braveheart types too.

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  6. It's true. We all need to be heard. And we need to defend what's right.

    =)

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  7. Love your authentic voice, self, power. Today I have traveled many blogspots, skimmed facebook, & chatted with friends...there seems to be an odd movement in the universe right now...we must become warrior ready, lock arms, stand firm, smile and love as we roll (literally for me) roll on. xox

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  8. Good for you! Glad more people stood up too. I think you were wearing that blue face paint in spirit.
    :)

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  9. You tell em all! I couldn't agree with your more and it horrifies me that today people just stand by and watch and do nothing.

    Added myself to your Google Friend thing because that's what I do when I find fellow teachers:)

    Thanks for linking up today!

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  10. Awesome!! You go girl...you and your 10 pound bag of chicken...I love Sam's. So what was that punk yelling about? So sad.
    Visiting from Bruna's, and your newest follower...I'm off to check out more of your blog!

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  11. I love this post so much that I wish I could copy it and keep it on my sidebar!!!! Awesome!!

    I totally agree. I remember way back when I was 10 years old and we (my family) were walking into the mall and a young mother was outside with her kids and it was abuse. I was furious and wanted to do something and my mom said "Keep going we are not getting involved". I will never forget that because I most definately wanted to get involved!!

    I was really hoping that you knocked that guy upside the head with your chicken breasts - LOL!!
    So happy you started yelling and got some people moving - Hooray for you!!

    This country has turned into a place where we all just mind our own business - we need to be putting "old white woman selves" into everyone's business if you ask me - Ha ha

    This could be in a magazine!! Good job my friend!

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  12. Cherie! Thank you for those kinds words...Jen!! I never found out what he was yelling about...thank you for following! And Bees with Honey...you rock!

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  13. You're right, people are bystanders these days. If the world had more people like you, the world would a better place.

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  14. We need you in office. You're great. I love this post. Thanks for the follow. I'm joining your pack too.
    PS Re your Bobby Sherman story, those larger than life ones always look so small in person.

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  15. Yes. Awesome. We need people to do this. I don't understand the apathy either.

    Go warrior!

    And thanks for linking this up for Fledgling Friday :)

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  16. Oh yeah! That's the spirit! I have always stepped in when others are too afraid or whatever reason they have for ignoring a tense situation. So right on so many points! And yeah, we need a strong leader. Keep it up!

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  17. OK everybody mount up!! We are off to protect the world!! Where shall we start? So many to defend...so little time...

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  18. I love everything you did and said! I was just talking about this crap with a friend, wondering why it happens and no one will stand up.

    Thank you for standing!

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  19. Donna, what an inspiring post. Visiting you from the Fledgling Friday link up. I ask myself a lot of big questions too (and often feel like I'm in the minority in that).

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  20. Well, okay then. What I basically hear you saying is "grow a pair."

    Yep - I think in order to have the "courage of your convictions" - we first need to have some courage.

    Doesn't seem to be a lot of that going around these days. Nice to meet you - Marsha

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