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  1. My... Struggle and OUR Struggle

    I didn't feel like making a thread, because at the present moment my thoughts are disorganized. Perhaps eventually I will, when I am able to shift my thoughts to something more universal rather than just about me. In the mean time I thank those who will take the time to read.

    As we all know my beginnings at The Apricity have not been easy. And I understand why. Today I owe many thanks to those who from the start sided with me, and I thank all those who eventually accepted me. ...
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  2. The Arrogance of America

    A few years ago I was/am a member of a Pakistan-centric site. I was there mostly for the intellectual workout, like going to the gym. What got annoying was not the anti-American bias, so much as the unreasoning aspect of it, and the hypocrisy of those pointing fingers.

    I'm getting really tired of teaching U.S. history to those who cannot see past their own preconcieved ideas and cherished prejudices. That America came to be at all is a miracle. Political compromise was required to ...
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  3. A Rant about Fools- The Bad Day Blues

    (I love debating things with people who have the background and interest to hold my attention. That's one reason I decided to hang our here for a while.
    Sad to say, some people don't know what they don't know. Be thankful if you aren't related to anybody like that.)

    I find myself surrounded by morons. Everything they say is infantile and foolish, but my mind is so mired in the bog that I can't elucidate why they are all so stupid, or what it is that they are wrong about. I ...
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  4. The Black Fog

    (I wrote this when I was at the lowest point of my depression, just before I started my long road back from the edge.)

    I'm keeping the door shut, not that it matters. I haven't bothered to lock it. Why should I? The fog cannot unlock doors; it doesn't need to. No. The fog creeps 'round the edges, through the keyhole, and under the sill.

    No matter what skills I possess, I cannot stop the fog completely. By great and exhausting attention I can keep almost all of it out, ...
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  5. Reaping the Whirlwind

    How many people prepare for the hard times?
    I do. I always have. I think I understand why:

    I was raised that way. I absorbed the idea that part of being a man was being ready. If a blizzard moved in for a few days, if the power went down for several days, if you lost your income for months, you were supposed to be able to eat and feed and protect youself and your own, as well as being ready to reach out to those who were in over their heads.
    I remember clearly (I was a teenager) ...
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