Frustration says; Give it up. You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink.
Debating politics or religion (which IS only theology used as a political tool having nothing to do with belief) is the proverbial Fart against a windstorm; Because most are going to twist your words if they don't fit, into what Does fit their agenda. If you didn't say it they simply say you did.
It's like standing under a falling Redwood and thinking; "If I'm smart enough I can conjure up a way to deflect it." ...nothing but pure, human arrogance about to receive a solid dose of reality.
There is in this life no stopping or deflecting the falling trees. History is replete with inumerable examples... IF... you are awake enough to learn from history. But, most think they're smarter than those before, so education rarely occurs.
Not only do they... believe they will be the ones to make the repeatedly failed foolishness work; they also believe their superior intellect gives them the moral authority to impose their already failed arrogance on all others by whatever force is required.
"Tyranny of the Majority occurs when the majority places its interests above the rights of an individual or minority group, constituting active oppression comparable to that of tyrants and despots."
Your "interests" do not outweigh the rights of the individual... though current political thought is contrary to that reality. This child will not be imposed on and he damn sure won't be tyrannized.
There is but one viable option for such as me; Stand back out of the way and out from under the collapsing weight of that tree. Put yourself where you can be one of the survivors that builds a new cabin from the rubble... and heats it from the splintered pieces after the tree hits the ground.
Human society in its overpopulated, over-regulated, over self-involved, chattel-of-the-state condition has grown too corrupt, too polarized, too manipulated and propagandized for salvation. There is no communication, no co-operation. There is only "the party" and "the cause".
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness? Those things are largely gone, replaced with dog and pony shows to keep the masses distracted and placated ~or~ They are kept scrambling by a system designed to do just that, keep them scrambling to subsist, so they've little time or energy left to question or resist.
Life is by permit. Liberty is assigned. The speech of "Freedom of speech" is proscribed. Pursuit of Happiness is licensed.
You are free to speak in this country? Really? Ask the ex CEO of Mozilla. Only Gays are free to speak... Anyone else can only express their beliefs if they don't need a job. Fire a gay for supporting his beliefs and see how far you get. Double speak and double standards are the Standard for the day.
There are consequences ONLY for those who speak un-approved ideas. What part of Censorship do you not understand?
Open your mouth outside of BLM assigned "First Amendment Areas"... and you get tased, assaulted by dogs and thrown on the ground... as recently proven in Nevada. Freedom has been reduced to a relic of history... except for those individuals and groups who are willing to endure the wrath of the majority for daring to disobey their edicts... in order to remain a free human being.
Saving the "system" as it is, has become akin to; finding a house so eaten up with termites that the only thing left standing is actually only the paint that coated its structure... and thinking you can repair it.
The core... the spine of the house is gone. Nothing salvageable remains to be saved. That such a house... or that tree hollowed by rot will fall is inevitable. It is only a matter of time.
I have known human ugliness so soul blackening it sucks the light out of the sun. Joy surrounds me yet the echoes of that ugliness override the light. Now, the people party on around the campfire ignoring the warnings... Cursing those who try to warn them...
... only the guard standing on the wall hears the creatures and sees their shadows moving around out in the dark... The partying folks, living the good life, are willfully ignorant of what lurks in the shadows. They just turn the volume on the boombox louder so they can't hear the warnings. They deliberately shout down anyone who utters a warning they don't want to hear.
It is said that we leave home so that we can come back again and see it with a new perspective, a fresh appreciation...
... Some how, some where, some way... I'm going Home.
It has been said of those who stand and that those who resist the insidious growth of Tyranny; are but savages hungry for bloodshed. The worn old cliche' of "stop complaining and count your blessings" is used to beat them into submission.
We fully understand our Blessings. That. Is. The. Point. We understand their value with full appreciation of their cost. We stand to defend them with our lives.
The claims I enumerated just above insult the finest men I've ever known and denigrate my duty to them.
My duty is to THEM...
Those who can only defile the character of those with the courage to stand... and seek to publish only their faults... need to understand that they live in the grace provided by those whom they defile...