Monday, October 17, 2011

Island of Misfit

I would like to say that it didn't  bother me when someone claimed that my last post was "mindless rambling."  But it did for a brief moment.   Rambling? Yes, I've said that before.  This is how I write.  Mindless?  No.  Pointless? No.  I know not everyone if anyone is going to like what I write.  That's fine.  But I do have a mind and I do have a point.  Sometimes I think people get blinded by an opinion and can't see past that to find the point. Or, they create their own version of what was written by addding by assumption or maybe even consumption.

I have never been one to go with the crowd.  I march to my own beat.  I stand as President of my own Island of Misfit.  I'm cool with that.  I have my opinion on life and everything around me.  Too many people just go along with the status quo because it's much more easy.  Sometimes I wish I could do that.  But my mind questions everything.  Why this and why that? 

Some may be confused as to where I stand politically.  Well, I stand for equality.  I stand for common sense.  I hate greed.  I hate income tax and all of it's loop holes.  I don't hate the rich.  I don't hate the poor. 

This blog was created to make people think.  Everything we do affects someone or something. When I write I don't care who I offend.  I hope they take a second to see that I'm not insulting them.  I'm just stating how I see things.  And maybe I'm wrong.  But maybe I'm right.  If I can get one person to stop and think, then I was successful.  I know my opinions are not popular and I really don't care.

For instance, unfortunately what makes America great also drags us down.   Capitalism has led to greed.  Freedom of Speech has led to vulgarity and pornography.  A country born with the desire for freedom of religion has dismissed Christianity.  The rich get richer, the poor are still poor, and the middle class is almost extinct.  Not excactly the American Dream. 

We live in the greatest country in the world.  But we are not perfect.  I will continue to bark at anything that I see is unjust or unfair.  I will point out stupidity and hypocrisy.  I will continue to profess what I believe.

This is my Island and I start it with I.   


  1. Hail to the Chief!

    The First Lady

  2. This is so irritating. I tried to post my comment 3 times and it never goes through....anyways, I said that I think you writing is awesome and that you have a great talent. I think you are very courageous to share your thoughts with everyone without caring who doesn't agree. I question why people feel the need to try and insult your writing. It is one thing to disagree but to say that it is pointless, babbling is just rude. I didn't find it pointless at all. A lot of your blogs make me stop and think. And some I dont agree with 100%, but I like that. Not everyone is going to agree. And no matter what you do in life, there will always be haters. Continue writing because I enjoy reading it and allowing others in your head.

  3. “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.”-Dr.Seuss

  4. I just have to say. I have not avoided commenting, I did not take offense but, I did think about what you wrote. I have also thought about the wealthy and how they spend their money. I have made a good living and I have struggled. Lately, we struggle. We are seeking out our dream. You kind of made the point that people can be defined by how they spend their money and I believe that is true. I know wealthy, BMW, people. They need the BMW to feel successful. However I know wealthy people that live, I consider, simple and donate much. I think to myself sometimes, if I were blessed with money, (I think you know what I mean when I say money). My family would have no debt, the man that can't feed his family 3 squares that live down my road would be set until he could get on his feet, etc. The fact is I have never been that comfortable, and when I have made descent money I did not trust that it would be there for a long period of time so I did not give it away. I do understand where "anonymous" is coming from. You did kinda come off like you were scolding successful people. I know you were not, you were venting, and its your blog. We do live in the best country in the world but the attitude that the rich should spread the wealth has kind of gotten us into a bit of a mess. I get it, we do need to pray for those who can give and ask for blessings ourselves. The bible says that it is easier for a camel to walk through the eye of a needle than to go to heaven. (I think that is in Matthew 19) In the end we will all be justified and happy. I hope that was not a mindless rant :). I had to read the book Whats Wrong With Kansas? for a class I took. Now that was an angry,repetitive, obnoxious rant! lol
    Kelly Ellis

  5. That is, easier for a camel to walk through an eye of a need than for a rich man to go to heaven. I should have proofed first :)