... Above Quote belongs to: ^^^^AC1940188^^^^^^^^^^^(not AllisaTX) Quoting: siniXster
Well it is important to sort truth from hype and to keep your family in your life of course, but I will never be the same naive baby boomer I once was...lol...I really believed we (the US armed forces) were killing brown people only because we had to in order to bring democracy and freedom to them. I just trusted my government. I don't feel I can do that anymore at all.
I wish you well.
I am a vet, have also "done time" on a city council for 10 years (for free), and was an adement supporter of our gov't.
then the veil was lifted from my eyes
now I am untrusting and cynical, and believe patriotism is the belief values of the people, not the gov't (no matter which govt) I, too, am torn between wanting my old normal life back, and in all actuallity have recaptured parts of it better than the grip I had before.
but other parts are lost forever.
this is the price you pay to search tin foil stuff.
isolation, the "should I say anything syndrome", the distaste of certain things that developed as enlightenment comes, pity and anger at the sheep.
faith, love, and peace will help
but god needs to be in your heart to give you the strength to procede.
I was lucky (or not) questioning everything when I was very young, so the the answers don't hurt quite as much (but it did get me in the mess I am in now...lol)
many feel betrayed, and that somehow, someone/something stole our futures, and those of our kids and grandkids. BUT, I firmly believe each and everyone of us has an important part to play. stay sane, have faith, and at a point the oppertunity will arise that you were needed to fulfill
my personal opinions, but hang in there alissa, and everyone else getting overwhelmed
love and peace