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The Push For Simplicity

The Push For Simplicity

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I think we are all just craving honestly, authenticity and simplicity…..and this guy takes us there.

I’ve done this “public figure thing” for most of my life. I started in television at 25 and have been public property ever since.

It has its advantages but it also has its disadvantages.

You get to use your voice but people also use your voice against you.

Speaking my mind is just part of who I am.

But the older I get and the more people try to shut me up, the bolder I find myself.

I was listening to a podcaster the other day say “who cares about your legacy in three generations no one is going to remember you anyway.”

I love that.

My dad saw his legacy as a beach home he have on the Oregon coast.

He wanted that home always left in his name.

The house is built on sand, in a flood plain, on the ocean front.

His decision made waves that have since calmed.

But it’s ironic….

That’s a legacy that can be stomped out with one giant wave.

In the world we live in, greatness is a fickle as the next protest or woke movement that tickles the ears of the cultural elites.

So, what’s the point of names on buildings or statues in ones memory, a new ignorant generation can take that away with one mean historically inaccurate tweet.

I am convinced and have been for the past decade, that what people want, what you and I want is authenticity.

I watched the debates and saw politicians building their castles, boosting their images and…..damn-it bragging about what they’ve done.

I thought: I know this turns people off. I makes me sick.

When I left my television career I was looking for simplicity.

I don’t know how I thought I could find that running for public office but we all have moments of ridiculousness and that was one of mine.

Oliver Anthony, the young singer who is taking the world by storm with his simple, down-home, almost hillbilly songs, has struck a nerve.

I saw a clip on Joe Rogan where Rogan was talking about this simple man, who according to the story, was pretty messed up until a month ago when he apparently gave his life to Christ.

A month later, a simple man with a simple song, silences a world devoured by dishonestly, liars and cheaters.

Rogan also talked of how the elite and Christians are making fun of Oliver and ripping him apart.

People do that when they’re jealous.

Evil does that when it is trying to stop good.

The insecure do that out of ignorance.

The guilty do it because he’s calling them out.

As the silent push, towards more covid mandates simmers under hush tones and whispers in the back hallways of the current administration and its allies, a huge group of us is on watch.

In biblical times folks like us sat perched on the watchtower looking for signs of the enemy.

We have no reason to fear but keep our eyes on the horizon to see what’s coming and warn accordingly.

Oliver Anthony’s songs are like a battle cry for many of us.

We know there’s something better.

We love his simple message of truth.

We know what manipulation can do.

And we know how to stop it.

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P.s. all your flap about being a Christian is complete bullshit when you support someone like tRump. Biden isn’t perfect, but he’s a caring man with a Christ-like heart. tRump however is an enemy of the people. I sincerely hope he gets what’s coming to him. I can’t believe you don’t see through that bullshit.

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Just watched an interview with Oliver, who is VERY well spoken, by the way, and he said it was ironic because his song was written about all those men on that stage. That’s a great damn song.

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25. Aug. 2023

Interesting thoughts!

I'm not sure what you mean by: (paraphrase) a new generation can take away with one mean historically inaccurate tweet..names on something. Can you clarify, please? If you are referring to something like the statues in the South, where I grew up, glorifying Confederate traitors and proud enslavers I'm all for removing statues of them. Lots of southern borns whites are also. But, please let us know what you meant.

As to Mr. Anthony, I read where he got lots of push back from conservatives when he spoke about how we should honor the diversity that makes America strong. Good for him. Did he get push back from conservatives?

You again refer to (whispers about) more Covid mandates…

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Simplicity seems simple but in reality, it is difficult. The power group has a distain for simplicity because it limits power and chaos. Chaos is their strength. Chaos allows for distraction and misdirection. The debates you spoke of and your dislike for their speaking of what they have done, well, they are on a job interview, and in an interview, you speak of what you have done in relation to the position you seek. They hesitate to speak to what they will do as they do not have the power to do much of anything as it depends on their congress for support. Consequently, they deflect and speak in vagaries. The simple would be to say all I…

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