We all feel like we think for ourselves. I expressed myself as a teen. I was cool, I had a neat flat top (like all the guys) but it was MY idea. Later I was even cooler, like the guys in the movie, “Blackboard Jungle”, I had a great Duck’s Tail, ‘cept it was cooler and referred to as a “DA”.
When I got a car, I made it loud, split manifold, twin Smitties and lowered it in the rear. I was COOL (like everyone else). We all like to think we make our own judgments, but it is mostly our family or surroundings that decide FOR US! If you look around you and even at yourownself, only a few ‘think outside the box’ in which we were raised.’
Politics are usually from our upbringing. Our opinion of what is ‘wrong’ usually comes from our church or non-church background. I have known boys in service when asked their religion for their ‘dog tags’ would say, ‘Baptist’ and they had never attended a church, but their parents had. It was the same with: Catholic, Protestant, Methodist, etc.
Now I see and hear:
… You are not a patriot if you do not support xyz.
… You are evil if you do this…….
… The xyz Party has ruined this country..
… You are very ignorant if you do not see climate change..
… You are stupid if you believe that climate change stuff.
Me? Heck I think for myself. I see enough error in this world, so I read Westerns. The good guy always wins, as he should. He always gets the most beautiful girl in the world, just like me. LOL
To be continued!