Thursday, April 21, 2011

R - is for REBELS & REVOLUTIONS

Tracy Chapman - Talking Bout a Revolution

I've always been a bit of a rebel.  Just ask my parents.  They can attest to the truth of that statement.  Got into my share of trouble for it too, but that's O.K.  Just makes me who I am today.

You see, I kinda have a fondness for rebels.  Rebels stand up for what they believe in.  They "ain't skeered".  A rebel doesn't follow the crowd and generally tends to stand out in a flock of sheeple.  Sometimes rebels aren't too popular because they often think and live outside of the box.  A rebel isn't afraid to go against the grain of common thought and beliefs.  They tend to make the sheeple uncomfortable.  Yep...I do like me a good rebel.

I come by my "rebelness" honestly.  My ancestors were rebels.  My great (x6) grandfathers, on both sides of my family, William Causey and William Ravencraft, fought in the Revolutionary War. They didn't much like some politicians laying down unfair laws and taxes, telling them how they were gonna live.  I don't much care for it either.  They decided to break free from the system that was trying to take away their freedom.  They decided they were done with the ones that would enslave them and take away everything they had worked hard for.  I'm thinking they had a good idea.

Rebels are known for starting revolutions.  Just look at all the trouble Jesus of Nazareth stirred up in his day.  Now he got some folks riled up!  Whooo Hooo!  Go Jesus!  Even way back then the "Powers that Be" didn't much care for rebels, because rebels aren't afraid to tell it like it is. Rebels will call a spade, a spade, or in this case, a viper, a viper.  Rebels make the "Powers that Be" very nervous.

Well, I don't know about you, but I'm tired of being controlled and dictated to, brainwashed and fed poison in my food, lied to and stolen from by the "Powers that Be".   I'm thinking it is time for another AMERICAN REVOLUTION!  Are there any rebels out there who will give me a good amen?

P.S. - If I don't make it to the letter "S" it means they got me.  Like I said, the "Powers that Be" don't much care for rebels:)


4 comments:

  1. I am joining in on the above Rebel yell!! Great blog!! :)

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  2. Nicely done.
    Most of the time I'm pretty flexible and probably down right complaisant. But part of my dualism is being terribly stubborn and quietly rebellious when I feel I'm being remotely pushed or taken advantage of. Depends on who ya are I guess.
    My family history has been more "move away from adversity" than "stay and fight". Immigrant families from 3 of the 4 grandparents. I prefer the idea of just packing the bare essentials and headin' for the hills. =)

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