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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Here on the Fence

With all that's happened lately, and many friends emailing similar observations and experiences, I've been feeling a duty to tell the world some things that this area won't want to hear. It's not even that people don't know it; it's that they don't want to face it. I understand people wanting to believe that something is good and right in this world. But the truth is that it isn't and hasn't been.

It's not that I don't have the courage, of course I do. It's not that I'm fearful or don't want to be hated. My big mouth has gotten me in lots of hot water and I play with people who hate me. It's not being afraid of being smeared either; I was publicly smeared enough times that it doesn't bother me anymore. I also know I'm a troublemaker and kinda nuts, but I'm honest. You're never wrong if you're honest.

So I'm sitting here examining why I'm not telling...

4 comments:

CarrieBoo said...

You mean, there's more? I've got my kilt on, I can take it. At least I will if it means you can share the burden in some small way.

Austan said...

LMAO! I just love you CarrieBoo. I'm still formulating how to do what needs to be done. Thanks for your support. It means a lot.

The Writer said...

Who was it that said "comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable"? Well, that's you, my friend, in a nut-shell.

Yes, speak the truth. As I said to you privately, I am doing my own part to alert the media, as they say.

What really do we have to lose? And what do we have to gain, or give? A lot, I think.

Austan said...

You're right, ol' pal o'mine. It's practically a moral imperative. Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night! :)