A Man Of Purpose

Survey says—in order for the human male to be content with his life—he needs the following attributes:

1. Be gainfully employed.
2. Be in good physical shape.
3. Possess a capable mind.
4. Earn a livable wage.
5. Be over 50 years of age.
6. Be in a rewarding relationship.

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Statistics: The strongest predictor of men’s happiness and well-being is their job satisfaction, by a large margin—and the strongest predictor of job satisfaction is whether men feel they are making an impact on their companies’ success. This measure, the study finds, is influenced by whether men feel they are using their own unique talents at work, whether they are surrounded by a diverse set of perspectives, how easily and often they can chat with co-workers, whether they feel their opinions are valued, and whether they’re inspired by the people they work with. Men who have high job satisfaction are highly likely to be content in other aspects of their life. Men at work are more likely to be men at ease with themselves. Everything else—contentment at home, in relationships and friendships—flows down from men being satisfied at work.

Commentary: In other words, self-esteem is determined by whether you are gainfully employed or having to depend on others for support, ie: family handouts, government welfare, church charity. When a man is under-employed or jobless, he tends to drift into a downward spiral of crime—addictions and predatory behavior. Bottom line men need to earn and pay their own way.

“People are mistaken when they feel their lives are meaningless. The error is based on their failure to recognize what does matter, instead of becoming overly focused on what they believe is missing from their existence.” By: Iddo Landau

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” By: Viktor Frankl

“Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they are separated, man is no more” By: Nikola Tesla

“The world has enough for everyone’s need, but not enough for everyone’s greed.” By: Mahatma Gandhi

“The righteous care about justice for the poor, but evil men have no such concern. Where there is no vision, the people perish, but happy is he who keeps the law.” Bible, Proverbs 29:7,18

Chasing My Soulmate


I wish I would’ve never met her! When I was a boy, we lived in a house with a big back yard. One night, I had a dream that I was running out the back door chasing an angel—who appeared to be about the same age as me, and as I chased her, she seemed to be floating away and the faster I ran, the farther away she got, until I ran into the back gate. I was left crying because we were both reaching out to each other—I saw her sad face as she floated away into the clouds and then I woke up. I wonder to this day if I had reached her, would she have taken me to heaven, instead of leaving me behind, to endure this hell?


How do I forget it, even though it only happened for a moment? I didn’t want to wake up this morning because you were in my dreams with that same unreadable face, that I can’t erase. It feels like my heart is being stepped on, while it burns. Why do I still feel this way, as if I couldn’t be any more broken? I know I’m alive, but you want to finish me off. I see my life ending, I tried to do the right thing, to walk away with a sad smile and forgive and forget, but you consume my thoughts, like a demon trying to steal a soul, that’s already dead and not worth anything. I don’t know what to do, I wish I had never told you, that I loved you.


After the heartbreak, you’re humbled; the pain slows you down; and your spirit is gone. It’s funny how I think that I’m okay now, but I’m not! When you’re alone, your hurt is all you got and feeling something is better than nothing, but why would I still want to feel broken? It’s odd how smiling and laughing, comes more freely now. I’m not wondering so much, not bingeing so much and when I’m talking to someone else, you’re not on my mind anymore. Can heartbreak save a life, before you came, I didn’t care. Now I want to live and even though it seems, like it’s been years. I’m grateful for that moment, thank you for making me cry, because I haven’t shed happy tears for the longest time. I’m sorry for being the wrong man for you, but like I’ve said over and over again, I will move on. Now I know better, that you should never tell a friend that you love her. The life I used to live was fast, like as if I was running out of time, but you brought good into my life and I have been trying to do better. Like you used to say, it’s crazy how somebody can change you from a distance. Today was okay, I will work some more tomorrow and it goes on. I believe that I’m going to be okay and I hope I will.


People are interesting, the human mind will never be understood, new knowledge is yet to be discovered, every day we learn something different. Some people can take the world by the hand and have it all, except for love. However people that are in love are the worst off, because they are willing to give it all away for unrealistic love. But if anybody finds real love they are on a natural high; an adrenaline rush; lost in the sauce; gone with the wind. I never believed it until now, that love is the best drug, because I would use it, to take advantage, but now it uses me. Life can also be silly, but you got to love it, otherwise it can become toxic, its a hard life, nothing is guaranteed. Life is a blessing that you may never truly understand, some people have it all without knowing, something like winning the lottery. Accomplishing everything in life isn’t satisfying any more, so many people are lost in their imagination, that they can’t see the good things around them, but by then it’s too late. There aren’t too many second chances for love anymore.

By: DavidPoet, 1981-2021

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The Simple Reason You Struggle With Women | Jordan Peterson

“Fearlessness is what love seeks,” Hannah Arendt wrote in her magnificent early work on love and how to live with fear. “Such fearlessness exists only in the complete calm that can no longer be shaken by events expected of the future […] Hence the only valid tense is the present, the Now.”
This notion of presence as the antidote to fear and the crucible of love is as old as the human heart, as old as the consciousness that first felt the blade of anticipatory loss pressed against the exposed underbelly of the longing for connection. Excerpt from The Four Buddhist Mantras for Turning Fear into Love

“To love without knowing how to love, wounds the person we love. To know how to love someone, we have to understand them. To understand, we need to listen […] Understanding someone’s suffering is the best gift you can give another person. Understanding is love’s other name. If you don’t understand, you can’t love!” Excerpts from “To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love.”

“Who is good, if he knows not who he is? And who knows what he is, if he forgets that things which have been made are perishable, and that it is not possible for one human being to be with another always?” Excerpt from Epictetus on Love and Loss: The Stoic Strategy for Surviving Heartbreak

“When a man cannot introspectively confront his negative thoughts and emotions, he will always be conquered by them, communicating without composure and hurting all those whom he loves.” Quote paraphrased from “Battle Cry” By: Jason Wilson

“In every encounter, we either give life or we drain it; there is no neutral exchange.” By: Brennan Manning


Finding Your Helpmate

In the battle of the sexes there are winners and losers and if you can’t command respect from the onset, you don’t stand a fighting chance. Even thought modern women feign that they want their prospective mate to only bring polite manners to the table, at the end of the day, all that hype goes out the window, when they fall for the smooth talker who can wield power over them, via looks, notoriety, money or domination. That’s why it’s so important, that young women are taught by their parents to not yield to their biological instincts, otherwise they will end up alone, bitter and cynical—if they allow themselves to be disrespected by modern barbarians who are only interested in toying with their emotions and then tossing them out to the trash heap of losers.

By: ElRoyPoet, 2023

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Top 3 viewer comments:

  1. “I was in a beautiful relationship. I shared with her, some of my insecurities as the relationship grew deeper, however that eroded her interest in me over time. She had been an amazing partner and friend up to that day? After that turn of events, I sat down with my mom and explained to her what had happened to us, she immediately told me: ‘that I had made a huge mistake, and that I should now be mature enough to know, that you never share your insecurities or weaknesses with a girl, no matter how much love you believe exists in the relationship, she’ll lose interest, if she’s a good girl, or use it against you, if she’s a bad one’. Advice from a woman that had decades of successful marriage with my dad. Ignore all those female dating coaches that tell you to be emotionally open, share your pain, etc. I found out the hard way, that a man is absolutely never supposed to show vulnerability in front of women, because they just don’t understand!”
  2. “She is challenging him, that’s disrespectful to him. Why should anyone be entitled to challenge anyone, if not to shame or disregard his opinion, values and ideas. If he allows her to challenge him, she wouldn’t care about, what he has to say and wouldn’t even try to understand why he thinks that way. Because he will say whatever she wants to hear and will become submissive. She will be the one leading the conversation and ultimately the relationship to its end, when she looses interest in him.”
  3. “Young women are hard-wired to procreate and become wives and mothers. However young men need to be trained to become leaders, husbands and dads. If the couple is not faithful to each other and their gender roles, the nuclear family melts down and the community as a whole suffers from the fall-out.”

Commentary: The hardest lesson every young adult has to learn is that they are not the main character in everybody’s story. You are the protagonist of your own story, and all things being even, you were the main character in your enabling parent’s story, but now that you’ve grown up, you’re not. So no matter how much you want to be the main character in somebody’s story, your only fooling yourself, because until you are in a legitimate, committed family relationship, your wishful thinking doesn’t really matter to anybody.

Jordan Peterson’s Message to Young People

“When a man cannot introspectively confront his negative thoughts and emotions, he will always be conquered by them, communicating without composure and hurting all those whom he loves.” Quote paraphrased from “Battle Cry” By: Jason Wilson

“Beware of those who weep with realization, for they have realized nothing.” By: Carlos Casteñeda

“In every encounter, we either give life or we drain it; there is no neutral exchange.” By: Brennan Manning

“Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?” Bible, 2 Corinthians 6:14

“And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.” Genesis 2:18

A Life Of Uncertainty

Poem 1

This is not what I imagined my life to be,
for someone to be all over me—
all I ever wanted was to be free.

I can’t force someone to be a part of we,
if you don’t want to be, you are free,
if you do, isn’t it really up to me?

I don’t need someone to want me, to be free,
wasn’t I created that way to be,
to know that God loves me?

Poem 2

In our earthly existence,
we’re only here for a lifetime,
it’s painful in the beginning,
and more so in the end.

That’s why it’s so sad to see,
when those people
who were supposed to love you—
hurt you—and more so in the end.

By: ElRoyPoet © 2022

“Just because you hate your life, it doesn’t mean you have to make mine miserable, too. Just because I don’t understand, why you can’t be grateful, like I am for you.” By: Anonymous

“In every encounter, we either give life or we drain it; there is no neutral exchange.” By: Brennan Manning

“You can’t wait until life isn’t hard anymore, until you decide to be happy.” By: Jane Marczewski

“Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?” Bible, 2 Corinthians 6:14

“I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring about the future you hope for.” Jeremiah 29:11

“Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.” Matthew 6:34

“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9

The Vigilante Heart

There’s love and then there’s reverse love, either way your heart finds joy or a deviant purpose for its existence. If you love a group of people there will always be somebody available for you to feel empathy for; for you to sympathize with; for you to care for. If you go the other way there will always be someone for you to be disgusted with; for you to hold contempt for; for you to fear.
If you pursue the object of your affection your heart will be content. If you hound the object of your disgust, your heart will become jaded, until the last one is found. Then what is your heart going to do, is it going to tell on itself, will it remember that it used to have the capacity to love, or will it be too late, and then have to turn on you? The moral of the story, is to be progressive, don’t go in reverse, because you can’t make your community great again, if there’s nothing left. By: ElRoyPoet, 2022

“When you start understanding the science and psychology of hate, you begin to realize that there are numerous complex reasons for your hatred towards people. In an ideal world, we would love and respect everyone we interact with. Everyone will be compassionate, emphatic, generous, considerate and kind. We will accept each other’s views no matter how opposing they may be to ours and would learn from different perspectives. But reality is far from ideal. And this is perhaps why we often get upset, angry and annoyed with others.” Excerpt from 5 Reasons Why You Hate People According To Psychology

Commentary: Interesting, love and hate are complex emotions, yet similar in that both are intimate and are only shared with the object of your affection or indignation. However, they can also end up on the opposite side of the spectrum when it comes to changing a life for good or evil. For example, you can start by loving someone and end up hating that person, due to a breakup or betrayal. Tragically, both can incapacitate the giver or the receiver if executed maliciously. This can happen to a person, a family, a church, a community, and even the state. It starts with a simple misunderstanding and ends up as a collective contempt for a group identity. When I look at the evil in the hearts of men, I finally understand—that God didn’t create that rage. Hate is the result of what happens when man turns his back—on God’s love.

“People don’t (stop hating) because a veil lifts and they are suddenly able to see hate for what it is…They leave because it makes sense for them, because the value hate once gave them has diminished or evaporated…The reality is, people rarely change their personality or ideals during adulthood, and if they do, it needs to be something they do on their own, for themselves…I realized much too late that (hate) is a huge waste of life.” By: Corinna Olsen

“In every encounter, we either give life or we drain it; there is no neutral exchange.” By: Brennan Manning

A False Sense Of Security

Values voters are afraid of immigrants, minorities, addicts, deviants and convicts and as a result are willing to tolerate a low level of police brutality and high incarceration rates in order to feel safe in their communities. Conservatives wish they could return to an earlier time in white American history, when neighborhood watch patrols weren’t necessary—that’s why astute republican politicians pretending to be populists, hawk the “MAGA” campaign slogan.
However due to the low morale of officers, deputies and their corrupt union leaders, society believes that these government agencies aren’t keeping up with their side of the bargain. Despite how much of the tax-payer’s money is spent on these “law and order” initiatives and the pro-police rhetoric coming from their elected officials—the state of affairs still appear to be deteriorating fast. Consequently the patriots have become cynical and no longer have any faith, that their country’s political culture will ever turn around. Disturbingly the public is approaching the point of desperation, where they are willing to turn their back on democracy and replace it with a police state.

By: ElRoyPoet, 2022

“Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty or safety. By: Benjamin Franklin

“Only a fool believes that draconian laws, don’t turn liberty into tyranny.” By: B. Bondsman

“First, note how important the qualifiers are: essential Liberty, a little Safety, and temporary at that. Sure, once you put it that way, who but a fool would give up something ‘essential’ to get ‘a little temporary’ something else. Indeed, once we label something ‘essential,’ that itself is an assertion that we shouldn’t be giving it up (at least unless we get something even more essential in exchange). One can just as well say, Those who would give up essential Safety, to purchase a little temporary Liberty, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. After all, if the safety is really that essential, how could we reasonably give it up just to get a little temporary something else (even something as important as liberty)?” Excerpt from Liberty, safety, and Benjamin Franklin

“But if the story is about Republican candidates who say in absolute terms that they have no business running for public office; that they don’t believe in democracy; that indeed they have contempt for the very idea of normal people manifesting their destinies; […] With that, citizens know what to do. That paradox is, of course, this: Republican candidates who are hostile to democracy are asking voters to entrust them with democracy. They are saying, ‘I can’t be trusted.’ […] When you allow anti-democrats to sit at the negotiating table of democracy, little gets done, because the table’s been depoliticized. That, of course, is the ultimate objective of these Republican anti-democrats. They strive to make democracy unworkable, ungovernable and unbearable, hoping to drive republican citizens into despairing whether they can manifest their own destinies. Fortunately, they are telling us who they are.” Excerpt from Republican anti-democrats are telling us who they are

Final Thoughts: Sooner or later everybody ends up fighting the same battles. What’s really going on in the minds of the christian nationalist and republicans is that they’re hoping that if they keep the ultra MAGA movement going, they’ll eventually be able to eradicate the socialist democrats, black lives matter marxists and all the disenfranchised who keep gaming government social programs, because the fear in their hearts has triggered hate mongering for whomever Trump frames as unpatriotic. How will they do that? Extradition, segregation, re-education, there are too many citizens in prison, already, it’s impossible! Or are they hoping, for America to become a fascist nation by inciting the Alt-right mob to start a campaign of terror? But there’s a drawback, to this diabolical plan, because when martial law kicks in the door, you can kiss all your constitutional protections goodbye. I repeat, if you or the police state mess up, there’s no civil rights defense!
For a government, to facilitate the detainment of undesirable groups, it has to suspend the constitutional protections of the infected community. But here’s the danger with this scenario, can you trust them to lift martial law, after they’ve completed the round-up, or will they use the pretense, that it’s not safe, yet? History tells us that after the citizens surrender their civil rights, chances are they ain’t getting them back.

“Democracy rests on four pillars: legislature, executive, judiciary and the press. However, if the citizens allow one of the pillars to be cut off, it becomes crippled and if a second one is removed it dies.” By: A. Freeman

Gangs of Marauders

It all started when the Patriots were duped into believing, that they were being victimized by their democratic government. (Even though they had freedom for two and a half centuries, they were still gaslighted by the populist narrative that their liberty was in jeopardy.) The elites didn’t want to share their land and wealth with the world anymore, so they decided to end democracy by instigating a nationalist coup. Tragically fascists never learn the most important lesson, that in order to get along, you have to get along, otherwise your propaganda destabilizes the entire region.
First we were unplugged from the power grid. Second the internet went offline. Third the food and fuel supply chains were shutdown. So hysteria overtook the masses, but the worst part, was the technology withdrawal, because there was no longer any emotional escape, no cell phones to stay in touch with friends and family and no digital media. Millions of people in limbo and foreign countries in financial ruin and collapse.
Here in the states—all the remnants of local government could do was to hold-on as they witnessed the domestic terrorists run amok over the bad lands of America. It was every man for himself, so barbarism ensued—might makes right, when its a numbers game. For the purpose of self-preservation, ruthless gangs began to form and started to roam—survival of the fittest. The fragmented communities and the minority groups became sitting ducks as the blood-thirsty tribes tried to survive. Dead patriots on the streets, stench everywhere, and women and children left behind to die. When there are too many guns, there are too many political suicides. (I saw it in a dream, and it was frightening!) It became a waiting game to see who would outlast the other, the military skeleton armies, the insurrectionists or the foreign autocratic interlopers.

By: ElRoyPoet, 2022

The Civil War | Facts You Need to Know

What Made The American Civil War so Deadly?

Commentary: When a country throws up its arms in disgust, because nobody wants to compromise and everybody is constantly digging in their heels, because they don’t want to relinquish the ideology of their polarized parties or culture groups. It becomes easier for society to become cynical about its democratic institutions and the government protections they provide. Physical and emotional fatigue makes cowards out of all of us, and when a patriot believes that he can’t win, he resigns to the temptation—that he perceives to be the easier way out—to forfeit democracy and let a power hungry strong man do the governing for him. In the Bible, the Jews had the opportunity to govern themselves with judges, but they always opted to relinquish their freedom to a king. This provided temporary peace of mind, but eventually the honeymoon is over and the domestic abuse begins.

When white supremacists overthrew a government

“Our founding fathers, having just lived through a revolution, tried really hard to create a system of government that could avoid a revolution in the future. The Constitution of the United States of America is the result. A system that has built in a very straightforward way of allowing for everything from small tweaks (2 term limit for President) to massive social change (end slavery, give women equal rights—yes, I know the ERA didn’t pass, that’s part of my point) and the potential for a complete reboot (without the need for violence) in the form of calling for a constitutional convention.
The state in which I live has had 5 constitutions (and prior to the US, 4 versions of the Frame of Government originally written by William Penn) the most recent was 1968, a few months before I was born.
When I hear people say ‘we need a revolution’ I will often ask ‘why not address your concerns via a constitutional amendment or a new constitution?’ The reply is usually quite enlightening as to the motivations and thinking of those calling for revolution. Some people clearly relish the idea of sowing chaos and destruction, and those are the people who scare me the most.” [….]
You’re right that any armed revolution started right now would be disastrous. And, I fear, would mostly lead to fascism as the government was required to crack down on all the various dissidents.
Though I think you’re overestimating the potential ‘breakup’ of America. I don’t think it would happen like that. The division of America today isn’t like that of Yugoslavia. You don’t have black nationalists living in one state, Mexican nationalists living in another, Protestant nationalists living in one and Catholic nationalists living in another. Sure, you have racial and ethnic and religious diversity. But the reality is, that’s spread out everywhere, and our ultimate dividing lines aren’t region-based or even culture-based anymore, they’re political. ‘Left-wing’ and ‘right-wing’ are far more important classifiers to Americans than ‘Wisconsinite’ or ‘Californian’.
Cities all across America are mostly liberal or left-wing. Rural America is mostly right-wing. The divide is geographic, but it isn’t state vs. state, it’s rural-vs-urban. And neither can really survive without the other.
This means that, if it comes down to ‘A revolution,’ today, it will probably be left-wing vs. Right-wing, not California vs. Texas. And one side will have to win and will re-consolidate America. Whether that’s rural America with its guns and bread, or urban America with its wealth, technology, and factories.
Either way, I think it will lead to tyranny on a massive scale. Government surveillance, oaths of loyalty, secret police, whatever. That’s not to say left-wing and right-wing are the same. Just that no matter what, if there’s a civil war in the US in our current political climate, the government that comes out of it will have to be far more repressive than ours today.
So I’m not seeing a ‘broken up’ America, is my point. I’m seeing a united one that is fascist or totalitarian. Still not a good outcome.” Comments in Let’s talk about revolution.…

“The world has enough for everyone’s need, but not enough for everyone’s greed.” By: Mahatma Gandhi

“Ignorance breeds fear. We fear those things we don’t understand. If we don’t put a lid on that fear and keep that fear in check, that fear in turn will breed hatred because we hate those things that frighten us. “If we don’t keep that hatred in check, that hatred in turn will breed destruction.” By: Daryl Davis

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” By: John F. Kennedy

Voter Fraud

Framing the narrative:
A. The Republican legislature commissioned an Arizona vote audit, even though there was minimal suspicion of errors.
B. Use the rhetoric that “if there wasn’t voter fraud, an audit wouldn’t be necessary”.
C: Republicans now have a license to contest all future elections, when they lose (see B. “we had to do an audit last time”).
D. Even if the audit proves that wide-spread voter fraud is non-existent (discount the results, refer to B. “we had to do an audit last time”).
E: Cynicism is now instilled in the general public (see B. “why bother, there’s always voter fraud”).
To conflate the lying of Trump with the “questioning of truth” is to become complicit in the GOP’s agenda of suppressing voter rights (It’s a circular argument, engineered to disenfranchise the voter. Historically, the lower the voter turn-out, the higher the probability, that the Republicans will remain in power).

Republicans in states including Arizona and Wisconsin are pursuing controversial election audits and investigations. Many GOP-controlled states are pursuing laws which critics say aim to restrict ballot access among those likely to vote Democratic, or make it easier to overturn results. Excerpt from: Trump tries to defend ‘just say the election was corrupt’ demand

Ron DeSantis’ Latest Political Stunt Blows Up In His Face

“It’s a vicious cycle—which is exactly the point. First gin up fear about fraud, then use that fear to aggressively prosecute voting infractions, then use those prosecutions to create stricter laws, then use the stricter laws to induce more examples of fraud, then use those examples to gin up even more fear. The potential impact on turnout is bad enough. But the cumulative effect of restrictive laws corrodes the democratic process itself….
Demagogues and insurrections are not the only—or even the primary—threats to our democracy. The slow, relentless erosion of individual civic agency is at least as dangerous, and perhaps more so. Most of the people accused of “voter fraud” have made mistakes with no provable malicious intent as they navigate voting systems that grow ever more byzantine and frustrating. Their lives may be derailed by reputational damage, by time and money spent in court, by prohibitive fines, and by jail or prison. The people who bear this burden may be the cornerstones of their social worlds. Their fates stand as warnings to others in already fragile communities. In a country where the influence of Black and Latino voters is purposefully diluted by gerrymandering, and where poorer, overworked folks must contend with long lines and short hours at sparse polling locations, the fear of being caught up in a punitive administrative labyrinth adds another variable to the calculus of deciding whether to vote at all.” Excerpt from When the Myth of Voter Fraud Comes for You

Let’s talk about Texas Lt. Gov Dan Patrick paying up

Commentary: Voter Fraud is real—when it is perpetrated by authoritarian leaning government officials who are hell bent on defrauding voters. Republican legislators think they are being slick when they enact voter and civil-rights suppression laws targeted at minorities. Even though they know full well, that these laws are unconstitutional and will undoubtedly be overturned in federal court. They persist with the charade, hoping that their threats will instill the “fear of being arrested by the state” in law-abiding constituents. Their objective is to stop the progressive movement, even if they have to resort to intimidation and prosecution of innocent citizen activists.
The second part of the GOP’s plan, is to get out the conservative vote by inciting the patriots with incendiary rhetoric, scare tactics, conspiracy theories and democrat hate mongering. Their end game is to weaponize controversial social issues, such as critical race theory; cancel culture; voter fraud; the border crisis; war on drugs; defund the police; abortion, in order to galvanize support for their republican candidates.

In Attack on Voting Rights, DeSantis’s Election Police Arrest 20 Former Felons for Voting in Florida

I Didn’t Notice You

When I look back on my life, I can no longer recognize myself. How did I get to this point—it must’ve been a slow process—the surrender of my dignity.

One day you wake up and you no longer have an identity, you’re now a number; a statistic; a shadow that real people just ignore as they pass you by.

When I started on this journey, I never imagined, that I would’ve ended up as an outsider, disenfranchised because of my lack of social graces.

You know what’s funny—to get to this point gradually—thinking all along that it’s not so extreme—only to find out in the end—that the joke is being played on you.

By: ElRoyPoet, 2022

Concept and Excerpts from “Lead Me Home” Documentary

“When I was young, I would always wake up believing, I was going to have a wonderful life. I never dreamed I was going to have a second life, the one of a minority, a loser that society hated, and that only predators would want me, but only if I allowed them to exploit me.” By: Anonymous

Commentary: There’s a universal belief that success and self-worth are nearly identical and if you’re rich you must be either be smart or hardworking. But if you’re poor you must’ve messed up somewhere along the way. People like to believe that they’ve gotten to where they are, because they’re talented or have earned it. That could be true to some extent, but it’s also a fact, that there are people who could have been equally smart or talented and not in that position, because of the barriers that were erected to impede them. It’s hard to sit with the idea, that maybe somebody else deserves to be where they are, more than they do. I think almost everybody, wants to be able to tell a story of making it on their own. However, does that give them the right to hate the less fortunate?

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“Since it’s often impossible to get a reasonable sense of what will happen in the future, it’s unfair to blame people with good intentions who end up worse off as a result of unforeseen circumstances. This leads to the conclusion that compassion, not blame, is the appropriate attitude towards those who act in good faith but whose bets in life don’t pay off…Despair thrives where empathy is missing; right now, our lack of compassion for one another is killing us…No matter how smart we think we are, there’s a hard limit on what we can know, and we could easily end up on the losing end of a big bet. We owe it to ourselves, and others, to build a more compassionate world.” Excerpt from The mathematical case against blaming people for their misfortune

“You’re probably familiar with Darwin’s ‘survival of the fittest’ theory, but did you know he also authored a ‘sympathy hypothesis?’ He observed that it took sympathy—what we now call compassion—to raise children, create flourishing communities and turn the human race into the civilization we know today.
Empathy and compassion are both integral parts of the human condition, passed down through evolution to help us survive. Observing suffering activates the parts of our brain associated with threat detection and nurturing. It also affects the vagus nerve, which controls the heart and lungs, and the reward centers of the brain. Performing acts of kindness actually give us ‘hits’ of pleasure chemicals.” Excerpt from: A guide to empathy and compassion

“And I will come near you for judgment; I will be a swift witness against sorcerers, against adulterers, against perjurers, against those who oppress wage earners and widows and orphans, and against those who turn away an alien, because they do not fear ME,” Says the LORD who rules over all.” Bible, Malachi 3:5

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The failure of white evangelicals is that they can’t even restore morality in their churches, but still insist they can restore morality to our nation—that’s why they call themselves ‘christian nationalist’. It’s like ‘putting the cart—before the horse’, tragically the only direction they’re pulling us—is in reverse. They should call themselves ‘nationalist christians’ instead, because they’re hoping the government will fix their lack of faith by legislating a state religion.

By: ElRoyPoet, 2022

Analogy: Before we were born there was a rebellion in heaven. God’s First Born said: “I will help all those who choose to go to earth, to return to heaven by bringing them the gospel, then they can decide for themselves if they will believe”.
Lucifer then countered: “let me be their leader and I will make sure that they all return to heaven. I will force them to obey and none will be lost”.
On earth many liberal leaders said: “we were all born with unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and in order for that to transpire, we must also be freeman”.
Then several christian nationalists leaders contended: “wouldn’t it be easier to make all the citizens obey the law, by taking away their freedom—even though we will not allow them to exercise their first amendment rights, we will trick them into believing that they do, and if any protest, we will punish their insubordination”.
Then God said: “I will send the First Born, because they already have their free agency, and no one should be allowed to take away, what I have already given to them”.
The morale of the story is that any demagogue who attempts to take the people’s liberty away, is obviously in collusion with the devil.

Read: Jesus Christ, Our Chosen Leader and Savior

“It is we who nourish the ‘Soul Of The World’, and the world we live in will be either better or worse, depending on whether we become better or worse.” By: Paulo Coelho

“Only a changed man, can change the world. Tragically a man who’s set in his ways, doesn’t progress, only atrophies.” By: A. Freeman

“In order for a government to become a fascist regime, the church must allow itself to be swallowed by the state. In order for a government to remain democratic, the state must be kept separated from the church—so that it isn’t tempted to swallow the other.” By: A. Freeman

Read: What to Know About the Origins of Fascism’s Brutal Ideology