America's War fought by the Poor
These are the times
which try men's souls...
or so the saying goes...
It's "Common Sense" if you will.
Rich man's War, Poor man's blood
It is an American tradition, if one has the where with all to escape the personal battle of war, then so shall it be. The fact of having skin in the game, say through the draft during Vietnam, spurred Civil unrest, social protest and ultimately the voice of the masses could not be ignored.
It's a reasonable assertion, we all are afforded options. It's also reasonable to contest we do not all have the same options.It's like betting on Papa's Mustache in the 4th at Belmont. Fore you see, Papa is not able to control the growth of his facial hair despite the degree to which his children have faith toward the end result. Such is the case for those whom war is not a viable option. Conversely, such is not the case for those whom financial stability is not ingrained genetically. Of course this metaphor is a sign of the times.
"These are the times that try men's souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."
As it goes throughout the course of history, we are often best served to look in the rear view to see where we are heading.
Granted this little piece of work by the 18th Century 'Enlightenment' Philosopher Thomas Paine depict a course of freedom going forward...it is as relevant today as it was back then.
"Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph."
Living in these times without power and control the tyrannical concerns, force us to look within. That harsh look in the mirror is often quite revealing. As parents, we assume the last line of defence to the continuance of family tradition and the values.
It is as it was and as always shall be;the privilege of financial wealth is as old as Old Money. The current state of affairs regarding class warfare is a discussion for another time.
Take heart in this revival; the revival of American Revolution America. Fore in the words of Thomas Paine lives this notion. ..."So unlimited a power can only belong to God."
Therefore we turn to cliche's a plenty... Stay the course...Steady as she goes...full speed ahead. When the wall blocks your desires to be all you can be, when you can't go over it or under it, one's determination dictates one to go through it. It often involves a great deal of pain, but considering the alternative, the options are limited. Indeed, we started at that very premise in the first place.
Therefore folks, get up a head of steam, if you will, and hit that wall full speed on the run. In the event you bounce off, get up and do it again. Sooner or later expect a silhouette of your body where that barricade once was. Eventually you'll find a crack in that impenetrable wall.
"For though the flame of liberty may sometimes cease to shine, the embers can never expire."