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We are not allowed to be ourselves. We are put in capsules and stigmatized.

Updated on March 2, 2014

We assume that is sunrise.

Believe it or not and put down your preconceived notions, That is moonrise and not sunrise.
Believe it or not and put down your preconceived notions, That is moonrise and not sunrise. | Source

We are one int the spirit we are one in the love.

Let us look at the story of a man. At age fourteen he traveled the western globe with two sisters and learned how to quickly assess danger and react promptly thereto. He learned body language the hard way and voice inflection through trial and error. He later became quite schooled in these arts and studied psychology, philosophy and law. He did time in clandestine operations where his life depended on his ability to quickly asses and then later in courtrooms where other's lives depended on his ability to quickly assess. He raised or helped raise children whose welfare depended on his ability to quickly assess. He worked in police/physical security where the ability to quickly assess on military ports brought, or not, security to his country. And he worked internationally where nuance transcended language and had to be quickly assessed.

Let us say that by fifty this man could assess people within ten syllables or five physical signs. Everything from race to age to gender to faith to sweat and to calmness could be logged and processed by this man.

Just assume the correctness of that notion for this article. (of course errors are made and of course progress rather than perfection was the goal of his life)

So just take our man at face value able to do a 95% reading of people very quickly and usually right on the money.

And yet here is the point of the story. He could not and would not classify others for more than that second or two. From then on it was open mind.

So now let us look at this man's perspective. And I would imagine it may surprise you.

Mustard tree from a tiny seed.

How do we really assess?
How do we really assess? | Source

Here is the fun part.

Some bluehaired second pew "beauty" columnist judges determine in their wisdom how to classify the man. A zealot liberal comes and does the same. And of course an atheist and a christian join forces to do the same. They have not the training and have never walked whore and pimp and drug dealers' streets. They have never whipped out a knife in a gunfight and they have never been alone in a place where they did not speak the language. And they have never slept one night on bare ground with only stars for a blanket at 30 degrees.

Yet these folks "classify" the man.

So here it is: The man is Christian of no church, he is liberal and conservative, he is progressive and status quo. He is democrat and republican. Let us look at that concept. He is bipartisan.

Can we even grasp that idea? Bipartisan. Not following with conviction either party. Looking for what makes sense rather than what he is told. A Christian without a church and a citizen without a party. Get over it. We are more common than your think by your silly polls.

The man in our story speaks of great freedoms and a total hate toward government infringement. Yet stands tall on working out harder ecological plans. He hates the politicization of global warming yet leaves almost zero footprint and is working toward total self sufficiency in home.

And yet this man is attacked as attacking our sitting politicians. No not on the basis of merit, but on the basis of attacking a democrat of republican.

The man has 3 adult children and himself that voted liberal. And now has 2 adult children and himself that question the regime.

And yet folk label him one thing or another.

We hope that folk understand that this song teaches us about atheists and Christians.

The author got tangled up with this above gal. Totally out of place and spent 20 minutes holding hands and sharing hope.

Our entourages and wives and husbands got screwed up and Tina and I held hands and we looked hard at each other. And my preacher man came out and declared that the seeking is all that matters. And she declared only the failures are what matters. Amen.

Let us learn a lesson as we all have.

Right here on HubPages there are two folks against the man.

On has seen fit to label the writer as a conservative republican and the other a mentally disturbed individual.

They are great folk with outstanding hubs of their sort. One is lovemychris and the other is Beth37. We do not quite understand their need to read and respond to the ericdierker hubPages account but they have a need to that makes one wonder.

I love them both but do not get their need to pursue me. It is close to stalking. One wants to diagnose an illness and the other wants to make me a die hard tea party member.

What the heck is that a fan club? Maybe some of you veterans can help me out.

Let thunder roll!

Rain comes from clowds
Rain comes from clowds | Source


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    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you DDE, you have some great hubs running right now, that everyone should visit at

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Interesting and so much thought here and so true well put together.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Brian that is an excellent point. I think you are right. I should work on that, because I think they can see my wheels turning a mile away, and that is not very nice.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Wow, how true. But I still do not walk up to strangers with baseball bats and spiked collars and a look of a crackhead and hug them ;-) Although I must admit I have met some nice people like that.

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      Brian Prickril 

      4 years ago from Savannah, GA

      Most people can sense when they are being judged and stereotyped. We are sensitive to it; sometimes a little too sensitive and we are resentful. I always find it a refreshing approach to shake someone's hand with an open mind. The people can sense that as well and they are grateful.

      p.s. Anyone who has read you would know that you are a man of many hats. And that you typically follow your heart and guts rather than convention.

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      4 years ago

      There is certainly more depth to people and everyone should be more open to new or different ideologies rather than label or stereotype for convenience. Let the thunder continue rolling, Eric!

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you much Dora.

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      Dora Weithers 

      4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Eric, there's a lot of good in and about you. Keep on spreading it!

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you much for adding such wonderfully written truths to this hub. And of course it is always a pleasure to see you.

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      4 years ago

      Wow Eric , I love that thunder photo of yours ! Eric , at sixty I must say that I learned a while ago to not pre-judge . You see I was kinda good at it ! There is such an awesome pleasure in learning the true "depth "of the real person beneath the image , no ? I have watched people who seem hard , cry . And those who seem shallow really think outside of their box. I have witnessed awesomely beautiful women melt at my simply listening to them and "ugly" people turn into flowers at a simple compliment !......we deep ones are lucky aren't we ? LOL....ed


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