Phatscotty wrote:Metsfanmax wrote:Phatscotty wrote:I haven't filed a single report in years, 2 maybe 3.
That was all you needed to say.
No, what I needed to do was cut the head off the snake before it opened it's jaws to strike. Now that that's done with....I shouldn't need to say that, there is no information to suggest that I have reported people. That's why I was curious and asked BBS what I asked.
Obviously you see the crappola I overcome on the daily, that's a choice. Granted things used to be a lot worse, it takes a special kind of person to sit there quietly and receive a jaywalking ticket while another person randomly enters the scene drunk off their ass running red lights speeding and crashing into a telephone pole, and not say something about the cop not even flinching. It's normal for someone who gets in trouble for a thing to say something when someone else does the exact same thing or worse, repeatedly, and always gets treated like they are special and elite and better and above the law, and that the law only applies to the little people like me and I better shut up an go along with everyone else, and only follow laws they like and ignore the law they don't like or are inconvenient for them at a certain point in time. Not that it means I wanted someone else to get in trouble as much as it means 'why aren't you applying the law equally?' I surmised that was just the way it was gonna be for me personally and the path before me was littered with egg shells. So I upped my game and worked on my character and studied that much harder and exposed myself to my own fears and shortcomings and identified my strengths as well as holding myself accountable and setting a good example for others.
You can't deny my style and my consistency, as universal political and economic agreement have nothing to do with style or consistency. The reason at the time was pretty simple. Conservatives were not welcome here! If you are a Republican of any kind, you better just go along with the Liberal/Progressive dominated environment, if you are Conservative, there is a different set of rules for you. A lot like the tax code Obama abused in 2011-2012, if he doesn't like you for any reason, there are so many laws and restrictions and regulations and standards, if they want to, they're gonna find a reason to stick it to ya. When I tell people I was banned for necrobumping (since what I said in the thread was judged irrelevant to the thread) people always have the same response. 'What the hell is necrobumping?' Granted that I was rough around the edges and had no experience in this place coming fresh out of the gate, I learned, I assimilated, I gave up long ago the expectation that rules were enforced fairly and equally, and I sucked it up. I overcame the double standards, the inequality, the intolerance, the systemic discrimination, and the level of fairness stacked against me for personal reasons. I pulled myself up by my boot straps and overcame adversity, caring not if others offended me. Many of the men and women who came before me gave up to much of their tears and sweat and blood, sacrificed on levels unimaginable today just to earn our rights, marched through the snow barefoot in order to meet an enemy nobody believed we could win against. And when I learned an came to truly understand just how much it costed those who came before us so that we can have what we have today and we take for granted and I put that into perspective I decided then and there to do everything in my power to stop people from lighting the match to set it all afire, to stop them from turning their backs on America's historic values, to bring it in a level that has not been seen before and with such clarity that if you are going to go against traditional American values, you are going to have to flat out say that you do not believe in Freedom and that you are virtually against it, you have to say aloud that Liberty is outdated and that you believe people are too dumb to take care of themselves, you cannot beat around the bush when it comes to turning in your Independence when one makes a case for dependence as the way to prosperity and the way to create wealth.
I adopted a symbol after many years of changing avatars on the weekly. That's why I identify with Bruce Wayne/Batman. A lot like Bruce Wayne, when Phatscotty began, he too was a lot like Bruce choosing to be locked up in prison, to study the mind of the criminal in order to understand them more clearly and fight them more effectively, and that has been my mission here exactly, to study the mind of people who are complete opposite of my values and the values that historically have been what made America great for centuries. And just like Bruce Wayne, I joined the CC league of shadows, started my training, playing along with the one way political correctness in Monkey Business. Sure it was a little more fun, but I was selling myself short. I played along all the way until I was asked to be the executioner of another's rights, Freedoms, and Liberties. And that is where I drew the line. I would not be taking things from others, I refused to infringe on others, I refused to be the destroyer of everything America used to be. Once I discovered the true nature and name of their game, that they don't believe in Liberty or many of the other values that have for so long come to be uniquely American, that they wish to trade in their Freedom for security around every corner, even knowingly tricking others into giving up Independence for dependency in more and more forms, they were sinking deeper and deeper determined to take everybody with them while pillaging and razing more brazenly and greedily than ever before. I refused to go along, and I put my life on the line to stand up for myself and not be peer pressured out of doing what is right in my heart according to my principles.
That's when I realized I needed to be a symbol and stand against them; that's when I realized they view compassion as a weakness, something to be taken advantage of and that they mock society's laws and systems and thrive off it if you don't get real; I saw the city's true face. I had already gotten the message loud and clear that regular go along Phatscotty was a man lost in the scramble for his own narrow self gratification. He can be repeatedly locked up and banned permanently, But if I made myself more than just a man, if I devoted myself to my own true principles and values and to the country that I love so much and put my heart into it and they couldn't stop me, I could become something much more; Legend. I learned to master my own fear just as Batman mastered his fear of bats and used that fear to his advantage. Fears of being called a racist or a baby killer everytime I so much as questioned the status quo. Even bringing up certain subjects could get me called a sexist or a bigot. Taking a stand on the truth and Constitutional rights can get you labeled homophobic, taking a stand for my country can get me labeled Islamaphobic, no matter how many of my people get killed or how many skyscrapers fell to the ground; I was told their feelings are more important, and that the American lives lost were not really that big of a deal, since an equal number have been killed in the past 15 years due to my country's military accidents and illegal intentional off the record killings, and that we deserved to have our civilians attacked since our country had become so soft and corrupt and hell bent on compassion at all costs and only worrying about not offending others that every level of our infrastructure was been compromised by the enemy. But I refuse to believe that, I believe there are still good people in America, so that is why I fight for her, and I do not believe we are beyond saving.
I came to understand that people needed a dramatic example to shake them out of their apathy, and that I couldn't do that as shut up and go along Phats. As a man of flesh and blood, I can be foed and and ignored. But as a symbol I can be incorruptible, I can be everlasting. A symbol that stands on fundamental and historical truths, something so familiar and ingrained in my people for so many generations but is terrifying to today's generation; Freedom, Liberty, and Independence.
When I came back and they threatened to hurt the people and things that I love by trying to manipulate my fears and making me feel guilty enough to the point of throwing something as precious as Freedom into the garbage can, I was ready for them. I began to show that not everybody was afraid, and now this place is welcome to not only Conservatives, but to all people of all backgrounds and all ideas and all different opinions.
Since then I have faced new and more challenging opponents; but I always walked away from them without breaking the rules and holding my head up high and not violating my own principles or deceive myself or others, such as sticking to the mission at hand to myself and my country while trying my best not to call anybody mean names, not hurting anyone or advocating taking away others rights or Freedom in the process while respecting their own experience and perspectives and opinions; I leave that to them to reflect on when our individual and collective moments of truth arrive. And every time win or lose, it has added value to my character and I walk away stronger than before.
One thing is for sure, many years later, no matter what happens, every single person I have ever met or talked is going to remember me and my hand at their heart coming from my own heart honestly and objectively with no agenda, and from then on people are going to stop complaining about problems, stop pointing the fingers, stop making people guilty for things they have no control over, stop worrying about everyone else and what they have, and start creating solutions to deal with our challenges better, smarter, and in line with what we believe in as a country. Because we were all born with the tools and had them on our belts the entire time, it's just a matter of using them efficiently and knowing what we believe in as a country and most importantly of all.....why we stand united where we do when it comes to our fundamental values and principles of Freedom, Liberty, and Independence.
E. Pluribus Unum
Well written, heart felt, now we know the thoughts of the man behind the mask. Your secret is safe with me, hence forth, I shall only know you as Batman, a light in a dark world.