Good will to all men

This time of year is always good for reflection. There isn’t much going on, and it allows us to think back on the year and judge how well we did, what we did right, and what we did wrong. What did you learn? What did you forget? How can you better yourself in the new year?

For me, I learned to hold my tongue, to take a deep breath, to assess the situation and respond to negativity with simplicity and kindness.


In writing blog posts you come across many negative comments. It’s hurtful, and your defenses go up when you feel attacked. It’s easy to retaliate, but wisdom and grace comes in taking a minute to compose yourself, and take the moral high ground. What is the assailant’s premise? Chances are, if you’re posting something, you’ve taken the time to study the subject. Is there something that the assailant commentator knows that you don’t? Or have they simply over looked facts that you are privy to, that they are not?

There is much wrong with the world, there always is. Wars are fought, dictators made powerful, corrupt politicians elected to office.

We gain power in being gracious, being men of integrity and honor. We become masters of our own destiny when we take the moral high ground. When we fight for what is right, and respond with kind words to those who do not agree.

More is accomplished with neutrality and trade than with war. That is not to say to be passive. Oh no, passiveness will get you nowhere. Many heads have been stepped on for being passive.

After the war of independence, Thomas Jefferson opposed war with France, despite French insults to the newly founded United States of America. Instead of fighting the French, Jefferson ended up securing a deal for the Louisiana Purchase, doubling the size and power of his young country.

Good will to all men does not mean you will not have legitimate enemies. It does not mean you should lay down and take whatever comes. It simply means that you will take the moral high ground by being a man of good character, of having integrity, and good grace. It means responding with civility and conviction, instead of emotion and disdain.

Civilization is built on civility, on calm, on trading. Civilization is destroyed with insults, mania, and theft.

During this Christmas season, and into the new year, I will practice civility, and to fight the good fight with integrity and honor. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Merry Christmas

For the first time in almost a decade, I am spending Christmas with my family. Ever since I met my wife, I have spent Christmas in America. My parents have now moved over here, my sister has come up from North Carolina with her husband and my nephew, and we’re all looking forward to my Mum’s Christmas dinner around the new table Brooke and I bought last month in the Black Friday sales.

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It is because of Capitalism, and my wife and I’s hard work that we are able to provide a nice big cozy house to hold everyone in this holiday season.

Despite all the fools in Washington, despite our idiot Marxist President, despite all the pushes towards a failed philosophy, we have managed to maintain our independence for the most part, and have been able to keep the free market bumbling along also.

2013 was a year full of ups and downs. For me personally I bought my first home, sponsored my parents to live here, I got to go to Disney World, spend a week on the beach in Florida. Worked hard, switched jobs, landscaped my new yard, and a whole myriad of other things.

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When looking back on 2013 remember that despite all the pushes for gun control, and other idiotic measures, we prevailed, we are winning, Colorado recalled its senators, and the movement fell flat on its face. Obamacare went into effect and backfired spectacularly, just as we knew it would. The government shutdown, and the barricades were thrown onto the White House lawn by the veterans. Barack Obama’s approval ratings dropped lower than George W Bush’s ever did, and the media has been well and truly exposed for the fake and biased crap that it is.

So enjoy this Christmas with your family, your friends, all of your loved ones, and may the new year bring about many more recalls of senators, filibusters, impeachments, and replacements of the established crony’s in Washington.

To all my friends and family in the UK, the USA, Australia, and anywhere else you may be in the world this holiday season; Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

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