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My Democrat/O.C.D. Connection

Poesmom Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 4:41 PM
Your old saying brought me back to another old saying by Reagan. "It's not what they don't know, it's what they know that isn't so." And, of course, repeated enough, even those who know better begin to believe it. We need to make our message, such as "work = satisfaction and reward" palatable to those who presently see welfare or unemployment benefits as rewarding enough. Our talk of limited government sounds like a threat to them. It won't be an easy sell.

When I was almost 6 years old, my father died in a car crash.  It was the early 60’s, so back then people didn’t really worry about the effects of trauma on children.  “Children are resilient” and “They’ll bounce back” were the accepted sagacity of the day; so children, like me, were left to their own devices to try and make sense of things like life and death and loss of control.

Soon after my father's death, strange little obsessions started coming out of me.  The first was what I called “circle drawing” in which I would draw thousands...