Sunday, April 12, 2015

False Dichotomy




You can bring about poverty by discouraging spending.
You can weaken the weak by strengthening the strong.
You can hurt the wage earner by propping up the wage payer.
You can diminish the brotherhood of man by encouraging class elitism.
You cannot help the rich by destroying the poor.
You cannot destroy the rich by helping the poor.
You can get into trouble by not helping the disadvantaged.
You can build character and courage by insuring civil rights for all. 
You can help the whole society permanently by requiring the rich to pay their fair share of taxes.

Billy Radd
Asheville

Monday, February 23, 2015

The Great Pretender


The Great Pretender

As a child, I pretended to be many things:
policeman, fireman, cowboy, doctor, astronaut, and soldier.

As I got older, I pretended to be funny and had many friends.

I pretended to be a student and made it through school.

I pretended to be an athlete, and played many sports.

I pretended to be James Bond, and had nice girlfriends.

I pretended to be Paul McCartney and was in rock bands.

I pretended to be an explorer and roamed the Great American West.

After that, I pretended to be a film maker, and got a career.

I pretended to be a lover and married a wonderful woman.

I pretended to be a father and have three beautiful daughters.

I pretended to be a martial artist and taught Tae Kwon Do.

I pretended to be a writer and saw my work on TV.

Later in life, I pretended to be an artist and sold paintings.

I pretended to get healthy and lost 50 pounds.

I pretended to be a philosopher and wrote poetry and blogs.

I pretended to be a composer and made music.

I pretended to be a luthier and got in an art show.

Now, I’m pretending to be old and I’m going to be a grandfather.

So, pretend to be who you want to be. 

Worked for me!

Billy Radd
Asheville