Goading into Activity

Posted by: Brian Boutilier

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Brian Boutilier

Folks I think Jeff is goading me into writing more.  He's pushing my buttons.  I have had much time to think about the Army, armed conflict and conflict resolution.  Perhaps I should air our my opinions a bit more.  My writing is raw though.

We are both enraged by acts of violence.  We both act in our own way to oppose this.

Acts of manipulation for selfish profit is an undercurrent that Jeff, Chad and I address with through his articles daily.

We at Bullion Bulls certainly speak out against manipulation and injustice as it relates to the world monetarily.  However one is hard pressed to seperate the world of money from politics and policy. Hence our current discussion.

I stew over these situations  but write very little.   I do try to make good personal choices, and act in good character as much as possible.  I know of no short-cut to integrity, it is the slow path.

Perhaps you will read of my struggles as they related to my Army or Investors career a bit more. Let me know if that would hold any interest.  Boot 

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JsJ
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written by JsJ, February 05, 2010
Lol, Jeff! You're safe. smilies/smiley.gif

The best friend and worst enemy you can have in the world is a "warrior".

Every culture has had "warriors", throughout history. Some have been admirable and some have been monsters, but all have been (by my definition) loyal to one another and the ideals they hold sacred. To lose that, to sell out your fealties and ideals, makes you something else... something less.

Fighting doesn't make you a "warrior", but fighting for what you believe in does.
Matter of fact, that's the *only* requirement as far as I'm concerned.
Brian Boutilier
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written by brian boutilier, February 05, 2010
Appreciate the encouragement. Rough topic. I think I will let this one simmer a while longer before tasting. Bitter
Jeff Nielson
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written by Jeff Nielson, February 05, 2010
Oh-oh. It looks like I'm "outnumbered" here.

To borrow a term from you army guys, I better make a "strategic withdrawal"!
JsJ
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written by JsJ, February 05, 2010
Boot, I was in the Army for six years, which makes me a piker compared to you. I think I can empathize with some of what you say, and other times I just have to respect what you say because I know you've been there, done that, and ran out of room in your closet for the T-shirts. smilies/wink.gif

Keep writing, I'll keep reading. The only way to get better at writing is the only way to get better at anything, and that is to put some skin in the game. Not that I'm any good, mind you... I am not qualified to give specific advice. I just want to encourage you the way that others who *are* qualified to give advice do. Just write, they say. So, just write. smilies/smiley.gif

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