The Louisiana Social Pledge

We pledge our allegiance to Louisiana. We will embrace what makes us and our state unique. Louisiana will be recognized as a leader and innovator of the New South. Many great leaders of the future will come from this state. And we will show both the media and politicians that we are smarter than them. We will no longer have our resources exhausted and our people used and left behind. We will work hard and play hard. We will protect each other. We will support each other. We pledge that we will do whatever we can to get these things in motion right now. We will no longer wait for a path to be cleared for us. We will clear the path ourselves. And we ain’t giving up easily. We will socialize in the real world just as well as we do on the internet…in hopes to organize ourselves effectively.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Your Parade of Hate (James Leland Ludeau III-Lafayette,LA)

the atmosphere around me ignited with your hatred you threw words at me like balls of fire i closed my eyes and prayed and suddenly the goodness in me rained on your parade of hate drowning out the sting of your words neutralizing and eventually extinguishing the flame of your detestation deep within i know that hatred is born in love and jealousy is like a cancer that consumes its host and i choose not to see that happen i walked away no longer participating i have more respect for myself than that a war of words has never accomplished anything but hurt and i've experienced enough hate in my life to last eons so i forgive you and i wish you well Jesus taught to turn the other cheek Do onto others it took me many years to contain my reactionary responsiveness but last year when i carved the word "forgive" on my chest it became my anthem i forgive you i release my soul from giving into the hate and i walk away in prayer i hope you find the peace you so deserve

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