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Who Said You Can’t Live Like This?

The above logo/design has sort of become the mantra of New Age Threads since it’s inception, “Who Said You Can’t Live Like This” (WSYCLLT).  Inspired by the Constitution of the United States one of our founders once threw a party over a decade ago with the same name.  It was a celebration of life.  A celebration of people being able to express themselves and believe in themselves.  It is clear that the first idea on the minds of the founding fathers of this country to better refine it was to protect the rights of the people to redress grievances.

“Amendment I: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Back then people thought it was all about fun and living in the moment, but it is and was more than just a party.  When you set goals or decide who you want to be, it is a question you should ask yourself.  When you think you are down and out, ask yourself this.  When things are good, and you are flying high on life, ask yourself this.  If you are being persecuted, know that there is a way through it.  It is a mantra that speaks to the heart of what New Age Threads is all about.  Rising from the ashes of old is what this great country has to do.  The ashes of the old way of doing so many things, rise from the ashes of tyranny and racism that have been brooding and festering in the very bloodstream of our nation.  Remember that it should always be rooted in goodness and positive things.  We stand for something that is more than words.

Right now, we are living in a time of an incredible paradigm shift where those who stand against the true spirit of our constitution are now more emboldened, more blatantly overt, and aggressive than they have in the past fifty years.   Wouldn’t you love to just scream it in the faces of those sons of bitches faces?

But just like it is your right to live your mantra it is there’s to live theirs.  The thing is that there has to be some of those leaders willing to walk and work in the breach.  Those leaders who are willing to bridge the divide to make things better and work for the good of the whole.  When those leaders are unable to see that this diversity in opinion is a strength that goes toward the continued refinement of our nation, then we must work to make a change using the methods we have in place to balance the scales.  Those that want to scream the WSYCLLT have to understand that to make internal change it is but for self, outward mass change takes unity of effort among those with unified goals.  Hopefully, the world has not come so far and become so disconnected that we have lost all those things we have in common that unite us.  Because that is truly something to scream.  Who says there can’t be unity?  Who said we can’t live like this?

 

Posted by Vernon Logan


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