Monday, September 2, 2019
Its my opinion :: social issues
It's my opinion I was told that the principal had used her executive power to chop up my article into bits that didnÃ¢â¬â¢t contain the harassing, offensive points that it originally owned. I was sad, very very sad. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s tough for someone with a weak emotional structure to be rejected and told IÃ¢â¬â¢m harassing to younger people. So, the advisors went to the bargaining table, nothing changed. Therefore we revised, redid, and reedited the entire article and pumped out a version that had the heart and soul cut out of it, but we put it in the paper anyway. The version that came out in the last edition didnÃ¢â¬â¢t have the same edge that the original copy had. Now I have respect for people who have the courage to challenge the freedom of press (thatÃ¢â¬â¢d be me). Bring it on. IÃ¢â¬â¢m not afraid of having my paper rejected. I take it as a compliment. If you want to try to challenge me, I will have the last word. I think of myself as an Epicurean. That means I donÃ¢â¬â¢t believe in emotions, but it also means IÃ¢â¬â¢m perverted. Anyway, someone without emotions has no conscience, without a conscience you are free of convictions. Being free of conviction means I cannot be offended. My anger is under my control, I choose not anger myself with the people who are angered with me. I divert my anger to people who cannot control themselves. That basically means that if your mad at me, and you try to make me angry it wonÃ¢â¬â¢t work. For the last year of writing this column it has been more or less a joke. It was designed to make people chuckle a little. Now, this year I was told by the staff that the offender had no real point, just humor. So I decided for my first piece I would take a controversial subject, such as eroding senior privileges, and put my own point of view down and the point of view from many of the other seniors. I realize that I didnÃ¢â¬â¢t look at it from everyoneÃ¢â¬â¢s point of view. That, I believe, was a mistake on my behalf. This is a subject that has seriously infuriated me and I took it out in a public piece. I believe there will be more people looking to my column, since I have written a controversial piece.