Posted 24 February 2015 - 08:21 AM
Digging up my old post instead of starting a new one for a quick question. The 26th, thursday of this week, is my 30 days. If there are no objections by then I should be in the clear and it just becomes a waiting game? There aren't any loop holes or anything they can screw with me on except for taking 90 days if the really want to right?
If you have no capacity for violence then you are a healthy productive citizen: a sheep. If you have a capacity for violence and no empathy for your fellow citizens, then you have defined an aggressive sociopath--a wolf. But what if you have a capacity for violence, and a deep love for your fellow citizens? Then you are a sheepdog, a warrior, someone who is walking the hero’s path. Someone who can walk into the heart of darkness, into the universal human phobia, and walk out unscathed.
The sheep generally do not like the sheepdog. He looks a lot like the wolf. He has fangs and the capacity for violence. The difference, though, is that the sheepdog must not, cannot and will not ever harm the sheep. Any sheepdog who intentionally harms the lowliest little lamb will be punished and removed. The world cannot work any other way, at least not in a representative democracy or a republic such as ours.
-LTC David Grossman