I want to share something I found last night that's fascinating. This, to me, is what it means to be an American. Who do you think this man is?
I do not choose to be a common man,
It is my right to be uncommon.
I seek opportunity to develop
Whatever talents God gave me,
I do not wish to be a kept citizen.
Humbled and dulled by having the
State look after me.
I want to take the calculated risk;
To dream and to build.
To fail and to succeed.
I refuse to barter incentive for a dole;
I prefer the challenges of life
To the guaranteed existence;
The thrill of fulfillment
To the stale calm of Utopia.
I will not trade freedom for beneficence
Nor my dignity for a handout
I will never cower before any master
Nor bend to any threat.
It is my heritage to stand erect.
Proud and unafraid;
To think and act for myself,
To enjoy the benefit of my creations
And to face the world boldly and say:
This, with God’s help, I have done
All this is what it means
To be an Entrepreneur.
I found this was written by a guy named Dean Alfange. I'd never heard of him, but he's actually a guy that played a pretty big role in history.
I saw his transition, first from the Republican Party, which was progressive. And then when the Republicans weren't progressive enough, he went to the Democratic Party. And when that wasn't progressive enough, he just went with the communists and the American labor party. But when the communists became too communist, he went to the liberal party of New York.
But he was a communist. How the hell does a communist write that?
Dean Alfange (December 2, 1897 – October 24, 1989) was an American politician who held nominations and appointments from a number of parties, including the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, the American Labor Party and the Liberal Party of New York, of which he was a founding member (Wikipedia).
What's really interesting, they left out a couple of things in his obituary. They left out the fact that he was a communist. And they also left out the fact that he was a staunch Christian and a lifelong Zionist.
He was one of the founding members of the emergency commission for the Jewish people, to save the Jewish people. This is like 1942, when the government wouldn't do anything. He was ringing the bell really hard. And saved people.
Out of all the things that they said about him in his obituary, which was a full page, they didn't put in there that he was a communist or a Christian.
Can you imagine that? Not even making it into the footnote of your life.
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