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What's good for one isn't necessarily good for another.

Attempting to control the hearts and souls of the masses through force and injustice only forces the seeds of dissension to grow. History has taught this lesson repeatedly. Perhaps, we'll learn the lesson this time.

12 September 2015

Finley Experience International Views Contest - Update

I began this contest 5 years and 4 months ago (May of 2010). The first, second, and third year winners were Russia. The fourth year winner was Ukraine. And, the fifth year winner was Israel.

Each year, the country with the most views, receives poetry written by me and about the winner, us, or whatever Inspiration chooses. Since I haven't been to any of these countries, I am limited to information available via the internet, libraries, and friends who have been there. I do a great deal of research before I ever venture into writing poetry about what are, to me, foreign places. More importantly, I attempt to highlight those areas of contention that our countries each struggle with. 

Today (September 12th, 2015), I saw a post with information about The Teardrop Monument which was a memorial gift from Russia to America meant as a sign of solidarity in the struggle against terrorism and to commemorate the five year anniversary of the lives lost on September 11th, 2001. Because this information was unavailable to me when Russia won the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd contests, I will write a new poem for Russia.

Stay tuned. 

BTW: The 6th Annual International Views Contest is currently underway. You have until May 31st, 2016 to get those views in.

P.S. Israel, more poetry is coming your way.

Some Nights by FUN

(*Please Note: We the People of the United States of America are citizens of a Constitutional Republic, a.k.a. The Republic. We are not a direct democracy like some believe. By the Constitution, we are a Representative Democracy. We elect representation to defend the Constitution and the People. We placed our faith with government in the people, not in monarchs, not in career politicians, but in the People.

You want changes? Then, it is time for you to take an active interest in the good of the Republic. Do not leave governance to career politicians. Run for office. Vote for third, fourth, and fifth parties.)

This November vote them all out!
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Take Me to Church by Hozier

* 26 JUNE 2015 * LGBT Rights Victory *
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