What is this Blog all About?

You know, in this world of high-tech media frenzy, a person can get to feeling like a nobody amongst the glitterati.   Those overly adorned, shiny people who seem to soar above the mundane problems of financial stress, family stress, work stress- any stress!  And they come from all walks:  political, pop-culture, music, sports, spoiled rich kids and worst of all, Hollywood (especially actors who believe we care about their political opinions!).

But we are not nobodies.  Nor do the glitterati soar.  They put their pants on one leg at a time too (just in more expensive jeans than us!)  Our thoughts, prayers, worries, loves and happiness matter every bit as much as theirs- why do you think reality T.V. is such a phenomenal success?  Every life has value and every person is inherently fascinating.  The problem is that the glitterati get all the air time.  They simply dedicate their entire beings into being seen and heard.  In essence, they just have bigger mouths than most of us hard working, hard loving, hard praying and hard thinking normal American citizens.  I think it’s time to use social media to represent the thoughts of us ‘nobodies’ out here.  We are, after all, the very people who buy, sell, work, produce and bleed on the battlefield to make America what it is today.  Not the glitterati.  Our voice needs to be heard.

There are more of us than them.

There is tremendous power in that.

Let us grab onto it.

We need to stop the attacks on the ‘Joe the Plumbers’ of this world.  Every day, citizens who stand up and ask questions of our political servants are punished severely- both overtly and secretly.  When did our country become a place where a select group of human beings feels it is above the rest of the human beings?

In my blog, “Short Little Rebel”, I hope to address subjects relevant to all Americans- from politics, race, news events, religion and philosophy.  Prepare to hear politically incorrect things which will surely offend many liberal groups.  I can promise you that I simply don’t care what these groups think as I don’t believe that they represent me or any other group in America- they serve their own interests.   I believe myself to be an honest person with integrity.  I love factual information and derive my own opinions based on reading and watching news articles every day- also by bouncing ideas off people I respect.  I reject hate, conspiracy theories and urban legends.  I reject racism or prejudice in all its ugly forms- including the repressive ‘political correctness’ doctrine that is stifling free speech everywhere.  My goal is to find the TRUTH, as far as it can be found in our lifetimes, on this earth and in our current limited status as human beings.  I seek it, but know I will never find it.  But the seeking, the journey, the effort, is essential if any of our lives are to have meaning.  As human beings.  It is this pursuit that raises us up from the animals.  There is more to life than putting food into our mouths and satisfying that day’s longings.  We all know it.  But many of us shrink at the thought of this epic endeavor, this almost hopeless duty.    It takes courage to stand up to liars, deceivers and repressors- it seems almost to be bad manners to confront the loud mouths at town meetings, political stages or even on street corners.   Most of us seem to think that by ignoring the spewers of lies on the corner, they will go away- but it doesn’t, it hasn’t.  Instead, it spreads like a cancer until the entire body is ill.  How?  By getting all the air time-  by making us feel that nobody else must feel like we do.  Which intimidates us further into silence.  Which ultimately allows changes to our culture, political landscape, and ushers in a way of life that we absolutely abhor.

If we ‘nobodies’ do not stand up and start being loud mouths, if we nobodies don’t start putting our manners on the back burner a little, we will be forced to live in an America that almost none of us want.

So, follow my blog.  Let’s add up to one big, loud, Somebody.  Let’s talk together about subjects that are taboo- let’s clear the air.  Let us respect one another- any and all content that is hateful or disrespectful, pointless or whiny will be deleted and those authors will never be allowed to comment again.  Have a point.  Support it with verifiable facts.  Subjects range from Current News Events, Politics in General, Religion, American Culture, and Race discussions.   Just because a post or poster infuriates any person or group does not mean automatic exclusion.   Truth can hurt sometimes.  And it almost always offends.

Thank you, all you nobodies out there, for joining my blog.  You have entered the taboo-free zone!

Susan Shannon

  1. you guys are idiots says:

    after reading the posts in this blog i have come to the irrefutable conclusion, with numerous pieces of evidence, that you are a 100% conservative white christian IDIOT

    • lol. I am so glad that you got the POINT of this blog. But you really didn’t need to read a whole lot to get to that conclusion- I think the fact that I am a conservative Christian was made pretty obvious from the get-go. I saw that you had a lot to say on all my other articles, but deleted them as they were not constructive in any way. It is obvious that you are a homosexual who wishes to be close to God but know you can’t due to your disobedience to his laws. Therefore, you wish you could just negate that horrible knowledge that God is God and he is alive and well- and that you are being judged as we speak. But without Christ (who requires a penitant heart that yearns to obey God), you will die. Not just a physical death, but a spiritual one. You may also go to hell, which means suffering for trillions upon trillions of years. I can say sincerely that I hope God has mercy on those like you. You probably aren’t a bad person, but homosexuality stands in your way to God. May I just say this: Jesus told us all to give up our WHOLE life, not just our lustful sex. This, in return for trillions of life of bliss with God. It is more than a fair exchange. I just don’t want you to think you are somehow being picked on. All people suffer from lust that God doesn’t approve. Join the human race. It is just that we aren’t supposed to FOLLOW THROUGH with it. There are many Christians who feel unlawful lust all the time- but they refrain (or try their best) from it because they recognize it as sin. Lusting for the same sex is not, in and of itself, a sin. It when you follow through with it that you create a barrier between God and you. And worse, it is when you refuse to admit that God’s opinion is the RIGHT opinion. You think you can say that YOUR opinion is the right one. Thus, you say God is not sovereign over you. This is the great sin of homosexuality today. I pray that you simply decide to not act upon your desires. Coming to God is the most blissful thing you can do. While it might appear to be chains on earth, it is actually the greatest freedom in the world. The irony is that you can’t be sure of it until you do it. TRUST in God is the beginning of wisdom. I do pray you will take the right decision in your life.

  2. SLR I came across this site recently and I am ashamed to admit I have only been able to skim here and there on and off. During a rare moment of down time I hopped back on and clicked your “What is this Blog all About?” Tab… SLR, when I was done reading it I literally shouted and whooped with joy! I think I might have even thrown my fist up in triumph but I definitely did the wiggle dance! THANK YOU so much! I feel as though I have been saying many of the same things I just read until I’m blue in the face! No one ever listens. they tell me “I’m crazy or paranoid, to relax and not worry about any of it” (here come’s the BEST part….)

    FRIEND: “Besides there’s nothing we can do about it anyways, I’m not gonna stress myself out over things I have no control over.”

    ME: *screams* If everyone stopped thinking like that than yes we COULD actually make a difference! But its people like you that hold us back. People who refuse to see whats right in front of their faces and take action!! People who refuse to educate themselves on worldly events or even the things going on right in our country? How can you NOT care???”

    * * * End Scene * * *

    Anyways sorry to go crazy on you but I am just so happy I found your Blog! I love how you stick to straight facts and the Bible and that your not afraid to to say it straight instead of sugar coating.
    You are knowledgeable, passionate and so confidant about yourself and in your faith! I pray one day I will be like you! God Bless you!

    • lol, Cassie! Welcome! We DO need to open our mouths and BOLDLY proclaim Jesus in today’s politics. God IS politics. He ‘whistles’ for the nation to do his bidding. The bible is CLEAR that God has moved leaders of nations to do his bidding since the beginning of time. He is in full control. Our job is to help the individuals within this framework of God’s ultimate plan. Happy to make you happy!

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