Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Do you know what I still remember about that experience? Perception IS Reality. That's right. Basically, whatever some one's impression is of you or something, especially the first impression, it usually, remains their Reality.
So, what I want to ask all of you, is this? What image do you want to project about the Citadel? What image do you want to project about your future neighbors, friends, and family? What image do you want to project about yourself? When people ask you questions about it, do you know how to articulate what we are trying to accomplish? It can be tricky. Are you well versed in how it has come about? How about the requirements to live there? How about the WHY of it all? Can you honestly tell them, without sounding like a wacko?
It is going to take all of us, being ambassadors of the Citadel, to make sure we project the correct image. I don't know about you, but, if I were to guess, I'm sure that you're just like me, in that you don't really want people whispering behind your back that you're some militia separatist who wants to set up their own country up in Benewah county.
Okay, I have to back up on that statement and explain a bit. First, I think a great majority of the people that are III and are attracted to this project probably have a modus operandi of being quiet, live and let live, and leave me the hell alone type of people. Most of us, probably don't really care what anyone thinks of us. But...here's the kicker. If we are serious about being III Patriots, if we are serious about making the Citadel a PHYSICAL REALITY and then living our DREAM we sign up to have each other's backs. We have to care about our image and the image that is projected upon the Citadel, because it reflects upon each and every one of us.
That, if you think about it, is very sobering. That is a lot of responsibility, much like owning and using a firearm. Once again, it is distilled down to Responsibility, Loyalty, and Liberty.
So, those of you who are serious about the Citadel, join me in promoting a knowledgeable and transparent image of us and the Citadel. There are so many wonderful aspects of the Citadel, it would be such a waste to not let those attributes shine. Don't let an opportunity to promote the Citadel in a positive light be overcome by the negativity that we know we are going to have to fight every day until we can prove ourselves. That might take some of us our lifetimes, so be prepared to go the distance. Many of you have expressed the relief, the joy you felt when you found out about Citadel project. Let that joy shine through when you describe the Citadel and the Liberty it represents.
Posted by Miss Violet at 6:23 AM