I hope you don't take this as a back-handed compliment, but your idealism gives me a frisson. It reminds me of me of 10 years ago. Never become old, jaded, and cynical. May the halcyon sun illuminate your path and smile warmly upon your beatific countenance.
I suspect that too much time talking to Sammy will sap my idealism.
But perhaps there is hope yet for you? Join us, j-man; eschew your torpor of principle and rekindle your true self!
But, but, but, what about crushing your enemies, seeing them driven before you, and hearing the lamentations of their women?!
The force is strong in you my friend. I live vicariously through you and feel the struggle immanently.
It sounds like jtorranc is an exemplar for the proper spirit for the matter and should be added to your gathering forces without delay. And, even though you might have to drag him kicking and screaming into the thing, j-man is not to be overlooked. He can be put to good use to flummox your foes with language while you are busy maneuvering.
I like how threads like this on personal logs can feel like a safe little backwater