I'm just so tired. But I feel moved to write finally. Perhaps not for the best of reasons. Regardless, my wife is going through Hell dealing with her estate executorship and the squabbling sisters. I have to support her. This weekend I'll be busy getting the in-laws' house ready to sell. No time for writing.
My first catalyst to write (eventually) was that condescending jerk-wad teacher that described Veterans as "the lowest of the low". I had been planning on writing a series of short bios on some of the Veterans that I had the honor of knowing. Now, I feel that I have to. I know that, at this point in US history, the fewest people per capita actually know a Veteran. I will introduce a few. Some vets I've known may have qualities that reinforce the prejudices held by the public... at a cursory glance. They're not perfect. No one is. Not even Mr. Masters in Comparative Navel Studies, with a minor in Mass Equivocation.
Which leads me to my second focus of extrospection: Our over educated, arrogant yet dumb as rocks society. We are doomed, period.
Q: How many Millennials does it take to change a light bulb?
A: One. If his cell phone is working and he can call a handyman to do it for him.
We've been through this before. And I'm sorry to pick on Millennials again, but you folks are what we wrought. I am VERY sorry.
I suppose I am part of the problem with my tone and attitude, but the discourse in this country has gone from caustic to just plain brain-dead.
If you're going to yell at me (or anyone), at least have an argument... of some kind. FYI: If it fits on a bumper sticker or protest sign, it's probably not a well-thought argument. "You're on That Side, you're evil". "You just want to take away a ______'s right to ______!"
Right. Just pick and choose which of the Amendments in The Bill of Rights you like. Defend that. The rest don't matter anymore.
Really, none of it matters. Our Heroes are ridiculed. Idiocracy is in session, and the cabinet is fully staffed. We're managing the decline. The good news is that we'll all soon be equal. The librarian that gives a poor kid a book is now a "hero". So is any person from a protected class that has any life difficulties. "Heroes" today are people that get shot. Funny, we used to call those folks victims. You can be a "hero". Give some money, to the correct group. Volunteer, for the right people. Also funny, we used to just call that civic duty.
No. There are REAL heroes. And there are REAL idiots. You're an idiot if you think sending $20 to help the ASPCA "protect" cows and chickens makes anyone a "hero". It just means you are involved, and care. Good for you. Have a cookie.
Anyway, I'll leave you all to get back to your Soma. Postman was right picking Huxley over Orwell. Feel good about yourself. And forgive my rant. I too am one of those "lowest of the low", and sometimes I just demonstrate my poor upbringing. John the Savage checking out.