Have you ever turned the news off or thrown a newspaper away because you just could not believe it all? I know I can’t be the only one. There we sit with our B.S. detectors making such a racket it becomes impossible to even think. Maybe you’re like me and change the channel, or perhaps I am the only one.
Yeah right! Face it, ignoring it is simply easier. When it comes to doing some serious thinking and perhaps taking action when we should……well, we’re all out to lunch. Too busy doing nothing to do something. We have all heard some form of the quote: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Edmund Burke (1729-1797). It was recently postulated online that there are no good men left to balance the force of evil.
Well that’s obviously not true. That is just despair speaking. What we need is a bigger response – GET MAD. As Arnie quips in T3: Rise of the Machines, “Anger is more useful then despair.” So, what is going on? It’s time to stop hoping the ‘other guy’ will do something about it.
It’s not OK, and I for one, am not going to pretend that it is anymore. I’ve always been one to point out something wrong when I see it. A supervisor I had in the past got tired of it after a couple of years. So he said to me, “Why do you bother? You keep on saying that, but nothing is going to change. Why do you get worked up over it? Just forget it, you can’t fix it.” My comment to him then is then same I propose to you. If you see something that you know is wrong, speak up about it. You do not necessarily have an obligation to fix it. But you do have a serious responsibility to speak out about that wrong.
So let me toss a few your way. Get upset, get very upset. Allow it to happen. After all – We deserve it.
Why do we listen to either party’s campaign promises? We and they know it’s all lies.
We all know that convicts get raped in prison. It has become a constant joke, mentioned on every cop show. Do you really believe it can not be prevented?
It has become unsafe to be on most city streets at night or alone in many parks in the daylight. Why has this become acceptable?
Taxes of one form or another take over 50% of our income. Even so, most big cities, many state governments and quite noticeably the Federal Gov’t are not only broke – but in MAJOR DEBT.
How is any of this tolerable? And I have just scratched the surface with these. There is sooooo much more. It’s time we started getting together and doing something about all this so called ‘normal’ crap. Dialogue is always the right place to begin.
Till next time. Good luck and God Bless.