STOP THE WORLD, I WANT TO GET OFF!
Posted December 31, 2012on:
I’m finding it more and more discouraging to wake up each morning to listen to the latest news broadcasts that feature a world in constant peril as we rotate along without benefit of a moral compass leading the way.
You may as well forget that congress was once considered a “deliberative body” with elected officials meeting to serve the needs of “we the people”. In more recent times what we have witnessed is nothing more than a “power play” of one-upmanship when a minority Senate “leader” indicated that his focus would be on making the current POTUS a “one term president”. Priorities, priorities!
The “war on women” continues along with the latest atrocity occurring in India where a young woman was violently raped on a bus by 6 men which led to her death as a result of her injuries. This horrific event brought to mind the insane renderings of U.S. candidates for office who declared that rape should be considered a “blessing” if it resulted in pregnancy which is again illustrative of the sheer stupidity of some of the mindset women must confront on a daily basis.
Seldom does a day go by that some GOP state legislature is not “busy” chipping away at more rights. The right to vote, the right to collective bargaining, the right of a woman to choose, and the right to healthcare access. Brilliant!
In the wake of the Sandy Hook School shootings gun sales have increased. Some lawmakers are proposing that what is needed is more guns in classrooms with armed guards roaming the halls. As if this alone would not invite some “eager cowboy” an opportunity to play “shoot ‘em up” as kids run for cover in a replay of the O.K. Corral. What are these people thinking?
Some moron representing the Catholic Church has placed the ills of the world on women who are not living up to his notion of what it takes to be a “good wife”. Understand this is coming from a man who has chosen to live the single life but whose “knowledge” in this area is sought out for advice. Give me a break!
For real insanity one need go no further than the Mideast where one tyrant is murdering his citizens by any means available to keep himself in power. Another country is building atomic weapons for the purpose of “smiting” its enemies while another is intent on building even more settlements in occupied lands all the while demanding “peace” with its foes.
While we are involved in “building” the Afghan infrastructure, some of its citizenry are bent on blowing up our troops along with the roads and schools we insist are necessary to bring this Stone Age country into the 21st century. As an example of these “good intentions”, the opposition shot a teen aged girl in the head when she spoke out about wanting something as simple as an education. But we continue this charade of “nation building” in a country that basically wants no part of it. The billions spent on this futile exercise is nothing short of absolute insanity.
With all the world’s resources you would think that we could all act together to make this planet a better place. But you would be wrong! We prefer to spend our time arguing over senseless “slights” that occurred centuries ago which were just as stupid then as they are now.
One would think that the power of technology would serve as a benefit to mankind at large. But new technology introduces more “sophistication” for developing even more powerful weapons of mass destruction that threaten the planet and leaves us even more vulnerable. So much for the “gains” in this area
As of tomorrow we arrive at another New Year. Yet women are still considered second class citizens, the ice caps are melting, deliberate ignorance has overtaken commonsense, and “the powers that be” have done nothing but thrive on the chaos. We really don’t seem to care very much about taking care of one another.
Send in the clowns? Hey, they’re already here!
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