When a teenager lectures me with earnest certainty, I grin. Because whatever it is they happen to be certain of, I’m pretty sure they’re going to be proved wrong.
“Dude…” (when sentences start with this word, whatever comes afterwards is invariably nonsense; I admit I do this, so I know.) “I’m totally going to be a… ” Nothing wrong with self righteous naivete. Maybe they will and maybe they won’t.
When an adult tells me how it is, how they know it is, I’m less tolerant. There is grinding of the teeth and cocking of the head. Who are you, and why should I listen? I trust what I see more than what I hear.
“I can’t hear what you say, when what you do is so loud.”
The patriot who glorifies Putin is not a patriot. Hate Obama, but don’t love the enemy. The actual fucking enemy. Has anyone opened a history book or read the news from around the world? Putin is a KGB dictator, Reagan’s worst nightmare. Vladimir is laughing his ass off, posing shirtless and invading countries and revamping the Russian nuclear triad. Subs, ICBMs, and bombers. Bombers and fighters that routinely enter airspace off our shores. All up and down the west coast. Testing response times. Russia is building bases in the arctic as I type, shifting assets and positioning new fleets, to places the Soviet Union abandoned. Because there is oil there, and the next world war will be about oil.
The folks who are kissing Putin’s hairy white ass have forgotten that a few thousand nuclear weapons are aimed at them. At us. And, being the tough guy that he is, he would actually use those nukes.
That’s world war three, and it’s a shame “patriots” seem to want that. Because nobody wins the next world war. Not people, anyway. Just the cockroaches.
Donald Trump is anti-Christ, though not the antiChrist. So there is this great selection of books, called the New Testament. I’ve read and studied it a bit. Jesus, a pretty important part of that collection of books, had specific things to say about people like The Donald.
Jesus talked about greed, which Trump embodies on purpose with phallic towers and a reality show and every time he opens his mouth. Jesus mentioned giving to the poor, which Trump belittles. The first commandment from Christ was love, yet Trump preaches hate. Jesus taught peace, while Trump seeks war.
Christians who support Trump ought to read the Sermon on the Mount. It’s right there, more than once, in the Bible.
They’re not taking our guns. Despite the caterwauling, there are no jackboots marching up our stairs. No one is coming. Except the gun makers, who are. Because stocks and sales are up every time there is a mass shooting in the U.S.
I support the second amendment. I do bear arms, and I’ve hunted and trained with firearms. I like that smell of propellant after I fire a round, the feel of a weapon in my hands, and the CRACK, satisfying and liberating when I kill a target with Bin Laden’s face on it.
Hillary is terrible, and I don’t love Obama. I respect President Obama for what he’s done in an environment of obstructionism, but he isn’t my favorite president by a long shot. The economy is way up, the deficit is down, and we have ISIS spreading like the plague. It would be great if we could come together as a country again. Conservatives paint the world in red and blue, and liberals do the same damn thing.
Be Pro-Life. Abortion is terrible, in my opinion. It doesn’t feel moral to me. That doesn’t give me the right to tell a woman what to do with her body. That’s the government at it’s most invasive. The people standing out in the rain with signs might take a keen look at what being pro life means. Like adoption programs and safety nets for mothers raising children in poverty. Giving kids a chance at a decent life, rather than forcing a mother to bear a child. And then when the idea of a child becomes a child, walking away and dooming that kid to poverty and the distinct possibility of prison.
We are better than what we have become.We are Americans, damn it! Feisty, independent, gritty, and innovative. We have allowed our country to be stolen. The slogan “Take America Back” is true and good; the forces behind it are wrong and dangerous.
Because America is betrayed by the same people behind that campaign. Those that don’t give a damn about America. Money made, cigars lit, yachts at sea, politicians bought. All those James Bond villains in tuxedos? They are real. They kill with lies more lethal than bullets, for they wage wars across continents. The world is “collateral damage,” as long as they’ve got what they want here and now.
We, the people, must take America back. Back from the banks that own this nation and dictate policy. Back from the Saudis, who control the oil and the banks. Back from the divisive media. We are allowing these parasites to kill us. We need to shake them off.
Perhaps we should listen.
The children might just have it right. Earnest, good, and true.