Saturday, March 3, 2012
Socially Speaking; (The Rant)
Replace the word Americans with the word people and I’m on board. An accident of where you were born doesn’t, actually I should shouldn’t, be a factor in opportunity to have a better life. If I were born in Africa somewhere, or Mexico, I wouldn’t be able to write this shit. Not that they are not free to do so, I’m pretty sure they are, however, most people with my level of activity in their lives are so dirt poor that they can hardly go to school, let alone own a computer. Man, that breaks my heart when it occurs to me. I don’t know if these kinds of ideas are socialist, or Marxist or what-the-fuck-ever but I don’t give a shit about that. As we evolve, as we grow and learn. As we get more information, the idea is to set aside the less informed views of yesterday and to apply our new knowledge to the world as it is today……Which brings me to the reason for this rant.
We in America have wealth to the extent that most of us cannot put our heads around it. The numbers are so big as to make me dizzy. We spend almost all of it, in one degree or another on WAR! Yes we do. Man, I get almost to a point of tears as I learn more and realize what that really means. Forgive me for this but goddammit, that is scary for my grandchildren, for my children, for ME!
I’ve read so much more since I was originally pissed off enough to bitch. Seems I was premature. Perhaps I got into that state of mind a bit too soon.
Oh, things are much worse even now, overall. I just think pissed off, ranting and complaining, spouting better ideas, well, it’s been done. It has really been done to death. We can say with utmost confidence that these are not the way to solve the problem. That research is, in fact, complete.
What then? WHAT THEN GODDAMMIT?
Well, it will take drastic, as of yet indescribable, change in things. I do not yet know exactly what all that will be. I will though. I will or I’ll be completely insane for looking.
Until we meet again.
“The most heroic word in all languages is revolution.” Eugene Debs
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