Sobering Thoughts

Daddy, meet my fiance’.

“Who’s your car insurance with young man?”

“The General, sir!”

“Welcome to the family son”.

I dunno, I just sit here dumbfounded at commercials.  Oh well.

What does life have to offer any more besides quips n quotes?  I don’t hear a lot of solid talk anymore.  Scripted programming, even in “reality” TV can’t fool me.  The media is full of self-absorbed agenda ratings building.  Smearing people is about all they care for.

Leadership has no agenda other than cutting the legs off of tall men to make them the same as they are.  Short.  Short on smarts, short on morals, short on about most everything including assuring the public, who voted them into office, of getting an honest days work out of them.

I know there are still honest hard working people out there, who will make society proud of their being a part of solutions to problems we have, but by in large, leadership has not proven the same for us.  I’m ashamed of these self-aggrandizing people whose agenda has no value to humanity at large.  A woman, who isn’t an Indian, claiming she is.  Men who only stir the public’s nature to violence, yet call themselves reverend.  The same who owe millions in taxes yet flaunt their status, practically daring someone to force their hand to pay such debts.  Men and women who are guilty of crimes, but play it off over “technicalities”.  Well, guilt is guilt.  Technical or not.

People with money that pay the poor to create anarchy for the rich’s benefit, not knowing they, the poor, are considered simple-minded people as simple pawns of a grander scale plan to overthrow a governmental system that doesn’t suit their taste.  We, the people, need to awaken and become vigilant to these stabs into the side of the Republic of these United States.

I’ve always said “the tiny foxes spoil the vine”.  It’s my Biblical paraphrasing, but it’s the small stuff that goes unnoticed.  They nibble away at small bits and pieces until the small pieces fall together into a large whole in society that will create an irreparable issue to deal with and once we pass that point nothing will ever be the same.  Even if we overcome such an atrocity, the thing we hope for is a stronger society that is more vigilant over such small issues growing ever again.

At this point in time.  This is what we are dealing with.  Small issues that have begun to grow exponentially and  leads me to believe my sons and their children will have to deal with the brunt of what’s coming.  I hate that for them.  My spirit and strength go with them to overcome and create that better society.  I won’t be here physically most likely.  Hopefully, I can only hope it doesn’t happen, but likely history is as always, repeating itself due to the forgetfulness of the present generation.

That being said we are going to repeat history, because this generation has no knowledge of history like we have.  We know of what it’s like to be poor, some having gone through The Great Depression or at least were raised by parents who did.  A World War,  Korean War or Vietnam.  Not nearly so many have died since Vietnam.  Fifty eight thousand died in those jungles.  Even more during the World War.  Will it take this level of upheaval to create a new awareness of morality in people?  A soberness that will last for at least a handful of generations?

Let’s hope for the better.  I’m not pessimistic.  Just a realist.  I don’t foresee the better.

About Jim

I'm a 72 yr old guy, who had worked in Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune for 28 yrs and now retired as of 31 Dec 16. I've worked in medical records, Health Benefits Department, Billing, the IT department and retired as the Personnel Security Manager for the hospital. I'm a musician and Corvette enthusiast. Yes, I have had two. I traded my second Corvette for a Harley Davidson Fat Boy mid-summer 2019. I've already ridden about seven thousand miles. I'm also searching for a fresh new outlook on life with new spiritual insight among other things. I was ordained a minister on 20190202. I've become certified with the American Chaplaincy Association through Aidan University in June '21. I've found that with the unconditional love of my companion, Libby Rowe life is complete through God. She's a beautiful, vibrant, giving woman who gives her all in everything she puts her mind to do. She and I married on 24 July 2015. She was ordained in February 2022. She has a blog too called Under a Carolina Moon. Give it a visit.
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