Walking through the quiet woods on a wet foggy day contemplating this great world and “brave” nation I find myself in:
Demolished Iraq, is already in or quickly heading for a Sunni/Shi’ite civil war as fighting continues to kill thousands of innocent civilians, answering the question, “we (the U.S.) did much more harm then good with our trumped up war” — hey, we did this, thanks George, Dick and all your little flunkies.
Mistakes on top of mistakes continue to take American lives in Afghanistan as the Taliban flex their muscles ready to move back in the moment we leave — no doubt quickly pushing aside the corrupt puppet government we leave behind.
Other innocent Americans die at the hands of our fellow citizens to the tune of almost weekly senseless major gun violence attacks. Meanwhile, others carry their assault rifles into restranunts and stores professing some kind of twisted defense of the 2nd amendment to the tune of the NRA and gun manufacturers, “we just need more guns,” playing in the background. I don’t even know how we can call ourselves a civilized nation any longer.
An American citizen use to be presumed innocent before trial but are now tried by 5 minute media stories and uncorroborated “eye witness” testimony generating an uproar that even drowns out the joy of the saving of the life of an American captive. The idea of waiting for the facts before rushing to judgement is lost on us at this point — sad.
Global warming continues to be treated as an “uncorroborated rumor” by the GOP party and it’s supporters while GOP elected officials go out of their way continuing to reward big oil and dirty energy. Yes, even BP has been given a “pass” while sea life and the way of life in the Gulf of Mexico continues to struggle and die. The sea level is not the only thing that’s rising…so’s big oil and gas contributions to the GOP and other elected officials.
The truth about keeping a wild animal (tea party) around is it can turn on you in a split second as Eric Cantor found out, losing his bid to run for re-election to the U.S. House — he was upset by a “Tea Party” supported unknown. While I’m not sad to see Eric Cantor departure, it almost certainly ended any chance of any other Republican having the balls to be reasonable and/or moderate.
But the hell with all of that…let me get back to talking about the latest and greatest camera or how to process a photo so it looks “unreal.” Let me examine my navel for the answers of life and the pursuit of money.
I’m sure the world needs another photo of a leaf, path or sunrise.