Will the Whining EVER end? Or, how I am SO tired of the whining that I am going to whine too.
Veterans day. An opportunity to take pause and think, if only for a brief moment, about those men and women who perished so that we may whine and abstract about how the world is horrible place, and how “progressives” are smarter and better than the rest.
Yeah, the world is a dynamic, complex and often cruel place. There is a simple reason for that, it is called the human race. Humans are a youthful species, thus, immature. With immaturity comes indulgence of ego, anger, and vengeance, thus, it is predictable that bad things will happen where ever humans go. Now that we understand that we are the problem, here is what I suggest so that you can better enjoy the brief time that you have on planet earth living as a primitive species.
Lighten up! It seems as if the parents of baby boomers forgot to tell their offspring that it is an ever violent world upon which they will reside. It is imperfect, and unfair. Cruel is often an appropriate adjective when describing human interactions. And since there is much malevolence around the world, there are often times when violence, greater, smarter, more effective violence must be utilized so that the first mentioned violence can be temporarily quelled. And temporary is all that can be hoped for, because if you remember, we are a primitive species that just loves to repeat the cycle.
Failing to lighten up places an extreme burned on the emotions and causes normally intelligent people to appear as one dimensional whiners. Yes, soldiers die in Iraq. It is a horrible nightmare, but it is no less horrible than dying at the hands of a drunk driver on an American highway. At least in Iraq they are dying for a purpose. A purpose that lesser minds suggest to be an inappropriate action in which to be involved. If Iraq is unworthy, then what is worthy of our time, money, and blood? Did you think that a guarantee from the heavens was going to be presented to the human race validating that a war against an quasi enemy was correct or not? War is at best an imprecise venture within which much validation is provided as to our primitive nature.
One recent article here complains about Dabaya visiting a service member who had his “face burned off”. (Yer this same article ignored the burned off faces as a result of murderous drunk drivers.) Remember, it was our primitive nature sixty five years ago that allowed America to continue. That continuation lead to the baby boomer generation, which has lead to the present day collection of whiners that accepted all that was easy and convenient about life in America, which could only have happened as a result of American service members killing off our primitive enemies in vast numbers. We even burned off a few faces, many actually.
So the question begs, having lived in horrible cruel America for the last fifty plus years, and having taken advantage of every privilege and convenience; how does someone whine about another war for oil, and then jump into their petrol fueled automobile; drive to work on roads that are regulated by computer systems designed by companies that also produce war machines; eat foods in restaurants whose grills and furnaces are fired by petro fuels; and then return home and sit in a warm house heated by petro fuels, and type into a computer a whining complaint about the worlds imperfection, while NOT THANKING the men and women who died face down in the mud so that the potential for whiners to whine could be preserved? Oh yeah, the companies that made your laptop also produce guidance systems for cruise missiles, laser guided bombs, and battlefield software. How, does someone do it? Clueless is my guess.
Just lighten up. Be thankful that Veterans did what they did, so that we have the freedom to whine in wrapped in petro warmth.