Friday, April 25, 2014
Eve of Destruction. Hey Ho! Let's Go!!!
Mark William Darus.
Is it just me or has this world of ours really shifted sideways?
Are we in the United States seriously going headlong into another Cold War with Russia? Are the Russians going to force our hand in defending the Ukraine? And it is my strong belief that we should defend the Ukraine at all costs.
Is China really thinking about taking some islands from Japan? Do we, as Americans, really want to go head-to-head against them to protect Japan, as we said we would?
Imagine how our economy would crash if we did not have Chinese goods to grace our retail space... That thought is truly mind-scrambling indeed as we as a nation no longer produce much of anything.
I'd be out of a job in a heartbeat if we were at odds with China, as would a great many others.
Welcome to Politics, a global economy and the outright greed that permeate every inch of our fragile existence.
Anyone else in the Jolly Olde U.S. of A notice the shift in gas prices as things are starting to take shape in Crimea in the last 36 hours? A 30 cent a gallon increase.
That's bullshit, bullshit, BULLSHIT!
How can the grand and glorious gas companies in my country continuously fuck us over time and time again without any accountability whatsoever? For Christ, Allah, (insert your higher power here), even Satan's sake: THE FUCKIN' PRODUCT WAS IN THE TANKS IN THE GROUND AT THE GODDAMNED GAS STATION BEFORE SOMETHING CHANGED IN THE WORLD! And STILL, there produced and set before us, INCREASE IT'S VALUE?!?!
Can you just imagine the look your boss would give you if you looked at them and said: "Dude, sorry but I gotta have a raise effective immediately. Things are shifty in the Gulf and yeah, I'm worth more now..."
America is a land, turning into a wasteland of Junkies.
Our main addiction?
...and we just roll over, play dead and suck it up like the prostitutes most condemn.
My America take notice:
We said we would protect Japan...
We promised to defend the Ukraine...
The Russians and Chinese are allies...
Let us not forsake the lands and their people we swore to protect in the name of Capitalistic greed!
To my President: You, sir, have a rough place in what will become historic events. I do not envy you with the decisions you'll have to make in the times ahead.
You are our leader. If you were to say we go to war with Russia or China, even at my age of 51 (though I am much stronger now than I have ever been in my life. I know I could get through Basic training in any branch of our military, and do it well. I seriously think I could be a great sniper,) I would try to join up without hesitation.
Sir, I fully understand the economics going on in our country. I know we have dealings massive with China that certain lackings would cause us as a people to stumble around a bit like Old Testament characters on some dark magical mystery tour. And, Sir, I know that 'a bit' could last for years, let us not forget the big picture of what we wish for our country and our hopes for the world to be:
Holy fecal matter! (sorry, President Obama.)
I drew a total blank on what America's Big Picture is for anything except corporate greed, mass/mindless consumption of goods and a breeding ground for self-centered, techno-crazed idiots that think they're entitled to everything because they can't work at an age under 25 because some Psychiatrist filled out the paperwork that Social Security believed them worthy of a monthly paycheck via a disability.
<Mr. President, allow me to apologize for that last run-on sentence. )
For Chri-, (damn it, here I go again trying to be politically correct in our world gone mad with defining expression to be peaceful to the masses while clogging thought flow,) For Christs, Allah, Buddha, Jehovah, Church of Bob: The devine subgenious, The Flying Spaghetti Monster, Atheists (as you are your own god), Agnostics: Believers of nonbelief, Protestants, Catholics, Lutherans, Baptists, Calvinists, Whammo: The Church of Frisbee, Legoistonians: The Power behind all Creations Lego <so I made that one up. I'd join it's congregation if one existed>, Insurnarians: Believers in Protection in all aspects of Life and Bodily Limbs, and every other belief or religion based thing you hold dear to you: Seriously, what is going on here?
Set the WayBack machine, my President,,,
America: Our once proud Middle Class, (and yeah, now that I think about it, doesn't that sound seriously limiting in scope. Hmmm, "you are of middle class income. I guess that makes you worth this much in the scheme of things..." ) is being methodically killed off slowly by those that stand to gain a great deal by it's destruction. Our middle class, during the sixties and seventies, largely a result of American Manufacturing Steel and Auto working jobs became a force to be reckoned with.
Didn't the parents of the sixties and seventies tell their children they wished to make for them a better future so they didn't have to work as hard as they did?
I know my father said that to me.
These parents saw to it their kids went to college to gain that "not having to work as hard as they did' philosophy, yet something went horribly wrong, didn't it?
My guess would be the eighties.
We saw the need for both parents in a household to have to work to maintain things. This trend, ironically, saw the decline and eventual end of the Drive-In Theaters. You might ask why this occurred, though the answer is quite simple: With two parents working, the chance of privacy between teenagers grew tremendously in any given house instead of having to go to a Drive-In for such. Consider the increase in Teen Pregnancy during the eighties vs, the seventies. Take note of the vast, growing industry of abortion clinics and such.
As guess in some areas, we can quickly cover supply and demand needs.
Authors Note: I'm Pro Choice as I believe no man should ever hold power over what a woman decides to do with her body.
Mr. President: Please be different than the last self serving bastard that held your office and do the right thing. Protect those we promised to. Do this not to thump fists against chest about American Strength, the desires to end 'an evil doer', or to protect oil property somewhere.
I implore you, sir, to protect those we promised to do so because it is right and just.
Your humble, tax paying servant,
Mark William Darus: 04252014
Authors Note: Thanks, Heidi. You asked if I'd written anything lately and I hadn't.
This one's for you, Sis.
Other areas of my mind:
Hold a place in your heart for those other life forms we share a space with as we are merely renters in this place called Earth,