Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Happy As If We Had Brains


Frustrated efforts suffering diminishing support, our best and brightest still head cheerfully into the jaws of death. Their lives become fodder feeding a political machine in pursuit of dominating perceived enemies. To that end they feed us fear and we chew on it. Swallowing their gruel, we fall for the same lines of shit every time.

Yes there is evil out there. And yes, it searches incessantly for someone to hurt. But most evil is only as bad as we allow into our souls. Practice prudent watchfulness but don't assume all are out to get us. Utilize logical pessimism when The Man opens his mouth. He often wants something from us in coin or blood. Sucking the life from our population one mistake at a time. A lifetime of witnessing one screw up after another has me reading official dictates and news with jaundiced eye and suspicious mind.

Or not. I could fool myself into a false safe place. Let the powers that be do the thinking for me. I might just be happier letting them lead me clueless down the garden path. Sure beats finding my own path. Yeah, I could trust that our leaders are after my interests but only after they have informed me what those interests are. It's easy. Just turn off my brain.

3 comments:

Noah said...

"The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."
- Albert Einstein

A Midnight Rider said...
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A Midnight Rider said...

Only 556 days left for this evil.