As I look back on 2007 it seems that it was a year of tribulation. 2007 was a year that I saw 18 of my closest friends from the military come home in boxes. Never to share an email or phone call again. I have had the rare opportunity to know what divorce feels like. It is not something you really want to write home about.
I sit here and think about what the hell happened to the simpler times. Gone are the days when all you had to do was be yourself. Now it seems that everyone wants you to be what their perception of you is. These are the times of being politically correct. Fear of being sued for infinging on someone elses rights, beliefs, thoughts runs rampant. Nobody Cares. Patriotism has become an excuse for some to dwell on the past and a crutch for others to deal in their own version of civilian justice. Obesity is on he rise, but has somehow become the fault of fast food restaraunts. Ours is a country of excesses and abused freedoms. When did America become the land of the greedy and the home of the trivial. people just dont suck it up and grow a pair anymore. They get lawyers and sue you into oblivion. America has the worst case of "keeping up with the jonses " I have ever seen.
Everything seems to be about status anymore. I recall a particular bumper sticker I saw a few days ago..."He who dies with the most toys...still dies." does it get any simpler than that? It would be interesting to see what would happen if we did run out of oil. I have come to the conclusion that the poeple who have lived without for so long would be the ones who flourish in that society. If suddenly there was no electricty it would be the vagabonds who would be king. The undesirables who have spent so long with nothing. The ones who have lived without who would survive.
It would be interesting if there was no internet tomorrow. If credit cards and social security ceased to exist. If electricity ceased to be and we were all plunged into medieval times once again. Would you survive? Do you have the skills to survive without a cell phone or triple a? I am just tired of the pettyness the whiny little kid mentality that has overpopulated this culture.
I apologize for just ranting like this. It has been a rough day.