Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Dirty little secrets

Seems gay men don't care about the potential they have for spreading the AIDS virus. Attention, sports fans! There are terms that spring to mind when I think of their insistence upon their lifestyle: "depraved indifference" and "reckless endangerment" are two of them. In a perfect world, all of them would take the necessary steps to avoid the transmission of that dreaded disease. This is not a perfect world. While some do take the steps, most do not. Even if most DID do so, the virus would still survive. I cannot imagine anyone who would insist upon having the right to practice and to knowingly--KNOWINGLY--be a part of an activity that could have such cataclysmic consequences. Yeah, I know, if I open this bottle of nerve gas in this room it will kill all the people in it. But I have the right to own the bottle, the gas, and I must have the right to open the bottle in a public place! I'm an American! No, Charlie Brown. You are NOT an American. You are selfish, and you are guaranteeing the suffering of many persons, both now and in the future, all for the sake of your bodily urges. Thanks a bunch. NOT!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Life and death

I agree with those who say everyone should have a good life. Of course.

But I do not agree with trying to legislate it into being. The point is, people live and people die. Period. While governments may be verygood at providing protection through the military and other benefits, it is simply awful at caring for its citizens. That is as it should be. You and I are ones who need to care. WE are the ones who need to be there to care for those in need. Governments are ill-equipped to provide such care. No sum of money can replace the need of regular people to just be kind to one another. There are very few programs, subcommittees, cooperatives, or other federally funded undertakings that will keep people from procreation, or from death. We can blithely pass off all of our self-inflicted wounds on a system that was not built to handle such matters, but look at the result. in the US, WE are the government. If it is not doing well, WE are not doing well. The US government is simply a mirror of the level of apathy to which this country has plummeted over the last 60 years. Perhaps the tendency to not wish to take responsibility for one's own actions is a flaw of human nature, but it IS one that can be recognized and handled on an individual basis. The answer is not blaming the goverment.

Take a look in the mirror. There you will see the problem and the answer to the vast majority of today's woes. But remember, people live and people die. These are facts, and they cannot be countermanded by any federal initiative.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

yeah, yeah, yeah

You may prefer to call Barack Obama "black" but I prefer to call him "white." Neither is accurate. But he is touted as being the first African American president...that would seem to say that he is of African descent and an American, but he is not only of African descent, he is half white as well. Last time I looked being white was not a flaw, or something to be kept in the closet. I am tired of all this nonsense. He should be welcomed as our new President, but no more or less than any other before him.