“When all else fails, there’s always delusion.” ― Conan O’Brien
Why are we?
Recklessly and needlessly jeopardizing the future of the planet and all its inhabitants
Making the decision to be healthy a financial one for our most vulnerable citizens
Reducing and corrupting the public-school system
Giving huge tax cuts to people who have literally money to burn
Terrorizing and demonizing immigrants
Rejecting reason, logic and intelligence (attacking science)
Demeaning our allies
Flirting with war
While obliterating the meaning of honesty and integrity
No one needs automatic guns for hunting or sport shooting
I do not want to hear about your god and your religious beliefs, that is freedom of religion
Just because someone does not look like you, act like you or worship like you does not make them any less deserving of human kindness or rights
Women have a right to control their own bodies
There are legitimate gripes and complaints. There are major problems that need to be addressed.
It is a royal pain in the ass to do a lot of things
That is inconvenience.
I would be nice if a lot of that changed
People starve to death, others live miserable lives
Others live a life of abundance
Still others live with unbelievable luxury and privilege
Many people are unfairly compensated for their efforts
That needs to change
We do a right shit job of dealing with the mentally ill, psychopaths and sociopaths.
That needs to change
Some people are arrogant, some ignorant, some stupid, some lazy, some mean, some over sensitive, some dishonest, some naive.
If you think you have the answer, your all of them
We are a divided nation. At its core; I do not think the divisiveness is due to differences on issues or beliefs. The divisiveness is the Tea Party telling Democrats, ‘Stick it where the sun don’t shine’
Some people are skeptical of solid reasonings and gullible when it reinforces there prejudices. This is a nice piece on one way people ignore thinking: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/believe
I would be nice if we embraced Critical Thinking. Real analysis and an understanding. But, there is a rather large roadblock to the adoption of common sense.
“The most preposterous notion that Homo sapiens has ever dreamed up is that the Lord God of Creation, Shaper and Ruler of all the Universes, wants the saccharine adoration of His creatures, can be swayed by their prayers, and becomes petulant if He does not receive this flattery. Yet this absurd fantasy, without a shred of evidence to bolster it, pays all the expenses of the oldest, largest, and least productive industry in all history.”
― Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love
“Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God.”
– Lenny Bruce
“Religion, is giving god a bad name” – Roland Van Deusen