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We Learn To Live When We Learn To Give

I don’t understand why people refuse to accept there’s good and bad in everyone.

Before anything else, we are all human beings.  We all breathe air, bleed blood, sleep, eat, defecate, procreate, we are all born and we all die.  And we all have the ability to be good people and bad people.

It doesn’t matter what sex you are, what your sexual orientation is, what your religious beliefs are, what your political beliefs are, your skin color, what country you’re from, etc.  Nobody. Is. Perfect.

Given this information, how can any person, and there are many, point at two other people, perfect strangers, a man and his mother from Mexico, and call them “rapists and animals”?  Yet this happened to Esteban Guzman and his mother while they were working. How can any one person target another person because of their religion?  Yet we have with the banning of Muslims from other countries.  How can any one person reject another person because they are seeking a better life for themselves?  Yet we have with the separation of families and the imprisonment of thousands of immigrant children across the country.

Who are the good and the bad in these circumstances?  Are they really who we perceive them to be?

For all these incidences, the tables could have easily been turned.  It could’ve been a fat white woman working in her yard with her son when a Mexican man approached her and began calling her names.  Just because she was a fat white woman.  We could have the banning of all other religions except Muslim.  And Americans could be the ones fleeing a war-torn country for a better life somewhere else, only to be separated at the border, of any country, and their children are put in cages to live like dogs.

It’s difficult to understand what someone is experiencing when you haven’t gone through it yourself.  Maybe if we think before calling someone out for being different from us, we could stop being so hateful of others for something they have no control over.  We could give of ourselves and start caring for our fellow human beings instead of acting like imbeciles.

Just because there’s a puppet master in Washington it doesn’t mean you have to be his puppet.

 

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Posted in narcissists and psychopaths, Things that make you say "hmm...", Things that piss me off

Elite

The other night at his most recent pep rally SHITHOLE said to his brainwashed sheep:  “The elite.  Why are they elite?  I have a much better apartment than they do.  I am smarter than they are.  I am richer than they are.  I became president and they didn’t.  And I am representing the greatest, smartest, most loyal people on earth, the deplorables”.

What SHITHOLE doesn’t realize is that It takes a lot more than material possessions and a prestigious “title” that was achieved illegally to make one “elite”.

By definition the word “elite” means “the best”.  SHITHOLE is far from “the best”.  If anything, he is “the worst”—in other words “deplorable”.  Which is what he referred to his followers as.  And that’s exactly what he is as well.

To be “elite” one must not only be “the best” but they must be “the best” at what they do.  Michael Jordan was “elite” at basketball.  Bill Gates is “elite” at technology and business.  There can be more than one who is “elite” at something.  There are many “elite” insurance companies.  Several get A+ ratings.  There are many “elite” musicians, actors, artists, writers, athletes, etc.  It’s difficult to name one as “the best”.  So they often get lumped into the “elite” category.

SHITHOLE isn’t “the best” at anything.  Not business.  Not negotiating.  Not speaking.  Not tweeting.  Not even an illegitimate “presidency”.  He couldn’t even steal it without getting caught.  Shit, from what many have said, he’s not even “good” at sex, not much being “the best”.  He’s not even “the best” at lying because you always know when he’s lying.  A “good” liar is one who can at least try to do it right.  He can’t even do that.  It’s pathetic if you can’t even be “the best” at lying.

So, yeah, SHITHOLE can brag about having this, that and the other thing but having those things makes him far from being “elite”.  They just make him a greedy son-of-a-bitch who is the most miserable person on the planet.  And it shows.  Every. Single. Day.

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What’s Wrong With Our Country Right Now

This may come as a shock to some but do you know many Americans do not know the actual title to the National Anthem?  They actually think it’s called “The National Anthem”.
Do you know most Americans do not even know the lyrics to the song?  Nor do they know who wrote it.  Or why it was written.  Most don’t even know there are more verses to the song than the one that they always hear.
I’m not writing this to give you a history of “The Star-Spangled Banner” but let’s look at the definition of the word “anthem” for a second:
a rousing or uplifting song identified with a particular group, body, or cause.
a solemn patriotic song officially adopted by a country as an expression of national identity.
So if an “anthem” is supposed to be a song identified with a “particular group, body or cause” and used as “an expression of national identity”, what is the problem with athletes being able to kneel while it’s playing?  They are only identifying it with a “particular cause”, or expression of protest.  Which every person in America is entitled to.  Including athletes.  Shit, I’ve seen fat ass beer guzzling men woofing down hot dogs at baseball games during the National Anthem.  Nobody bitched about them.  And they weren’t standing, either.

So, what should we do about this “problem” that so many have with athletes taking a knee, sitting in the locker room, picking their noses, talking on their cell phones, doing whatever during the playing of the National Anthem?  Well, SHITHOLE sounds like he wants to deport them.  Sorry, SHITHOLE.  But someone who can’t even put their hand over their heart during the National Anthem shouldn’t be telling others they don’t belong in this country for not standing during a song.

I do, however, have a couple of ideas:  why don’t we ban the playing of the National Anthem.  Then players can kneel all they want without all the bitching.  The bitchers won’t get to hear their favorite song, but hey, if they’re going to the stadium to hear a song. they are there for the wrong show.  It’s a game, not a concert.

Secondly, ban all guns.  Period.  Because if American athletes have to give up their rights to freedom, so should American gun owners.

At least athletes aren’t killing anyone by kneeling.

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Much More Than Words

I can see how owning a gun can make some people feel safe.  I mean, it is a device used to kill.  Sure some people just like to show off their guns.  They never use them.  They store them in their locked closets (if they’re responsible) or leave them in their night table drawer (if they’re irresponsible).  They may take them out on occasion to shine them up, maybe show them off to their friends.  Maybe play Russian Roulette with it.  Maybe try to impress their kid and their kid’s friends with it.  Maybe one day the kid will find it and shoot themselves.  And I know there are some who actually do use guns for hunting or sporting.

The recent Parkland school shooting and constant calls for gun reform/control got me thinking about the Second Amendment and what it means.  I figured since so many gun enthusiasts live and die by this very statement, maybe it should be analyzed to better understand it.  So that’s what I did.

The Second Amendment reads:

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”.

I may be missing it, but I don’t see anywhere in these 27 words where it says it’s okay for individuals to own assault rifles and use them to kill innocent people.

These 27 words were written long before our time.  Many people have taken it upon themselves to interpret these 27 words to mean whatever they want them to mean or feel they should mean.

So, what do these 27 words really mean?

In turning to my handy-dandy Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word “regulated” can mean:

  • to govern or direct according to rule
  • to bring under the control of law or constituted authority
  • to make regulations for or concerning
  • to bring order, method, or uniformity to
  • to fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of

Using the word “well” before “regulated” could mean that the regulation would be carefully considered and formed.

The “regulated” that they are referring to is a “Militia”, which is, by definition:

  • a part of the organized armed forces of a country liable to call only in emergency
  • a body of citizens organized for military service
  • the whole body of able-bodied male citizens declared by law as being subject to call to military service

I’d like to point out that in all those definitions, “militia” has something to do with the “military”.

“being necessary”:  basically, absolutely necessary

“to the security”:  basically, to the freedom from fear, freedom from fear or anxiety

“of a free State”:  this could mean one of many things:

  • a mode or condition of being (being in a free state);
  • a body of persons constituting a special class in a society; a politically organized body of people usually occupying a definite territory; especially : one that is sovereign
  • the political organization of such a body of people
  • the operations or concerns of the government of a country
  • one of the constituent units of a nation having a federal government
  • The United States of America
  • a government or politically organized society having a particular character

Next up:

“the right of the people” – “right”:

  •  being in accordance with what is just, good, or proper
  • conforming to facts or truth

“people” – this one word, I think, is what is most interpreted or misinterpreted.  When the Second Amendment was written and they used the word “people”, who, exactly, were they referring to?  If we go by definition, “people” means:  human beings making up a group or assembly or linked by a common interest.  Were they actually referring to “the militia” when saying “people”? Interpretation could’ve changed so much if, instead of “people” they simply wrote in “the militia” again.

“keep”

  •  to retain in one’s possession or power
  •  to refrain from granting, giving, or allowing
  •  to have in control

“bear” – usually a brown, furry animal; for this statement:  to carry

“arms”  – those appendages hanging from your shoulders; for this statement:  weapons and ammunition

“infringed” – to encroach upon in a way that violates law or the rights of another

Considering the Second Amendment was written in 1791, not too long after America fought for independence, I can understand the statement “a well regulated militia”.  They were very used to militias at this time.  The militia, or military, was, after all, formed for protection.  That’s why they wrote the next phrase “being necessary to the security of a free State”.  But this is referring back to “the militia”.  I really think they (the militia) are “the people” being referred to in this statement.  If it was meant to refer to “everyone” why not use the word “individuals”?  After all, “people” can mean men, women and children.  Would the Founding Fathers have given guns to babies?

The word “infringed” intrigues me:  “…to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”.  Yes, the right to own and carry a gun shall not be infringed.  The definition of “infringed” mentions violating the law or the rights of another.  To “not be infringed”, as defined by the Second Amendment, wouldn’t that mean to not violate the law or the rights of another?  Especially the rights of another, since not everybody obeys the law?

It’s time that America gets their heads out of their asses.  If other civilized countries can, why can’t we?  Because we’re money hungry and in bed with the NRA?  For many of us, more than likely.

With each new mass shooting, whether it be at a school, church, concert, nightclub, etc., we must ask ourselves:  what’s it going to take to say enough is enough?  It may take a “militia” to storm Capitol Hill, breaking their security system and gun down Congress to make them wake up.

Even then I’m not sure that would work.