Saturday, May 18, 2013
Monday, November 19, 2012
There are many people wondering how did we get here? How did we "Americans" go from one of the most powerful self reliant conservative cultures on the face of the planet to a country that is disrespected and sniped at by countries the world over and in her very own country by her very own citizens.
In my opinion, the changes were made either deliberately with the skill of a Grand Master chess champion or by pure blind dumb luck. Regardless of intent, it happened over several decades. It starts with groups or movements like "Flower Power", "Free Love", "Make Love not War". Not that I'm opposed to making love by any means. But as with any of these slogans or calls to action; they should be more apporiately called calls to "inaction", they all call for or promote "lack of responsiblity". They all wanted to feel that they could do what ever they wanted with out responsibility or care or concern and most importantly without judgement or being spurned by Main Stream Society.
So little by little they take small little acts or sterotypes and set forth to make them seem less out of the norm and more acceptable. That way more people see it as "well that's not that bad" and then they become accustom to it and now its accepted then they move on to the next item on there list to mainstream.
I refer to them as the Jerry Springer crowd, now we all know that there were others before him but in my opinion Jerry Springer made mainstreaming into almost and art. Even if the people on stage were actors, i.e. all wrestling is on T.V. is "real", it still portrays a base lack of self respect and devasion from widely acepted norms. And after repeated exposure and more and more outlandish claims then the unsuspecting, off guard, low self esteem person thinks, "There look at that, my life is not that bad, I can continue to reach for the basement of life because I will never be that bad". Here's the thing that most people are afraid of, tell someone "Yes your life left unchecked and unchanged is going to be a Jerry Springer episode and in some extreme cases it will be a full length Jerry Springer motion picture production". We the over opinionated would be publicly berated and made to look unkind, uncaring, and out of touch by the very people looking to further thin down and opress the very attitude and spirt that made this Great Country the Magestic Tower of Strength and Leadership that has seen us through to the Greatest Nation on the Planet.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Very cool business card