Today we examine the God like wisdom of the Godless, and the best of parenting advice from those who have never been parents. Of course we sprinkle in other random observations all in the name of our persuit of ‘critical thinking’.
A crisis brings out the best and the worst in people, and it often reveals how quickly they can rule and how little thought it takes for so many. How they focus on the easy fix, often a fix where they need do nothing personally other than find fault with freedom loving people.
As I watch it all, I see a few threads started by a few people I truly admire in the Paragliding Community. Why comment on that community? I’ve watched their leaders in action. How they deal with other people, how deeply they care about their friends and families, how much they love their children. How they react to challenges and stress.
Many of these people are comitted to mastering things far from the couch and potato chip bowl. Some will run up a mountian side and soar with friends both feathered and unfeathered before others their age discover they are no longer fit to follow them through the first stair case of a three mile long climb! And to think some old Paragliders do it with forty pounds or more of gear on their backs. Their old school mates wease and attempt to catch their breath with the trailhead still in site, and only a water bottle in their hand.
At 64 years old, I only wonder how they became so good at what they do? How did they become so people wise so early in life? I guess you’d need watch what I’ve seen. To wait a week or a month to form a well thought out opinion? The words echo through my head today as I recall one who didn’t make it back home. How did the PG community handle that rare event? Quite well by my measure…
The Paragliding Community hangs by threads. Much of what they do is on property controlled by public opinion. I don’t rule out the possibility that a few protests could take away their access to key properties which might gravely injure their sport. The community is made up of all sorts of souls, and what they have in common is the dream and reality of flight. The desire to fly and know the air as well as birds of prey. To experience life at it’s best they say, and I believe.
But here again, we are faced with the reality that intelligent men are not always thoughtful men. Critical thinking is truly an art form, and so little time is devoted to teaching it. It’s an important role of parents, to think things through, and teach their children the same.
Some I know have the opinion that Paragliders are stupid people, stupid and selfish. If they had an IQ higher than Tepid water, they’d stay on the sidewalk. They have no right to be in the air! Now that we are all in the same pool for healthcare, what do these fools do to run up my premium they ask? What taxes do I pay only to support fools like them, and what about the other dangerous sports people have no business doing? Why is it they can land in the same place where a Christmas Tree is banned?
While hanging by a thread…., a few are quick to condemn other Men’s sport as too risky? Too dangerous? We’ll fix it all so quickly they say.. just ban it all, and people can’t do it..
I guess the one post that sent me into a tail spin was made by a Scotsmen. I feel I can take liberties with the Scots and what they do and say since my family came from the Isles, but their blood mixed in with a lot of blood spilled here…. prior to, during the American Revolution, and after.
My family has been here a long time, and we’ve long since noted that the Scots couldn’t seem to grow a decent potato back home, how is it they have the wisdom of God today?
ON Facebook steps forward this Flying Scotsmen, he’s a new arrival.. here for the good wages, a life apparently better than what he had back in Scotland? His advice given so freely on a facebook page is to ban it all together same as they did in Scotland. It’s all so easy really.. you just make it illegal!
Of course, my American blood runs deep. I still have my 22 rifle given to me on my 12th birthday. I’ve had it for 52 years, I had a pellet gun before it, and a BB gun at eight years old. Most of us did, and nothing happened! Yes, there was that summer when Butch’s Dad backed over his baby sister and killed her dead, tragic in deed but the Scots kept on drinking!
But as I think this Scotman’s plan through, I remember how Scotland returned a murdering man to his homeland. Yes he killed how many souls? scattered their twisted, burned, and bloodied bodies across the Scotish landscape. They (the Scots) tried him, convicted him, gave him the best of care, meals served every day, and room service too. Likely far better health care than the average Scot or American can afford.., and then, they sent him home to a hero’s welcome. The banners flew, and those who might follow in his foot steps might say… “see it wasn’t so bad while he was off in Scotland with room service, how many of his countrymen begged at back doors for their next meal?” Oh, and now steps forward other Scots to say.. “that Sir was none of our doing! We didn’t approve of what our Government did!” And we sit here and ask.. well, what did your learn, and what other power will you give them over you?
Ohh, those Scots, how brilliant they are, and how many of them want to turn our land into the one >WE< left?
But in other threads, I see those who had no time for parenting, they filled their lives in pursuit of personal goals, enlightenment, to know the wisdom of the Gods and what tomorrow holds. Another post I study from an East Coast Jewish American,… a personal account, and one I loathed in particular.. “An encounter with a knife weilding robber, and how he knows he would have been dead had his assailant found a gun on his person! He goes on to say, you are only delusional if you don’t agree…. his single account. His personal experience is all we need consider to set the course of man!
But here’s the fact, these people are cocksure, they are often Godless people who think they are Gods themselves. The conversation about the Swiss, and their gun laden society, why is it their children have machine guns in their homes, and nothing happens? I say it is because they are superior people with superior genes!…. or wait a minute… maybe they just have expectations of their youth? Maybe they care enough to raise them, and know what they do?
And women, they are programed by nature to protect their young. When they are young themselves; they will do so at any cost. No doubt they will deliver their children into a life of bondage in exchange for the false promise of security. It is written over and over through the ages. But many women educate themselves by reading what history teaches and they take into account what slavers do. Other young women fill their day sprinkling on fairy dust, and drinking $4 Coffee with peppermint mocha and bits of candy added. No doubt these same women could never make it far from the trail head, so what’s the harm in banning what they will never challenge themselves to do?
On another facebook page, one of my favorite engineers writes of his youth, and the good expectations of parents and adults in his community. All one need do is show a lack of respect for a teacher or any adult and there was a heavy price to pay when he was young. They had rifles in gun racks in the school parking lot, and nothing happened.
He went on to witness what he knows about boys through 35 years of being a Scout Master, and the boys who called him later in life to say.. “you were really the only person in my life who demaned I be a better man, the only one who demanded respect and a true effort from me”.
As my fellow American Ileana Johnson Paugh writes of the brutal treament of people in her homeland, and those taken off their land by their Goverment, shot through the head and tossed in a ditch. Their land given to more pliable, and deserving people. She knows what we have, and what so many are willing to give away all in the name of false security.
Among those who lead the charge to ban guns and more are Ameican Jews. Their parents kissed our ground when they arrived. Their children point out that anyone who looks back on history and thinks it can all happen again is only a fool! You need give the government the power and authority it needs to make all things right, and to govern over you.
I think it is important for Jewish Fathers and Grandfathers to write that letter to their Sons and Grandsons now, so they can read it later. It might read..
For your own safety, I deliver you into the hands of those who will care for your every need. I choose to turn you over to those in Government who know even better than I. I voted today to make this new land more like the land of which our family fled, so many ashes left behind.
In closing I say… Tomorrow, let’s pick on Germans, Italians.
And for me? What do I know? I know that the opposite of skeptical is gullible, and how many hate the skeptic, he is the only thing that lies between them and Utopia itself! It’s all so simple they say, we only need get rid of those who stand between us and the free and easy path..
And.. for you my fellow free range chickens.. let’s all atempt NOT to be part of the broth!