There’s a natural attrition of time, we all know that. The body slows down
and things change – some attempt to thwart this occurrence with supplements, exercise, diet, and even cosmetic surgery.
The purpose of generations is ultimately in my opinion is about stewardship, to build on and enhance what is beneficial so when the torch is passed it burns a little brighter, casts a more inclusive light, and illuminates the path going forward.
We aren’t seeing much of that today – what we’re witnessing is a culture of greed and avarice, of corporate influence and indifference, racial and ideological divisions based on what regrettably have become the new norms of political tribalism.
A nation divided and in decline clutching at straws in a global community on a planet in decline – we live in a finite world with finite resources, where you gonna run?
Think you’re destined to be a Mars colonist or trail blazer on some other equally inhospitable planet whose distance from the earth is so far it will never be reached?
Are you counting on the aging process and attrition of time so when all the bills come due you won’t be around and future generations can pick up the tab?
Do you cling to fantasies that superior aliens or a divine being will intervene and it all works out in the end – recompense for fulfilling your “prosperity doctrine” obligations?
What about that Age of Aquarius which if the present course is maintained
will be an Age of Nefarious.
Children, school kids, have become the target of choice while gun nuts led by the Pied Piper of the NRA have an explanation for all of it – politicians weigh the profit from lobbyists against the lives of children and do nothing other than act like the sleaziest of crack whores cruising the halls of what has become the national bordello – the White House – write a check and you can truly have it your way.
Politicians, especially those in positions of most influence lie – that’s lie, not exaggerate or engage in innocent hyperbole as some claim and seem to have rushed headlong to abandon any vestige of common sense – maybe it’s time to abandon the “critical thinkers” and “experts” and begin listening to the children though I doubt there’s much chance of that as they aren’t viewed as a voting or campaign donations demographic.
Look, MAGA doesn’t mean McDonald’s And Golf Again accompanied by a virulent form of hoof of mouth disease – if it is to be a mantra the focus should be the common welfare of all.
Here’s a little food for thought – in 2016 the NRA spent fifty four million dollars to facilitate Republican control of government.
Paul Ryan has received tens of thousands during his “career” and that doesn’t take into consideration what is referred to as “outside money” directed to campaign ads etc.
Ryan’s response to events like the most recent one in Florida has always been that people shouldn’t jump to conclusions and what is really needed is prayer.
Understandable when you consider that Republicans are bought and paid for by the NRA and “prayer” is less risky and more profitable than actually addressing gun violence in any reasonable manner.
Marco Rubio has received considerably less -$4,950 in direct contributions but the NRA gave more than a million to efforts to re-elect him.
Rob Portman has been another beneficiary to the tune of $29,455 dollars in direct contributions over his “career” with the NRA chipping in $731,400 dollars in “outside money” towards his re-relection.
The only inducement for Republican candidates to sever their NRA servitude is the threat of being ousted from government – they’ve clearly demonstrated they have no intention of biting the hand that feeds them whether it be the NRA, the Kochs, or corporations.
They live in fear and are held hostage by entities like Fox Fake News, self described “patriots”, crazed evangelicals, and wannabe messiahs like Alex Jones and Rush Limbaugh.
As to the “prayers” and “condolences” they offer in the midst of their own complicity I’d say they can stick them where the sun don’t shine.
This is about more than campaign finance, it’s about propaganda and false narratives, it’s about fear mongering that the “gun grabbers” are at your door, Citizens United, “outside money’, and a lemming like base who thrive on sound bites.
There’s a saying that everyone has a price – the Republicans have demonstrated they do – question is do you the reader, the parent, the concerned citizen have a price, and if so does it include the wanton murder of school children?