Friday, November 25, 2005

One More Thing to be Thankful For

As I continue to reflect on the special day we've set aside to give thanks, I realize I've got too much to be thankful for to fit it all into one day. I could, of course, go all day, every day thanking God for each blessing "He" has bestowed upon me as I think of it, and still I would never realize them all. But one special blessing pops out at me today. Post 9-11-01, we have the opportunity to see where humanity is headed -- and, still, just maybe, to change course before it's too late.

Human events and behavior in our post-9-11 world indicate our malady the way a pus-filled boil indicates an infection. We continue trying to live like animals, allowing our basest instincts to govern society. It's the path of least resistance, and it's easy to see why we have almost always lived this way. But we are not "mere" animals, we are human beings, created in the image of God. And it's about time somebody -- besides the nitwits pushing the study of "Intelligent Design" -- actually said so.

Biological darwinism is the scientific fact upon which all the natural sciences find their bases. But social darwinism is an unbridled and unmitigated evil. Funny how the very crowd so vociferous in opposing the teaching of the former is so dedicated to promoting the latter. Funny, that is, until we realize that there's a method behind such madness. If God simply said, "Abracadabra," and there stood humanity fully formed, then we have no obligation to keep on evolving.

Those most invested in the societal status quo are quite often those -- surprise, surprise -- who wish to see biological evolution dismissed as heresy. "We're already grownups," they claim, as does any first-grader standing amid the vast sea of a parent's clothing and gigantic shoes. If they are, like that first-grader, aware that they are merely playing a child's game of dress-up, then there's no harm in it. But if they seriously believe the claim they're making, then they're cutting themselves off from any possibility of ever really growing up. You won't strive and risk and toil to reach a destination if you believe you're already there.

Were we to allow overgrown spoiled and delusional children to run the world, they would ruin it. But wait a minute -- that is exactly what we are doing. And it's exactly what they are doing. They live in continual fear that we'll catch on to their game and see it as the make-believe it really is. All tyrants live in fear, and as fear is all they can understand, it is the motivator by which they would rule us all.

Is there an antidote to fear? Yes, there is, and it's laughter. What if we simply refused to take seriously, anymore, the little tin gods who would rule over us? Cindy Sheehan drew gasps of outrage from multitudes of sheeple when she called George W. Bush her employee -- our tax-paid servant -- and called him into account for the arrogant and irresponsible way he's been doing his job.

How dare she approach the Chrysanthemum Throne with criticism! The emperor-god and his minions are horrified at the cheek of it! Send out the flying monkeys, and bring back her head!

I can't help but laugh at the motley crew of idiots, overgrown adolescents and chickenhawks who've been given the keys to our country. Someone who took five deferrments to keep out of Vietnam is now sending girls young enough to be his granddaughter into battle? Hahahahaha!
A former pom-pom girl and cokehead -- who can't even pick his nose without a team of advisers to tell him how to do it -- is allowed to play with the mightiest military in the history of the world? Ye-heheheheheheeeee!!! Surely no comedy writer would dare come up with such stuff. It would be too insane to be made-up, so it can only be true.

But again, I say, rejoice! -- because it may yet not be too late to do something about it. 9-11 was a wake-up call, and it may not even be the last one we'll ever get. Let's not wait for another. We are making Iraq a paradise for terrorists from all over the Middle East. But we can come to our senses and figure out a way to get the hell out of there.

The Iraqis don't like having us there, but they need to learn how to run their own country. And yes, we've killed lots of people over there and broken many, many things. I fail to follow the logic of those who say this means that if we don't kill more people and break more things, the loss will have been in vain. The screwiness of such "logic" defies description -- and instead of taking seriously the folks who repeat such nonsense, we ought to laugh 'em right out of the room.

Happy Thanksgiving, one and all. And don't tell me it's over. We can give thanks all year round!


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