PUTIN is coming to a neighbourhood near you!
Seems Vlad feels emboldened enough to attempt to re-establish military bases in Cuba. Great! I assume Trump’s diplomacy is working out as planned (by Vlad). His friends want to be nearer to Mar-a-Lago. Easier to ‘drop in’. They’ll have a blast!
Maybe an A-blast.
No, but SERIOUSLY folks, Happy New Year. What? Me worry? No way. I don’t worry. Why should I? I’m cursed with a terminal condition that has no real place in the modern world. I know that. Worse, I have complications derived therefrom. I suffer from chronic common sense and suffer expectations of logic and reason. Trust me…it’s a somewhat rare combination and it inevitably leads to a frustrating existence and ends in death after 7 or 8 decades.
But do not weep for me. My case is mild. I have almost enough stupidity to get by, almost enough dull to plod along without bleating and absolutely no power with which to inflict my condition on others. Save for you, of course…my seven faithful readers. Poor babies! God bless you, tho. Bad news: you are likely also so inflicted. Do you expect goodness, logic, reason and the environment to prevail? If so, take two bottles of scotch and call no one the next morning. You are doomed!
Here we go…..
A young woman recently pressed charges against her rapist and he is going to jail. And, rightly so. Seems she drank herself black in the face (a weekly routine in her group) and went back to a party house where everyone slept higgledy-piggledy wherever they fell over. Our boy, drunk-as-a-lord, did the same. He ended up beside her, like others in the house were beside others. But he had enough testosterone to victimize her. She woke up half way and protested but then blacked out again. The next morning she went to the hospital and secured the evidence.
Good on her! She should do that. I am, so far, on her side.
But logic and reason, common sense and personal responsibility are left wondering….“What was she thinking? Drink to pass out and then go to an orgy house?”
Back up a bit, Dave! ….drink to pass out on a regular basis? REPEATEDLY DO THAT AND PLAN TO GO BACK EACH TIME TO AN ORGY HOUSE!?
ALL ugly. IN so many ways. But the guy is still the evil-doer and WRONG, wrong, wrong. Go-to-jail wrong.
But, really..?..drink to pass out at an orgy house and then wonder why something bad happened? I dunno……
Scott Peck in his book, PEOPLE OF THE LIE, wrote that evil fills the vacuum left by unconsciousness. We ‘get’ unconscious and then evil slips in. Or, put another way, you have to remain conscious to keep evil at bay. In other words again: if you check out of your responsibility, evil will step up.
“Dave! You nuts? What the hell are you talking about?”
I use the two incidents above to illustrate a point – Scott Peck’s point. It’s obviously a dangerous world. There ARE dangers we all live with. We live in darkness and in light. Yin and yang.
And Trump is an UNCONSCIOUS president. Stupid. Unthinking. He may BE evil but let us just leave the observation at him being incredibly stupid. AND SO ARE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE for allowing him to preside! So…there is a VOID……
Trump’s behaviour emboldened Putin. Maybe even ENABLED him….. IT WAS HIS behaviour that invited Putin back into Cuba. No good can come from that. NO GOOD at all.
Our gal ‘Laura’ (name inaccurate to protect her stupidity) did the same. And she was invaded. No good came from that. We are seeing a ‘dumbing down’ incident on both a macro and micro scale here.
Mind you, our bad boy was convicted and will go to jail. He was drunk too, but that was NO defense. She was drunk and that was HER defense! In the case of WW3, there will be no judge to ‘determine’ right or wrong. History will write that story. But the cause of both violations is the same: unconsciousness will result in great evil.