We Stopped Looking Up

WHEN IS THE LAST TIME AMERICANS LOOKED IN THE MIRROR?

by OPOVV, ©2013

How did the federal government become so big?

(Nov. 29, 2013) — I had a theory about where we humans went wrong on the “meaning of life” scale, I mean, the time when at least some of us got the message. Galileo Galilei was one such person who understood what a human being was designed for, and he acted accordingly. Even though his contemporaries weren’t as fortunate as Galileo in the inquisitive department, nevertheless they contributed to his being able to sit up all night while the rest had to toil during the day and therefore, slept at night. Someone, after all, had to grow, harvest and bring to market the food that Galileo ate, and perhaps plenty of carrots, too.

As I said, I’ve got this idea that we light up the night so as not being able to view the heavens, and it’s a conscious effort on our part. Me? I am anti-night light. I’m against street lights and believe that all outside lights should be extinguished after, say, 9:00 p.m. Why? you may ask. I’m glad you asked and, therefore, I’ll explain the “Seeing the Stars is Your Heavenly Right.”

Night scopes area wonderful invention. All they need is ambient light, and you can see objects as plain as day, objects such as someone trying to steal your car or break into your neighbor’s house. And since each of us should be armed anyway, having night vision capabilities is just standard equipment these days.

Most of us aren’t looking up at the heavens, tracking comets and other chunks whirling around the cosmos. We certainly don’t need any more of what hit Arizona some 30,000 years ago.

But then, and here’s a thought, what if one did? Are we, as a people, as Americans, better off now, or were we better off 100 years ago? So maybe you answer in some ways we’re better off, and then in some ways we’re not. I’ll buy that.

We’re better off medical-wise, vaccine-wise, that is, until Obamacare. We’ve made great leaps in navigation and transportation safety, although year after year we manage to kill more Americans than were killed during the whole Vietnam fiasco. So it comes down to a question of priorities:  what we consider, as a people, important.

We certainly don’t care about our schools, because if we did, we wouldn’t have a bunch of dummies trying to speak, write, read English, or do simple arithmetic who can’t seem to figure out that the Constitution was written FOR the people’s advantage and not something that the government can cavalierly trash.

We don’t seem to be too concerned about driving, yet half (or more) vehicles on the road today are a danger on multiple levels: bad tires, brakes, windows cracked or missing, worn shocks, and so on. And then half the drivers shouldn’t be driving for various reasons: being impaired in some way by legal or illegal medications, pot and/or alcohol, poor eyesight, speeding, running red lights, failure to “YIELD,” and tailgating, to mention a few.

Then there’s the judicial system that grows every year, bigger and bigger budgets, yet the same problems persist and become even bigger problems, and so the budgets grow. A huge CASH COW with no solution; an animal that feeds upon itself.  There is no mechanism for correction, just the same mistakes decade after decade, and we go along with the excuses and are taken for a ride: every four years “Fighting crime!”

We don’t understand that it’s all a bunch of mirrors and nobody tells the Truth; all are exempt from prosecution; safe from being fired for not doing their job. No names, no pointing fingers, no accountability.

And we think we’re better off.

I hate to be the one to break it to you, but we’re not better off; we’re worse off. We’re sinking, and while we’re sinking, they still can’t say “pollution;” they say “global warming.” They say “Wind Power,” and so what if it kills birds? All they have to do is to turn the windmills off at night to keep them from spinning, to keep them from killing birds and bats and every other living flying thing.

Become energy-independent by turning off the lights and driving slower. Be free of sending American dollars to the Muslims so they, in turn, can purchase weapons w which to kill us. Build that pipeline.

Piece of cake. Keep looking up.

OPOVV

One Response to "We Stopped Looking Up"

  1. Stephen Hiller   Friday, November 29, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    The shepherds at night were looking up. And a group of angels appeared to them and said, “look for a baby in a manger”.
    Had they been looking down at the rocks, they never would have seen the angels, or seen the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes. By the way, the term “swaddling clothes” has reference to leper’s rags. Gee, do you think maybe, just MAYBE, this baby came to take away our leper’s rags?

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