Category: Wisdom

Living With Chronic Pain

Have chronic pain? Know someone that does? This post will help you and them understand this condition more!

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No Political Parties?

I was thinking about having no political parties…  While a nice theory, it would never work.  There will always be those who are liberal who feel that the government should tell everyone what to think and to feel, and promote socialism, which in a bigger scale just doesn’t work.  Why just look at the former Soviet Union.  Then there’s the more reasonable conservatives whom feel that we should uphold the constitution and the vision of the founding fathers of the United States.

It’s the conservatives that feel that the security of the Citizens of the United States is paramount, and that we should help our soldiers fight by giving them funding for better tools to do thier jobs with, and the support of the United States.  The conservatives waste less money.  They don’t want to start more programs that put further strain on our economy, they want to fix and stregthen the current programs before creating new ones.  They don’t cave in to the pressure to special interest groups, and want to make sure that people have jobs so that everyone can pay for thier own medical insurance.

So before anyone goes off on me and tells me that the democrats want to give back to the people, lets think about that first.  OK, so you want free higher education, free medical insurance…  Lets start with the free medical insurance.  Medical care is very expensive, and will cost the federal government billions every year.  Free education?  That’ll cost billions as well.  Now, where is that money going to come from?  The middle class taxpayer that’s struggling to make ends meet.  The rich isn’t gonna pay, cause they don’t want to change tax laws to help balance this problem.  I didn’t hear any of the Democrats even mention reforming the tax system here in america.  So, the democrats aren’t giving you anything.  Just making the middle class pay for everyone’s medical and higher education.

Think about it.  The democrats were in power  in Washington, DC for 8 years, and there’s been no tax reform.  The rich are still rich and the poor are still poor.  They had the controlling power in congress, but did nothing to fix this lopsided economy.  For that, they blame the republicans.  Here in Hawaii the Democrats blame the Republicans for all the things bad in Hawaii, when they’ve held power here in Hawaii for decades…  The rich are still rich and the poor are still poor, and in fact, things have gotten worse over the years.  In fact, there’s more people living on the streets now than when the last Republican was in office in Hawaii.

So no, because of the huge difference in beliefs there will never be a no political party system.  On a side note, people who say they’re going to leave the country if Trump gets into office, please do so.  We have enough cry-babies here in America.  A few less will make the country a better place.

It’s in our nature…

it's in your nature

I remember in one of the Terminator movies the Terminator (the T100, pictured above) had told young John Connor that it was in our nature to destroy ourselves.  I’ve never forgotten that quote because at the time even though I was young when I saw the movie in the theater, I thought to myself, “That is so true”.  For me to realize that at such an early age is quite depressing.

If one really thinks about it, it is true.  All the wars, the mass destruction and killing over the centuries because of ideals, beliefs, and sometimes just plain greed.  The Romans were guilty of the latter.  Wars over ideals and beliefs, well, look at recent history.  WWI and WWII were all because of beliefs.  The Revolutionary War as well.  The sad thing is that we don’t stop at destroying just ourselves.  We also destroy the things around us (us meaning humanity).

We almost killed off all the whales in the ocean, we destroy our environment by creating pollution on a mass scale.  We cut down the trees that make our oxygen.  So yes, I do believe that it is in our nature as a species to destroy ourselves and things around us.  It doesn’t matter if we intend to or not, if it’s out of ignorance or not, or even necessity.  It’s plain fact.  It saddens me at times to see these things happen around, me, but there’s nothing that I could do that would make a difference.  There are people already out there lobbying to “save the planet” without much success, I may add.

In the end, the planet will triumph, though.  Humanity won’t be here forever, how many times has mother nature (or god if that’s what you believe) have started over?  If I’m correct, we’re the second attempt.  The first attempt was the dinosaurs, but they were all wiped out after millions of years by a comet.  Yup, the greater powers decided to start over again, but the planet remained.  So, I believe that mother earth will triumph over us in one way or another, and that if its in our nature or not to destroy ourselves time will move on.  No one lives forever.  Or as Riddick said in The Assault on The Dark Athena game: “No one wants to die, but everyone gets to”

This is my perspective on this subject, and I leave it to my readers to make up their own minds about this subject.  Thanks for reading! 🙂