“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case, you fail by default.”
I just watched "The Social Dilemma" on Netflix (finally, in its entirety...without falling asleep, LOL). None of it contained anything I didn't already know...yes, we're all just numbers made up of algorithms for advertisers, investors, etc. Yes, we are all traded as "human futures"....and "They" all need "a lot of data" about us.
Whatever. Blah, blah, blah...
But hey, Big Brother...can Your idiots grow a fantastic garden? A beautiful beefsteak tomato? A crop of sweet, delicious corn? A ripe cantaloupe, ready for breakfast?
Can "You" knit or crochet a beautiful, homemade afghan?
Can "You" write/co-write a song in a songwriters' circle and play an instrument that delivers that song?
Can "You" make beautiful jewelry? Have "You" spent countless hours doing intricate beadwork, with your own hands?
Are "You" an Artist? Creating art that is meaningful and timeless?
Can "You" make an awesome batch of venison jerky? An award-winning pot of chili? LOL 😉
Can “You” do my hair the way I want? Massage my neck, shoulders, back, arms/legs the way I really need and want?
Can "You" escape to the lakes, the mountains, the tropics...without wifi/cell service?
Can "You" help a person on the side of the road with a flat? Help someone that needs their lawn cut, their snow shoveled? Someone who is in trouble and just needs a listening ear?
Can "You" hear, taste, smell, touch?
Can "You" ignore all of the political propaganda...the party hype...the fake news, conspiracy theories, etc...without any thought of compensation, in any form...monetary or trade...and bask in something that is called, um…HUMANITY?
I primarily use Facebook because, quite frankly...most folks do...to connect with friends and family, to share our lives...share our glories and triumphs, our mistakes and failures...our thoughts and beliefs...reaching out for help and answering the calls...
However, I pretty much ignore the advertising and propaganda a whole HELLUVA LOT! Especially the Left and Right party bullshit. (Sorry to say, you're all morons.)
I'm no fool. I know we're on the brink of a civil war. I’ve known it for quite a while now. But it’s not about left or right politics, or about racism…it’s not about Trump or Biden, or who is in the seat of President. It is not about who has the loudest voice, clanging in our ears or burning our eyes out, every day.
No, this has come down to a fight of good versus evil…and the "truth" that lies somewhere in the middle, lost in the chaos. If you adhere to a religion to help you sleep at night, I can't blame you one bit. But for me, it's going to take a lot more than any belief system to fight against what is right and good on this planet we call Earth.
While most folks think I'm a "fence-dweller" as a Moderate, I tend to think: "Good! Go ahead and think that." But...don't think for one second that a "Boston Tea Party" could never happen again. Where will I be when that happens? Who knows. Most of all, what would it mean, in the grand scheme of things?
We just finished up the Fall Harvest Festival in Riverton, Wyoming. We all came together as a community of families, friends, neighbors, leaders, politicians and businesses. We came together, despite our politics, beliefs, differences...and had a great time!
Proving, once again, that life is more than the addictions we’re being fed by “Them”.
Shame on those who don’t think past the politics…corporate or governmental.
Shame on those who are simply jealous of those who want and succeed in living their lives in peace and prosperity.
Shame on those who think they “know” better than everyone else, just because they skim the “news” every day…because quite frankly, they really don’t “know” anything at all.
They've already failed. They just don’t know it.