Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Defense attorney at the Last Judgement

salutations dear reader,
I grow increasingly weary of the human race and how it conducts itself. Everywhere I turn people act like selfish 6 year old's. I have been watching PBS and the last ditch efforts to save a few of the worlds species...There is a Chinese turtle that has exactly one male and one female left...they are hoping they'll breed, however their is no place for them to go because China's rivers are so polluted they're almost beyond hope. There's a Spanish Lynx that they think may have a grand total of 18 animals left, being bred in captivity cause their natural habitat has dwindled down to about 200 acres of Spanish flat land. Our own feral bee population is all but extinct because of a foreign bee mite that somehow made it into the system...Any bees you see are domesticated and kept by bee keepers. The list of animals that are quickly heading to oblivion grows by the day and yet people change non of their habits. The natural system is dependant on a certain amount of species to do their job, Without bees to fertilize plants, we starve. Its that simple...but instead of this being on the lips and hearts of the population of the world, We're busying fighting over abstracts and concepts.
I just received another email about the current political administration, from their opponents, who when given their chance screwed up so bad it will be remembered by history as a dark time for this country...they're fighting like children.
In the rest of the world, we have dictators demanding that we notice them or they're going to pitch a fit. We have a group of people from different philosophies fighting over turf, nothing like a rousing round of king of the hill. We have a group of people who think that they must defend the concept that the US constitution and the entire group of people responsible for it were divinely inspired by some Judea-Christian God who wants Everyone to be a christian. We have a manufacturer of automobiles who is busy back peddling because they chose to do nothing when they discovered that what it was they were building was faulty...would have cost too much to fix. Our educational system is in tatters, I have it from reliable sources that we are attempting to teach our children from books that are A.30 years out of date B. incomplete because of use and abuse from previous generations. and C. usually 4 children to a book. Unable to to make xerox copies from one to give the kids a handout because of copyright infringement and unable to bring any outside sources that might have a more contemporary take on what is being taught because of curriculum requirements. The reason...not enough money, however we seem to have enough money to pay for a guy to do the job of funding the schools that we elected somebody else to do...and yeah the person that was elected is getting paid too. We were told that the money for the state lottery would pay for the improvements and maintenance of the school...Yet somehow, as yet not explained by science, the millions taken in everyday by the lottery evaporate everyday like dry ice. We still fill our landfills with things that are perfectly functioning but we just don't want them anymore or lack the fortitude to fix them...a friend and I do breakfast every morning...a space heater was placed on the curb to be picked up by the trash. He stopped and told me to grab it. Upon examination, it needed lubrication and someone had crossed wires when putting a new plug on it. Once those two things were dealt with it ran perfectly. I raided a garbage can where I used to work and pulled out enough wood, that had been manufactured to sit under a pallet to make it easier for a fork lift to get to the pallet, to make the dozen picture frames I need to make in the next couple of days. A man who beat a puppy and set it on fire got 3 months in jail, and an additional 8 months suspended. Why? No room, because we're putting people in prison faster then we can build them. The economy is in such a mess that when my unemployment runs out in about a month, I don't know what I'm going to do. I've looked for work for a year and a half. Why? It costs less to buy a bathroom vanity made in China then it costs me for the materials to build one. Everyone denies Global warming and that the ice caps are melting, yet the weather pattern is so screwed up that the Northeast and the mid Atlantic is quite literally floating on all the water that's fallen up there. And what are we doing about this? We are busy fighting who God promised this piece of land to, We are arguing as to whether or not the head of the current administration is a socialist. We are making sure that the insurance companies that are making whirlwind profits keep their government sponsored money. We are allowing the people to make these decisions to pay themselves more money while they do less to earn it, while they campaign for re election and phone all their heavy hitter contributors to give them enough money to run again. Nothing like wanting to keep your job...except the job wasn't supposed to be a career, it was like Jury Duty, you had to do it because that was the price of living in this country...but when you were done you went back to your lives. And the people that are elected? God forbid they smoked a joint in college, God forbid they have an opinion that might question the bible, God forbid that they have some form of turmoil or lifestyle that suggests to us that they might be a flawed Human being that learned from his mistakes. God Forbid....

Yeah I know, I'm preaching to the choir. and we look at each other, shrug, and go back to our KFC in a barrel and need to finish cause "House" comes on at 8.

I have been told that I can be quite artiulate when I speak-probably cause I usually have something that I'm reading with me most of the time. I have been told that I'm the only person anybody knows that does my math in my head with a scrap piece of paper for my calculations probably because I didn't see my first calculator until I was 17. I have been told that I must have some mystical power cause I can define a problem and then resolve it. I have been told that I must be some sort of magician cause I can look into a garbage can and find whatever I need to build whatever I may want...I built my dining room chairs out of stuff that I picked out of the garbage with the exception of the one piece of plywood. Each of my chairs has a different function then just sitting in them, one turns into a small side table and waste basket, one turns into a shelf unit and storage unit, one turns into a step ladder and ironing board, one turns into a drawing/eating table....I was taught to use my mind to do all these wondrous things. I was taught how to think.

I am hoping that at the last judgement that because I have been here and seen what I've seen that I'm not asked to be a defense attorney for the human race. Trust me when I tell you, that is something you don't want either.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


5:12 AM  
Blogger ak said...

True, however it is foolish to re arrange the furniture while the house is on fire.

6:43 AM  

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