Politics today isn't much different today than it was years ago in the old west. Here's a great quote by a former president.
“The world has never had a good definition of the word liberty, and the American people, just now, are much in want of one. We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor; while with others the same word may mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men’s labor. Here are two, not only different, but incompatible things, called by the same name—liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different and incompatible names—liberty and tyranny.” Abraham Lincoln.
And both parties accuse the other of being tyrants. Like I said -- same old... same old.
And, here's an opinion.
Opinion Piece ( I wanted to write peace but don’t think it’s coming )
Rule for the road: Don’t listen to what they say... watch what they do. We all know who they are. And, don’t put party affiliation on this.
Have you noticed how the rhetoric changes from the top down. It’s like they get marching orders every day on how to speak and what to say. They use the same hand gestures when speaking. The word ‘notion’ was rarely heard until it came from the top. It used to mean idea, now it is a disparaging word.
They gave up on defining assault weapons. Americans aren’t stupid. Anything can be an assault weapon.
Now, the favorite phrase coming out is deadly weapons in the hands of wrong doers. This covers anything from a tricked out semi-automatic to your favorite spork.
And guess who they talk against for having these God-awful weapons. Not wrong doers, it’s not their fault. Never their fault. It’s the ease of which they can lay their hands on all these sporks lying around. Just think of the panic generated if sporks were painted camo. I can’t imagine the panic in the land of rainbows and butterflies.
I’m reminded of the movie War Games, a classic full of quotable lines, just like Tombstone. “I’d piss on a spark plug if I thought it’d do any good.” Or, Doc Holliday’s—“Say when.”
The American people are WOPR—well, half of them anyway. The other half are sheeple. Right now WOPR is searching for launch codes. It has most of them already. When the last one pops up will WOPR launch? Or, do what they want us to do, just roll over. After all, it’s worked for a lot of democratic socialists in the past. Don’t think so? Google just who called themselves democratic socialists.
These are trying times. A deadly weapon isn’t deadly until someone picks it up and uses it that way—sometimes for good, sometimes bad. Goes back to Cain and Abel. It’s all in the heart and mind and soul. And it doesn’t matter what the instrument is. Firearms are way down the list of items used for bodily harm. Heck, I bet sporks are ahead of guns. No, there’s a reason for all this. What they do, not what they say.
But, words do matter. Good people are being manipulated by rhetoric when they’d be better served to watch what their leaders are actually doing. Case in point. If someone is yelling and screaming at you, it’s time to watch what they do—not what they say. That bus has left the terminal.
Look at any other country that is moving toward socialism/communism, or trying to get away from it. The community organizers touting ‘comprehensive change’ and ‘forward’ and ‘progressive thinking’ thrive on chaos and promulgate it to the very end, all the while touting peace, tranquility, and the biggie: equality.
You think they are on your side? The professional pontificators? Watch what they do, not what they say. Look at their end game. Again, don't assign party affiliation to this.
By the way, I’m wrapping my sporks in oilskin and hiding them. We may need them soon. WOPR will get the final code. Will WOPR launch? Or, learn the lesson?
The question was asked, when an outpost was about to be overrun by the bad guys (gyps in the wire... so to speak), “will the wounded fight?” The answer? “Depends on the man.”
It always comes down to that.