How can this be real. Why is this happening?
What cosmic error did I commit that brought this to life?
Or is it just my time to pay the price in the random swirl of randomness that makes up the big bang theory of random happenings that rule the universe and its randomly mutated, Darwineanly selected inhabitants?
I am too well-fed to be deprived – the internal layer of fortification that circles my midriff is ancient protection from the vicissitudes of life – insurance, a hedge for my survival.
That protective fat layer knows nothing of the demands of the twenty-first century.
It only knows the ancient need to procreate, and is attempting to ensure that I will have the reserves – even if I no longer have the necessary equipment, the means, the opportunity, or the desire.
The last thing I would ever, ever consider doing is adding to the lives I already bear the guilt of creating, the horrors I have foisted onto this unsuspecting planet of humanity.
I’m sorry. I did the best I could, and it wasn’t enough.
I refuse to believe that I am wrong for believing that I should treat anyone else, regardless of color, race, origin, gender, age, what the freak ever ridiculous criterion you choose to insert here, I REFUSE to believe anything other than that I should treat them exactly the same – EXACTLY the same as me.
I believe it is an INSULT to treat them with special deference, prostrating myself on the altar of historical guilt for which I am not guilty in order to make someone else feel special, somehow superior. Idjits, that is the entire premise of equality – that people are equal, not exalted above someone else for whatever spurious, extraneous reason you choose to insert. Not to treat someone equally is an INSULT, an acknowledgement of their inherent inferiority. I don’t believe anyone is inferior to me, nor, for that matter, do I believe anyone is superior to me.
That, god bless America, is EQUALITY. And I don’t give a rat’s behind what the rest of the world thinks on this issue. Anything else, anything LESS, isn’t equality, and should be soundly condemned by any thinking person (and I guess that eliminates a whole lot of people who might otherwise qualify as people).
If you don’t completely and totally agree with me, you are just wrong….and racist.
Seems to work for everyone else…….
It takes super hero level powers to be nice to SOME people.
And some days, I just fail at it.
There are free college courses available online at several sites, including this one:
They require that you create a free account, and they will tempt you with a certificate of participation for any course you register for that is pretty pricey. But taking the courses is absolutely free, and there are a number of career-useful ones, as well as a number of worthwhile hobby ones that are interesting, too.
I have taken several (and gotten the certificate, which I really don’t recommend, but it’s your cash) and I have been pleased with the courses and the course content of the ones I have completed.
Teachers count down the days left in the school year at least as assiduously as the students do.
And no teacher, EVER, counts the days they are required to report to work, when there are no students present, as work days.
‘Cause they just don’t count as work days.
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Colorado has legalized marijuana. You can get it, it is regulated, and it isn’t against the law to have it. Like a right. Some people there, however, are choosing to misuse it and drive while under its influence. People are getting killed from this wrongdoing, because driving while under the influence has always been illegal.
But nobody is calling to have the law repealed to make marijuana illegal again, because it helps sick people, and not everyone misuses it. Still, people are dying because of those who get it legally, and misuse it.
America has legal private gun ownership. You can get them, they are regulated, and it isn’t against the law to have them. Like a right. Some people, however, are choosing to misuse them and murder innocent people with them. People are getting killed from this wrongdoing, because murder has always been illegal.
But everyone (seemingly) is calling to have the law repealed to make gun ownership illegal, even though they help people and not everyone misuses them. Still, people are dying because of those who get them legally (and illegally), and misuse them.
See how that works?