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cachukis's Journal
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May 25, 2022

Perhaps the meanderings of a jaded old goat, but

I am past the anger and frustration of contending with fellows unable to consider the alternative to senselessness.
It means some would have to change their ways; perhaps give up an addiction.
You can not break a habit. You must replace it with a more satisfying path.
I'm certain the gun manufacturers are not going to stop making money if they can by selling guns. They are hard at work convincing us all that we need them.
We are hard at work rescuing the assaulted in Ukraine with our best export.
We have tried executing murderers to instill fear in future murderers.
People will kill others with the tools available. It is a human failing.
Taking advantage of that is a human failing and ultimately immoral.
If we, as a society, can not recognize this, then we as a society cannot recognize our immorality.
As a moral human I demand that we all have the courage to call out our friends, relatives and acquaintances as immoral if they support the use of tools of death of their fellows.
We can manage our omnivorous needs more humanely as well, but we have to stop killing each other.
If shame and embarrassment fade from our standards we are not worthy of our heritage that evolved from a demand to do better.
We have to call out the fuckwads.

May 5, 2022

Methinks, the art of persuasion has run out of gas,

for some, and been taken over by the cudgel. When you have little way of convincing others that your perspective has merit and you want your way, to what alternative can you turn?
Mitch McConnell has been brilliant at avoiding the cudgel. Say what you will, he has persuaded his following to stay true to their faith. He waits for opportunities to guide, to influence.
He has an audience of users, abusers, and downright folks stuck in an age that time forgot.
It's not an enlightened bunch working on a better world, but a frustrated bunch making ends meet while making themselves feel good about it.
These people need pastors, guidance.
They don't have time to philosophize, because if they did, they would make the time.
These are our neighbors, some friends.
We are quitting on them and falling into our own self serving quagmire.
We have reached the edge of nadir.
We will not escape climate change.
We will need our neighbors more than ever.
We, who see, must be neighborly.
Our neighbors want neighbors, but are at a loss how to do it.
The recent exposure of fox patrons opened minds after CNN views, verifies our path.
There is a bit of truth in almost any statement.
Clarifying the nugget is parental.
Try as they will, they won't stop what they are trying to stop.
Our job is to help them reconcile that futility.
We won't get the entrenched, but the ones not digging so badly can be pulled out of the hole.
122°f in Pakistan.
Management of power or water in Powell and Mead.
We are in serious times.
Putin is a pustule complicating it all.
Simply, we've all let it happen.
Writing on the internet ain't going to stop it.
Drill sergeants jump into your shit before you are out of bed.
Or we accept our ice cream cone before it melts and feel good about it.

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