22 May 2007

grasping at straws...

Whether people be of high or low birth, rich or poor, old or young, enlightened or confused, they are all alike in that they will one day die. It is not that we don't know that we are going to die, but we grasp at straws. While knowing that we will die someday, we think that all the others will die before us and that we will be the last to go. Death seems a long way oft.

Is this not shallow thinking? It is worthless and is only a joke within a dream. It will not do to think in such a way and be negligent. insofar as death is always at one's door, one should make sufficient effort and act quickly.

4 Comments:

Blogger Blank Snag said...

As usual, great analogy. After years of a TV diet, folks have a fucked up picture of all of it, not only the Army shit.
Been thinking about getting "R-E-A-L-I-T-Y" tattooed on my fist. When they bring their goofy fantasy, Disneyfied world to me, I can then introduce reality to them.

23 May, 2007 04:46  
Blogger 1138 said...

That's about it.
But at some point military just might realise that the sum of the orders he's been taking are illegal.
Then we had all better look out, because all it knows how to do is run that chainsaw.

25 May, 2007 09:09  
Blogger One Vet said...

using our military to "transform" an arab nation was a quixotic quest undertaken by simpleminded bigots. there is zero chance of success and great chance of catastrophic failure. amazingly, every tv "debate" I see on Iraq boils down to "how bad is it going to get if the white man leaves?" Even the demorats usually concede that the U.S. is the only thing holding Iraq together. Maybe it'd actually get better if we put away the chainsaw. Either that, or use it to butcher every arab man and male child. cringe, but that's what the army's for- to fight and win wars. That means kill everything standing against you. if we're not prepared to take this thing to its logical conclusion (killing most of the arab and persian men of fighting age, a la WWII Germany or Japan) we should choose a wiser and less terrible strategy in the "War on Terror."

30 May, 2007 14:08  
Blogger Middle Child said...

Agree totally. Am now planning my own revenge on the Australian medical (so called) system.

19 July, 2007 01:15  

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