A while back there was Babylon 5:
Who are you?
What do you want?
Where are you going?
Who do you serve and who do you trust?
I think about those questions from time to time. The answers for me are very personal
but I'm comfortable with the answers. It serves to remind me who I am and where I need
to get to. It's fair reality check.
When I apply those questions to the world and especially the government I really don't like what I see. Das-gov is certainly reality, but real? No 'fraid not. We have a wag the dog going and all sorts of off center types trying to make USA the land of the free and all that into a fundamentalist socialist nanny state complete with all the negative vestiges of old feudal lords and status. The only good news is there are enough of the radicals sufficiently opposed they usually and hopefully nullify each other. The scary part is status quo is never stable for long and the only constant is change. Change is good but with an environment where just plain nuts seems to have sway that delicate balance fails. Thats where my head was at 30 years ago and you know what? The nuts are winning. Seems they were adopted by the corrupt and as long as the nuts utter "DOG's book says so" they feel it's right to do wrong. Some how the up coming elections may make the long hot summer seem like just a minor heatwave. For those of you that don't remember the riots or maybe you born long after them maybe reading history is worth a bit of time as repeating it really sucks.
So where is it all going? Beats me but I'm training myself to do things I would have never considered and making sure I'm good enough to win. As they say in some camps, keep the bore clean, shot handy and the powder dry.
Oh, and keep your damn head down when the shit flies.
Unless you want your name to be "casualty".