Ahhhh…the simplicty of childhood-eh? When the only thing you had to worry about was whether or not the class bully was going to take your pudding snack or meet you across the street in the church (of all places) parking lot for a fight! What conclusion did we reach about bullies during our childhood days? Something along the lines of eat or be eaten, yes?
It is simple play ground rules: With bullies, you either stand up to them once and punch them in the nose to let them know you are a FORCE to be reconed with, or you sit back like a little girl (no offense to females as I am one) and take the beatings or the stealing of your money and lunch if not both.
Welcome to the adult world of terrorist and pirates-eat or be eaten, which is your choice?
I choose not to be eaten, because even if my next entree is nasty or minimal of content it is better than not eating at all!
So holds true with wars that are inevitable and are equivelant to the “damned if you do and damned if you don’t” syndrome!
If I do not go to war with these OBVIOUS terrorist and pirates, they will keep bullying me by taking my supplies and killing my people; if I do go to war, I am ruthless and a “meanie” who kills people in order to save my people and their supplies that they rely on to survive.
My people will perceive me as a coward if I do nothing in retaliation for the wrongs casted against my country and people while others will see me as a ruthless imbicile who will stop at nothing for retalitation for the wrongs committed againt my people.
A catch 22: Damned if you do, Damned if you don’t-and such is life!
And so goes the famous saying: “You can please all of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time, but you cannot please all of the peopel all of the time!”
But there is one issue that holds true no matter what: If you have NO people to please or upset some or all of the time due to terrorist & pirates actions, then what the heck does it matter anyway right?
We find ourselves, now sent back to the behavior of the animal kingdom and ALL of its simplicty-SURVIVAL!
We do not need $10k televisions sets or $40k cars to survive, nor do we need marriage license or million dollar paying jobs in order to survive, but I dare 1/2 of our country to go out and FARM, Ranch or Fish for their means of survival- YOU will find that this 1/2 will all die unless another who has acquired these skills finds themselves CHARITABLE enough to help them-help them to merely survive in the simplistic means that all humans should understand. For the animanl kingdom, they hunt for food in order to survive not in order to find the biggest television set, car, equality for marriage or a million dollar annual job that had zero to do with whether or not they will be here tomorrow.
In California, thousands of farmers farm lands are dying or are dead due to a man made drought, one that was forced on these farmers all in the name of saving a FISH from becomming extinct. In the name of saving this fish, farmers have lost land and revenue, which in turn is making it hard to provide for their families and therefore increasing the unemployment. This in turn increases the tax burden on other citizens to cover for those who cannot work and for what, to save some 2 inch fish/minnow from extinction?
Eat or be eaten!
Do you supopse a lioness is thinking of this when she is hunting for food for her cubs? I think not, she is merely thinking of ensuring that her cubs are fed and cared for-
And so goes the understanding of “The Survival of the Fittest” that was once proposed by Darwin and obviously is still in play today! Do you want to eat or be eaten, those are the only two options.
Alas, I find myself in a place arguing with those who “argue” for the rights of materialistic things when in fact they should only argue as to whether or not a person has the right to survival, which we all do. But our survival is only contigent on our OWN Ability to provide and care for ourselves. If we choose toa ssist others, that then is our own perogative and should NOT be forced upon an entire society to provide for those who either cannot or refuse to provide for themselves.