I’m pretty sure it happened somewhere between Plymouth harbor, and Plymouth Rock.
Great leaders have great ideas, and make great plans…. and then their selfish and moronic followers mutate them into something against their own best interests – and everyone else’s.
The Pilgrim Fathers (because they listened to the Pilgrim Mothers about as much as Arabs listen to Muslim mothers) sailed their flocks across the Atlantic to obtain freedom from religious harassment.
The Pilgrim rank and file, many of whom were quite rank, and abrasive, found a wide-open land with no controlling central government – a place where might was right, and inter-racial policy was established at the point of a flintlock.
These greedy idiots set a pattern of confusing freedom with rebellion. Their descendants mistake liberty with licence. They seize all their ‘rights,’ but refuse to accept responsibility. They have turned independence into anarchy.
They care only about themselves, and not the country, or their fellow-citizens. I ain’t getting’ no dang COVID shot, an’ I ain’t wearin’ no faggy mask. 40,000 folks was killed by firearms last year. I got no gun trainin’, and I stick my loaded Glock under my pillow, where the kids can find it, but you can take my gun away from me when you can pry it outta my cold, dead hand.
There are several thousand middle-school graduate, ego receptacles, who call themselves Sovereign Citizens. They claim that they are not part of the country, and are not subject to the rule of government. They hold jobs in ‘the country,’ and accept payment in coin (bills) of the realm, but refuse to buy the land that they occupy, or pay taxes to fund the roads and infrastructure that they get to use.
Politics and religion are the two arenas where this problem is most noticeable. #MeToo has become me only. Red States vs. Blue States…. 😯 Co-operation and compromise have become four-letter words. Freedom has become something that is not applicable to the whole, but rather, something that has been appropriated by the most vocal fraction. ‘Woke’ is no longer a joke. It is a tsunami of ego-trips that is washing away all care and consideration for others. If only these arrogant assholes could be taught some good manners.
The problem isn’t that Johnny can’t read. The problem isn’t even that Johnny can’t think. The problem is that Johnny doesn’t know what thinking is. He confuses it with feeling. Once upon a time, schools used to teach students how to think. More recently, they’ve been teaching students what to think. Many of them have finally reached the point of teaching students not to think.
Is there a solution to this situation?? I fear not. Perhaps it is just best to stand well back from the imminent, inevitable explosion. Make friends with a ‘prepper,’ hope for the best, and ride it out.
If we’re all still here, I’ll see you again in a couple of days. Keep your powder dry. 😳