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Thoughts about the current NFL/protest situation.

I’m glad I genuinely don’t give a shit about the NFL situation right now. By “not giving a shit”, I mean not getting angry about the whole situation. I have my opinions about the whole situation, but I’m not as angry about it as it seems like everyone else is.

In fact, I actually find myself siding more with the players. I’m not going to preach at anyone, but raising awareness about police brutality should not be an issue. It especially shouldn’t be an issue if your problem with it comes from the fact that people aren’t obeying ridiculous customs towards a piece of cloth and a song. You had family that died. That’s tragic. But if you say that person died “protecting our freedoms”, why are you getting mad when anyone exercises those freedoms? I can understand that you want people to show respect to those that died believing they were protecting freedoms (whether or not they were is a separate issue). But what freedoms are being defended if people can’t take a knee during the national anthem? Or keeping their hat on? Once again, I get the whole “respect” thing, but you have to see the point that dying for freedoms is pointless if people can’t exercise them. And yes, I know, “You have the freedom to complain about people kneeling”. But I’m going to side with people raising awareness about police brutality more than I’m going to side with people who unquestioningly worship the American flag and support American soldiers, no matter how unjust their involvements may be. If you always believe that the soldiers from your country are always doing good things in the world, and are always commanded to do good things in the world, you have a very naive way of looking at the world. And for that, I side with the players. Their cause makes a HELLUVA lot more sense.

And, besides: Doesn’t the NFL raise awareness for causes? Don’t they wear pink for breast cancer awareness? Why can’t the players raise awareness about police brutality? Especially when your problem with it is that a piece of cloth isn’t being worshiped, and soldiers aren’t being unquestioningly worshiped, even though many of them come back full of guilt for the heinous acts they were “commanded” to commit? If soldiers keep coming back with PTSD because of the violence they either saw happen or committed themselves, maybe we should start asking why they are making the decisions to subject themselves to that in the first place? Why isn’t “protecting the freedoms of Americans” enough for them to avoid the PTSD of witnessing bloodshed? Perhaps that’s the question we should start asking instead of worshiping the stars and bars and those that fight for it.

I like what Adam Kokesh has to say about his service in Iraq. He doesn’t like being “thanked” for his service. Check him out if you’ve never heard of him. He’s got a good perspective about it.

Anarch.

Voluntarism and Capitalism.

Sports.

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Why am I so blessed? Or have I spoke too soon?

I can’t recommend enough that people study economics. It has taken over my life, for the better. It is the ultimate red pill. Governments make sense when you study economics (if you’re studying the right places). It makes revolutions all the more understandable, and is truly frightening in making you realize that, very likely, you may be involved in a revolutionary war in your life time, or a political prisoner, or subjected to the whims of your “rulers”, whatever they may be. “Constitutional protections” are flimsy when the rulers just……….you know, ignore them. The ultimate answer is an education. That is truly profound. The battle between good and evil never ultimately ceases. We just, thankfully, get some breaks from it every now and then. Peace, of course, is preferable. But smart people know that evil people won’t hesitate to use evil to achieve their means. It is crucial that people be willing to accept their natural right to defend themselves.

It is already known that the Enlightenment changed the world. And such a relatively short period of time ago. But as government gets more and more involved in education, these truths become lost. We mustn’t let the little kiddies ever believe that they have a “right” to ever disobey us. This is why the warning bells have been signaled ever since America’s FOUNDING. The debate over the structure of the government. Thankfully, America was founded upon a rebellion against tyranny. The Enlightenment changed the world. Americans are the products of the Enlightenment. It truly makes one want to study world history, and see if America really was the first “free land”. Ireland, apparently, was “free” for a millennium. That’s astounding. History is full of revolutions. Now, more than ever, I am interested in studying world history.  I finally no longer have my fingers in my ears while I sing “Our God is an awesome God” every time the subject of world history comes to my attention. The same for other subjects as well (thank God).

Many Americans have a “Revere” spirit. We still remember why America became a nation. And at least some of us still understand that this is always relevant. “Revolution” is not simply “historical”. It is always an option. Many Americans understand this, but sadly, more and more refuse to accept this truth. More and more, people become less skeptical of “leaders”. They refuse to believe that America could ever become, say, a North Korea. That type of attitude whittles away the revolutionary spirit that founded the nation. It is a very scary trend. The reason economics is so crucial to this cause is because people will ask, for example, what happened in 2008? Why did I lose everything? They look for answers. Their political leaders always offer them the solutions. And many of them listen, and believe the leaders. Even the most elementary glance at history shows the ultimate “conclusion” of government control. Americans are skeptical of this. “Wait a minute: weren’t we founded on a rebellion against government? Wasn’t that what the Enlightenment was all about? Something fishy is going on here. What am I missing?” The answer is economics.

……….Of course, educating oneself in other areas would help as well. I’m getting around to educating myself on world history. Currently, I’m too involved with economics to do both. You have to have a structure when learning. That, really, comes down to the individual student.

A Philosopher’s Mind.

Free Will Contradictions.

Read.

Thoughts on being a Confederate sympathizer.

Liberal.

Fem.

Videos that can only be categorized as “Comedy”.

Offend the Fuck Out of People.

Conway Twitty – Tight Fittin’ Jeans Parody (Original; lyrics in description)

Parodies playlist.

Videos that can only be categorized as “Comedy”.

Where you can financially support me if you so desire (T-shirts included; please share all of these links).

Small town woes…

I really need more smart people in my life.

It’s probably going to come from books

How my mind has always worked, even from youth, with associations…

The words “grandfather” and “grandmother” always made me think of buttery, fluffy biscuits

And, in this song, the part about “1000 walls” made me think of “thousands and thousands” of chocolate chips, as that was (paraphrased, perhaps) their marketing slogan, and the exclamation point always made me think of “1000” as well…

(Read the Wikipedia article about their 90s marketing slogan, and you can (partially) see why I made those associations…)

My mind has always been weird…

I remember specifically being in my grandmother’s car (a Firebird), and I remember which road I was on, while she was taking me to elementary school in the morning, when I first made this association in my head, as the song was playing.

I also remember, in elementary school (I think fourth grade), we went outside, and someone tried to teach us about environmentalism by making us dig chocolate chips out of chocolate chip cookies (duh; what other type of cookie would they be based on my previous description?)

The chocolate chips were supposed to represent coal or oil (I think coal), and the rest of the cookie was the “land”.

We were supposed to remove as many chocolate chips as thoroughly as we could without really damaging the cookie.

I think we got, say, $50 (not real, but as part of a calculation of the exercise determining how “well” we did) for every chocolate chip, and somehow, the damage was, say, $100 per whatever it was (I’m not sure how it was measured, but the damage was more expensive than the chocolate chips were worth…)

Obviously, that did not have the intended affect on me

I thought it was stupid then, as my logical mind thought “This is a cookie. It has nothing to do with drilling for oil.” (I guess my “logicality” is selective, as many times, I’m illogical for the sake of absurdity (or, sometimes, my mind and memory does weird association shit)).

(Oh, yeah: as I recall, I didn’t do too well in the “calculation”, but it was a goddamn good cookie…)

I never cared about science in school

Well, at least not things that were related to space

“Earth” science, chemistry, biology: all boring. (I would like to get into physics at some point, if I ever find the time in my busy creative schedule (exhibit A, B, C, etc…)

I only cared about science after school, meaning long after I graduated, where I could provide myself a philosophical basis first, with more of a “meaning of lifedevelopment, and then get into the (honestly) less important laws of physical phenomena

It kind of meant nothing to me without that “mean”ing of life thing

Education.

Kids and education.

Halloween.

Growing up? 😦 NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

My FAVORITE childhood sports memories, particularly baseball (not exhaustive). It’s writing style feels VERY poetic: my style ❤ My style reminds me of “A Christmas Story.” Read it, and you might agree. I know you will love it, but you CAN’T as much as I do. Enjoy.

Intelligence.

Logic.

More logic.