Books. Bikes. Boomsticks.
Government is simply the word for those things we choose to do badly together.
I am an absolute love/touch/care/laugh addict. Because The first language humans had was gestures...
This ain't no party, this ain't no disco. This ain't no foolin around but you don't have to live like a refugee
I dunno."All it takes for evil to flourish, is for good men to do nothing."While there is much to be said for nurturing our selves and our families, and our communities -- for sharing the joys in life -- I have to think that letting go for the nonce has gotten us into a frightful mess.Preparing for disaster, examining the mundane about us for risks and hazards, has its place.
Brad: Nobody said anything about not preparing. The article was about taking ownership of one's freedom and choices. Incidentally, that post outlined why I get honked off when people say the government "took away their rights". Rights can't be taken away by any many, any more than they can be given. Governments can only impose consequences for exercising rights. The choice of whether to do so is always ours.
The choice of whether to do so is always ours .
I plan to relax on the fantail of this cultural Titanic in my Sunday best, sipping a nice cold G&T and - hey, look, plenty of ice!There is plenty of room to be cynical and pessimistic without being all dour and grumpy about it.
Go Reno!! As Og said (paraphrasing), Do you think the ammo cans and shelves of pork and beans are gonna fix this - or some kind of ninja who can survive the zombie apocalypse by sheer force of will? Plus-1 for the gas-powered drill and some Blendzall to make it fragrant.
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