Oh, my friends, you wouldn't believe the height of arrogance flowing from my fingers as I tell you what I almost wrote. How could I believe that the people responsible for the bombing in Oslo and the killing of those children would read my blog, contemplate my words, and realize their faulty thinking? It is utter wishfulness, utter foolishness. And yet, I want so bad to tell these people "Stop!".
I am what most consider a closed border proponent. Meaning, I believe that our repeated meddling in other people's lives have repeatedly planted vines with oh so nasty fruit. I think that we should pull in and worry about ourselves and allow people to live their own lives.
For instance, when we look at our country, we see droughts, hunger, greed, anger, shooting and killing, arson, rape, and that's just in Congress. Would it be so horrible to pull in and take care of our own cancers and let people live their lives?
Then we see the Somali coast, where little men intent upon playing G.I.Joe are content to see famine and murder as normal. We see some of the B.S. from the Iranians, Syrians, even the Chechnians in somewhat distant past. The Koreans, the Japanese in their tragedy, the Haitians, etc. So, we march in with food and water, guns and businesses, and after a moment we become a problem rather than a solution. I like to think we start with good intentions....it's my little fantasy, let me have it. But, my point: we are a country of blessings; food, technology, industry, education, and shipping.....yep, we shipped a great deal of it overseas. Now, we continue to be great farmers, but the farms are being sold for condo space. We are of the most tech savy in the world, so wise that we've decided everyone should be building these parts except us. We despair for the hungry so send them work....and quite willing are we to turn the blind eye to slaves wages. We would rather watch the Jersey Shore than read a book, unless it's Snooky's book. We value education right up there with nerd pantsing.....oops, can't do that anymore, it's now a life-long registration crime. Shipping, we are stars....shipped it all, we did.
Oh, what a tangled web I've woven as I drive my gas guzzler truck, eat my frozen pizza from Walmart, and type disparaging comments about other people on my computer from China. I've gotten to the point that I don't even know if I could judge someone for that killing done in Oslo when I've profitted from the arrogance of others. I just know it's wrong, so very wrong, and, if the rope flies, it will hang more than one.