Humble Rants 16 April 2014

Posted Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in Opinion

Humble Rants 16 April 2014

by Robert Skoglund aka The humble Farmer

Perhaps the first thought man had upon climbing down from trees was “Why am I here?”

Because man had no way of knowing why he was walking upright, he had to fantasize. Although man learned new ways to make tools, after thousands of years of scientific and technical advancement, he has been unable to shake off innumerable versions of his original fantasy.

When man began to live in villages, fear of his marauding neighbors in the next valley necessitated the need of social organization.

Two of the most powerful tools employed by those who would lead us about by a ring in the nose are good old primeval fear and fantasy.

The best thing that can happen to any governing body is to be attacked. Does not an attack prove that we require a firm but benevolent hand that will protect us from our enemies? Unfortunately, to do that some of our freedoms must be curtailed. Show your driver’s license before you can buy a Rockland-Boston bus ticket. No shampoo on the plane. Electronic spies.

Alas, our communist friends in China are quietly helping corporate America to bring a once powerful country to its knees. Without communist China, Walmart would have to close its doors.

If I had been born a year earlier, I could have shot at Chinese soldiers in Korea. Twenty years ago Nicholson said, “you want me on that wall. You need me on that wall.” Today the same words from Michelle Obama mean something entirely different.

How soon so many of us forget. Would too many people with long memories gut the Republican party?

Although the US presence in Iraq and Afghanistan is generating potential “terrorists” every day, the “camel jockeys” have been quiet for too long.

So what’s to do without an Axis of Evil Boogeyman? What’s to fear?

Can you believe that we have resurrected Russia?

Whew.

Just in time.

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