Fuck all the noise about amendments and right to bear arms. There is a difference between owning a handgun, shotgun, or hunting rifle. A semi-automatic or fully automatic long rifle with a capacity to carry 15 or more rounds is not for sport or self-defense. It is a tool solely intended to end human life. This WAS REGULATED until 2004. Now look at where we are. The whole "good guy/bad guy with a gun" argument is absolutely retarded. Individuals with no criminal record or signs of violence can obtain a long rifle equipped to carry out mass carnage. All it takes is an emotional trigger or life altering emotional situation to send this seemingly docile person into a mental state to carry out mass carnage. By the way, the most recent Allen Mall Shooting was not stopped by a citizen carrying a weapon, those people ran. Why? Because a handgun against a long rifle with a large magazine is absurd. Except for the highly trained Allen police officer.
Finding Your Meaning in Life
Our lives begin with this aura of meaning that is pressed upon us by an entity that is not real. One that presses upon us the importance of statures and delusions which we must accomplish to have meaning. We all crave that answer, “Why are we here?”. Most search all their lives in vain looking for that one answer. Those that feel happiness is an ideology that is force-fed to us through society. Society dictates what and how we feel, meanwhile decade by decade, increasing the stressors in which we live. The insurmountable objectives we must accomplish.
Land of Entitlement: Ship Building 101
People are more and more having this sense from birth that they are owed something. This mindset is something I am unable to comprehend. If anyone is entitled to anything, it is those who were silenced. This is easy to distinguish, anyone other than a white male. Thing is, you still have to build your ship and make it strong. Making alterations along the way to allow it to sail through obstacles and survive the overall reality of life. When it sinks, you start over with in depth knowledge how to prevent that from happening again. Yet some cannot grasp the errors and correct them.
Just Another Shooting
You open a web browser with news, you see it. Thumb through media channels and you read it. What are we doing? What are we accomplishing? For centuries we have murdered each other and continue down this path. We take lives over ideology, emotions, mental illness, and any other reason we contrive. The favorite medium is the gun.
In our hands lies a powerful weapon. One that we use against ourselves daily, over and over again. Tearing away at our identities, and critical thinking abilities, paving a highway to our own demise. We are our own worst enemy and we are armed with harming ourselves, as well as others (i.e. President of the United States coaxing uninformed, irrational citizens to storm a government building and cause chaos all in Tweets).
What is Unconditional Love?
This has become a term that fascinates me. One so simple yet so completely hard to grasp for most people. The word unconditional gets flung around like any other "hot word" of the hour. Does anyone know what the true meaning of unconditional? un·con·di·tion·al [ˌənkənˈdiSH(ə)n(ə)l] ADJECTIVE not subject to any conditions: "unconditional surrender" Merriam-Webster Dictionary … Continue reading What is Unconditional Love?
And It Rains…
Another rainy day in North Texas. Looking out my window from my desk, I see the water hitting the pavement and wonder if the ground beneath it thirsts for water. Most will protect themselves from an element such as rain. A life-giving source that most take for granted. They prefer to use water to keep their lawns visually attractive to the human eye, yet unhealthy to the environment that surrounds them. Loads of transplants from western states come from drought-riddled areas, just to do the same thing to another region. Just so happens that I am in one of those areas. Having the inability to fathom what it is like to not care about anything but oneself, they come in droves. Like cattle looking for fresh grass. Hours spent thinking about it and accepting what is. Mother Nature is a powerful force. One that needs to be respected and cherished. I give thanks for all She provides. As if I do not, her offspring Karma will come around to see me. Sitting in the rain is the best form of relaxation and letting the water renourish the soul. I believe Father and Mother will always provide for those who receive in good heart and respect ALL accordingly.
Is Life That Bad?
When most reflect upon their lives, they feel they are not living it to the fullest. This can vary from person to person from feelings of discontent over their financial situation, relationship status, and even their physical appearance. There are many reasons, but really...
Happy Holidays in the United States of Excess and Greed
Going to the store today for a charging cable was a hefty reminder of where we are as a society. Every store I passed on the way had parking lots full of cars, and traffic on the roads to match. All in the name of holiday shopping. The practice of buying meaningless items produced for mass profit.
Flying Beyond the Clouds of Depression
For most, depression is like a dark cloud. One that encompasses and surrounds their entire existence. This cloud keeps in the dark thoughts, and emotions, and wears on one physically. There is also the perception that the cloud will never dissipate. Now think of yourself in an airplane on the ground on a very cloudy, … Continue reading Flying Beyond the Clouds of Depression