Today’s episode will be a combination of what I call Everyday Wisdom, and political and financial, mainly political, conundrums, oddities–with some truths mixed in. Some reveal wisdom; others reveal deceit and lazy ignorance designed to advance agendas.
Let’s have some fun and start with a couple examples. Typical sign when returning a rental car. “Do not back up. Severe tire damage.” Good advice for life?
“My body, My choice.” This claim is used to both reject mandatory vaccines, and to justify abortions. In neither instance do the claimants bother to define what “My body” means, and give the facts and their logic.
Understanding issues like this is part of our overall goal of creating better lives for ourselves, our communities and for America.
That is the subject of today’s 10-minute episode. Please listen or watch on YouTube, like, subscribe, and comment.
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“Fruit at bottom,” is written on a lot of yogurt containers. Yup, you have to dig for it. Just like the good stuff in life, you need to dig for it.
“Pro Choice” “Pro Life.” Who isn’t pro choice in most situations? And who isn’t pro life in most situations? Many who are pro choice in the abortion debate, are not pro choice when it comes to school choice. Some who are pro life in the abortion debate support capital punishment. Deliberately misleading slogans. Own your position.
Daylight Savings Time. Nonsense, no daylight is saved. Daylight Shifting Time is what it should be called. Then eliminated. Hey, when the sun is at its highest point in the sky, it is noon. Look it up…:).
The AMA, the American Medical Association, supposedly comprised of educated people, declared obesity to be a disease. In rare cases it is; this was done so that doctors can bill for telling people to lose weight. Or prescribe pills. Eat less, move more. Can’t bill for that.
We are burning our food. Yes, that’s what I said. In the midst of food shortages and food price inflation, we continue to encourage, actually require, adding corn-ethanol to our gasoline. It yields fewer miles per gallon, harms engines and drives up the price of corn.
Diversity and inclusion. Does protecting vulnerable minorities include protecting minority thoughts and opinions. And why not? Thought v inherent characteristics.
Warehousing people. When It comes to the homeless and the aged, are we willing to encourage and stimulate them, to help them live productive lives, or is the goal to feed and house them, and keep them out of sight?
Stalin said that the death of one person is a tragedy, and the death of a million is a statistic. We are working hard to prove that true with our emphasis on the rare, wrong and tragic murders–murders–of blacks at the hands of law enforcement, while ignoring the thousands of black, who murder each other every year. I get it that Black Lives Matter, but do all Black Lives Matter? And why not?
Respect for private property, the rule of law, free markets and limited government was part of the foundation that built this nation. The other part was the declaration that man’s rights come from his Creator, not government. Why change any part of this foundation?
Not long ago, words like pimp, ho, and a hustle when referring to making money were critical and accusatory. A pimp took advantage of the prostitutes–hos–he controlled, and a hustler was a type of con man. Are the changes in our language a series of coincidences, or is there a trend here? The Outlaw 1943 movie furor v Netflix full-frontal nudity.
Free speech. Free speech means nothing if all that stands for is allowing speech that you do not find intolerable. How is censorship now being embraced by so many as mandatory? “Content moderation” is the same as censorship.
Better candidate amongst 330M people. Leader of the free world. Remember, the lesser of two evils is still evil.Debt is a four-letter word. Individuals should never finance anything that depreciates, and governments should never create debt it cannot repay. Yet both do exactly that. Why? Ignorance or lack of discipline?
Timeshares? I have never met anyone who was happy with their timeshare. Why do people keep buying them?
Life is hard, as it should be–as it must be. And once you get that, it gets a whole lot easier. A pox on those who say that life should be ebay, and if it is not, you are a victim.
Accepting being a victim is sad and unnecessary, creating victims is cruel and wrong.
Onward to Episode 400!
We all have the personal responsibility to say what we mean, and as the saying continues goes, and mean what we say. And to know with a great deal of certainty that we know what we are talking about in the first place. Speaking of personal responsibility, this principle does not stand alone; the two main and interdependent principles at Revolution 2.0 are:
1. Personal Responsibility; take it, teach it and,
2. Be Your Brother’s Keeper. The answer to the biblical question, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” is a ringing, unequivocal “Yes.” There is no other answer.
Where do you stand? What are you going to do? Remember, it does not matter where you stand if you don’t do anything. You can start by subscribing to these episodes, and encouraging others to subscribe with you.
As always, whatever you do, do it in love. Without love, anything we do is empty. 1 Corinthians 16:1.
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