I wonder why it is that Americans have to wait around like lambs to the slaughter before they will do anything proactive? We just don't seem to learn. The bare fact that the bad guys are an ocean away, or that it's "somebody else's problem" or "not our job." doesn't protect you from the evil in the world. We're doing that right now.
With early darkness, I have a lot of time on my hands. Scanning through the channels on the satellite TV last night, I saw "The Hunger Games" was on. I'd never seen it, and didn't know anything about it. I thought it was another teen angst movie like those vampire shows. But I didn't have anything else to do, so I watched it.
Was I ever wrong! I don't like it when people tell things about a movie that takes away the suspense by disclosing the plot. Let me just say, if you get a chance to see it, by all means do. Moreover, here's a hint that won't hurt anything. Think Red State when you hear them talk about the rebellious districts. Think Blue State and Obama when they discuss the capitol and the urban districts. It's well worth your time. I'm definitely going to see the last two shows of the trilogy.
I got an email warning me to be careful about talking about my guns. The writer correctly said that was unwise, based on how things are in the country and whose running it. I appreciated the concern, but in this case, I feel just like "The Old Viking" in the clip from an earlier post. Thanks though. If I were younger I'd be more circumspect.
It's a beautiful night out tonight. Sat out on the porch for awhile in a rocking chair, smoking my pipe. When I get a little anxious, that makes me feel better. Tobacco may kill you eventually, and I don't use it often, but when I do, I enjoy it. It's calming. So much going on that's negative, which I can't do anything about. How could you not worry a little? I'm not good at the Ostrich strategy, though I fully concur that worrying is not productive.
"The police cannot protect the citizen at this stage of our development, and they cannot even protect themselves in many cases. It is up to the private citizen to protect himself and his family, and this is not only acceptable, but mandatory."