Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Time to be an Adult

Warning - this post contains a rant with foul language.  If you can't handle passionate beliefs and strong language, you may want to skip this post.

I'm really tired of the politics and fear mongering.  I am all for people having the right to own a gun or a dozen of them or more.  I'm not for people owning assault rifles.  An assault rifle is meant to do just that assault someone with a massive number of bullets in a short period of time.

When will we put on our big people panties and do what needs to be done instead of falling into the fear of OMG they (whoever the hell they are) want to do (insert bad thing here).

Guns - we have every right to have them.  Not because of the second amendment - read it people that was for a militia.  But our case law has moved us to having this right.  But like everything in life there needs to be reasonable limits.

I think most people can agree on a few basic things.  No one outside the military or the police need assault rifles.  They shouldn't be able to be purchased by Joe Blow who says he's going hunting.  If you want a gun, you should be willing to fill out a damn form and pass a background check.  If you can't one would assume you shouldn't be having a gun.  I see no problem with making people wait two days or so for a gun.  Because in real life, if you're pissed enough to kill someone there are a million ways to do so - knife, poison, cutting the brake lines.  (It's either scary I know this or it could be a side effect of being a writer).

As for race, sexual orientation, and anything else you can think of to discriminate against people with.  GET OVER YOURSELF!  The world is not out to fuck you.  If someone has more than you, work harder, work smarter, and do better.  Be the best person you can be rather than trying to drag the other person down.

You say life isn't fair.  Yup - you should have learned that before you got into high school.  Today may be that person's moment.  You moment was maybe yesterday or will be tomorrow.

Does anybody ever wonder if we all live and let live, we would be happier as a whole society?  I mean come on, do you really care what your neighbors are doing in their bedrooms or how they're praying?  Isn't it their responsibility to see to their own soul or sex life?  So long as they aren't hurting minors or asking you to watch what do you care?

Can we please get over the bathroom thing?  I don't now about men's bathrooms but women's bathrooms all have stalls to give privacy.  Once in a stall I'm not generally trying to see in the next one.  I don't really care who's in the next stall so long as they aren't coming in my stall.  So far no one has - well except my kids but that stopped a while ago.

Finally, (I swear this is the end of my rant) can we please punish people who do bad things.  Can we please stop raping victims who have already been raped by putting them through the ringer?  Can we please, pretty please send the message that if you prey on women, men or children, you will be punished.  Rape is a heinous crime.  It destroys lives more completely than murder.  Rape isn't "20 minutes of action."  It's a violation on the most intimate level which should be punished at the same level as murder is.

Maybe if we stopped judging each other, competing with each other, then we could fix the problems which are tearing us apart like poverty.  Instead of having the all for me attitude, we should be looking to improve all of us.

End rant for the moment - I really shouldn't read the news.

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