I'm up this early morning on Memorial Day (or late the night before, depending on your viewpoint).
I just called a friend at 3:30am to bitch and moan about how Memorial Day has been hijacked by Mattress companies and Guitar sales. Do any of those consumers grabbing those "great savings" stop and think about the soldiers that have fought and are fighting for their right to such priveledges as a SALE?
Not that it's the soldiers fault. They aren't allowed a vote in the mega-movements of the ruling elite. And those movements have arrived at their last moments. It's here folks. Those last moments right before the proverbial shit hits the fan.
It's time to start changing the way we think, RIGHT NOW. There will be little time for consideration of viewpoints as reality sinks in that the United States can't keep up with soldiers anymore. We import so much oil and the world stage is changing so rapidly, we seem to be at a desperate moment before collapse.
I think about the words "the United States" tonight. I think about how proud I felt to be part of such a great country and people. I remember the pride I had when I would see the words "United States" flow slowly by on the side of the space shuttle as it headed off yet again to conquer outer space. I remember during those times, we were truly united. That moment occurred right after some terrorists effectively chopped the dick off our sense of national security. After 9/11, everyone banded together.
Now, as the system falls apart due to our inability as a nation to cease our massive appetite for energy, we'll need that kind of unity again. The economy is sure to take a massive hit as we lose the capability to hang onto our current way of living, right to the snapping point. It may be too late to fix the big picture items, but on a local level, this is the challenge of our lives. And what better way to jump in head first and make use of our passion and zeal for life?
So let this be my 'thank you' to the men and women of the United States military, Military Reserves, Coast Guard and other branches of protection of our interests. Thank you to my Dad, Russel White, My brothers Chris and Greg, my Uncle Warren, my Grandfather, and all other servicepeople in my family. Thank you to all the other brave people who have only been doing their best. We'll need to continue to do our best through the rough times ahead. I hope as a country we'll soon stop beating ourselves up over our follies. We're human, and we've made huge mistakes with our big energy appetite. Oops, our bad. Got it now.
So here's to the new education: Now is the time to rethink how we live and make a living through it together.
The party IS over folks. But there is reason for hope. That's because we have the capacity to admit as humans, our mistakes. To admit that self preservation can only be achieved through community and sharing. A real committment to the safety and security of the tribe. Outsiders must understand the rules to your tribe, village, town, city, or region.
As understanding and acceptance of peak energy spreads, people will be dealing with a tremendous amount of stress as they experience reality for the first time in their lives. That unity we once has a nation needs to be restored, and we have lots of work to do to correct the mistakes we have made.
I'm starting that today by staying home, thinking about the lucky and spoiled American I have been all these years, and will not heading off to save money at some lame "Memorial Day Sale" buying some trinket that advertisers told me I need to satisfy my otherwise dull and empty life.
I think I know what life is about, thanks.