Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Bad Times

Have times ever been worse in this country?

I guess. World Wars, the Depression, and stuff like that was bad. Real bad. 

 But can't you feel it right now? Like a black cloud following us all everywhere.  Foreboding. You get happy and then realize that shit is so so bad and that awful feeling comes roaring back into your brain. That feeling is like when you were a kid and your girlfriend broke up with you. That churning feeling deep down in your stomach.

 Of course, I am leaving out the elite, power-hungry zillionaires in this country. They have the sun shining on them every day. Screwing us all.

The real folks are getting poorer and struggling and wondering if it will ever get better. Mental illness is rampant among children. It is an epidemic. Suicide everywhere. Violence everywhere. Veterans with no hope, no money, and killing themselves. Your warriors come home and are forgotten. Money sent to other countries that in one of those payments would solve so many problems here. Imagine being a politician and, on your way to work, you have to avoid the homeless and you go in and vote to send more money away from your own people. 

What is the end game here? The outlook is dismal. How much power and money is needed in order to satisfy the sick assholes running the show? I see it, the poor, the struggling. I see them every day. I see them counting change on the counter to buy food, kids in tow. Do these power-hungry people have any conscious at all? They don't.

They have no idea. They grew up rich, they all went to the same schools, and they never "lowered" themselves to engage with the great unwashed. They have their world and think all of us are peons and are expendable. Control us, tell us that we are the problem. They tell us that climate problems are on us while they fly all over in their private jets. Yeah, I'm the problem because I eat meat. Irrationality has taken over and it is being made normal. 

 And it's all covered up by the complicit media, who for some reason, think that they are on the right side of this.

Sometime, someday, people will get fed up with it all, and they will fight back. Maybe. But maybe folks are so beaten down and tired of it all that they don't have any fight left. That is the plan, isn't it? To beat us all down and just get us to comply? People just want to get through life. Wake up, get their kids off to school, work, and maybe get a vacation for a few days in the summer. They don't want to deal with it because they just want to live and keep living and end up sitting on the porch one day, retired and enjoying it. That dream is further and further away. My retirement fund has been getting crushed lately. How about the politicians, the pharma CEO's? How's their retirement fund coming along? Oh, it's fine, I bet.

My Special Forces buddies tell me to just take care of my tribe, to not worry about things that I can't control. But I don't know. All this shit going on is messing up my tribe, big time. 

All About Being a Lifer

What's a Lifer? Someone who isn't in to something for just a day, a month, a's for life. Whether its training or your family or your doesn't matter. You work at it, you build on it, you see the big picture . You don't miss workouts because it means something to you. You are like a Shakespearean actor- no matter what is going on in your life, you block it out when it's time to train. You walk into the weight room and all else disappears. Worry about it later.