Thursday, April 30, 2015

Naggin at my noggin

OK, let me think about this for a minute. So, a number of “scientists” , who are vegetarians/vegans, tell the world that meat is bad for people’s health. If we want to live longer we need to stop eating meat. In the back of my mind, I am thinking, cattle and chickens eat only vegetables, they have never been known to be carnivorous, at least as far as I know. Then, in another part of the back of my mind I think, vegetables for the most part do not grow wild...first of all, they need fertilization to blossom. Well, where does fertilization come from? Generally, mammals, so, if you are a totally devout can you eat veggies that have been fertilized by mammal waste? Of course, there is now the advent of scientifically generated fertilizer that has the propensity of bringing forth bigger and better veggies, but that begs the question, “Is genetically modified food better for us?” Of course, there was a time when we didn’t hear so much outcry about food being bad for us; but that was before the government started giving out money for scientists to chase after pipe dreams. That brings us back to the adage, “follow the money”. I suppose this probably stands true for global warming/climate change, also. Not to mention urban sprawl. So, we labor to earn a living, while giving part of our wages to people who are elected to make financial decisions based on what is important to them, rather than the common good. And speaking of the common good, “common core” seems to have generated some intense emotions across the sphere. There was a time when “school” related to the three r’s readin, riten, and rithmatic. You know, 1 + 1 = 2, 2 X 2 = 4, 4 / 4 = 1? The ugly truth is, part of the mass exodus from the old world to the new world had to do with individuals being able to make the best of their life. Schools were set up to teach children a common language, to recognize the letters and put them together to make words and to understand the words. It is difficult for us, in this day and age, to realize there was a time when only the wealthy, and titled, were able to read and write. The masses were illiterate and ignorant, they did what they were told to or died. This new world turned the old ways upside down. And now, we are once again faced with the “elite” attempting to place the masses back where they belong. Never thought you would see the day where parents would be considered outlaws for teaching their children to read and write? Well, welcome to the new, new world. Sadly, those who refuse to learn from history are doomed to relive it.