Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it – no matter if I have said it! – except it agree with your own reason and your own common sense.” – Siddhartha Gautama, a.k.a. the Buddha

Ugly American

Am I ‘proud to be ignorant’?

Hmm?

I take great pains to educate myself on issues. Most of my readers know my stance on the whole Covidiocy/Coronaphobia thing since its inception in March and that my research has led down certain paths (note: all of those points are starting to show I was right from the get-go) and yet I am the one who is ignorant?

I see claims of inequality being spewed left and right and yet NO ONE ever talks about the decades of welfare, hiring regulations and billions of dollars spent on minorities to bring them ‘up’ in status.

But I’m an ignorant ugly American?

No. I am the epitome of everything that people want to deride as evil and hateful. I’m an over the hill white skinned heterosexual male.

People talk about white privilege. To be honest, I have no clue what they flipping mean by this because I have never been privileged of anything. What I have, I gained through hard effort and planning. No one ‘gave’ me anything, without a serious investment on my end first. My income is derived through my renting my life to others for short spells, not a promised benefit or attempt to “make me equal “.

My gains have been through withholding immediate gratification, knowing that the longterm will be better than the here and now.

But I’m the ugly ignorant American.

There are days where I read the headlines, scan the FB posts, see the world at large and wonder “when did I fall into this asylum of insanity?”

But I’m the ugly ignorant American.

And y’all wonder why I love my kayaks? Hell, its my temporary escape from the ugly truth of what horrid things this country is headed to. Its my ‘zone’ where ‘the deer and the antelope play’ and I can IGNORE the brash and hateful world playing out at large. Maybe in that case I am IGNORANT as I would rather walk away from this shit and let y’all do those great and terrible things to each other, WITHOUT my participation. I’ve seen death, horrible death in burned out vehicles on the highway of death in Kuwait. Y’all have NO IDEA what your ‘good intentions’ are leading to.

But I’m the ugly ignorant hateful white male American.

God help us.

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