Sunday, August 16, 2009

Things to consider

1. You should see District 9. It was good. And oh so South African! I mean common, Wikus van de Meuwe, that's about as Dutch/Afrikaans as it gets. Baby alien was super cute too <3

2. I think everyone should read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. If you don't agree with the rights outlined in it, then you can count yourself among the USSR, Saudi Arabia and apartheid South Africa since they were the only countries who did not vote yes on the resolution.

Apparently some people think that "warm shelter" and "clean and healthy food" are not basic human rights and I'm just appalled by that. The sheer selfishness of some people, especially ones who claim to be Christian, is absolutely sickening. Trying to justify who is entitled to having health care is so despicable that I can't even begin to describe it. Why is it that for being the single greatest best country, or whatever the idiotic line Glen Beck pulled out of his ass was, we let people die every day because they can't afford basic preventative health care? There are a lot of things that are great about this country, but this delusional mind set that we ARE the greatest country in the world and always will be is dragging us down. If we believe we're at the top and don't realized that other countries are climbing up over us, then we're doomed to fail.

3. Our world is changing, and it has been changing dramatically over the last 100 years or so. People are getting fat because humans are not meant to sit on their asses eating subsidized GMO corn Doritos all day long while watching Desperate Housewives of New Jersey, or whatever that idiotic show is called.

This has nothing to do with your political party or being conservative or liberal. It has to do with realizing that our world is changing and it doesn't look like we're going to go back to the way things were before. Are we really going to give up cars and electricity and all these other things that have made life easier? No, probably not, so we have to learn to deal with the new problems that are arising due to the changes that we have put in place. Global climate is real and a huge treat to our planet and way of life. Human population has exploded in the last 100 years and they are predicting the world will have 7 billion people in 2011. We're upsetting a delicate balance, and we have to start tipping the scales back.

P.S. It may have been Sean Hannity, not Glenn Beck.

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