So who am I?
Who are you?
Hi, nice to meet you...
So my buddy the Skipper had this up the other day.
Made me think it did. But don't blame him, sometimes I do that on my own.
Think, that is. Cogito ergo sum and all that.
There's folks out there with an agenda, a political "viewpoint" to push. The media likes that, gives them something to fill that never-ending 24 hour "news" cycle with. I try, desperately and not always with a lot of success, to ignore their sorry asses.
It's not about what's good for people, it's not about what's good for the country or for folks overseas that we're friendly with (and there aren't many of them left).
Nah, it ain't about that at all...
It's about money, it's about power.
The people with this agenda don't care about you, they don't care about me. I'm not sure they even care about themselves.
There's a dude who wants to be a lady (queue Aerosmith) and a white lady who wants to be a black lady.
It's not news. Not really.
As you can see by the opening photo, I'm an old (ish*) white guy. Ain't no thang. I have friends across the spectrum of skin color, religion, sexual preference and political leanings. I don't hold their beliefs against them, they don't hold mine against me. We all manage to get along.
Thing is, we don't throw this stuff in each other's faces. We work together, drink together, laugh together and tell each other the stories of our lives. Yes, we avoid the awkward stuff, it's what you do in polite society. If it comes up, you move on, don't make a stink about it. It is what it is.
I guess there are quite a few folks who didn't learn those things.
It's a shame really.
I don't watch the "news" much anymore, I'll tune in on the radio from time to time on the back and forth to work, I mean I like knowing the weather and traffic, that's still relatively untainted by agendas.
I mean whether or not it might rain tomorrow has nothing to do with anyone's opinion. It will or it won't, there's hard data to give you clues. How you "feel" about it doesn't amount to a hill of beans.
I am who I am and that's all that I am.
Yup, your mileage might vary on that, it's alright. If everyone was the same, the world would be a pretty boring place.
Though shopping for clothes might be easier.
Anyhoo, that's my piece. That's how I roll.
Peace out yo.
(I'll have to ask The WSO if I said that right. I mean c'mon, I am an old (ish) white guy. Street smart and hip I ain't.)
* I refuse to admit that I might be considered a senior citizen. Though I will take the discount if it's offered!