The 21st century has become the century to celebrate delusional thinking. In our efforts to achieve self actualization, we have consumed so much positive thought mantra that we are beginning to believe it is literal. We used to say, "If you can dream it, you can do it," and, "You can be anything you want to be," knowing that we were being figurative and inspiring; always with the realization that somethings we dream about would not and should not be possible. Today, these statements are taken to heart. Enter the Trans-everything movement.
Last week, trans-racial entered the picture explosively with Rachel Dolezal. Mrs. Dolezal, with her pale skin, freckles, and Cindy-Lou-Who hair, has passed herself off for years as a black woman. She self-identifies as black, so we should all accept that as her reality.
I applaud Ms. Dolezal for working in a capacity to make America better for racial minorities, but I don't think we should applaud her lie or enable her mental delusions. Her recent television interview with Matt Lauer makes her look mad as a hatter--she is a woman so invested in her facade that she actually believes it.
At some point we have to come to a realization that it is more loving to help someone learn to love themselves and become comfortable in their own skin than to encourage them to live a lie.
As a father of 5 boys, I can tell you that "thrifty" is not an attribute that comes naturally. In the nature over nurture debate, financial responsibility is solidly in the nurture category. Selfish spending seems to be all too natural. My kids don't waste their money in the same way, but they all waste money. My hope, as a parent, is that I can teach them to be responsible with money. If my kids can master money, money will not master them.
Unfortunately, in this regard, our culture is my enemy. Everything from advertisements to public policy advocates excessive overspending. I have come to call this disease dollarrhea, and it has reached epidemic status:
Do you know someone with dollarrhea? What is the most ridiculous way you have seen someone spend money?
In case you haven't heard, Attorney General Eric Holder has testified before congress that his justice department is looking into gun control methods that might include finger print identification or a bracelet that "talks to" a gun, to allow use only by the lawful owner.
Of course, freedom loving individuals have nothing to worry about. In light of the NSA scandals, we should not assume the government would track gun owners through their smart bracelets--haha, that's just speculative fiction . . . our government would never . . . admit to such a thing.
I personally believe we should use this technology on the guns we sell to criminals across the border. I also see a great name for the operation: The Fast and the Fabulous--Bling Bracelets by Eric Holder.
Somebody is off their rocker. Either Polar Bears are the wimpiest predators on earth, or Global Warming is a farce.
The polar bear's excuse is that she does not have the thick layer of insulating fat that comes from eating seals and whales in the wild.
The Global Warming Alarmist excuse must be that they have that extra layer of fat in their heads.
Let's face facts, climate, by its very nature, changes. Just like season's change, we have always had periods of relatively warmer weather and periods of relatively colder weather. Climatologists looked at a cooling trend in the 70's and said that if it continued, we would have another ice age by the 21st Century. In the 90's the trend reversed and we saw a general warming. Climatologist then cried that our industries were causing unnatural heating and in a few years, the ice caps would be melted.
Keep in mind, part of the model used to determine that global temperatures are rising too fast includes data from the 70's when we were in a cool phase. When alarmist say that temperatures have been rising for the past 50 years, they purposely neglect to mention that temperatures were falling before they were rising.
We are now back into a cooling trend (where the ice caps have increased by about 29% per year) so the Global Warming Alarmists have changed there mantra to climate change--as if climate change is not a naturally occurring phenomenon.
Personally, I find it disgusting that people like Al Gore are getting rich off of lying to people about the nature of changing climate.