Why so serious? Civitaplasty or Fiducioplasty
Great Nations are made of great people --or at least good people who rise to great deeds .
But how does folks rise to such feats of self sacrifice?
This ain't somethin' thas' done from a core of whiny self pity, or spoiled self absorption.
We's a people who need to git back to a good core of self discipline. We'uns need to stop flinching from the idea that there are virtues in the world that we must attain.
That means to let go of vices that drag us down so low that the idea of a virtue is cause to sneer.
I know folks who peek in here at the Back Porch ain't all on the same religious page.
But whatever moves ya to some higher sense of obligation toward what serves Truth is the place to begin. Ever'body can do much to create a better community around them.
Ever think how odd that ya weep if ya hit a pupppy on the highway, but never think of the worms an' 'skeeters, an' bugs and micro life forms ya hit with every rotation of the tire? Why is that?
Cause life has a hierarchy. Dawgs is jes' higher on the chart than a gnat.
Same is so of morals. Thar' is a moral hierarchy that we's recently got tumbled upside down. No wonder that so many folks is lost and confused as they rushed over the threshold of the third millennium. While care for the snail darter is some display of care for the environment, it ain't high in the hierarchy of thangs we MOST need to pay attention to--nope, we owe more care and respect to the very thangs that make it possible fer us to pay attention to the blue tailed tadpole.
Doan even try to say nuthin' to me about pollution and how workin' to stop it is moral--no it ain't. First--the hierarchy-- we gotta unpollute our LIVEs. *Dang people, doan ya know that the physical pollution is jes' an outward sign of the pollution of we's made of our personal lives?
We owe respect to, and have an obligation to defend our "right to do right."
Liberty ain't license. Liberty is freedom to do the right (moral) thang. Moral here is defined as an act ordered to the common good of humanity. That are some who confuse personal license wif liberty.
Take care all y'all who would put a "right" to smoke dope (license) as equal to the right to free speech (liberty). License is indulgin' yore own proclivities, good or ill to the detriment of yore actual freedoms.
Free speech serves the common good, while stoned people cain't serve nuthin'.
Some would have us swallow the theory that thar ain't no truth, jes YORE truth and MAH truth.
Ya know that ya know that ya know what the heck is wrong. Folks so indulgent in their vices that they cain't find the gumption to do right no more is how nations and cultures is lost.
Iffin' yore lifestyle an' yore habits is all about makin' ya feel good, or for getting to a place economically or politically to hep ya do yore ill thangs an indulge fer a minute, an hour, a day....youse not jes' a problem to yoreself but to all those around ya.
I doan care iffin' ya volunteer at PETA or donate to Greenspeace. That doan add up to nuthin' about right livin' personally. Ya cain't cover over yore gump like that. Our piled up gump is makin' us'uns a weak sick people. That personal gump is why some cain't be bothered to tell the city commissioners to control crime in the city--they's PART of the crime an' they know it.
Local lawyer arrested fer DUI tried to buy off the young patrolman who arrested him fer rammin' is Land Cruiser into a storefront. Local judge let lawyer boy go--cause lawyer boy got judge's drop out rapper son off a drug runnin' charge. Judges is corrupt, auto mechanics fix yore radiator but punch hole in oil pan so ya have to come back in a week, the frauds... we choose a president pervert, we smirk over teachers seducin' kids, unions kill industries over pay for not workin'...the beat goes on.
America, ya cannot sustain fraudent lives. It easts ya from the guts out. Stop cheatin' yore fellow man cause in the end ya cheat even yoreself out of a decent place to live. Ya turn the cities into jungles of cheat and be cheated, use and be used...cut it out. The sewer is so large now is we all used to the stench?
Heck yeah, I'm preachin'. Askin' everybody to think on HOW we became a nation addicted to easy credit fer junk we cain't afford and greed for stuff we sure as heck doan need.
How we became a nation of road rage drivers, or raunchy rappers, cheatin' atheletes, thieving stockbrokers and lying politicians, sleazy "housewives" service dates in bathrooms while 50 million TV voyeurs twitter --no respect for June Cleaver, but the world falls at the feet of Madonna --
ain't no wonder we dress chillens like cheap barbie dolls and junior hooker fashion is standard fer 9 year olds, 11 year ole boys cain't do a long division problem but they can cuss out a sailor
and old geezers gettin' iphones so they can have instant porn wherever they hang out. Yeah.
The reason our culture is corrupt is we ourselves is immoral --such that we gave rise from our own innards to the public filth and fraud that defines modern America.
When some idgit tries to seduce ya' wif a "yes we can"
tell 'em, So what? Any fool can, but wise people know they ought not."
( I can have a dolphinplasty but it doan make me a dolphin--cf South Park)
The rush to "do your own thang" is a euphemistic way of sayin' youse gonna do the wrong thang, but ya' doan give fig leaf cause ya have a right to be wrong even if it ruins yore city your nation.
SO now we's a nation in searh of "cosmetic solutions that we might call civitaplasty, turning a terrorist gang into a state; fiducioplasty, making a bunch of bankrupt institutions look like functioning banks; creditoplasty, making government seizure of private property look like a corporate reorganization; matrimonioplasty, making same-sex cohabitation look like a marriage; and interfecioplasty, making murder look like a surgical procedure."
WHAT DOES THAT NATION LOOK LIKE?
I looks like an overripe melon about to hit the wall.