Monday, October 4, 2004

The Robin Williams Peace plan

It amazes me the stuff that floats around on the internet. This is an email I received lately at my work address. It surprised me that someone would think to send me this, especially one of my co-workers, because I do not discuss my "world" views with many people, again b/c they differ from the majority. So read on.....
Leave it to Robin Williams to come up with the perfect plan .. what we need now is for our UN Ambassador to stand up and repeat this message.

I see a lot of people yelling for peace but I have not heard of a plan for peace. So, here's one plan.

1. The US will apologize to the world for our "interference" in their affairs, past &present. You know, Hitler, Mussolini, Tojo, Noriega, Milosovich and the rest of those good ol' boys: We will never "interfere" again.

2. We will withdraw our troops from all over the world, starting with Germany, South Korea and the Philippines. They don't want us there. We would station troops at our borders. No one sneaking through holes in the fence.

3. All illegal aliens have 90 days to get their affairs together and leave. We'll give them a free trip home. After 90 days the remainder will be gathered up and deported immediately, regardless of who or where they are. France would welcome them.

4. All future visitors will be thoroughly checked and limited to 90 days unless given a special permit. No one from a terrorist nation would be allowed in. If you don't like it there, change it yourself and don't hide here. Asylum would never be available to anyone. We don't need any more cab drivers or 7-11 cashiers.

5. No "students" over age 21. The older ones are the bombers. If they don't attend classes, they get a "D" (for "deport") and it's back home baby.

6. The US will make a strong effort to become self-sufficient energy wise. This will include developing non-polluting sources of energy but will require a temporary drilling of oil in the Alaskan wilderness. The caribou will have to cope for a while.
7. Offer Saudi Arabia and other oil producing countries $10 a barrel for their oil. If they don't like it, we go some place else. They can go somewhere else to sell their production. (About a week of the wells filling up the storage sites would be enough.)

8. If there is a famine or other natural catastrophe in the world, we will not "interfere." They can pray to Allah or whomever for seeds, rain, cement or whatever they need. Besides, most of what we give them is stolen or given to the Army. The people who need it most get very little, if anything.

9. Ship the UN Headquarters to an isolated island some place. We don't need the spies and fair weather friends here. Besides, the building would make a good homeless shelter or lockup for illegal aliens.

10. All Americans must go to charm and beauty school. That way no one can call us "Ugly Americans" any longer. The language we speak is ENGLISH.....learn it...or LEAVE... Now, ain't that a winner of a plan. The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying "Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses." She's got a baseball bat and she's yelling, "You want a piece of me?"

Friday, October 1, 2004

Anger Issues

Since starting this blog last week, I have been consumed with things I can write about, and I realized what a raving lunatic I am. Ok, maybe raving lunatic is a little strong, but I am an angry person, and I do not have patience for a lot of things, and have been making list upon list of what to blog about. The list consisted primarily of things that pissed me off. But something at that moment stopped me from publishing them (oh, they will be published eventually).

I am not one of those "spiritual people" or "hippy types" or however you describe them, but I do believe that you can talk yourself into something. Let me explain.

Ok, I don't like to say I was raised catholic. I went to catholic elementary school and had to go to mass on every holiday, but this is the only time I attended church. I went public high school when it was still ok to say the lord's prayer in the morning and I was always resentful of the

Jehovah witness kids who stood out in the hallway and could be late for homeroom, so they didn't have to pray with us.

But I am by no means religious, I have questioned the existence of god since I was in 2nd grade and did my first communion. Some would argue that I shouldn't have gone through with the ceremony, but I was eight years old, and my parent's couldn't see my side of it. Anyway, I do believe in a higher power, whatever it may be. Stay with me, I do have a point. As a teenager I have had angst, and went through different phases of belief systems, and was settled in, in believing in karma. Everyone gets there's in the end.

But I recently read a book that made me think differently. It contends that there is no karma, whatever happens to you is purely your fault. Which, being a complete realist and sometimes way too much of a pessimist, made sense to me. So I started to think "happy thoughts" and not think badly of everything, and I was much happier.

This brings me to my point. Ok, I know I'm always complaining about something, but this week I was so concentrated on the worst in everything, that nothing was going right. Thus proving that it is all your own will and has nothing to do with karma. I never acted upon my anger issues, I just stewed in the stupidity of others.

I have been contemplating this all week, and this is why I haven't written. I have come to the conclusion that all this anger is not a good thing, I just wish people would stop being so stupid and forcing me to make a statement.