Gut Rumbles

August 03, 2004

things I don't understand

I am an old fart. I lived 52 years (pushing 53 really fast) and I've done a little bit of everything in my life. Some of it was very good and some of it not so good, but I tried to learn something from it all. I believe that I have a lot more WISDOM today that I did when I was 23, even if I don't have the same bullet-proof body or the ability to climb mountains the way I once did.

I know more now than I did when I got out of college with a degree. Some things just seem so OBVIOUS to me now that I can't understand people who don't see reality.

*Life is not fair. Accept that fact and deal with it. Government ain't going to make life fair, either. If you believe that GOVERNMENT is the answer to your problems, you need to be dragged off and shot, you fucking parasite.

*Socialism doesn't work. Communism doesn't work. Both have been tried over and over again with miserable results. The only people who still believe in that crap are fucking parasites who want something for nothing, or people who court the parasite vote.

*Guns are NOT dangerous when you know how to handle them. I am not afraid of guns. I am sometimes afraid when I am unarmed.

*There is no free lunch. Everything in life comes with strings attached. Any time somebody offers you something for nothing, you'd better put a hand on your wallet. If you don't, you're gonna lose your wallet.

*Anybody who says that he or she loves EVERYBODY is full of shit. If you dole out your love like alms, it is worthless. Love, like trust and respect, should be EARNED by the recipient.

*You can love the wrong person and be hurt really badly. That's one reason love is a precious commodity.

*Most people don't read history, schools don't teach it anymore and too many people don't have a clue about what the world is really like. Human nature has not changed in 10,000 years. Money, sex and power make the world go 'round. Always has, always will.

*A lot of people who oppose the war in Iraq couldn't find Iraq on a globe. They are too ignorant to know how ignorant they are.

*If I were President of the United States, I would rather see our country feared than loved. You don't kiss ass when you're the biggest, meanest player on the field. Others kiss YOUR ass. If you're Tall Dog, act like one.

*Talk softly, but keep one hand on your gun. Some people will fuck you every chance they get. Know that fact.

*ALWAYS cut the cards.

*Don't fall for a slick-talking salesman. Most of the politicians in Washington today ARE NOT the best and the brightest "leaders" this country has to offer. They are salesmen, selling themselves. Do NOT trust them. They will lie to you if it benefits them. They care more about money, sex and power than they do about you.

*Wimmen ARE NOT the same as men and they never will be. I'm all for equal RIGHTS, but I'll NEVER believe in lowering physical standards to allow wimmen to hold jobs that they are not capable of doing. I refuse to deny the obvious. I know very few wimmen who could pick me up and run 50 yards with me on her shoulders. I know a lot of men who can.

*Blacks in America have more opportunity for success than blacks in Africa. Why do they insist on calling themselves "African-Americans?" Most of them would run screaming for the first plane home if they ever found themselves marooned in Africa. That place is a cesspool. I wouldn't go back to Harlan County, Kentucky if somebody PAID me. That place is a cesspool, too. Why can't Blacks see what I see so clearly: getting me out of there was the best favor my parents ever did for me. The same is true for Blacks living here today, if they just pull their heads out of their asses and look around.

*Teach your children to read and to ENJOY reading. That's the best gift you can ever give them.

How's that one for a rant?


some solid sense, Acidman. I am a bit older than you, 59, but I share a lot of the same views. If only I could go back to me at age 22, when I knew everything, and straighten out that insolent young pup. But as Kierkegaard wrote, "the problem with life is that we have to live it going forwards, but we can only understand it looking backwards."

Posted by: John Cunningham on August 3, 2004 01:51 PM

That is SO VERY TRUE, John.

Posted by: Acidman on August 3, 2004 02:12 PM

Hard to argue dat.

Posted by: Bruce on August 3, 2004 03:41 PM

Now I want to see you top THAT rant. I loved it.

Posted by: Wichi Dude on August 3, 2004 05:50 PM

*Anybody who says that he or she loves EVERYBODY is full of shit. If you dole out your love like alms, it is worthless. Love, like trust and respect, should be EARNED by the recipient.

The only point I take issue with -- not from experience but for religious reasons. It is possible to love everybody. Not sure if anybody but God and Jesus have ever done it though. It can be done though I wish I could do it.

I'd -like- to love everybody. I'm sure I don't though.

Love is GIFTED though, Rob. Not earned. Respect and trust are earned. Love -must- be a GIFT. A gift is given with the understanding that nothing will be coming back.

If you dispute that, and maintain that love must be earned, I'd have to ask you when your son and daughter "earned" their love. What did they do to deserve the love that you obviously have them?

I know I didn't do a damned thing to earn the love of my parents. They love me though -- and there's nothing I can do to ever stop that. I couldn't stop that if I TRIED. They'd hate themselves before they hated me.

I know where you're coming from though.

The rest of it? Spot on.

Posted by: Justin Buist on August 3, 2004 09:18 PM

You are a wise man. The older I get, the smarter my dad gets.

Posted by: Em's Mom on August 4, 2004 07:48 AM

I love how in one sentence you expound on the inability of government to solve any problems, and then further down profess your undying love for government sponsored war abroad. I hadn't seen any morning hypocrisy from the Du Toit's yet, so thanks for filling in for them.

Posted by: Aaron G. on August 4, 2004 12:38 PM

If I were not a lesbian, I would offer you sexual favors.

Posted by: BooBooKitty on February 26, 2007 03:28 PM
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