Where is modern civilization heading?

As a society are we heading in the same direction as the ancient Romans? If so the question becomes.......

Are our leaders fiddling while civilization burns?

While we ponder the question I will post my personal thoughts on this blog. Often I will focus on current events that catch my interest, however I am not and do not pretend to be a news organization. I'm simply a guy with his own thoughts on issues that I believe affect our country and society.

Be forewarned, I have been accused of being a right wing thinker and if that is offensive please move on. Remember, this is my blog and my opinions, and unlike many facets of our already over-governed modern society they are not being forced on anyone.

However, please feel free to leave your comments, good, bad or indifferent, after all this is a free society we live in (at least for now).

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The worst and the best, the extremes of Canadian society.

Just a short comment today........

Watching the morning news today I was struck by the extremes in our society, the worst and the best.

One news segment told the story of how the Occupy Edmonton drones were refusing to obey an eviction order from the owner of the private property they were trespassing on. It briefly outlined their list of "demands" that they expect to be met. Now, lets keep in mind that every one of these demands has absolutely nothing to do with the owners of the private property these malcontents are squatting on, and that the owners of the property could in no way ever hope to influence the powers to be to accomplish these pie in the sky visions. If you haven't guessed by now, this news clip featured the "worst" of our society.

The second news clip featured the story of Canadian troops returning to Edmonton from Afghanistan. Individuals that have put their lives at risk on behalf of their country, and certainly not out of a desire for monetary or personal gain. These individuals were being greeted by the relatives and children (some still in diapers) after doing a tour of duty and being in harms way 24/7 for months at a time. Needless to say, individuals like these demonstrate the "best" traits our society has to offer.

When I think of this I feel sorry for the Occupy Drones as they have chosen to undermine our way of life and spend their efforts hoping to take advantage of another individuals hard work and diligence. Funny how they try to portray themselves as crusading protesters, in the old days we simply referred to their type as bums or deadbeats. Maybe they could find the news clip about our troops on their Ipads, laptops, or smartphones ( funny how the same drones who hate free enterprise and capitalism are so eager to embrace it's technology) and take some inspiration from it.

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