Stuff I Hear That BUGS Me.

Hey, when it's your time to go, it's your time to go.  This is a hugely popular belief, which implies that God is up there deciding when you must exit this "mortal coil."  But that's a ridiculous philosophy.  With the advent of miracle drugs, transplants, and other medical advancements, life expectancy has doubled over that of our forefathers.  If it's a matter of when it's time to go, it's time to go, then don't bother checking traffic before you cross the streets.  Leave your children unsupervised (nothing you can do for them, because it's all up to God).  Drink as much as you like, and do drugs.  Stupid, right?  We were given brains, and it's only logical we use them.


If it will save even ONE life ... I've heard this one forever.  If it will save just one life, we must spend as much as necessary.  That's one example.  Well, it sounds noble, I guess, but it's also dumb.  There's such a thing as economics, which tells us that resources -- and that includes money -- are limited.  Spend a kajillion dollars to save one child by say, putting a dozen security people in every school in the country would certainly make kids safer.  But the money that's used to save "even one" child from serious harm or death, is money that's NOT being spent on children's hospitals, social services for abused kids, or hiring competent teachers.  Whether it's a government, business, or a family budget, there's just so much money to go around, even for the evil "one-percenters."  


They're ALL like that.  Or variations of this theme.  I believe in skepticism.  Cynicism is another matter.  You've heard these type of things: Those athletes are ALL on steroids.  ALL politicians are crooked.  ALL rich people are snobs.  ALL pro games are fixed.  I could go on.  Well, it's not an argument to say all people of any group, are whatevuh.  They're not.  That type of talk does not make an argument, it just expresses frustration.  


Check your white privilege.  This could be the biggest whopper of the new century.  White privilege?  Sure, if it's 1955.  But today, it's BLACK privilege.  Being white won't help you get into college, but being black sure will.  The same is true in finding jobs.  If you're a qualified black man or woman, often you have the advantage over "privileged" whites.  Here in Vegas, there's not a casino in town that won't give a person of color preference over a white person.  I've been to more than a few new employee orientations here in Vegas, and "diversity" is practically a religion.  The same is true all throughout the nation.  Now maybe you think this is good, or maybe you think it's bad.  That's another topic.  What I'm saying is that white privilege is mostly a myth concocted by left-wing radicals who can't tell the difference between 1917 and 2017.


I'm done.

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Comments (7)

  1. SEC

    One point to your first rant; God is not deciding when to pull the plug, but as the maker he has knowledge of the “shelf-life” of what he has made.

    February 17, 2017
  2. LovingLasVegas

    I don’t rant. I wander aimlessly in the dark. The shelf life statement makes sense.

    February 17, 2017
  3. willsblog

    Unfortunately the Liberals use these sayings to attempt to justify their ridiculous ideology. Apparently the “if it will save even ONE life” doesn’t apply to preventing Muslims from slaughtering innocent people.

    February 18, 2017
  4. LovingLasVegas

    Your last sentence pretty much says it all.

    February 18, 2017
  5. Munkyman

    I’m in the when your number’s up it’s up camp, that doesn’t mean don’t look both ways & it certainly doesn’t mean live a life that would make you ashamed to meet your maker. It means that I’d rather die in an act of bravery than in my bed & if God wants to take me as I run into a burning building, that’s okay by me… still going to soak a blanket & cover myself with it before I go in, if that’s an option. Stonewall Jackson said something on this topic that made a lasting impression.
    I marvel at the folk willing to take away my gun to save just one life, but won’t consider raising the driving age to 25 or putting guns in the hands of responsible teachers who want them & are willing to take the police courses in order to assure their competency. I find the “just one life” argument is usually there to sustain an illogical & untenable proposition, that will cost a lot & do nothing… probably not even save just one life.

    February 18, 2017
  6. stevehayes13

    If it will save even one life… – illustrates how people prefer to emote rather than think.

    February 18, 2017
    1. SEC

      February 18, 2017