What’s up ladies and gentlemen, it has been awhile since I said I would start getting posts up so let’s get started with my first prompt from my Comp class which is “Confidence.”
Sure, confidence can be seen in many different ways by many different types of people, and I personally feel that every word has an infinite amount of definitions because every one puts different “umph” into words. Since this is a blog about manly shit, I figure we’ll keep it as awesome as possible and talk about some guns, death, bacon, and other stuff you hopefully care about.
I’m sure all of you have heard about the recent shootings that have been progressively occurring in America like a new fad (disgusting, I know). But I’m not so sure if all of you heard about the live press conference with our own Vice President Joe Biden, whom my dad still says is evil as hell and claims I know nothing of his evil shenanigans since I’m so young and he’s like, well, 1000 (Biden, not my dad). The cruel fact of the matter is that, regardless of opinions (including my own), guns are being fired towards innocent people and said innocent people are dying from them. You can argue whether it’s the gun’s fault, the mental instability of the owner, the gun was stolen, any variable you want, I don’t give a shit. 20 children, CHILDREN, died in the Newtown, Conn. shooting. That’s disgusting. No, that’s fucking horrific. And if you don’t agree with me swearing, then you’re a communist because that deserved it.
I recently watched the “Fireside Hangout” filmed by the Whitehouse and hosted by PBS News Hour which also included some special guests, one of which being a personal favorite of mine, Phillip Defranco, a known Youtube personality. After watching the whole chat and seeing Biden’s responses as well as his take on the subject I couldn’t help but feel conflicted about everything. I feel the older/growing/ more mature me is agreeing with him in feeling if there is any way to save even one life that it is our human duty to try. And that if the ban on any type of weapon could help in any way then it seems necessary to me. Yet the reckless/ rebellious/ immature me strongly disagreed and felt that as an American the right to own guns is a very personal thing. And if anyone tries to infringe on my rights in any way it’s my duty as an American to scream “DON’T TREAD ON ME” as loud as a can and wildly fire my weapons into the air screaming ‘MERICA!! as people watch in horror and run for cover.
But then I calmed down and came to a rational decision that foremost, as an American, I should have confidence in my nation and trust that the government will make decisions for the greater good. And I personally feel that a lot of people, as of the last couple years, have a growing cynicism in the American government because of Bush being elected when Al Gore actually won the popular vote (and you can read all about that bullshit right here), or because Obama got elected as America’s first “black” president, or the usual question of why we are in the Middle East, as well as taxes, sketchy congress members, health care, oil prices, whatever your cup of hatred is full of I’m sure you can relate a little bit.
And you may be reading this thinking I’m some type of hippy liberal who loves eating leaves and enjoys never eating protein but you’d be wrong. I am simply maturing with age and realizing that a lot of arguments are over bull shit, and that as American’s it’s our duty to trust in our nation and help regardless of opinions. Come on, we aren’t oppressed like North Korean’s, we aren’t starving like North Korean’s, and we aren’t eating other humans like North Korean’s. And if you have no idea what I’m talking about you can read all about it here and watch a video about it here.
But seriously, it is our duty to have confidence in our government and country. And if passing these gun laws will truly help in any way and save at least one life then it’s our job to let that happen. And I’m saying this as some one who has a strong family military background, has shot several guns including an AR-15 (my uncles to be exact, he’s a sheriff in Fort Scott, KS), and plans on owning several guns in his lifetime.
And if you don’t have confidence in America, it’s your job to change the shit you don’t like. Write your congressman/woman, post a petition to the Whitehouse website. And if you didn’t know that was a thing then you can learn about it here.
Hope you enjoyed what you’ve just read, I hope I’ve changed your mind in some way, and If you absolutely hate me now– deal with it.
I also promised bacon and you can find it right here.