Skin: Thick or Thin?

 Skin cells magnified.

According to Webster: thick, (in context) In a close, compact state or arrangement; dense; Impenetrable.  

According to Webster: thin, (in context)  Lacking force or substance; flimsy.

When the threat is (indirect) Barack Obama has no problem emulating his forbearers; and/or (the men who occupied the Oval Office during armed conflicts) prior to his occupation. Men such as; Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Baines Johnson, Richard M Nixon, George H.W. Bush, and of course, Bush 43, a.k.a., George “Duba.” A man, (if memory serves?) That our current “Commander-in-Chief” ..chastised seven ways from Sunday for his brutality and irresponsibility during his reign in the White House.

In his (rhetoric) during his campaign for top banana, Obama eloquently explicated how he would rescind the policies of George “Duba” ..close Guantánamo, ..cease inhumane practices such as waterboarding! (which of course, ..from all “available information,” ..he did). Of course the irony here, “at least in my opinion,” ..when you replace splashing and pouring water over a man’s face, ..with “shooting” him in the face, ..I (personally) view that as an (escalation,) ..not a (concession) ..or an (advantage.)

According to Webster: rhet·o·ric, (in context) Language that is elaborate, pretentious, insincere, or intellectually vacuous.

According to Webster: es·ca·late, To increase, enlarge, or intensify.

According to Webster: con·ces·sion, (in context) Something previously claimed in an argument, that is later conceded.

According to Webster: ad·van·tage, (in context) A relatively favorable position.

As a bona fide member of the United States Army during the Vietnam conflict, I’ve witnessed members of the human race after being shot in the face, ..so believe me when I say; ..in both my “considered” ..and in my “humble” opinion, ..none of the recipients were pleased with the result.

Statement of fact: “There are no benevolent warlords.”

Killing a man with a drone controlled by a man a hundred or a thousand miles away, “at least in my opinion,” ..as one who has been there, ..is no more acceptable, ..than shoving an ice pick into his eyes socket.

Mankind? Although by the rules, ..the “word” ..does not qualify as an (oxymoron,) ..think about it.

According to Webster: kind, (all) 1. Of a friendly, generous, or warm-hearted nature. 2. Showing sympathy or understanding; charitable. 3. Humane; considerate. 4. Forbearing; tolerant: 5. Generous; 6. Agreeable.

Of course in reality, there is no animal or creature on the planet earth to compare with the potential for violence that exists within the anthropological genus Homo sapiens.

With our large brain and our opposing thumb, ..we Homo sapiens, captured fire and invented tools to transition from being an “ordinary” animal, ..to being an “extraordinary” animal. We moved from living in trees and caves to building tools and structures and invented amenities…

According to Webster: a·men·i·ty,  (in context) Something that contributes to physical or material comfort.

Continuing…

..beyond the capacity of any other creature. We invented language and the capacity to communicate.

We are “indisputably” (amazing creatures,) ..so why do “we,” (mankind) ..find ourselves both “confused and disenchanted” fifty thousand years later in the 21st-century?

Question: Who screwed up?

Because even with my lack of a Harvard education, I am unequivocally certain, i.e., positive, ..that life in a country where a man or a woman will unflinchingly spend tens of millions of dollars to acquire a job that pays four hundred thousand dollars a year, (life) has got to have “more to offer” ..than what is available to the men and women who hire, i.e., elect the fool.

Not that I’m suggesting that our present Commander-in-Chief is a fool. A thin-skinned moron perhaps, ..but not a fool.

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

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