So I figured I would share some random thoughts and rants that have been rattling around my head. Since they finally coalesced into something that from which, some form of reason can be distinguished.
I was thinking about how we as a nation have slipped so far from our founding principles. Then I realized that the problem lies deeper than that, in that we as humans have come so far as to take natural selection out of the equation. To elaborate, we no longer need fear the night because we have developed tools to push back the darkness, from fire to torches to flashlights to night vision. We don't have to fear hunger because we have developed ways to take small amounts of resources and turn them into vast quantities of the same resources provided and spread them around. Now some will say that people still go hungry and to a certain extent that is true. This brings me to my next point.
Skills and will: I never have to fear hunger because I have the skills needed to not only feed myself but several others as well but in certain conditions you must also have the will to put those skills to a use they were not designed for. Many nowadays not only lack the skills they lack the will or more importantly the need to use them beyond moving fork to mouth. These people we refer to as dependents of the system, as I can think of no group softer yet more determined to make everyone else just like them. They not only lack the skills needed to better themselves, they lack the will to do anything for themselves. Not even them having to raise a finger and do even the modest amount of work needed to put food on the table. Beyond telling others what to do, even that's too much like work to these people. This makes them weak and we all know they hate thinking of themselves as weak. Which brings me back around to the start.
The lack of natural selection in humans. Since we no longer need to fight and claw for every mouthful of food, we now have people solely dependant on what is provided by others. For this advancement of our abilities to shape the world around us we are now shackled by the sad state of affairs that allow these people not only to live but thrive, not only thrive but breed. Creating another generation of people that the rest of us have to support because in most cases the parents feed their children a steady diet of, "You don't have to, someone else will do it for you." You don't see this in groups some consider to be lower lifeforms. Because those lower lifeforms know by instinct that if they don't get up off their asses they will either starve or be a meal for something else that doesn't look down on giving natural selection a helping hand like we humans do. The only difference between us and them is many of us went soft a millennium or more ago and they just kept working at it. Only our tools let us survive the nights as it is. Contrary to belief we humans still have natural predators. Ourselves. Which any cop worth their salt can tell you, they have to see the results on a daily basis. And no, they are still not required to protect you personally, only clean up the mess afterward.
As for a point to all this, it's pretty simple. Quit trying to make me work my ass off for you and I both. Then turn around and tell me that I'm not allowed to protect myself from the predators among us, as well as you too. You worthless bastards, get your own life and stay out of mine, that means all of it.