Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Frolicking at the mall

A reader named Dave posted a comment on yesterday's snow post.  I found it so interesting that I decided to post it separately so it doesn't get buried.  I italicized and bolded some of his more interesting observations.  Thanks for the input, Dave.

Hello from [sarcasm]sunny[sarcasm] California. We're definitely having a "white" Thanksgiving. Can't remember ever having this much snow in November. We need some of that "global warming" that everybody has been harping about.

Of course we knew that this storm was coming, and how much snow we would be getting (about 2 feet so far), so we made preparations -- getting in firewood, closing up outbuildings, battening down the hatches.

As I was making my preparations I could see our goats frolicking in their pasture enjoying the pre-storm calm, sunny weather. They could see me bustling about being busy doing things that they had no understanding about.

My thought as I was watching them was that they had no clue about what was about to befall them ... spending days locked up inside their shed where they would get bored, irritable and destructive.

Then I thought that my goats were very much like those people who are completely ignorant of the fact that our country is about to enter a time of major storming. They frolic at the mall, they go about their lives like things are always going to be as they are now.

My goats didn't need to prepare a safe, warm place to weather out the storm because I did it for them. There are people who are depending on the government to do the same for them.

What these people don't realize is that they will suffer the same fate as my goats. I own them. I can do with them as I wish. They have no freedom, no rights. Their lives are completely in my hands.

Anyway, just some thoughts on a cold, snowy morning.


  1. Wow. What insight. I don't think there is anything that can be said about this letter other than, "Wow."

  2. .....and, well...at least (for now anyway) the government can't eat us.


  3. But here is what YOU need to know:

    1. It's later then you think.

    2. Food will be worth more then money in the future.

    3. Someone you know intends to either sponge off you or take what you have when things get tough.

    4. Someone you don't know intends to either sponge off you or take what you have when things get tough.

    5. By the time it becomes obvious to everyone it will be too late to prepare.

    6. If you don't prepare then you are the one planning on sponging off someone you know or to take what they have when things get tough.

  4. Gotta agree with the sarcasm.I live in Sacramento where the breaks in the storm are just long enough to dry out the streets a bit.


  5. What a great analogy!! If you don't mind, I will be passing this on giving full link and credit to your blog of course.

  6. Sacramento looks like a very pretty town. I've never been. I've been very close though. When I'm fighting with snow you will be high and dry(probably).

  7. A great analogy... So many people are completely unaware of the coming crisis.

  8. i cant help wondering why there are still people living in california...

  9. I dunno, the gov't might be eating us someday. Anybody, besides me, old enough to remember the movie "Soylent Green?" If not, you might want to try to find it and watch it - the movie's plot could be too far-fetched, or it could depict our future. (Said only partially tongue-in-cheek.)

    Anonymous Patriot

  10. Thanks to everyone for the kind comments about my observation.

    To Anonymous about the question of why anyone would live in California:

    All I can say is I'd dearly love to blast out of here somehow. We took a dude ranch vacation up in Patrice's country a couple of years ago and fell in love with Idaho. We'd move there in a heartbeat if we could.

    However, we have a business here that I'm not ready to give up yet. Plus we live in a great little mountain community where people really do care for each other. Our county always votes conservative ... always. If our county alone was to decide all national elections, there would never be a Democrat elected for anything ... ever.

    The rest of it -- taxes, corrupt government, ultra liberal large cities -- well, we just have to tolerate it until God moves us out of here, or Jesus returns for us.


  11. To Anonymous @ 5:30, I would leave in a hot minute if I could sell the house. Here in the high desert, there are too many homes for sale, not enough buyers. However, we are working on our exit plan...unless the Lord comes back for us, then it won't matter.

  12. They may not eat us (yet) but they sure milk us for all we're worth.

  13. @Anon. Patriot....funny you mention that movie. I watched the last half of it on TV a couple weeks ago!