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.