I decided to call this blog A Cynical Look at Life as a nod to the book written by Ambrose Bierce called A Cynic Looks at Life. It seems appropriate, even in this day and age, when things seem to be jumping and hopping along while in the background the world as we know it is changing to the worse. So much for civility and technology, huh?
There was a time, some say, when they could make fun of the stupidity of the civilized man and woman. That all has changed in the last few years. Everything that was happening "over there" has been rearing its ugly head here at home. Still, like sheep led to the slaughter, most Americans continue to purposely blind themselves to the fact that all is not well. In hindsight, however, all has never been well.
So I will start to write about things I find along the path of my day. You, dear reader, can comment, as this blog has been set with the commentary option. All I ask (and will enforce) that we follow the Golden Rule: Do to others as you would have them do to you. In other words, let’s be civil in our ranting. There’s no need to act (or write) like savages.
Secondly, in view of the stigma that comes with the word cynic, let’s define it correctly. According to Rick Bayan, the creator of the Cynic’s Sanctuary, it is defined as an idealist whose rose-colored glasses have been removed, snapped in two and stomped into the ground, immediately improving his vision. I like that definition. It is accurate. At least for me.
And so it begins.
***Update April 19th, 2006
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God bless America, home of the free and the brave.