Yes, motorcycles themselves are therapeutic. But somebody needs to get that boy off the streets and on to a racetrack before he kills himself or someone else. Maybe he needs to be taught the rules of engagement for civilian life.
Ya gotta love those professional pushers. My wife decided she was ADHD and a 15 minute 'therapy' session later and she had a bottle of speed. Luckily she's given up on that idea. Therapy is a load of sh!t.
I hope the article generates enough attention that someone donates the man a bike. Wish I had one to give him. The story reminds me of "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance." I read it because I thought it had something to do with bikes...but of course bikes were only the frame into which the philosophical thesis was put. A terrific book, I may re-read it myself if it's still in print.
That we can send a million men and women off to an incredibly savage and bloody conflict that has no rules or chance for success and then, when they come back, tell them, "OK, now it's time to be a nice little worker drone again"? and expect them to just shut off all the weird and horrible things they learned/did/saw there?
And do you think this guy hasn't had all kinds of classes, sessions and meetings designed to do just that?
I'm proud that I can also call myself a Marine, as this kid is doing pretty good, I think. And I'm equally ashamed of all the so-called "patriots" who supported this war without either enlisting themselves (if they could) or really thinking about the consequences of the war, which, I'm sad to say, are just now showing their scaly little hides to us. We swore up and down in the 70s and 80s that we'd never have another Vietnam, and what do we have?
Sorry to get so serious, and I appreciate what you're saying, but this war makes me insane with grief, guilt and anger.
"And I'm equally ashamed of all the so-called "patriots" who supported this war without either enlisting themselves (if they could) or really thinking about the consequences of the war, which, I'm sad to say, are just now showing their scaly little hides to us."
Isn't that the Liberal flip side of the "America: Love it or leave it" slogan? So nobody can support a war that doesn't fight in it themselves? Is that what you are saying? Any cause that anyone can take up has to live it themselves, or drop their support? So the "no war for oil" people have to quit driving, right?
Algor has 3 homes and flies everywhere in a private jet. Barbara Striesand lives in a mansion but tells people to go back to washing clothes by hand. Nancy Pelosi rides around in an armored SUV. Diane Feinstein carries a .38 snubby in her purse. LOL!
I get the grief and anger parts, but I can't say I feel guilty ( I vote libertarian anyway.) The fact is that there are a billion or so people out there who want us dead, and want our way of life to go the way of the dodo. I was not convinced, and remain unconvinced that invading Iraq was the way to address that, however, I am convinced that it does need to be addressed. Unfortunately, I haven't heard any good suggestions from either side of the aisle. Now that we are there though, it only becomes another Vietnam if we split before the job is finished.
1 - 20 of 43 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.