Present-day Actions, Future Consequences

6 Apr

Present-day Choices and Future Consequences

 

– Calvin Bowden Mar. 30, 2015

 

Upon reading about, and viewing, the senseless violence being committed against humans by humans, acts prompted by man’s unbridled greed and lust, and the acceptance and promotion of human behavior that violates the laws of nature and moral rules for living taught by all religions, I’m reminded of the old popular song composed by Charles K. Harris, “After the Ball”.

The song explores the fate of people who have reached the heights of human exhilaration and joy at an event, but following the party, must face the consequences of some bad choices they have made. The last time I heard the song was in a re-run of the movie, “Lillian Russell”.

As I have witnessed the changes in laws governing human behavior being forced upon us by new statutes and court rulings, I’m reminded of something else: the adage that reads, “The squeaking wheel always gets the grease.”.

In our haste to be politically correct, however, the marchers, protesters and politicians who can be frightened by a straw’s shadow, seem to have forgotten that people are not made of steel. They apparently have also chosen not to believe that some basic rules for living should not be ignored, lest we find ourselves falling to our demise off a high cliff like a herd of wild buffalos being chased by hungry people who love buffalo steaks. But as we are not steel, we also are not buffalos, although the herd mentality seems to be in high fashion in recent decades.

No man or woman who has lived through lots of winters, and has worked so many years at a job that makes him, or her, imminently aware of the complexities of human behavior, can forget or deny what he has witnessed first hand. Nor can he, or she, refuse to anticipate the possible consequences of bad choices and defiance of basic rules of acceptable behavior. But the thundering sounds of frightened buffalos are drowning out all appeals of those who dare challenge the madding crowd. No one with the power and influence to restore wisdom and tranquility to the governing process dares interfere, or forecast the possible social consequences of out runaway reformation.

 

 

 

 

Present-day Choices and Future Consequences

 

– Calvin Bowden Mar. 30, 2015

 

Upon reading about, and viewing, the senseless violence being committed against humans by humans, acts prompted by man’s unbridled greed and lust, and the acceptance and promotion of human behavior that violates the laws of nature and moral rules for living taught by all religions, I’m reminded of the old popular song composed by Charles K. Harris, “After the Ball”.

The song explores the fate of people who have reached the heights of human exhilaration and joy at an event, but following the party, must face the consequences of some bad choices they have made. The last time I heard the song was in a re-run of the movie, “Lillian Russell”.

As I have witnessed the changes in laws governing human behavior being forced upon us by new statutes and court rulings, I’m reminded of something else: the adage that reads, “The squeaking wheel always gets the grease.”.

In our haste to be politically correct, however, the marchers, protesters and politicians who can be frightened by a straw’s shadow, seem to have forgotten that people are not made of steel. They apparently have also chosen not to believe that some basic rules for living should not be ignored, lest we find ourselves falling to our demise off a high cliff like a herd of wild buffalos being chased by hungry people who love buffalo steaks. But as we are not steel, we also are not buffalos, although the herd mentality seems to be in high fashion in recent decades.

No man or woman who has lived through lots of winters, and has worked so many years at a job that makes him, or her, imminently aware of the complexities of human behavior, can forget or deny what he has witnessed first hand. Nor can he, or she, refuse to anticipate the possible consequences of bad choices and defiance of basic rules of acceptable behavior. But the thundering sounds of frightened buffalos are drowning out all appeals of those who dare challenge the madding crowd. No one with the power and influence to restore wisdom and tranquility to the governing process dares interfere, or forecast the possible social consequences of out runaway reformation.

 

 

 

 

Present-day Choices and Future Consequences

 

– Calvin Bowden Mar. 30, 2015

 

Upon reading about, and viewing, the senseless violence being committed against humans by humans, acts prompted by man’s unbridled greed and lust, and the acceptance and promotion of human behavior that violates the laws of nature and moral rules for living taught by all religions, I’m reminded of the old popular song composed by Charles K. Harris, “After the Ball”.

The song explores the fate of people who have reached the heights of human exhilaration and joy at an event, but following the party, must face the consequences of some bad choices they have made. The last time I heard the song was in a re-run of the movie, “Lillian Russell”.

As I have witnessed the changes in laws governing human behavior being forced upon us by new statutes and court rulings, I’m reminded of something else: the adage that reads, “The squeaking wheel always gets the grease.”.

In our haste to be politically correct, however, the marchers, protesters and politicians who can be frightened by a straw’s shadow, seem to have forgotten that people are not made of steel. They apparently have also chosen not to believe that some basic rules for living should not be ignored, lest we find ourselves falling to our demise off a high cliff like a herd of wild buffalos being chased by hungry people who love buffalo steaks. But as we are not steel, we also are not buffalos, although the herd mentality seems to be in high fashion in recent decades.

No man or woman who has lived through lots of winters, and has worked so many years at a job that makes him, or her, imminently aware of the complexities of human behavior, can forget or deny what he has witnessed first hand. Nor can he, or she, refuse to anticipate the possible consequences of bad choices and defiance of basic rules of acceptable behavior. But the thundering sounds of frightened buffalos are drowning out all appeals of those who dare challenge the madding crowd. No one with the power and influence to restore wisdom and tranquility to the governing process dares interfere, or forecast the possible social consequences of out runaway reformation.

 

 

 

 

Present-day Choices and Future Consequences

– Calvin Bowden Mar. 30, 2015

Upon reading about, and viewing, the senseless violence being committed against humans by humans, acts prompted by man’s unbridled greed and lust, and the acceptance and promotion of human behavior that violates the laws of nature and moral rules for living taught by all religions, I’m reminded of the old popular song composed by Charles K. Harris, “After the Ball”.
The song explores the fate of people who have reached the heights of human exhilaration and joy at an event, but following the party, must face the consequences of some bad choices they have made. The last time I heard the song was in a re-run of the movie, “Lillian Russell”.
As I have witnessed the changes in laws governing human behavior being forced upon us by new statutes and court rulings, I’m reminded of something else: the adage that reads, “The squeaking wheel always gets the grease.”.
In our haste to be politically correct, however, the marchers, protesters and politicians who can be frightened by a straw’s shadow, seem to have forgotten that people are not made of steel. They apparently have also chosen not to believe that some basic rules for living should not be ignored, lest we find ourselves falling to our demise off a high cliff like a herd of wild buffalos being chased by hungry people who love buffalo steaks. But as we are not steel, we also are not buffalos, although the herd mentality seems to be in high fashion in recent decades.
No man or woman who has lived through lots of winters, and has worked so many years at a job that makes him, or her, imminently aware of the complexities of human behavior, can forget or deny what he has witnessed first hand. Nor can he, or she, refuse to anticipate the possible consequences of bad choices and defiance of basic rules of acceptable behavior. But the thundering sounds of frightened buffalos are drowning out all appeals of those who dare challenge the madding crowd. No one with the power and influence to restore wisdom and tranquility to the governing process dares interfere, or forecast the possible social consequences of out runaway reformation.

Present-day Choices and Future Consequences

– Calvin Bowden Mar. 30, 2015

Upon reading about, and viewing, the senseless violence being committed against humans by humans, acts prompted by man’s unbridled greed and lust, and the acceptance and promotion of human behavior that violates the laws of nature and moral rules for living taught by all religions, I’m reminded of the old popular song composed by Charles K. Harris, “After the Ball”.
The song explores the fate of people who have reached the heights of human exhilaration and joy at an event, but following the party, must face the consequences of some bad choices they have made. The last time I heard the song was in a re-run of the movie, “Lillian Russell”.
As I have witnessed the changes in laws governing human behavior being forced upon us by new statutes and court rulings, I’m reminded of something else: the adage that reads, “The squeaking wheel always gets the grease.”.
In our haste to be politically correct, however, the marchers, protesters and politicians who can be frightened by a straw’s shadow, seem to have forgotten that people are not made of steel. They apparently have also chosen not to believe that some basic rules for living should not be ignored, lest we find ourselves falling to our demise off a high cliff like a herd of wild buffalos being chased by hungry people who love buffalo steaks. But as we are not steel, we also are not buffalos, although the herd mentality seems to be in high fashion in recent decades.
No man or woman who has lived through lots of winters, and has worked so many years at a job that makes him, or her, imminently aware of the complexities of human behavior, can forget or deny what he has witnessed first hand. Nor can he, or she, refuse to anticipate the possible consequences of bad choices and defiance of basic rules of acceptable behavior. But the thundering sounds of frightened buffalo are drowning out all appeals of those who dare challenge the madding crowd. No one with the power and influence to restore wisdom and tranquility to the governing process dares interfere, or forecast the possible social consequences of out runaway reformation.

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2 Responses to “Present-day Actions, Future Consequences”

  1. Beverly Bishop April 6, 2015 at 11:59 am #

    Enjoyed the posting. So true.

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