Though I saw it all around
Never thought I could be affected
Thought that we'd be the last to go
It is so strange the way things turn

Monday, September 5, 2011

Enough

Okay, just read one too many "we'll just pull out if we don't get our way" emails, comments and articles.

Take my advice, leave. If that's what patriotism, community, service, and being an adult means to you, get the fuck out of my country. Go. Now. Speak to the hand and leave.

There are flights every. single. day.

No. Seriously. Threatening to "Go Gault" or "we'll pull our money to a tax haven and go live in an island paradise"? Do it. Just fuckin' do it all ready. Stop jawin', stop posing, go.

Do it, or shut the fuck up about it. Now. You want to pull the trigger? Here's your permission. There will probably never be a better time to go ex-pat.

And while you're there in your wonderful haven you can experience the real costs of the world you live in. Have fun dealing with government officials who have honed corruption to a fine art, dealing with non-standards based infrastructure, the occasional kidnapping for profit, hurricanes that wipe your property clean then you get to cover the loss, the diseases we don't deal with anymore here in the US. You have fun with that. Don't forget to write.

'Cause here's the thing. I know you don't have the guts to actually do it. You've got it pretty cushy right here and you know what it'll be like there. Most people who threaten will never actually do what they threaten to do (they might faint in that direction, but they never follow through).

So here it is, I'm calling. Show your cards.

We need serious people who are willing to do serious work to solve our serious problems and you aren't up to it. I want someone who has skin in the game. I want people who have the ability to work as adults. People who learned the lessons of sharing, community, caring, looking out for the other guy, and making this world a better place than we found it. Having selfish sociopaths mucking up the works only drags the rest of us down.

We need serious people, and you ain't it.

2 comments:

Eric said...

Amen, brother, amen.

Steve Buchheit said...

You said it, Eric.