. . . an armed insurrection in America will not lead to a restoration of the Constitution and a return to Republican (as in "Republic" not the party misusing the name) ideals:
The Survivors Of US Airways Flight 1549 Make Me Hate PeopleThe opening of a short but EXCELLENT rant by ThrowingstarDNA - read it all. (h/t: SayUncle)
Just to review, although I'm sure you all know what happened: Ninety seconds after takeoff from New York City's LaGuardia Airport, some Canada geese were sucked into the plane's jets, resulting in the immediate loss of thrust in both engines. Unable to reach any airfield from that altitude in unpowered flight, the pilot and crew masterfully set the plane down intact three and a half minutes later in the Hudson River between midtown Manhattan and NJ. All 150 passengers and 5 aircrew on board survived.
First of all, let's just reflect on how astounding that is. The plane was low over NYC, the pilot maneuvered it less than 900 feet over the George Washington Bridge, and set it down gently in the river. Everyone lived. See, that's the problem—everyone lived. If a a couple dozen of the passengers died, maybe the survivors would be grateful and I wouldn't have to hear them whining about how much free shit they're not getting from the airline.
Ladies and Gentlemen, we're not worthy. Not enough of us, anyway. One hundred years of indoctrination has made us this way. Tytler's Progression seems more and more inevitable every day:
From spiritual faith to great courage;
From courage to liberty;
From liberty to abundance;
From abundance to complacency;
From complacency to apathy;
From apathy to dependence;
From dependence back into bondage.
I put the country at late-stage apathy, early stage dependence. The
We should've ignored Claire Wolfe and started shooting a long time ago when it would have done some good. It's too damned late, now.