Last night before turning in, I posted to my FB page the latest Sundance piece from Conservative Treehouse, which came in somewhat late, but it definitely needs to be expanded to all.
Mike Rowe’s ‘Dirty Jobs People’ immediately came to mind. For years now he’s been doing great work attempting to fill the skills gap across the country. Good jobs, good wages and 4 year college degrees aren’t always necessary for a successful career. The ‘behind the scenes’ people that make and keep this great nation rolling along deserve a ton of kudos. The thankless jobs, many of which the majority of us don’t even know exist are the backbone to keeping the nation humming along. ‘Dirty Jobs People’, even when there’s no emergency, selflessly give of themselves to help others.
Having been born in England during WWII, as I grew older I was constantly schooled by parents and grandparents about their experiences as children and raising families from WWI, The Depression, and WWII. There was no safety net, medical help was primitive compared to today, fresh food was local and seasonal, and during the war years it was rationed.
Fear of the unknown, whether it was diseases like the Spanish Flu, small pox, polio, unemployment, hunger, not to mention two world wars, wasn’t enough to prevent them from living. Being brave is not the absence of fear. Being brave is not allowing fear to stop you from what needs to be done. Those that came before us got it done and thrived, so can we.
The positive demeanor of the President and all the American corporations and regular Americans that are rising to the challenge is inspiring. After this blows over, Globalism, Open borders, etc. are done and dusted and PDJT and the USA will come back stronger. The nagging worry is that our fearless president and/or VP Pence cannot be allowed to get sick from this catastrophe; Republicans MUST retake the House.
The nation’s future is hanging on the knife edge of our wartime president staying healthy and alive.
Sundance, Conservative Treehouse: ‘This Too Shall Pass’…
Thankfully as a nation this crisis is causing us to reevaluate our priorities: faith, family, community and freedom; and seeing the easy dispatch of liberty also reignites that oft forgotten flickering flame…
Journalists are less important than janitors. Our nation’s best athletes are healthcare workers rushing to assist those in need. The true heroes are not celebrities, but rather farmers, truck drivers, stock clerks, and supermarket cashiers.
The most valuable businesses do not glitter or present themselves with self-congratulatory award shows; they do today what they have always done to keep our food supply flowing. Perhaps now, at least for a few short weeks, we stop taking them for granted.
Effective right now comfortably invisible workers are recognized as critical priorities; or as the government has officially designated them “essential services.” These folks form the network of our lives; they always have, but we didn’t notice. Everything else is less than.
Any average hard-working American is worth more today than all those who chase the golden statues of Hollywood; and ultimately if they want to go down the superiority path… well, what they provide is essentially useless.[-]
[+] … So I ask you a question, what part are you to play?
If you feel comfortable sitting in your socially distant box and bitching about all things that are not right, or might be not be right…. Or, if you prefer to allow yourself to be overcome with dark imaginings simply because what cannot be done is more comfortable than the effort to oversee what needs to be done…. well, that’s okay.
You can do that.
And when you’re done doing that you’ll still be in the same place.
Or, you can check on older neighbors to make sure they are OK and make sure they have necessities. If older neighbors need something at the store, get it for them. Friends and neighbors who are anxious, send them a card or note with positive comments on it. Give people hope. If you don’t want to send a card, send an e-mail checking up on people.
Order an extra lunch or dinner from a local restaurant just so you can give an tip to the delivery person who shows up at your door. Then stick the extra in the fridge and eat it tomorrow. We can do this.[-]
Read to enthralling conclusion link below…
Thanks to the virus and the various twists, turns, lies and fairy tales, yours truly has decidedly determined with Sundance who are good people and who are truly evil. Which are 1) the people who help and give hope to others; and 2) the people who screw people over and hope they get hurt or worse.
The paragraph in the Sundance piece above says a whole lot: “If you feel comfortable sitting in your socially distant box and bitching about all things that are not right, or might be not be right…. Or, if you prefer to allow yourself to be overcome with dark imaginings simply because what cannot be done is more comfortable than the effort to oversee what needs to be done…. well, that’s okay. You can do that. And when you’re done doing that you’ll still be in the same place” hits the point perfectly.
You can whine and snort or worse, or take action to help. That will shape who you truly are.
Thanks to Sundance for yanking some of us back to the proper perspective. God is merciful and has given us a great blessing to live in a place like America with so many every day heroes!
Talking about which, time for today’s MAGA Pill – Everyday hero president Donald J. Trump – MAGA! KAG!
Sundance, Conservative Treehouse: This Too Shall Pass…