Ranger Rick: Are we really better off with technology?

Growing up, I loved to go to the library.  I read everything I could get my hands on.  I even received the National Geographic due to a benevolent sweet woman wanting me able to see the physical world that was vivid in the publication.

I was a member of a book club in school that you could select books every month to buy at a reduced rate.  I read “1984” by George Orwell and also saw the movie (the book was better, as usual).  The book was eye opening, and I felt a little off base… it didn’t replicate American life and I thought never would.

We were free to speak our mind with differing opinions, even those not popular.  Freedom of the press was never thought to be infringed upon — they could write what they wanted, as long as not slanderous.

Another book thought to be equally compelling was “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley. In 1984, Big Brother controlled everything, we will be overcome by externally imposed oppression.  However, in Brave New World, Huxley’s vision came down to people will come to love oppression and adore the technologies that undo and control their thinking.

Sound familiar?  Think computers and cell phones.

Orwell feared those who would ban books.  Huxley feared there would be no reason to ban books, there would be no one who wanted to read one.  Orwell feared those depriving us of information.  Huxley feared those giving us so much the population would be reduced to passivity and egotism.  Orwell feared the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance.  Orwell thought what we hate will ruin us.  Huxley feared that what we love will ruin us.

I think Huxley was more right than wrong.  We are killing our country as a whole because we are too passive and the truth is irrelevant.  The age old question “What is truth?” spoken by Pontius Pilate to Jesus before ordering his crucifixion, seems to be no longer relevant.

Mr. Huxley, touché, you had the future United States pegged.  We no longer are a society that values truth, dignity, responsibility, courage, respect.  We value ourselves.  What a lost country we’ve become.

It’s obvious: Biden is slipping both physically and cognitively

Well, if you haven’t seen it, President Joe Biden fell going up the stairs to Air Force One not once, not twice, but THREE times!  The press and visual media kept coverage to a minimum, but Facebook blew it up and showed the pathetic physical disability of stair climbing gone wrong.

I actually felt sorry for him, knowing he is President of the United States and the world is watching.  He is a 79-year-old man, cognitively diminished and physically frail. The Democratic Party should be ashamed about putting this man though a campaign where there were very minimal questions about anything and his exposure to hostile questions were shielded from him.

He should have been checked both physically and mentally to determine if he was healthy and mentally alert enough to take on the position of President.  Anyone declaring as a Democrat and denies President Biden is unhealthy and dementia afflicted needs to look in a mirror and see the clueless, state of denial person they are.  He is a wreck and getting worse.

The rotting of America from within continues … in earnest.


  • “Hard times create strong men, strong men create good times, good times create weak men, and weak men create hard times.”
    ^ We are here.

  • Ranger Rick
    I do not believe there is a true Democratic Party in existence. It is gradually gaining speed towards a Socialist/ Marxist form. President Biden is just a “puppet ” put in to get the “old school” Democrats vote, which he did. The majority of “new Democrats ” were voting for Harris and what she stands for. Which in no way is the stance of the original Democratic Party.
    Who would of ever thought a group would use an elderly, frail, old man to gain a seat of power after his demise. Shame on them for making him a “puppet ” and shame on those who ridicule a 79yr old for falling 3 times climbing upstairs.
    It shan’t be long an America as we knew it will no longer exist.

    • Mr. Smit, you indicate that you don’t believe there is a “true Democrat Party in existence”.
      Oh Mr. Smit, I vehemently disagree with your viewpoint.

      What you are seeing now is a culmination of slave owning, racist, extremist view, socialist-communist propaganda and theory Democrat Party. They are showing their true intentions – they hate the United States and the intact Christian family model. The party of the “little guys and workers” was bullshit from the very beginning. Look at the contributors now for Democrats – Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and other moguls of industry, media, education, and Hollywood.

      The Christians whom profess they are Democrats have no place in the Democrat “big tent” anymore, they are outcasts in a party made up of clowns, left wing extremists, nutjobs, and outright theives.

      They are over-reaching big time and normal Americans are fed up with it. Piling on debt, the border disaster, Antifa, police defunding, more violence, more shootings, killings, and disregard for civility and justice. This is not the America we want nor recognize.

  • “The majority of “new Democrats ” were voting for Harris and what she stands for.”

    No one was voting for this left wing radical. She couldn’t even make it out of the primary, no money, no votes………….

    She soon will be solely running the White House by default……..So sad………


    • Mr Wilkens
      Humor me by following my line of thought on my statement.
      Yes….standing alone, running she could not make it. Being the majority of her supporters are of the “gimme, I’m entitled, you must share your wealth generation ” . Of course. There was no money, remember Socialists aren’t rich. But since Biden is being “handled ” the Harris group were able to get in..
      Whitmer was a serious contender for VP. Does anyone ever ask themselves how did a total “air head” beat her out? My opinion, the Democratic Party has been “highjacked” and should be called the Socialist/ Marxist Party.
      I also believe most who call themselves Democrats just can not grasp the fact their party’s original ideology is disappearing. Socialism and Marxism platforms are accelerating at a pace beyond what the average Democratic voter can except.
      Not until Harris becomes president will we see the huge following Socialist/Marxism has in this Country.
      This is happening because there is no fear of the Socialistic/Marxist/ Communistic forms of government.

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