So it’s true. My son was born today. Now you might be wondering what this personal news has to do with what I typically write about here on Unprecedented Mediocrity. Well, let me remind you that this is indeed a blog about stuff and I classify my new son as stuff. In addition, as I sit here and type this blog with one hand due to holding Wyatt in the other, I’ll just let whatever other stuff that happens to come out find it’s way on to this blog. So here we go.
The Beauty of Childbirth
Can we just go ahead and be honest about this fact? The beauty of childbirth is a big fat lie. I’m not saying it’s not miraculous, so calm down. I’m just saying it ain’t pretty folks. I mean, it’s just awful. Like the worst thing you have ever seen. Wyatt is my 3rd child as I have two daughters as well. Let me just say that I have yet to have a child that didn’t look like it needed to be licked by a cat or something before a picture was even legal. But I love them all of course. Just give me a wetnap first.
Hat’s off to you ladies and in particular my wife. I mean, I’m a war veteran. I’ve traveled the world. I’ve seen and done a thing or two you know. But if what happens to moms in childbirth started happening to me, I would assume the world is ending and all is lost. As merely a spectator of the birth, I wanted some of the drugs flowing around that room. Mom’s are amazing and in particular my wife. I’ll go fight ISIS with water balloons before I give birth. Seriously, that’s a great idea. Drop water balloons on ISIS, It will be at least a month before they realize we are just messing with them.
So as I sat here contemplating my kid’s future, I began to think how fascinating it will be that they could literally travel back in time via this blog and read the things I wrote as I assume this internet stuff stays around forever. My kids will be getting a snap shot of who I am at this particular point in history. Will they be proud of who I am or ashamed? Am I on the wrong side of history or the right? Fascinating to consider. And kid’s if your reading this from the future and global warming is legit, then thank me now for all those swim lessons.
Look, I am no partisan hack. If you read enough of my stuff, you notice I have fairly conservative leanings. However, I value my independent mind and can only hope my children strive for as much. I am very much a free market and low taxes kind of thinker. However, I somewhat believe that rich people will kill us all as soon as they can get robots to take our places. I think one should be rewarded for the fruits of their labor, and if that makes you rich then so be it. But I am extremely concerned that the ultra wealthy are unwilling to play by the same rules that made them rich once wealth is attained. So 50 years from now, will I be viewed as a poor plebe who helped the rich get richer or one who spoke for all to have access to life, liberty, and the pursuit of cool rich people stuff.
When I wrote the article mocking the Ferguson rioters, I gained a bunch of new followers. However, when I wrote the article suggesting the man in New York was unjustly albeit inadvertently killed by police, I lost a couple of followers. What is it that makes any opposing thought so unpalatable that they cannot even lay eyes upon it? You see I have enjoyed 99% of the interaction I have had with Unprecedented Mediocrity readers these past 4 months. It’s been a forum for great discourse and I value it all. My approach is to not attempt to be a pundit and argue you towards my point of view. Rather, I merely reflect to you where I am at on matters and let that do to you what it may. I trust you to know yourself and discover truth.
So what will baby Wyatt and his sisters think of what I have written? Truthfully, I have no idea. However, as long as they realize their dad thought for himself, I will be just fine. I also hope that they have never heard of ISIS by that time and General Mattis is on the $100 bill. Move over Ben Franklin, President Mattis brought his artillery this time and he is fresh out of tears.
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