Let’s Use Ebola To Fight ISIS

Jae Jae the male Tiger at ZSL London. Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae)
The last person who asked me how to defeat ISIS didn’t understand when I said we needed to grab Horus, Ra, Thor, Shiva and Zeus to win that particular fight.

So when they screwed up their face and asked me what I was talking about I told them that we could unleash hungry tigers upon those crazy bastards or set off an Ebola bomb in their midst.

I probably should have been concerned when they told me that sounded like a good idea and that they were certain Ebola was part of a government plot to take over the world. But when you walk amongst the people who take public transportation you never know who you are going to encounter.

This Is What Happens When You Deal With Crazy

Or maybe it is more accurate to say this is what happens when you deal with crazy dad bloggers like myself. You never know what they are going to say or what they are going to write about.

They tell me Mercury is in retrograde and that this affects people. They say I should be aware it might impact relationships and plans. Don’t want to get into whether it is making people crazier than normal or if it makes life any harder because it doesn’t matter much to me.

That is because I am exhausted and don’t have the energy to figure out why life is crazier than normal now. For the moment I need to focus on getting my house in order and not getting caught up in the mania surrounding things like Ebola and ISIS.

Some people have told me I am lucky that I am not back in Texas yet. They say I should be happy because if I was in Dallas I might get sick. I tell them I worry about it as much as I worry about being beheaded or blown up by one of the terrorists.

Different sort of crazy person tells me that President Obama is part of the Muslim Brotherhood and that I should be worried. I tell him I don’t like his foreign policy and that I don’t believe he is part of the Muslim Brotherhood.

He tells me about the Ebola thing in Texas and says it is part of a plot. I silently wonder how I managed to find another crazy conspiracy nut and remain silent. When he asks me if I know how long it takes to go from Dallas to Austin to Washington I ask him if he wants to go by plane, train or automobile.

When he glares at me and tells me I ought to be serious I tell him there are other people to talk to. He tells me I am part of the problem with America and I tell him if he bangs his head against a wall it might fix whatever is loose inside.

I am my favorite flavor of crazy and not partial to some of the other colors that have chosen to paint inside the train we are sharing.

That Feeling of Wanderlust

My favorite friend has come back to visit. That feeling of wanderlust and sense that I need to start moving sooner than later has reappeared.

I close my eyes, take a deep breath and center myself because if I don’t that sense that something is chasing after me is going to grow.

Let it grow and it makes me feel uneasy because I feel the distant presence of whatever it is that seeking me. I feel it searching and want to turn and stare back.

Want to look it in the eye and dare it to come for me.

Ready to put on my armor, grab my weapons and saddle my horse. If it won’t come than maybe I’ll go looking for it. Why give it time to enjoy life and grow more powerful when I can go after it and rid it of its ability to harm.

That malevolent gaze needs to be reminded that pressure can be applied in multiple directions. When you push my way I can let it go by and use a venting system to relieve it or I can turn it around and let it work for me.

Fear Fights Rational Thought

Somewhere in the recesses of my mind I hear someone saying fear fights rational thought. Don’t know who or what I hear but the echoes have been with me for years so I make an effort to fight fear.

Better to stay calm and ask what the source of my fear is. I look at the terrorists and ask what is the probability of being hurt by them and the answer is it is low.

Unless I let the wanderlust take me to some places best left not visited for now the likelihood of an encounter is limited. Strange to think that at the moment there seems to be a greater likelihood that I might encounter Ebola than terror but off the top of my head that is how it feels.

Maybe it is because of the patient in Texas and the concern that if not managed properly it could turn into an epidemic and go racing through cities and states.

But rational thought says though it is possible it is unlikely and I choose not worry until there is a reason to do so.

And with that we say goodbye to silly free writing…for now.

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2 Comments

  1. Nancy Davis October 8, 2014 at 11:21 am

    I actually know people who think this is some kind of plan. 🙂 All I can do is shake my head. The town I live in is full of freaks, some of whom walk around with masks on. Our bus station is a wonderland of folks who dearly need medication. I appreciate the snark. Thanks for making me laugh.

    • The JackB October 9, 2014 at 8:14 am

      @disqus_B72EjjbJxz:disqus I am consistently surprised by people who assume the government is engaged in a series of nefarious plans. They give them no credit for being effective at most things yet talk about them as being criminal masterminds in another.

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