Saturday, March 01, 2014
Good Versus Evil
Checked the e-mail this morning and here is the latest phishing scam. "Hubbell Funeral" home is notifying me of the death of my "beloved friend." Now all I have to do is click on a link they so thoughtfully provided and I have male ware on my computer. You have to hand it to those hackers in Bulgaria (I know this one isn't from Nigeria because there are no misspellings). Always coming up with a new angle to compromise our computers. See here.
Here is the e-mail I got this morning:
Ah yes, the Evil Ones never give up do they? Roll over and play dead for the bastards. One has to be ever vigilant. There are those in this world who are kind and productive and helpful and then there are those who are unkind, unproductive and work all their waking hours to destroy and take from those they consider weak and trusting. That's the world folks, since the beginning of time. A constant struggle between Good an Evil.
You know folks, there are too many in this world who are all too ready to pass judgment on their fellow human beings. From that ridiculous law that was just vetoed in Arizona that was going to legalize discrimination against The Gays to "protect religious freedom" to the murderers who walk among us, there is evil all around us clothed in so called "religious freedom." The irony is that if those who are all too quick to condemn actually practiced the peaceful tenants of their religion, we wouldn't have the harm that is done in this world under the guise of "religious freedom." So there I go again folks, off on another tangent from a simple evil act like someone trying to destroy my computer by a phishing scam. But when I see something like this first thing in the morning and then encounter similar situations all during the day whether it be politicians blatantly lying and taking us into unnecessary wars, and voting against our own interests to the all too many businesses that lie to us attempting more sophisticated ways of making us part with our hard earned money. Sometimes it is very difficult not to become mired in cynicism.
But this one thing I know, I know myself what I am. I do not wake up each day trying to figure out how to do someone out of something. Trying to figure out how to harm someone. No folks, I when I get up my goal during the day is to step through the minefield of those who seek to harm me in my quest to do good in this world. And that doesn't mean being taking advantage of by those who wish me ill. By those people who are jealous of me. By those people who are envious of me. By those people who don't respect me. By those people who don't like me. By those people who consider me "less than." That means having a relationship with those who wish me well as they do with the rest of the world and as I wish them well. And that to me folks is my daily challenge and has been for all these years I've been on this earth.
Thus it is refreshing in a somewhat weird way to wake up this morning and the first thing I see is yet another Evil Doer trying to do harm. But it is a shame isn't it? One good thing about dying, that's when this crap ends.