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Sunday, December 10, 2006
How Safe is Too Safe?
I was laying in bed last night listening to a program about Apollo 11. For those of you not up on history, that's the one that landed on the moon. Buzz Aldren made a comment at the end of the program that if anyone tried to send anyone out into space now withe the same odds of not coming back as they had then...they would have never made it to the moon. They would have been told it was not safe enough.
That really made me stop and think. We are all upset by the loss of those brave men and women on the Challenger and on Columbia. There were all sorts of investigations and shifting of blame, but it all boiled down to problems that should have been addressed earlier. But, my original question is the lack of guts. Have we become a nation of blame shifters? No one wants to be the one holding the bag, so we shift it, or keep saying no to whatever proposal so we can say we did not agree and thus blameless?
What has happened to us in the last 37 years? How have moved from daredevils that take chances so we can get the gold ring (in the case of Apollo 11 getting to the moon before the USSR) first to putting this through several committees and testing to the point of making the program obsolete before it is put into use?
On the same hand you could use this argument with the Patriot Act. Do we want to be safe or do we give up our civil liberties? Everyone is so afraid to step on toes, get caught holding the bag, or taking on in the chin...we are turing into a nation of very scary lemmings.
Get some balls America!!
posted by Raven @ 10:00 PM  
4 Comments:
  • At December 11, 2006 3:17 PM, Blogger Matt-Man said…

    You are correct. Americans are a bunch of dweebs. There is no courage, unless of course, when we invade third rate dictatorships.

     
  • At December 11, 2006 7:50 PM, Blogger Big Orange said…

    HOLEEEE SHIT!! WHO DID YER BANNER, TOOTS?!?

     
  • At December 11, 2006 9:07 PM, Blogger Raven said…

    Matt, Oh yeah we have plenty of balls when it comes to getting us into another ridiculous war.

    Orange, The same guy that did Red's blog. I'm going to put an entry and link in tomorrow to his web site. Cool ain't it?!

     
  • At December 12, 2006 10:01 AM, Blogger Matt-Man said…

    Way to go Raven...Great new look. I noticed you linked my site. Thanks and I'll link yours soon and I'll be answering your Christmas wish....Cheers!!

     
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