Lesson 1: Take No Chances
"Essentially, life is one big pile of ****."
- Robert Alan Seace
The Second Gulf War began as a popular event that involved almost every resources of the nation, and many of its public servants. This war allowed corrupt government officials to distract from domestic policies, and utilize taxes without improving the standard of life. Now why would one not wish to improve the standard of life? Because of class society. If the High (which forms the government) were to raise the standard of living, the gap between the classes would lesson, and there would be no classes. However, to overtly waste government funds would cause rebellion. However, if a staged event were able to captivate the nation into a jingoistic frenzy, then the government would not only have support, but the positions of the High would be secure for atleast a few more years; a few years in which they could figure out how to rule the next few years.
That war in Iraq is thanks to many of our despots who used their slaves known as us to make the event both heavily supported yet challenging. However, the real thanks (or to put it in another perspective, blame) goes to a single corrupted official: George W. Bush.
When elected, Bush was a generally unknown politician except in his home state, Texas. However, he did have one ability/flaw that set him apart: the ability to foolishly gamble. Bush honestly believed that the war in Iraq was just, because the Iraqis were evil. In a stroke of brilliance, he staged the events that happened on September 11, 2001, and he set everyone involved down a path to war, tragedy, and stupidity. He never actually fought in the war, but everyone fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan today owes him for their homesickness, wounds, injuries, and deaths.
Now Bush could have easily given up with 9/11. He could have doubted that anyone would listen to a new president, or even join the military. He might even have feared that he would be rejected for his warmongering. Had he listened to any of these negative thoughts, then the war(s) never would have been started, and the nation would be an advanced, cultural, intellectual utopia. However, he had a foolish gambler in him, and he invaded Afghanistan, which worked. However, this only fueled his ego. After that, Bush did not finish with terrorism, but worked with it and he invaded Iraq. His risktaking started the ******-up war/nation/area known as Iraq.
It is from Bush that we can learn to never take a foolish chance. Many times, people think that taking a chance will automatically lead to a positive outcome. What if I succeed? Everyone might love it!
Well, that's not true; anything that CAN go wrong, WILL go wrong. However, as these foolishly positive thoughts tighten their vice-like grip on blind fools, these people decide to actually PURSUE the foolish risks. They lose instantaneously, for they have already begun the road to inevitable failure
Defeat only lies with those who have the stupidity to take the first step. If you set the first few stones, you get a false sense of confidence, only to realize stones sink in water, and you're swimming into a shark-infested ocean. People like George W. Bush, Joseph Stalin, and Adolf Hitler all took chances in order to achieve their foolish dreams and goals. They thought that a chance meant automatic road to victory, but they didn't realize that if they don't start the road to failure, they won't fail.
Normal people also seem to have foolish gallantry. They seem to all think that success is definite, but success is sets on early, only to disappear just as quickly. For example, I tried out for the pee-wee baseball team once, thinking that I would have instantaneous success; after all, chances are the road to victory, no? I thought I was doing very well during the tryouts. I thought I had succeeded. But no, I had failed. I did not make the team. It caused me much grief, sadness, and I cried for weeks. Now consider this: if I had not tried at all, would I have had grief? No, I would not have. If anything, I would have had happiness, because I did not meet failure, yet I could always emulate success by thinking and saying, "If I had tried out, I would have made it."
So do not think chances mean success. If success comes to you at all, it will only boost your ego to bring about an even more painful downfall. Success exists only in your mind. Besides, starting already means starting a road to failure. The only way to fail is by beginning.
So do not go ahead and try to ask a G-mod to ban this or that noob; you'll be ridiculed. Do not post your fan fiction, or you doodles. Do not try to ask the administrators to create a new section for _______. You ARE WEAK. You have no ability but the ones you believe you have; yet these are not real. Have intellect and toss aside foolish faith and blind courage. You cannot fail if you do not begin.
Remember, you are insignificant. Now remain idle and do nothing.