Thankfully, we survived the dire warnings that there would be an ISIS strike against the homeland on the 4th of July weekend. (Those in my former home town, Chicago, didn’t fare quite as well with fifty shot and ten killed there). Perhaps the attitude of the gang members, presumably the ones who were the perpetrators of these crimes was that if ISIS is going to take a break from terror, we’re here to stand in for them. As a side note, not one single NRA member was arrested in conjunction with any of those shootings.
Perhaps it’s one of those glass half empty/glass half full scenarios. No reasonable or even anemically red-blooded American would hope that there had in fact been an ISIS related incident this past weekend. But what is disturbing is that there was a bombast of information spread through the media that we should all be on our toes and report any suspicious behavior – although if this message were really intended for us to do that, one would expect that there would be some central phone number which we should call. Most of us do not have the number for the FBI on our speed dial. And while there was no ISIS incident this weekend, the unfortunate side-effect of that is that in the future we are more likely to be skeptical and less inclined to be vigilant should another such alert be broadcast. Most humans have an attention span of a goldfish and at least some of us have read the story of The Little Boy Who Cried Wolf.
Perhaps our biggest impediment to defeating the potential of an ISIS attack, other than the present administration, is that a significant portion of our population, we’ll call them the far left, are more concerned with seeking political advantage than they are addressing real problems – and one of their most potent tools is trying to dissect the population of the USA by dividing us into preformed little cubby holes. Among those are gender, race, sexual orientation, national origin – but the list goes on and on. So as I was thinking about this I realized that there is one thing that is true of all humans, irrespective of any of the pigeon holes into which the left would assign us. We are all naturally nudists – or at least we are all born naked.
Now I defy anyone to dispute that claim. No, I don’t have a science background (which is to say I’m not dependent on a government grant to maintain my life style by coming up with “data” to support what the bureaucrats in Washington, D. C. want me to find). And it’s true that I have not been personally present at the birth of every human child since mankind discovered whoopee and began making more of us. But I’ve never yet heard of a later to be straight woman being born wearing an Hermès scarf or a future lesbian woman being born wearing a newborn-sized set of steel toe boots.
Nudism could unite the country. If nothing else, if we all adopted a nudist lifestyle, those of us – and I include myself in this group – who are a bit out of shape, could perhaps find motivation to eat more healthfully and perhaps get more exercise. Think about the money that would be saved by not having to buy the latest fashion since there would be none. Granted, we might cause significant damage to the industrious, hard working and underpaid people in Sri Lanka and other third world countries which manufacture the stuff that we find in our retail stores. But that might encourage them to find new jobs in agriculture, turning previously unfertilized land into new and rich farm soil and increasing the rice crop which might go far in eliminating hunger globally.
The largest impediment to bringing about a nudist revolution in the United States is probably the airlines. (But since they’re presently under the scrutiny of the Department of Injustice – their days may be numbered anyway). No longer will they be able to gouge the flying public with outrageous fees for regularly checked or overhead placed baggage since all we would need for our trips would be a toothbrush and some mouthwash. And as an improvement to national security, we would no longer be faced with the threat of some militant jihadist trying to get on board wearing an underwear bomb since Fruit of the Loom (a Warren Buffet company) would be a thing of the past.
You might think this idea farfetched – but rumor has it that if she’s elected our next President, Hillary Clinton plans to issue an executive order, mandating that all Americans go nude. Of course, as is characteristic of Ms. Clinton’s past behavior – this newly enacted edict will apply to everyone else – but not to her. And that would be a blessing.