I saw the coolest thing happen today.
A young man, his wife and their toddler walked into a restaurant and sat down for dinner. He wasn’t wearing a uniform, but looked like a Marine because of his haircut. The gentleman at the table next to him was close enough to hear their conversation and most likely overheard him saying something about his involvement with the Marines; maybe something about being glad to be back with his family or his anguish over having to soon leave his lovely wife and child to fight in some far-away, God-forsaken land. The manager of the restaurant told me that the gentleman surreptitiously handed her his credit card and instructed her to pay for the family’s meal and only tell him, Semper Fi. She did so and when she told the Marine, Semper Fi, and his bill, which had to be at least $100, was taken care of; he told her to tell the Samaritan, Oo-Rah.
Fellow Americans, and Freedom Fighters: Don’t forget the people who risk their lives for us. Don’t forget the true heroes who didn’t make it home to their spouses and children. You may be unable to pay for someone’s $100 meal, but it is free to walk up to a soldier, police officer, or firefighter, shake that man or woman’s hand and say, thank you for your service.
Jimi Hendrix, Janice Joplin, Jim Morrison, Amy Winehouse, DJ AM, Layne Staley, Mike Starr, Mikey Welsh, Micheal Jackson, Andrew Wood, Hillel Slovack, Jay Reatard, Pimp C, Kurt Kobain, Jam Master Jay, Elliot Smith, Whitney Houston… Who will be next? There will be plenty more. It’s no wonder that so many celebrities abuse drugs to the point of killing themselves. They work in an industry that worships death.
The music/entertainment industry gives us many talented people and it is nice to enjoy what they do, but these people are not suitable role models and certainly should not be idolized.
I think if you could see through the all the lights, the glitz, the glamour, their attractive, smiling faces, riches, and their siren songs, to see what kind of people they truly are; you might not want to listen to their music, or watch their TV shows and movies anymore.
A friend asked me if I believe it is true that people like these give blood sacrifices to have success. We then began listing some possible blood sacrifices:
Leslie Carter, Eric Clapton’s son, Kanye West’s mother, Queen Latifah’s brother, Jay-Z’s nephew, Dr. Dre’s son, Lady Gaga’s friend, Lina Morgana, Obama’s grandmother…
I’m not accusing anyone of murder; just something to think about when the next celebrity dies.