Its been a long 2 weeks. Real Estate class is finally over though, and I’m ready to get back to a more normal schedule. Hopefully, that schedule will include blogging more often. I seem to have lost some of my readership of late, so I’m gonna work to make this a better blog to bring some of you folks back to the fold.
First order of business: What do you want to see from this blog? Would you like to see a certain series? Would you like me to post more about politics or faith or more about what’s happening in my life?
Second order of business:
I can’t watch war movies anymore. I don’t get the enjoyment out of them that I once did. Whereas I used to watch Saving Private Ryan and get all pumped up about how brave they were and how they were killing the bad people, I now watch the movie and think about how this was NOT what God intended for us and for the world. It breaks my heart to think about the horrible things that my Papaw, and many others Grandfathers went through at 17 and 18 years old.
These guys were kids. Many of them skipped high school graduation to go to boot camp and got dropped off on an island in the Pacific to see their friends blow to pieces. No human being should have to endure that. And they shouldn’t have to shoot a Japanese soldier point blank with a high powered rifle. That environment does something to the psyche. It harms people. My Papaw never spoke of it. I imagine out of shame. If you notice, very few veterens of WWII talk/ed about it. There’s probably a reason for that.
So war movies are pretty much off the list of things I watch for entertainment. So are any movies that glorify violence. I just can’t stomach them anymore. They just make me sad.