We see it all the time, don’t we?
Anytime something happens that involves the entire world, or potentially COULD . . . people for the most part, say, or do nothing,
Unless it’s attacking the messenger, of course, with idiotic and inane comments.
And as the current imbroglio between China and India continues (the mess obviously created entirely by the former) and as precious few people speak out against the rogue nation, I feel compelled to bring this up.
(and no attacking Pompeo or Trump – – or myself, for that matter does not make facts go away!)
For the sake of this discussion, let us assume that the “people” I’m referring to have no business interests at hand.
No, and as I wrote before I do not agree with the fear of losing biz, but in today’s world . . . ok, from a certain standpoint I get it.
But what of those that don’t have any biz interests at hand either way??
These people usually fall into the following categories
- Apathetic, and the “it won’t ever happen to us” category.
- The “its their problem category”
- The “maybe if I stay silent” things will calm down category
And other such equally inane and meaningless categories.
While I wasn’t around when Adolf Hitler took power, the SAME thing happened.
He was initially viewed as a lunatic and with skepticism.
“To be ignored” people said, and yet slowly inch by inch he wormed his way into the subconscious of Germany until . . . well, we all know, don’t we?
IT won’t happen to you?
Lets assume China keeps doing to India what they have been for ages (and until now, the apathetic Indian admin didn’t do much about it at all – note; I said until now).
Little by little, they kept advancing into not just Indian territory, but also laid claims to the islands administered by Japan.
Intruded and does so regularly with impunity in Vietnamese waters.
Ditto for the Phillipines.
And so forth.
Think you’re “too far away” for it to matter?
As Mike Pompeo rightly said, we MIGHT think differently (emphasis on MIGHT) if it was just one territorial dispute (the sum and substance of what he said).
But a nation that has disputes with all it’s neighbors in some way, shape or form and countries globally (think the “Belt Road” program, or whatever that’s called i.e. FORCING countries into debt pretty much in the name of shoddy development that usually doesn’t last a monsoon?)?
We all know whats up there!
During WWII, the beast should have been stopped IMMEDIATELY.
It wasn’t, and Pearl Harbor happened.
No, I’m not saying something similar will happen now, but the entire world could get dragged into this.
As Pompeo said, it’s no longer a matter of just one nation.
It’s the entire world that should be concerned!
And little by little, as the beast intrudes and advances, both physically and into your subconscious its time to take a stance and SAY something either way.
Don’t worry; the libs and politically correct wont eat you up if you do!
Fitness wise, you ask how this applies eh.
Why all this on a fitness blog?
Because the damn principle applies to fitness too.
Little by little, that fat takes over. Even those of you that are super fit have fallen prey to the “oh, it’s just a little bit of extra weight” monster at one time or the other.
I know I have.
And I know what happened months down the line!
Or, those that are pull-up studs and stop doing ‘em thinking “Oh, Ill get back to them easily!”
Guess what happens.
One fine day you get to the park ready to do pull-ups, and you discover you cannot do a single one.
Well, don’t be. It’s happened to me too!
Sure, it took me a few days to get back to high rep pullups (thank muscle memory for that, but the point stands).
And that’s why you need to take a stand, my friend – – both in terms of life, and fitness.
Give an inch and MILES will be taken my friend. ‘Tis just the way it work.
The time to take a stance is NOW.
Which side of the fence are YOU on?
P.S. – Fitness wise, I’m on the side of daily workouts, preferably multiple times a day. NO, not all our workouts twice a day, but doing something damn near everyday, and twice a day at that. Here is the System that allows me to do that and still make great gains – https://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/