April’s Fool. What’s So Funny?

1 Apr

Sigh. April Fool’s day and I have no giggles.

I thought I’d have a hilarious blog today. However, as I started ruminating over what I thought would make an ideal “gotcha,” I realized that the ridiculous has become reality in our society; we’re no longer shocked by the absurd.

Sure, I might have startled a few folks by announcing that, out of the 322 MILLION people in America’s population—a pool that contains some of the greatest brains and strategists in the world, we’ve narrowed down our scope of presidential options to a dangerous liar and a narcissistic buffoon. Sorry; not an April Fool’s joke.

And how scary would it be to reveal that today I returned a bag of green grapes because they rang up at $8.59? Or that we were window shopping for a USED truck that has a sticker (sicker?) price of $44,000?  Inflation is far out-pacing income increases and everyone’s hurting. Well, not everyone. I’m still waiting for the airline industry and trash company and  all the other businesses who asked us to put up with price hikes when gas was nearing $4 a gallon to take that surcharge off the bill. Riiiight.

Oh, here’s a good one…let’s look at what’s happening now that we’ve turned our young adult children over to those crazy professors at the university, where they are taught to worship learning and personal opinion. Ooooh, they’ve become passionate, though…”Save the wildlife! Save our Oceans! Look at this poor polar bear stranded on an ice berg! Down with senseless tradition! More money, less work!”

spring break trash

It ain’t funny.

Aren’t they cute?  Wait, are these the same people responsible for the filthy post-Spring-Break-ravaged beaches we’re seeing on the news these days? How amusing–while the bears are swimming to the next berg for another photo shoot, America’s civic treasuries are being emptied to pay for beach clean-up. Joke’s on us, I guess.

Don’t laugh, though. It gets worse. Sadly, we’ve taught our children so little about world history that they actually think the European economy is doing well—and they’re excited about voting so America can adopt the same policies that sent those nations plummeting into debt, economically AND socially. Ha, ha. Wouldn’t that be a hoot to watch?

Us “grown ups” are no laughing matter either. Entire state and federal government bodies now believe saving money on court and legal costs outweighs the benefit of saving lives and brain cells, and actually embrace the recreational sale and consumption of marijuana. And they’ll tell you it’s better to put the safety of our young children aside than to risk hurting the feelings of someone who claims to feel more comfortable in another gender’s restroom or changing facility. Oh, those crazy leaders.

Things that just ten years ago would have made the Tonight Show’s thigh-slapping joke list are now current events. Someone in Florida is threatening to sue a man for unwanted touching—pulling her aside in a crowd. Children suing their parents for college tuition. People wanting to marry their pets. Funny stuff. We watch, and we chuckle, all the while inching those boundaries further and further away from what we know is right.

No I don’t have any silliness on this April Fool’s day. I can find plenty of jokes, but nothing to laugh about.

The biggest joke of all? That we call this progress.

So I ask you, who are the April fools now?


But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God—having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people. They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth. — 2 Timothy 3:1-7



6 Responses to “April’s Fool. What’s So Funny?”

  1. Kae Bellamy April 1, 2016 at 8:10 pm #

    Are there still people who claim that the bible isn’t relevant?

  2. Joe T, April 1, 2016 at 8:47 pm #

    The good thing about all this is we know how it will all end. EVERY knee shall bow, the good, the bad and the ugly.

  3. Erin Unger April 1, 2016 at 10:04 pm #

    You go! Very true.

  4. Mary Scro April 4, 2016 at 12:40 pm #

    Sobering truth…thanks for sharing your perspective. Can you imagine being Rip Van Winkle, waking up today after 30 years asleep? If it wasn’t so sadly true, it would be funny. But praise God, who is still on His throne!! Can’t imagine not knowing Him!

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