Common Sense, Courage, Critical Thinking

Our Nation and society suffers from a horrendous shortage of three commodities:

Common sense — sound and prudent judgement based on a simple and practical assessment of facts.

Courage — the intellectual or moral strength to continue to act in the face of fear, danger, difficulty, and virulent opposition; and,

Critical thinking — the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information and data gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication in order to develop wise opinions and to make sound, fact/data-based decisions.

Your Big Red Car is a huge fan of critical thinking and has written of it before:

Critical Thinking v Emotions (Feelings)

Entrepreneurial Critical Thinking

Thinking With Our Fingertips

You may find a useful nugget in those blatherings?

Give me a practical example, Big Red Car?

Want some examples, dear reader? Sure, here goes:

 1. A failure of common sense — trusting the Taliban to safeguard American interests in Afghanistan. Dumb. Dumb. Dumb.

The Taliban is a bloodthirsty terrorist organization, sponsor of terrorists and training camps, a narcotics funded cesspool, and is methodically killing those who supported the United States/NATO for the last twenty years.

 2. A failure of courage — the cowed unwillingness to confront China about the origins of the China Virus, not to accuse them of being the source, but to harness the powers of the world to conduct an investigation to get to the bottom of it.

 3. A failure of critical thinking — the entire “wholesale failure of the experts” as it relates to masks, vaccines, natural immunity, treatment, and mandates.

OK, Big Red Car, what’s the call to action?

In addition to applying common sense, being courageous, and thinking critically in all matters, it is time for folks to speak out, act out, and raise questions of substantial magnitude.

Allow me to give you two specific, simple examples, may I? Of course I can, it’s my bloody blog. Haha, sorry.

 1. Call out hypocrites in all walks of life.

Call out this inconsequential moron with her maskless political statement at an elite social function — sans mask — whilst professing to be the champion of the underdog.

[Full disclosure: I like the embodiment of the Far Left’s zany plans for the country in this woman. It makes it easy to follow the plan. Do you think she can wear that dress again? Can you imagine how much time she must spend on such inconsequential stuff?]

 2. Hold people accountable and discipline them when they fail to succeed.

These two morons had 20 years to devise a strategy to defeat the Taliban in A’stan.

The US/NATO had trillions of $$$$$ in funding, superior numbers, better soldiers, complete air superiority, devastating fire power, smothering intel, unlimited ammunition, and an officer corps educated at West Point, basic/advanced branch schools, company commander course, battalion commander course, Command & General Staff College, the War College, and grad schools.

We had 20 years to stand up a competent Afghan National Army.

We got beaten on the battlefield and at the negotiating table by guys without a single semester at Austin Community College.

Our generals got beaten by this guy: Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund, one of the original founders of the Taliban in Pakistan.

We need new leadership at the Pentagon, leadership that focuses on winning wars, increasing the lethality of our warfighters, and safeguarding the same warfighters o the battlefield.

Sec of Def Austin and Chmn of the Jt Chiefs Milley need to be fired.

Bottom line it, Big Red Car, we got lunch plans again

Fine, dear reader — we desperately need common sense, courage, and critical thinking in all things. God bless America.

But, hey, what the Hell do I really know anyway? I’m just a Big Red Car.

If you are of a certain age and experience, you will understand the significance of this image.