And Comfortably Numb – We Watch It All
Probably a sign of the times when the seaplane association that claims to work on behalf of seaplane pilots, supports and likes ALPA and thereby endorses user-fees and the destruction of GA as we know it. Maybe all part of the politics game or probably a secret advocacy tactic we little idiots are not supposed to know about.
Probably a sign of the times when seaplane pilots in several states remain unheard and battle access issues with the help of Odin, because the association which claims to represent them is too busy event clowning and cuddling up with the proper fundraisers to finance its incredible grandiosity addiction.
Probably a sign of the times when people who donate their time, money, equipment and passion to bring 2 Million Young Eagles into the air get kicked in the rear and treated like idiots, after complaining about the new background checks and mandatory sexual abuse training. EAA is incredibly successful in destroying the program and remains willing to pursue its own members legally, rather than listening to them.
Probably a sign of the times when members of non profit pilots associations begin to add little disappointments to their “long lists” of big disappointments, after realizing that they are cash cows, but have no control over anything within the association. They complain but promptly continuing to vote by proxy.
Probably a sign of the times when what we currently see with H.R. 4441 goes by completely unchallenged because the wording of the bill excludes piston and small aircraft for the time being. AOPA and EAA are toothless tigers in this fight promising the impossible, but nevertheless tell people to renew. There will be privatized ATC before too long and we’re looking at the FAA giving billions of dollars of government assets into the hands of corporate crooks, for $0.00 dollars.
Probably a sign of the times that we chose to sit and watch it, rather than acting. Its more comfortable not to talk about these issues. We have become comfortably numb, deaf, mute and blind. We have become… THEM. The good thing is that we won’t have anyone to blame when its all done and finished. All meaningless, I know. Have you renewed your association membership yet?
Why not watch a kitten video on Youtube instead? Just look. You’ll find one!