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Hickery dickery trickery doc

Hickery dickery trickery doc

your fantasy is just a crock

Your oath, a lie, lays broken now

“do no harm,” a cast off vow

The costs of care will surely rise

to all of us its no surprise

Your arrogance is just your duty

your lie is clear, a thing of beauty

to curb the power of government

the truth must often be quite bent

Another trip down Memory Lane - Paul Ryna

All hail the speaker Mister Ryan Paul Ryan

We all admit you’re really trying

to reconcile the truth you see

with our desire to be free.

Incredulous we stand amazed

at laws that you so easily praised

as paths to hold our freedom dear.

They’re hostages to every fearof government by people proud

and independent.

Oligarchs and the Governments they prefer

oligarchAt the core of the dispute between Russia and the USA lies one HUUGE difference. Russia is a fairly mature Oligarchy. The Oligarchs controlled Russia before, during, and after the Russian revolution of 1917. Their control has really never been challenged. Their power has been beneath the surface much of that time but it was always there. The state underlying the Supreme Soviet and its imperial power was the same in all regards as the state during the reign of the Czars. It is is only growing stronger in the current travesty of democracy under Putin.

LOW (Lordy, How the mighty do fall)

“Might makes right! Winning is not anything, it is everything! Greed is good!” I could go on and on quoting the antithesis of the reasoned wisdoms about life and the world that we all learned once upon a time. That was before it became fashionable again to mock what is wise and deny what the many thousands of human generations before had passed on to us. These things do tend to fade in and out in what appears to be cycles. Wit, wisdom, and folly are universal and always available but their popularity waxes and wanes. The practice of living a life of virtue is totally passe’ at the moment. Trump is a great man to his followers in this moment but how long that moment will last is harder to know.

A much needed respite from reality is not available so let us pray!

prayThe current Reality show in the White House has consumed our lives and threatens to consume our nation. Politics may even be dead and reason gasping in this vacuum of vanities. Something strange has now taken center stage. Is this the stage crew or the actors we are watching here? Is the play over or yet to begin? Is emptying all reason from our government and our society the endgame? We all need to take a deep breath and exhale slowly into the balloon. Ah so! So we are drunk on the vast disarray of this moment.

Frankenstein and AI beings are already here and have grown far too powerful

FrankensteinCorporate Personhood has been around for a while. Our Constitution does not recognize it explicitly. The Extreme Court has judged that Corporations as human aggregates have most of the same rights as citizens under the law of this land. That is a dire failure of legal vision.

False premises make logic serve a lie and truth an unlikely outcome

TuckerTucker Carlson, once the darling boy of the bow tie set, has aged a bit. The fine promise of his young vintage intellect seems to have soured and turned a bit too much toward the bitter. Perhaps caused by the distaste for a privileged life wasted on self-promotion. Hanging on to that bow tie might be part of the problem. It seems to limit the free flow of oxygen to the brain in a whole lot of the men who wear them regularly.

The Demopubs have failed us again

trumpBoth the Democrats and the Republicans have failed us again. All most of us really want is our nice little lives, lived in a society that embraces our every belief. It’s a real relief when somebody else is willing to do the really hard jobs in the world. Being the boss is a pain in the ass. No really pragmatic human being wants that job. We would really rather prefer to let the dominant asshole in the crew keep the big things on track and concentrate on enjoying our tiny little life. Anyone that wants to be the President is nuts, by definition.

Extreme Wealth is a cause of insanity?

Extremes of behavior are not very sane, they are outliers of human drives run amuck. Extremes of sexuality are abhorred in most cultures and societies. Rightly so because they cross boundaries that society needs in order to allow most people to take comfort in a shared environment. Extremes of fame, fortune and ignorance are equally questionable as being emblematic of the problem with any human need or desire when it is pushed beyond what a social system can support. Of these all ignorance is the least forgivable in a democratic society and the least punished of all extremes. It is about to be punished with the greatest loss of all.