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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

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.

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.

Sowing the wind and reaping the whirlwind

 

Our new President is no butterfly. The maelstrom about the abrupt ban on travel from several Muslim majority nations is not tuned to the beat of a butterflies wing. It appears to be more in tune with a whole swamps worth sized swarm of mosquitoes. Unfortunately, despite the pocket despots dreams of total power, it has drained more blood from his credibility around the world than from his opposition. Of course the scientific principle that action begets reaction is not unknown to him. He wants the reaction. The bigger the reaction the more powerful he feels.

Dominance Games

We are caught up in a new round of dominance games by the people we have granted the power to run our government. Dominance is how the power to rule people against their will or wishes is attained. We have served that master class before and always found government by their lights and facts wanting. Our new President thinks that the election granted him dominion over our lives and our government. He embodies the opposition to all the moral and ethical principles that made this nation great. He is a coward, a bully and worst of all a liar. How can we expect him to make this nation great? Serving the higher truths our founders set out in their Declaration of Independence is what made us great.

A Trip Down memory lane -- written last year

James Brien Comey patriot or traitor?

Jim ComeyThose are really serious words to describe a man in a major position of trust in the US government. There should never be a question regarding the character of such a person who was selected to be the head of the major investigative body we call the FBI. A question of this nature might be asked of any government official who treated their office as a source of personal preference but never a person thought as above partisan political motives as Jim Comey was before the recent election.

Oh Donald, wake up and smell the coffee ( a little potty, but consider the subject)

Well it is all becoming clear with my first cup of coffee this morning. The Press is not the enemy of the people Mr. Trump, that is not quite right. Close but no cigar for the tweeter in chief today. I have a need that is not being filled quite yet but all good things come to those who wait. I know that the drives that make a man a billionaire are strong enough to smell them a long way off. Yours are a bit more pungent than those of the average billionaire, but some people like the odor of money rotting away in the outhouses of the wealthy.