Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The leader in a group isn't always the one who wants to lead but the one who wants to find their own way, without regard for what the others are doing and willing to tackle the fear of the unknown before them... They become leaders only because others seek to follow... However, followers are just as likely to express individualism, to find their own way, perhaps even to express a desire to lead
We fear death, not death itself but the uncertainty after death; what happens to us next, but fear not we should, this is hell. Eons believing the world will better itself and together embrace Nirvana will never happen, this is hell, believing there's hope in dying is a special hell, false hope is someone wicked idea of a bad joke on us, this is hell, millennia of violence and torture the divine has seen fit to isolate us from the rest of sentient life and place us here in an outpost of the universe, this is hell, wish all you want, hope until your soul bleeds, for this is hell and heaven has already banished your soul upon birth
the kind of equality we shouldn't want... consumer conformity, where ever you go the same familiar stores are there for you, to comfort you, keeping you complacent and in line, every television a variation on last seasons, to comfort, sameness is comforting... corporations despite their illusion of capitalism are socialist in nature, all must do the same work in the same way, eliminating the need for innovation but from a few which inevitability promotes conformity, innovation in the many ways to bring equal benign order and control, to quell the savage intellects need to know, to learn, everything we learn, we are told, never allowed to discover... placated by the belief that others have innovation and intellect in hand
Is everywhere... We are not just a consumer culture, a consumer society, but an animal of consumption, we consume all that we confront or confronted with, at the very least, try... It is in our nature. We can't sit static when there is a consumable set before us; and everything is a consumable... Until there is nothing left and consume ourselves... In an effort to keep itself alive, to consume, starvation forces the body to consume whatever it can from within until it eats itself to death
Wonder, flying free, no, soaring over the deep valley wherein the creek flows Hawks soar, riding the wind that rises from the ground Like mankind, did the dinosaur stomp and lumber the earth pining to rise and by divine evolution find its wings and leave the ground?
"People are frustrated. As far as they can tell, nothing seems to get done up there. But that's our fault. We elected them. There's a certain defect in democracy. When you have an uninformed electorate, that's what you get." "545 vs. 300,000,000 People By Charlie Reese Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them. Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits? Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes? You and I don't propose a federal budget. The President does. You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does. You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does. You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does. You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does. One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country. I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank. I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes. Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party. What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits. The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it. The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? He is the leader of the majority party. He and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want. If the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to. It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist. If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair. If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red. If the Army & Marines are in a foreign country it's because they want them in a foreign country ... If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way. There are no insoluble government problems. Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation," or "politics" that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do. Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible. They, and they alone, have the power. They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses. Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees... We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!"