(terrible right-wing propaganda for tea party, made by deceased artist in Oregon, no political opinion by the blog, just “found stuff” on the net)
“I don’t think you should write political stuff like that, the art,on your website,”said Caroline, looking at my new blog page, as I was typing it.”Which one?” I asked,”?The tea party art,I found, from deceased local artist? Or the part about Payolla by developers to the crooked politicians of Lane county and Eugene?”
“Everything; the awful Tea Party blurb,(what killed the artist?old age?) and the accusation that local govt. takes payolla from big outside developers, to destroy the land here, breaking all the laws!!you could get sued for libel!” she answered, worried.”Except, that there are NO LAWS OR RULES, here, anymore, that is horse shit!!” I blurted, like the above blurb.
“I need to explain,” I said, getting some coffee,”you and nice straight, law-biding citizens seem to think the govt.s here,and the fed., are really using the laws of the land.The awful truth is, the biggies and winners often,no always, break every single rule, law,and that’s the way the REAL WORLD WORKS.”
Sandramina explains how the world works, to Caroline, which is this; nice little people are told to follow all the rules,laws,and they often get punished for breaking them.The problem is, you have to break the laws VERY BIG TIME, NOT SMALL. –AND you canmot get caught.Altho, if you are big enough, like huge banks,you can bilk the nation out of billions, and get bailed out,by the fed., and get away with it.NO bankers or financial people EVER GO TO PRISON—or get punished other wise. Caroline is cynical, but does not see how far this goes.
“WHAT SHAME?? WHAT GUILT? IT’S HIP AND COOL TO BREAK ANY LAW, BE PREZ. AND DO IT, AND NO ONE CAN CALL YOU ON IT!!CONGRESS AND SENATE DO WHATEVER THEY LIKE, FORGIDDABOUT IT. –BECAUSE YOU CAN’T TOUCH THEM.
Look at the Bible, happens all the time.God gave the Iraelites permission, to kill off a strange tribe,and take their land, because–“they had broken the laws of God.” –ok, yeah, but even this is hypocritical. WHAT GIVES GOD, the ok to kill off other tribes? WHY this loophole? just cause the Israelites were Holy,and the other tribe was not?(Bible or Torah watchers, yes, it’s in there.)
Yes, even GOD breaks the laws!!!He can do it,cause he has power. In fact,God breaks his own rules, laws, promises, every day of the week!!You can pray as much as you like, there are little chances he’s hearing you.
I am not going to get religious; we’re just saying, (kind of like the Chabad, online,”Don’t pray to God to help you, do it yourself.”–there’s no guarantee, he ever answers us. Jews at least, know this.Very religious people, they’ve been kicked around by God, for thousands of years, and they’re often VERY NICE, DECENT PEOPLE. Also, some Christians are good, true.
also, they prayed a lot, which gave them moral and emotional support.But, when did prayers really get answered? there’s no guarantee that ever happens. You must take it for granted, you can find “God” in yourself, and others, and that’s as near we can get, in this world.(our truism.)We have extortion pointed out, in news, on tv, like “paying big criminals not to break the law.” YES.WONDERFUL!!! proves my point.
“But we follow the laws,”complained, Caroline.”Yes, we have to, we’re small people,” I explained.”And you need to have personal friends you can count on.But—over all, human beings are very imperfect–as a society, as family, as individuals, mankind is about as “moral” as a chimpanzee tribe killing off another chimp tribe, because they want their territory and resources.
“A lot of people still think there are hopes for Socialism, communism, Utopian-ism, they don’t work. Democracies, they fail. The reason being, homo sapiens is very FLAWED. This universe is FLAWED; as beautiful and well-built as it is, the only rules and laws that stand true,are the laws of physics, and Quantum physics. It is called” being a Realist.” –And accepting all the flaws, weaknesses, bad stuff, in the basic model. Once you accept these precepts, you can deal with the real world. You also don’t get so disappointed about life.”
“Is that how you deal with the mess of civilization?” asked Caroline.”And the software or micr0waves, and employees, and Chinese imports, or races, peoples, and govts. that are crooked and screw you up??” “I do,” I replied, “not that I like it.Just that I stop denying reality. Denying reality, in all different ways, gets you very cynical, hurt, angry, and perplexed,trying to deny the way things actually work. OK, Greg Gutfeld, on Fox news, shows us outrageous things criminals get away with. –He’s surprised. I am not very astonished any more.
“I think when psychiatrists analyzed war criminals, after WW2, and found that a lot of officials, officers, ect,, who did terrible things were NOT FOUND TO BE INSANE. They were very sane individuals. they weren’t psychos!!So HOW did they do, what they did? Explain this!!!
“The problem was what psychology sees as “normal.” The idea that there IS A NORMAL PROFILE, and any deviation from that, is “insanity,” just does not work.Human beings DON’T REALLY HAVE A NORMAL–for human beings, making war, raping women, murdering, killing women,children, civilians, doing illicit things to their children, child abuse, sexual abuse, is NORMAL TO THE HUMAN BEING. IT IS NOT INSANE.this is how homo sapiens functions!! Human beings are flawed, greatly, and the world is hard.
“I talked to other people, about other small towns, in the US,”I told Caroline,”I found out, its very common for small towns to be corrupt, crooked, and abusive of it’s citizens, Lane County is just another hick-shitty little burg, breaking it’s own laws, with crooked leaders selling it out.–It has not changed, from the way it was many decades ago, in that way.–And it’s not unusual. It is really the Norm.”
The UNUSUAL, and probably TRULY INSANE, are the opposite cases; the big idealistic religions, the laws of “Gods”,telling it’s people to be good,don’t break laws, be kind, ect, are great–try strict, crazy Catholic church–but they’re always going to be largely not obeyed. Even businesses of all kinds, are this way, and every little piece of our normal functioning. –we are a flawed species, in a beautifully made, but flawed world.
Obama will do whatever he wants,make his own rules,and break any fed. law he wants.—HE’S GOT POWER!!! RIGHT MAKES RIGHT!!! GET OVER IT!! HOW ARE YOU GOING TO STOP HIM? choose your firearm.–the only way you’ll stop him.(I am not advocating murder, just saying, you’d have to physically take him out, laws won’t do it.)
This is NORMAL for MEN.It’s horrible to hear this from a real feminist, but, even that I have had to accept about men.They are as a group, pushy, aggressive, mysoginist, (spelling) sexist, over-bearing and out of control, as a gender.Take out all the hormones, maybe they’d change. Otherwise, get used to giving them a tough time, demanding that they curb their testosterone, and stand up to them, don’t let them get away with crap. they respect you for not being a push-over or a pansy.—once they realize you’re not a coquette, you’ll get some respect, even from the most macho.
“I still don’t think that rationalizes what crooked govts, do, and how small towns like Eugene get corrupt, kill hundred-year old trees, and PRETEND TO LISTEN TO TAX-PAYERS. ” “I am not saying, this excuses it,”I returned,”just that this explains it. You should expect your govt. to obey the laws, but you might take precautions, cause its very likely they won’t obey them. It is more the norm, to expect corruption, try to prevent it.–but admit the limitations of humans. Humans ARE a frail, bent,scared and unstable species; too smart, but too close in relation to large animals who often wreak havoc in nature.
It does not EXCUSE THEM from what they do.
“It’s a nice spring, “I continued,”you like it, but the pollen gives you allergies,and you get sinus infections; do you hate spring, and want to destroy it?? Even our U.S. weakness in military, failure to protect our nation, failure to deal with ISIS,leaving us vulnerable to war,terrorism, internal destruction and war–people are very worried now, just about our security–do what you can, and ignore the rest. Do you give up?? There’s no way to CONTROL the operations of the world.–and you can join situations to try & protect each other. Do what you can.
But, try to change mankind or the world? Not bloody likely. If you get stuck in an era, where our world is full of possible nuclear war, nations clashing, and uncertain safety, it’s more likely the NORM. The world is more dangerous than ever.”The best way for a country to have peace, is to be prepared for war.”(uncertain quote). Hope for the best, but be prepared for the worst.
“I am sorry to lecture,Caro, but it’s just how I live in this world, and tolerate it; there are GREAT THINGS IN LIFE, but you have to also accept the bad. Being accepting of how the world functions, is like going to AA, to stop drinking; you admit it’s out of control,give it up to God, (or the group) and then,you have help dealing with it. You seek improvement, but accept being imperfect.Trying to force the world, or anything in it, or yourself, to adhere to strict rules of perfection only works with diamond cutters or making stained-glass art; no mistakes!!
heh-heh! I stopped trying to cut diamonds, long ago, I don’t have the nerves for it. 🙂
(next blog post; we explain WHY it looks like society is going to Hell-because it is. what fun. Sandraminadotty, with less expectations of anything. 🙂 ) allergies, bad, air filled with poison, pollen, GASOLINE, and SMOG. WHO SAYS this is just a small town? it’s an over-stressed, messed-up small town!!) 😉