Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Almost All Politicians Are Corrupt - Meaning About 99.999% of Them

"If the gods had meant us to vote they would have given us candidates" - Jim Hightower

The things I have seen, I'm surprised my eyeballs don't explode and my hair burst into flames.

I have mentioned I know an 84-year-old man who spent his life as a political consultant and who told me decades ago he's only met one honest politician - all the rest had money, sex and drug problems. Mostly they have money problems. This has been the history of the world.

I have found my friend is right. Mostly they're greedy for money, even the rich ones. They're gluttons for money! money! money! The Bushes are very rich, have never worked a day in their lives, and yet Dubya was caught many times skirting the law and sometimes violating it to get political donations. The Clintons are the same. Trump, being a multi-billionaire, doesn't have this problem. That right there is a big plus for him.

It's got to the point - and has been for a long time - that you have to be rich to run for office. And then when politicians get in office they want to become even richer, richer, richer! Enough is never enough for them. "Enough is as good as a feast"? Don't make me laugh.

The Founding Fathers did not want political office be be places of profit. Almost all of them wrote about that several times. They thought the worst people were attracted to politics if money was involved. They were right.

I have found, if you want to understand people, look to the Seven Deadly Sins. I've written about that several times.

Greed, Pride, Gluttony, and all the rest - politicians show all of them in exaggerated form. I also think deceit and fear should be added to the Seven Deadly Sins. The Bible, upon which the West was founded, is full of proscriptions about not lying and not being afraid.

All politicians lie and use people's fear of things to get elected. And most people fall for it every time.

The history of the world has been class warfare between the Haves and the Have-nots (read the New Testament sometime to see what Jesus said about the Haves of his time). It has brought down society after society in bloodshed and destruction. The U.S. has avoided that except for the War Between the States, which was about money more than anything else - the wealthy in the industrial North trying to economically exploit the agrarian South.

The people at the socio-economic top created horrendous problems for everyone else (the people at the bottom cause a lot of violent crime). But together both of them are responsible for about 99% of the problems in the world. All you have to do is look around.

Many of them - top and bottom - are criminals.

After all, St. Paul did write, "the love [actually 'lust'] of money is the root of all evil." Not money, but the lust for it. He was right about that.

Kakistocracy - rule by the worst people in government

Monday, December 5, 2016

One of the Nuts I Met Driving a Taxi

I owned a taxi for five years. It was the funnest job I ever had and the only reason I quit is that the influx of Third Worlders dropped it from a middle-class job to close to poverty wages.

One of the first drivers I met had started driving in the '50s. He once told me when he started driving he thought, "Where has this job been all my life?" That's how great it was. His name was Al and every year he drove 11 months, took off a month, put his wife in the sidecar of his motorcycle and toured the country for a month. That's what kind of job it used to be until it was wrecked by the immigration of lowlifes.

Nigerians, Somalis, Russians - the hell with all of them. Most are criminals and many are sexual perverts. So what's new about Third Worlders?

I'm all for Uber and I hope it puts taxi companies out of business. The laws for taxis are to protect and enrich the owners of the taxi companies, not the drivers.

I did meet a lot of nuts. That really goes without saying when you drive a taxi.

One of them - and I'm not making this up - had the last name of "Gaylord." He was a loon. He clearly had a serious, permanent case of brain-sprain.

He was either on disability or else lived on his dead parents' money. Probably both.

Every day he called a taxi to drive him across the street to go to his daily restaurant (God knows what the workers thought of this ninnie). He wouldn't walk. The other drivers had warned me about this nut.

He lived in a downtown residence for retired people - or perhaps for anyone who wanted to live there. It was a former upper-class motel.

The first time I picked him up and saw him bumbling out of the front door I thought, "Uh oh." He was fairly big, overweight, wore this weird fur hat and just as weird fur coat (even in the summer), and had a transitor radio clamped to his ear. I didn't even know transitior radios still existed.

The first time I picked him up he opened the back door and tried to spit on the street. He missed and hit my car. He apologized but still!

He never left his studio apartment except to get something to eat. One time I delivered a huge box of toilet paper to him and the clerk at the desk said, "He needs it." I just smiled.

I delivered this box to his room. His strange room. All it had was a bed and a dresser at the end of the bed. There were prescription bottles scattered on the dresser and on it was a huge oil painting of his mother.

I thought, "What is this nut doing? Jerking off to a painting of his mom?" It would not have surprised me.

I have no idea what happened to this goof. Probably still in his studio room with the oil painting of his mother.

It could have been worse. At least I didn't find a lil' pig in his room dressed in women's crotchless underwear and wearing lipstick.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

America's Real Divide Isn't Left or Right But Top to Bottom Which is Is Why People Vote Up Or Down

"Right to left is theory; top to bottom is experience" - Jim Hightower

People have tried to tell me that I "don't know how left this country is." I just smiled and said this county isn't "right" or "left."

People don't vote "right" or "left." They vote, as Reagan said, up or down. Because they know the real divide is top to bottom, between that small minority will much money and political power, not much sense - and then there is everyone else.

There is something about some people - greed, hubris, choose whichever of the Seven Deadly Sins you want - that when they gain money and political power they use it to try to crush everyone else.

My hometown has gone from 50,000 people to 30,000 and the steel mill, the main employer, has closed down.

Many people think there is a difference between the parties. For a long time there wasn't. We didn't have two parties; we had one with a right wing and a left wing. There was about a nickel's difference between the parties.

This crushing of everyone else by the rich and powerful had been the history of the world. In the past it has always ended in horrendous bloodshed and the destruction of government and society. Revolution, which is always a bad thing, brings what John Milton called "Chaos and Old Night."

I've had people tell me they are "liberal" or "conservative" but often they use dictionary definitions, which have nothing to do with reality.

Both parties are in thrall to Wall Street and Cosmodemonic Megacorporations and don't give a crap about Main Street. The people finally figured this out, which is why Trump was elected. I predicted it and I've explained why. Everyone in Flyover Land is being crushed by Washington DC, Wall Street and the MegaBanks. If Walmart had its way we'd be living in cinderblock apartment complexes.

Everyone in Flyover Land is fed up with the evaporation of their high-paying jobs and their middle-class lifestyle. People in Montana have more in common with people in Kentucky than than they have in common with those in DC.

People always vote for change, never the status quo. As I've written they always vote for Hope, Faith and Charity. They have faith and hope they'll get politicians who are charitable and put the country first.

Maybe next time the pollsters will take Flyover Land into consideration and finally get it right.

I did, and that's why I got it right.

"Right wing, left wing, chicken wing, it's all the same to me" - Woody Guthrie

Friday, December 2, 2016

Let's Keep the Electoral College

We're going to be hearing crying about getting rid of the Electoral College since it appears the Hildabeast won the popular vote (or maybe not, once you take out the dead people voting and the illegal aliens in Cook County (Chicago), various "sanctuary cities" and California).

Even if she did win the popular vote it doesn't matter. This country was not founded as a democracy but a republic. The Founding Fathers despised democracy and knew their history. Democracy always collapsed into horrible bloodshed and the collapse of both government and society (one of my trolls was babbling the Electoral College existed only because there was no telegraph poles or modern communications back then. This is utterly wrong, but the essence of being a troll is not knowing what you are talking about).

The purpose of the Electoral College was (and is) to prevent direct democratic election of the President, and to prevent more populated states vote from having more power than smaller ones.

Here's an example. If we had direct democratic election of the President just about the only four places Presidential candidates would campaign would be California, Florida, Texas and New York. And when elected they'd have to enact policies to please those four states and ignore just about everyone else.

The Electoral College prevents those things.

I also think certain very populous states should be chopped up. For a long time I've thought California should be chopped up into six different states and Illinois (where I am originally from) three (southern Illinois and northern Illinois might as well be different planets).

After all the East coast has some tiny states such as Rhode Island. All the original states aren't very big. They didn't start to get big until you got out to the Midwest.

The Founding Fathers, again, knew their history and knew what they were doing.

If we had direct democratic election of the President it would be a bad thing and contribute more to the splitting up of this country than probably anything else.

I'm sure people in Tennessee and Kentucky don't want to have laws enacted by leftist goofs from California.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

If Nothing Else Trump Has Destroyed Both Parties

Although we did it using Trump as our instrument.

To be totally accurate it was we stupid inbred hillbillies/crypto-Nazis/Klan sympathizers/wife-beaters in Flyover Land who put him in office. However, it had to be someone of Trump's temperament and beliefs to be there in the first place for us to do this.

Since it is impossible to predict the future I have no idea what kind of President Trump is going to be. But so far he is keeping his word. I think he is going to be a good start at getting this country back on track. He is at least putting America first, which neither party has ever done.

Trump has destroyed the traitorous Republican party - and thank God for that. It will never be the same, and it is finally realizing it brought its problems on itself.

Trump has also put a permanent end to the political aspirations of the Bush Crime Family.

Daddy Bush was pretty bad and his son Dubya was an absolute catastrophe, one of the worst Presidents the U.S. has ever had. Is this retarded family a group of genetic warmongers? It appears so.

Trump has put an end to the Clinton Crime Family, too. I'm sure that when the Hildabeast (whose character reminds me of Gollum) realized she had lost she threw a fit, shrieking and crying and ranting and raving and throwing things around and cursing every member of the Basket of Deplorables who couldn't see how wonderful and competent she was. I'm surprised she didn't have a stroke.

The Republican party is in disarray and the Democratic party is now a coastal party. And I'm smiling about the whole thing (California should be chopped up into six different states).

The remnants of the Democrats (and the remnants of the media) are going to attack Trump unmercifully for the next four years. And is the Hildabeast dumb enough to try to run again in four years? She might be deluded enough to try.

I don't know what the Republicans are going to do. The way Trump has just humiliated Romney by pretending to consider him for anything in his administration is really quite funny. Perhaps Trump is telling the other Republicans, "Don't screw with me because I'll get you."

After all, we the public got both parties for screwing with us. Perhaps both parties will listen now.

Revenge - or perhaps justice - is sweet, isn't it?

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Seven Deadly Sins and Gratitude

I've had a lot of experience with chronically angry people (I was raised with one). I have found they're angry because their lives are not perfect. Not surprisingly they're very critical of others. It's always someone else's fault, not theirs.

Anger is one of the Seven Deadly Sins. I have also found that anyone who suffers from any of them, chronically, never has any gratitude.

And without gratitude you can never be happy. As Meister Eckhardt once said, "If the only prayer you ever say is 'thank you,' it will be enough."

I've also noticed that those sin is lust tend to be weak and cowardly, and those whose sin is gluttony (in the sense of sex and drugs) tend to be superficial and flit from experience and experience.

I've never any of them show any gratitude

I've sometimes thought fear and deceit should be two more of the Seven Deadly Sins.

I've mentioned before you cannot successfully deceive others until you've first deceive yourself, and it's easier to deceive yourself than deceive others. And for some who deceive themselves and others, it's chronic.

My particular sin tends to be sloth ("sin" actually means "missing the mark" and comes from “hamartia,” which is an archery term).

I am reminded of an Aesop's fable known as "The Wolf and the Crane."

A Wolf had been gorging on an animal he had killed, when suddenly a small bone in the meat stuck in his throat and he could not swallow it. He soon felt terrible pain in his throat, and ran up and down groaning and groaning and seeking for something to relieve the pain. He tried to induce every one he met to remove the bone. "I would give anything," said he, "if you would take it out." At last the Crane agreed to try, and told the Wolf to lie on his side and open his jaws as wide as he could. Then the Crane put its long neck down the Wolf's throat, and with its beak loosened the bone, till at last it got it out. "Will you kindly give me the reward you promised?" said the Crane. The Wolf grinned and showed his teeth and said: "Be content. You have put your head inside a Wolf's mouth and taken it out again in safety; that ought to be reward enough for you."

Gratitude and greed go not together.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Chop It Up!

I figure California should be chopped up into at least six different states, considering the interior voted Republican and the coast voted Democrat. These people have nothing in common anyway.

Since I'm originally from Illinois I'd like to see Cook County (Chicago) split off from the rest of the state. It does nothing but suck money from the rest of Illinois.