Saturday, October 12, 2013

When us doesn't mean you.

Or me.

In fact, "us" only really means them.

Government is never really inclusive, and the more power it arrogates for itself, the less inclusive it is. Power never shares.

This is an uncomfortable realization for those who cling fervently to the childish hope that if they only vote for the correct candidate, they will be assured a seat at the table, sharing in the largesse and privilege of power, tossing back champagne and nibbling on medallions of lobster in tarragon cream sauce.

But they can't even get into their own parks now. That's a bit of a rude awakening, isn't it, kittens?

While we all witness the harsh reality of what government actually is, it is instructive to remember the misty-eyed descriptions of soft, gooey goodness Democrats told us it was only a short time ago. Does anyone remember this?

"Don't it feel GREAT to belong to the government!" 

Not really. 

Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.


  1. Baldy there in the first video is really thrilled by the opportunity to be a dick. As long as somebody else is taking the lead. The black security guard was the most professional looking of the bunch. None of the rest of them looked like they ever should have been given a badge.

  2. Storming the barrycades at the Lincoln Memorial. A very calm, orderly storming.

    1. Ahh, RG, I'm such a cynic that when I watch videos like that I think how pitiful and futile it all is. Yes, they stepped over, yes, they challenged. And as soon as the police got their shit together and kicked them out, they went. No victory at all, as far as I'm concerned. And the whole thing about the monuments is pointless anyhow because it's what happening in Congress that really matters. This is such sideshow shit to keep us busy.

    2. I don't know, I go back and forth on what the future holds. I think the federal government is basically going to collapse. At this point it's probably impossible to reverse. It's just a question of how long it takes and how many people are caught under it when it falls. In that case pretty much everything that happens in Congress is just a distraction from the inevitable.

  3. I think it's going to collapse, too, and all I know is I can't imagine what it feels like to have children in this day and age.

  4. Tell me. I've got two in high school, and elder has asperger's complicated by several concussions. Very bright, very high functioning, but right now her therapist and doctor are concerned that she may never be able to be truly independent. Now stick her in this sort of totally illogical environment....

    And folks wonder why I'm planning to ignore the town zoning and get some chickens and goats next year. (Not that it should really be a problem; my neighbors all want them too.) And if things can keep floating for a few years more until my girls are finished with high school, I'll be looking to move to a state that still has an economy.