Good Luck with That

I honestly hope Trump wins.  Not because he is worthy or good for the future of America.  No, I hope he gets in so that all the stupid people in America who believe he cares about the 99% as much as he does about himself will finally get the president they deserve again.   G.W. Bush wasn’t enough.

I hope he spends billions kicking the Mexican’s out (you know his plans have to be paid by taxes right?) and turning them into the Jews of our time.  I hope all our produce prices skyrocket as they try to replace them with American laborers.

I hope he reduces the minimum wage to help his businesses friends profit more off our backs.  I hope he takes us back to the beginning of the century when people were so in debt that they lived in virtual slavery to the coal companies.

I hope he totally deregulates Wall Street and the Banks and they in turn sell us down the drain.  They are doing it anyway, why make it hard.  I hope the bottom end rich feeders on the system get fleeced like the rest of us have for years.

I hope he cuts all assistance to the poor to lower the deficit yet increases the corporate welfare these same people never complain about.

I hope things get so bad that they have to force us to work in places just to keep the country going.  In other words, I hope they get what they deserve.

The damage the banks did in 2008 has already put us in this state.  I have not had a raise of any kind for nine years yet all my costs have increased.  I have health issues my insurances are not helping me with and I have to battle them for every cent but when AIG Insurance blew out from backing the banks, it was our duty to bail them out.  I have no entertainment packages because I can not afford them and I may soon drop my internet.  In addition, I have to try to sell my car because changes in my job will soon take the allowance I make for using it for work away.  I admit, that was my mistake getting it at the time because I counted on the allowance.  I will deal with it but it hurts.  I eat a lot of noodles for diner and lance crackers for lunch and still it is not enough.  However, by government standards and the people who support Trump, I make too much.  I find that rich when they can still eat steak and I have to eat hot dogs.  I do not live high on the hog yet I am very in debt.  However, unlike Trump, I don’t intend to declare bankruptcy four times so I can stay rich at the expense of others.  I will do without as much as I can and pay off my bills.  After all, I am not a Republican.

My only goal right now beyond getting healthy again is to simplify my life.  Get rid of all this crap they make you believe you need.  It isn’t worth it anymore.  In short, I want to get away from the stuff they use to tie me down.  They can have it.

I hope to be there smiling when they all get what they deserve for their greedy, unpatriotic, undemocratic, un-capitalistic, and un-Christian choices.  By the way, if you want to see the path America is taking, just start watching a lot of Germany’s history from WWI on.

Myth of the Individual

My legs and back are giving me misery tonight so I am doing the only sane thing possible and inflicting my sleeplessness on you.  Anyway, I am going to try writing post differently from the ways I have written others.  I am sure many of you have noticed a confrontational quality toward the ideas I passionately place before you.  If not, it is because I try to infuse each post with thought out arguments and sometimes even a nod to my own failings, but be assured most of my posts on politics and society are born from frustration with small minded people.  By small minded, I refer to people who would rather destroy the person debating with them then give them any merit for being right.

For now; however, I would like to try changing the mold I use in making these posts in hope of finding a better balance in life for me.  However, understand, I still believe passionately in the ideas.  I watch what is going on in society and through historical documentaries, books, and my own memories, I derive the opinions I share with you.  I will always do but I would like to change how I deliver them to you.  Instead of creating a post designed to debate an attitude I feel is hurting people, I wish to tell you only my thoughts on a subject and let you decide what to do with it.

Now with that said, I will begin the discussion on my views of individuality.  In my observation of people defending the rights of individuals, I have seen many people twisting the term to suit their needs.  Interestingly enough, CEO’s of big companies like to say government is impinging on the rights of individuals when they try to regulate an industry.  They fail to explain most times that the regulation comes about because of fraudulent activities.  In other instances, companies fight against individuals by saying that individual is standing in the way of progress and is hurting more individuals.  The individuals being hurt is usually vague or misrepresented (look up the history of the Tennessee Water Authority or any case against a company accused of polluting).  Basically, I have seen the use of the words ” an individual’s rights” used more often to justify someone’s abuse of another’s individual rights.

Here is my two cents on the subject.  There are absolutely, positively no individuals living on the earth right now.  To me, if you believe in the Bible, there was only one individual in this world, Adam.  When he was placed on earth, there was no one else around to affect him other than God.  I mean this in the sense that no other human could affect him as humans do.  Of course, he was still vulnerable to the forces nature exerts on us all, which I feel too many of use do not heed enough.  In other words, the only human influences he would have felt were the ones reflected back at him from nature.

When Eve was created, Adam stopped being an individual.  He could no longer do whatever he wanted within the bounds of nature without causing some reaction in Eve, which in turn would create a reaction in Adam.  Even if Eve had been placed on the other side of the world, Adam would still be affected by Eve’s interaction with nature through chaos theory and the fact that the earth is a closed system.  Granted most of the time it would be negligible but the fact still remains that he would be affected.

Given the fact that they were together in Eden, both their individual rights had to become communal rights.  A series of compromises that allowed them to live together relatively peaceful.  Adam might have been fine taking a dump wherever when he was alone, but Eve might have had a word or two about that.  Just look at the dynamics of your own household.  Flash forward to today.  How can anyone claim to be an individual with the influences of over four billion people bouncing off of them every day.  I mean that literally. Choices made by people on the other side of the world will have a direct impact on you.  A decision to work Chinese laborers harder at a cell phone plant, giving more profit to the company and by proxy the people in charge of that company, may mean your job gets outsourced.  Your individual right to make a living, as championed by many who would actually do this to you, becomes subsumed to the right of a set of individuals to make more money then they could ever need for necessities or even desires.  Hell, a Chinese person driving to work affects the cost of the gas you buy.

More will follow, this is unfinished.

Another View into the Mind of a Quirky Person

Driving home today I saw an add or a sign, can’t remember which, for light beer.  So, what does my gray matter spit out, sub-light beer.  Well, I couldn’t just let that one go untouched but how do I make an appropriate science fiction ad most people will get.  Ok,

Corellian Sub-Light beer, for those times when Han can’t get the Falcon to kick over.

You are welcome.

Health update

I believe I may have mentioned it before but I have been suffering from a health issue that my doctors have not been able to diagnose.  Chronic fatigue, especially in the legs, which is leading to foot pain and leg aches. I spend most of my day standing so this takes most of my energy leaving little when I get home.  I have been soldiering through but it is hard to keep up a good attitude.  A while back I took some time off to get tests done and rest. I applied for my FMLA benefits and have been fighting with the isurance company ever since. 

They initially denied my claim but I won an appeal that covered part of my leave.  Unfortunately, when all my tests came back negative, they denied the second half, which has put me in a world of hurt.  I have racked up a couple of thousand in medical debt and late fees and I am still searching for an answer.  I recently sent in another appeal for the second half of my FMLA but that will not cover everything and is not a sure thing.

Meanwhile, I am back to work and barely surviving.  I don’t get much done around the house because I just want to be off my legs.  Some days I have to take a sick day because I can’t face a day of standing.  

Part of my heartbreak comes from this.  The other part comes from the sadness I see so much of in the world.  Any of you who read this blog know how passionate I am about the problems I see.  Most I feel could be fixed if we would see them for what they really are or by understanding that all the little things we have not thought about can actually be hurting someone in a big way.   So, this burden weighs on me, bringing me further down when things are not going so well for myself.  

Personally, I have been doing all I can to lighten my financial load along with simplifying my life.  Hopefully some answer will come along and I will be able to have the energy to write and paint again, which is the biggest bummer of this all.  Thanks for listening.

Freedom of Choice

I was talking with a colleague today and he brought up Trump.  I told him Trump was an idiot for which he said, well, there isn’t much choice because he didn’t like Clinton.  I reiterated that Trump was and idiot or, more accurately, a con man.  Surprisingly, there was not any of the usual bluster from him, even though they were Republican.  I found that interesting.

Many Republicans are not happy with the candidate put forth by their party but feel trapped into voting for Trump because Clinton is no more attractive to them.  What a sad state of affairs in our country when someone feels they are forced to vote for someone they clearly do not like.  However, that is not the case.  Just because you do not like any of the candidates the various parties have put forth does not mean you cannot voice your opinion through your vote.  You are allowed to write in the person you want to elect.  Let me say that again:

You are allowed to write in the person you want to elect.

Hell, if you want to, you can write in your own name but don’t expect a lot of matching votes.  Also, you may want to contain your choices to someone that campaigned this election, since they have shown they are willing to take the office.  Someone that did not campaign may turn the country down.  Other than that, feel free to express yourself.  You can even write in “none of the above”.

In my opinion, should the whole country manage to elect someone other than the two candidates chosen for us by the 1% that would send a clearer message to big money than putting a multiple-bankruptcy, wife cheating, service evading, bigot into office.  The one thing the 1% are afraid of more than unions is the 99% telling them no more.  Think about it.  Bones.