Tuesday, September 1, 2015


Tomorrow is a wilderness; only to be explored after you have completed your exploration of today...


(ok not really anonymous,  I wrote it  :-) 

Friday, May 9, 2014

The glass ceiling, explained

In this world, there are those who know, and those who don't know.

Those who know, know those who know, and they also know those who don't know.

Those who don't know, however, don't know those who know, nor do they know those who don't know.

Those who don't know, think they know what everyone else knows - even those who ACTUALLY know.

Those who know, spend their time doing their damnedest not to be hassled by those who don't know.

Those who don't know, spend their time meeting, and talking about how much they think they know, with the other people who also don't know, but think they know.... And make no mistake, what these people think they know is pretty darned important (to them)

Now we've all heard that WHO you know is more important than WHAT you know, and that is why those who don't know, and who love to "not know" in large social groups (birds of a feather, and all that), all end up being the WHO; while those who actually know, ONLY know what they know because they concentrated on learning (and understanding) what they know; instead of sitting around in groups talking about how cool they are based on what they think they know...

It's simple, right? You work for a WHO... and they are probably a complete moron.

Look, I'll break this down some more, and attempt to remove any potentially personally offensive inferences.

I know what I know, and you know what you know; but what I know, which you don't know, is that I know what I know, and I also know that you don't actually know what you think you know...  :-)

Put another way- you don't know what you don't know, and I know it...  so be nice to me, and I may just be willing to help you keep your secret safe.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A Brief Conpendium of the knowledge earned (and the wisdom gained) through the first 45 years of my life

A fun little exercise in causality and pre-determination :

In this place, there are smart people, and there are dumb people. Sometimes the dumb people get put in charge, and this creates a slippery slope, because a dumb person in charge will always surround themselves with a whole staff of even dumber people, and as all these dumb people exercise their authority, the smart people are left with the choice of either:  A)  continuing to be smart, and running the risk of persecution, or B)  Pretending to be dumb so that they'll fit in.

Option A is analogous to swimming against the tide. Eventually the tide catches up to you, it wears you down, and you go under for the final time.

Option B has only one necessary drawback-  it fosters a daily, or even a constant battle of morality within one's soul.

Pretending to be dumber than you are in order not to draw the ire of the dumb people around you is tantamount to living a lie, and lies suck.

So I tell myself I'm not as smart as I think I am, and this soothes me into a quiet complacency with the fact that:  even though I may not be as smart as I think I am, at least I still know I am smarter than everyone else...

I can't wait for retirement...

Thursday, July 11, 2013

About this so-called "New Normal"

You're all hearing about it, right?  All over the news, in print,  everywhere.


Well, I've got one word to say about all this "new normality": 


More specifically- I am going to call your attention to Plato's Republic (it's a book, in case some of you are still wondering what "Plato" means)-  Plato was a student of Socrates (and the one student that Socrates eventually admitted was his intellectual superior- but why am I doing Google's job here?  Go read more about Plato on your own time)

Plato's Republic was published in 380 BC  (2393 years ago)  - that's a long flippin time ago, kids.

Anyway- in his book "The Republic", Chapter 8, Plato theorizes:

"democratic leaders will realize that they are only easily supported when there is a war that the people can rally behind. And so the democratic leaders will unnecessarily become involved in violent affairs, creating wars to distract the people. To ensure their power, the leaders will create laws to bolster their position. The rulers will impose heavy taxes against the commoners to ensure they are unable or unwilling to fight back… And any who do oppose the leaders will be labeled as an enemy and persecuted as a spy."

-Excerpt courtesy of  http://classicalwisdom.com/plato-and-the-disaster-of-democracy/

Sounds eerily familiar, right? The Romans fell prey to this, as did the Nazi's, as did the Japanese, as did the British Empire, as has the United States.

Plato theorized current events in the US nearly 2400 year ago. 

There is nothing "new"  about our current "normal".  

I wanted to make sure everyone was clear on that- we are actually living in a very old "normal" - and one that has ended badly every time it was tried.

Keep your focus away from "normality",  and keep it glued on reality instead- the real world is a pleasant place- the sun shines, the water's nice, and there is plenty to do in order to feel productive and entertained...

Friday, May 10, 2013

Goebbels said WHAT?

Joseph Goebbels, that reviled, and universally loathed Nazi mouthpiece of Adolf Hitler's, once (correctly)  stated:

"He who cannot hate the Devil, cannot love God"

Now, Goebbels was undoubedtly a sinner who failed to understand the love of God (Which is defined as a love of all humans, regardless of race). His entire (self-professed)  purpose for being was to defame the truth and to replace it with statist and populist lies:

" Propaganda should be popular, not intellectually pleasing. It is not the task of propaganda to discover intellectual truths."

....  Ummm... Commandment number 9 - Goebbels must have missed the memo on that one.

Further, Goebbels' hatred for Jews was justified in his mind as a logical extension of his hatred for Satan, and because this justification was so solidified within his being, killing Jews became an act of Christ-induced righteousness for him. You can see the irony (and invalidity) in that line of thinking, right?   Using Christ's spirit (or his name) as a platform for human righteousness in order to commit sin (killing human beings) is patently absurd, and HAS to violate God's mosaic laws (those laws which govern nature)

Now, I've stated (factually) before that we must kill to survive. Every calorie we consume to maintain our biological bodies comes from a formerly living organism; but we do not NEED to kill other people to survive, and even if we did so to eat them, this must still be seen as an affront to God's law (cannibalism has to be a morally inferior act), because there are always plenty of non-human calories growing out there for us to eat instead.

But, let's get back Joseph Goebbels...

Another quote, in which he seems to accurately (to me at least)  define the hubris of the western political mindset:

"The essential English leadership secret does not depend on particular intelligence. Rather, it depends on a remarkably stupid thick-headedness. The English follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous"

This point of view is very interesting to me, because, even though Goebbels was directing it at the English, it was really an editorial directed at the "liberal" western mindset. The term "liberal" in the 1930's did not carry quite the same connotation as it does today, but if the "conservative" (or right wing) mindset was that of fascist Nazi Germany, then any mindset to the left of that (even the modestly Republican mindset of Churchill)  would be "liberal" by comparison.

So, one last quote by the great Nazi Propagandist, and noted liar:

"One of the most ridiculous aspects of democracy will always remain... the fact that it has offered to its mortal enemies the means by which to destroy it."

Which is another factual observation. Pure Democracy (the type and form revered by our current US President)  is a sure-fire way to collapse a nation, because once the majority rules, all you have to do is get 51% to believe that a lie is the truth, and the path to Dictatorship becomes very short indeed; and the US is ABSOLUTELY living a lie, and a humongous lie at that...

The lie is that the people of this country are free, even though 20% of them are behind bars, 30% of them require food stamp assistance to eat, and wholly half (!)  of them maintain a negative net worth due to incumbent (and in many cases unconquerable) debt which exceeds their liquid savings.

The debtor is the servant to the creditor - The majority of people in this nation (debtors plus prisoners)  are wholly enslaved.

I say again- we are NOT a free people. All it takes is a cult of personality to come in and exercise their suave', and voila! ...  imprisonment is freedom, mediocrity is greatness, and the lie is truth.

The cult of personality seems to be an unconquerable enemy of the free mind, and I fear this enemy has gained a foothold within America's mindset.