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RevMike's Journal: Sick and Tired of Political JEs 12

Journal by RevMike

I'm sick and tired of all your politics Journal Entries. You all complain about the lying, cheating, negative campaigning, smearing, etc etc etc. And you all want to live in the town of Gum Drop Falls, near Chocolate Lake, and everyone is good and decent and honest.

AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN!!!

I'll let you in on a big secret. To some degree they are all crooks. And so are we.

We don't live in some utopia because the human animal is flawed. Sometimes only moderately flawed, sometimes downright evil, but flawed none-the-less.

And there is the brilliance of the American system!

Everyone is selfish, self-centered, egotistical, etc. So they fight, hurl mud, organize campaigns of misinformation, etc. And they fight each other. Meanwhile, every effort they make to fight each other is that much less attention they direct at us. We are more-or-less left alone. You need to get all the officials pulling in the same direction to get mass genocides and other such fun. But get them pulling in different directions and you get left alone.

So don't worry. They are all scoundrels, but they are scoundrels who can't work together for more than a moment or two. I'm less scared of disorganized scoundrels than an organized group of seemingly 'good men', because they are just scoundrels that hide it better.

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Sick and Tired of Political JEs

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  • You need to really stretch that definition of "crook" to include me. I would like to know what exactly I have stolen from anybody, by any real definition, in my adult life.
    • by RevMike (632002)

      I would like to know what exactly I have stolen from anybody, by any real definition, in my adult life. Emphasis Mine

      You've never taken home a pen or pencil from work? You've never used a Canadian penny at the grocery store? Used the accounts or descriptions of this telecast without the express written consent of Major League Baseball?

      We're all crooks on some level. Some of us have higher or lower thresh-holds for "real" in this context.

      • Any definition of the word 'crook' than includes taking a pencil is useless, lacking and one dimensional.
      • by GMontag (42283)
        You've never taken home a pen or pencil from work?

        Not without permission. I prefer to use my Cross pens at home and at work. Skillcraft is fine for some, but not for pen snobs like me.

        You've never used a Canadian penny at the grocery store?

        Not knowingly, especially in my adult life. They either get given away to little kid relatives or lay in the change pike without my knowledge.

        Used the accounts or descriptions of this telecast without the express written consent of Major League Baseball?

        My describing b
        • Let me try... Ever violated the DMCA? Remember, playing a DVD on Linux, or pressing print screen (or just looking in the browser cache) to save an image that has some form of copy aggrivation on it, are both illegal under the DMCA. Oh yeah, ever reverse engineer something to see how it works, or throw commands at a web app to see what you could get it to do? Ever run a security audit on software you didn't own the right to? Congrats, you are a FELON!
  • by nizo (81281) *
    I guess I kind of subscribe to a (slightly less jaded :-) but not much less jaded ) viewpoint: they keep each other in check, so the fact that they don't all agree is a good thing. Like right now, with the Repubs in control, there is no balance, just the same as there is no balance when the Dems are in control. Keeping that balance is hard, which is why it would be nice to have viable third party candidates, since then you would have several seperate groups that would have to compromise to get things done.
  • Mmmmm... (Score:3, Insightful)

    by SamTheButcher (574069) * on Wednesday October 25, 2006 @12:33PM (#16579986) Journal
    Chocolate laaaaaaaake....

    I'm sorry, you were saying? ;)
  • I'll let you in on a big secret. To some degree they are all crooks. And so are we.

    Yeah, but them more than us!

    Politics is stupid, that's why we pay other people to do it.
    • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

      Politics is stupid, that's why we pay other people to do it.

      Screw that. I want to do politics myself. And with no one else.

      Cheers,

      Ethelred "I am not a crook" Unraed

The fancy is indeed no other than a mode of memory emancipated from the order of space and time. -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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