Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Welcome To Your Post-Protest Epoch

What is the next logical step when grievances go ignored and protests are then rebuffed with militarized violent police brutality? Ask Congressman Steve Scalise.

Throughout history, time and time again, the same behaviors beget the same responses. Machiavelli over 490 years ago was just one of innumerable historians and philosophers who laid out this pattern, yet no one to this day who takes the reins of power seems to get it. They also said over and over that a one-time Pb injection or some similar intrusion of the flesh would not foment empathy for poverty, infirmity, or economic hardship of the masses.

I'm just one of many in the chorus of warning, simply reiterating history. Now I can only watch helplessly as those who ignore history doom themselves to repeated consequences.


Friday, March 31, 2017

The Trouble With Town Hall Meetings

Representatives are elected to represent those who elect them in Washington. Sounds simple enough, right? Aren't kids still taught that in school? Are kids taught that they have free will to choose their representative for congress?

Oh. They aren't taught that they only get to choose from people who can afford to make themselves known through the mass media, or get to choose only from people who are bankrolled by greed.

So when voters must hold their noses when they vote, they are not happy, and the results are similar to what's going on with Illinois' 13th district representative Rodney Davis.

When voters are angry at the people they elect, this is known in some circles as Cognitive Dissonance. They are not happy with their choice of representative. It's a symptom of rigged political system.