Wednesday, November 03, 2010

When a relationship is unequal, the benefiting member becomes a constant salesman or dictator.  The message is controlled and repeated in either case.  No weakness shown, no doubt allowed.  This is the easiest way to know a message is insincere.

The shocking prospect of the public forcing children to learn myth as a replacement for science, shows a fundamental lack of understanding, that there is a difference between them.
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This leads to the realization that our best and brightest are not our loudest.  That we are not in a meritocracy but the roles we look at are low level positions available to the most morally malleable.  Point in case, newly elected individuals saying things to the effect of, we want to work together but we won't compromise.  How can they possibly be defining "working together" and "compromise".  Their distance from shore is the best indication that they are driven by winds we don't see, effect or benefit from.
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I wish I could admire someone in power, but the system makes sure this is not possible.
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This is not a meritocracy.
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It's becoming clear that this may not be the best possible solution.
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A meritocracy must also prove itself in peace time.  If a society can not be fair in peace time then we should all assume any balancing during war is temporary.
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The system works whether or not the candidates are corrupt or not.  It simply does not matter.  Once you are a function of a class you serve the static purpose of that class.
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And where do you think that political candiate got the millions they spent running for office?
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And why do you, being rational and insightful as you are, think any political candiadte is given millions and millions of dollars to run for office?

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

While I am an American, I don't feel this with the strength that our ancestors seemed to have.  National sentiment was once a strong current that reordered the globe.  It seems to be ebbing away from us now, leaving us on unfamiliar shores waiting for the belonging to return.  Geographical identities no longer fit right, snug where they shouldn't be and baggy everywhere else.  I'm looking for a new social identity to wear, one that fits, one that feels natural and meaningful enough to become a way of life. 

And by the way, I know better than to try and buy a solution.  Real social groups, the ones that matter, don't make anyone rich.  They are not a business.  Fuck your business.