Democracy

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As a United States of American Citizen, you are familiar with The Declaration of Independence, The Articles of Confederation, The Federalist papers, and the Constitution. (If not, you should be, since these are the documents this nation was founded on. And the laws we all live by and etc., and so on.) And I know in my heart that you have all read these sacred documents. And that you know and have memorized the first ten amendments to the constitution, known as the Bill of Rights.

And I know if I asked any one of you to recite the Bill of Rights, you could easily do it, as easily as you could belt out the ten commandments. I just know this!

I bring this up because of a slogan that has corrupted our society during the twenthith century, and now even more in the twenty first century. That slogan, or cliché is, “we’re making the world safe for democracy”.

I am pretty sure you have all heard that one. We are bringing Democracy to the far corners of the world. Democracy is such a great and noble form of government, everyone should have it. You probably agree. We have all been brainwashed with Democracy. Democracy is the end all and be all for all.

It sounds good, it is supposed to mean something good, and we will do whatever is necessary to spread the word.

It is a rallying cry for politicians, and the military, and a great excuse to intervene in the internal affairs of other countries. Nations that do not have democracy, that is. And even some that actually do have, what we call democracy.

BUT,

Those of YOU who have actually READ THE “DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE”, “THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION”, and “THE CONSTITUTION”,

YOU WILL NOT FIND THE WORD “DEMOCRACY”, IS NOT MENTIONED anywhere IN ANY OF THESE DOCUMENTS.

It is mentioned in some degree in the Federalist papers, but with scorn.

SO, YOU HAVE TO WONDER, and it is a curious thing….

(WHY THE FOUNDERS OF THIS COUNTRY, THE PEOPLE WHO WROTE THESE GREAT DOCUMENTS, THE DOCUMENTS THAT WE ALL LIVE BY.

(THESE BRILLIANT AND INSPIRING DOCUMENTS, DECIDED NOT MENTION THE WORD DEMOCRACY AT ALL.))

WHY IS IT, THAT THE founders of this country, DID NOT SEEM TO THINK THE WORD “DEMOCRACY” WAS WORTH MENTIONING.

Yet today, that is all we hear. Every political speech, every media outlet, the word democracy is everywhere. We are bombarded with this notion of democracy.

REASON: They founded a “Representative Republic”, not a Democracy. based on Liberty, with certain freedoms and individual rights. like speech, the press, religion, assembly, travel, property, etc.

Democracy guarantees nothing, no liberty, and voting simply gives power to the majority, also known as “the tyranny of the masses“.

The best definition of democracy I ever heard was:

“There are three wolves and one sheep, voting on what they are going to have for dinner.”

Think about it. That’s democracy.

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Dating in Cyberspace

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Several years ago, there was a thing called the “feminist movement”, I think it affected men more than women.

It seems men are afraid to approach a woman anymore to ask her out on a date.

The Internet has come along, and made dating a computer game, and taken away the face to face contact.

This on line service route is so impersonal and phony.

Girls, if you are interested in a guy, then send him the signals.

Guys, pick up on the signals, and ask them out.

Direct contact is the way to go. Person to person, naturally.

Unfortunately, there are people who use the dating services the way people used bars a while back.

They were called “bar flies”. Both men and women, hanging around bars waiting to get picked up.

Now they use dating services the same way, go from date to date getting a free meal and drink, or laid and then, so long sucker.

There should be a name for it. “Cyber flies”…?

There are rare occasions where this might work out; you actually might meet a person who is genuine and sincere.

Well, good luck with that.

Pillars of morality

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If a criminal act is covered up, condoned, or not considered a criminal act.

If immoral acts are condoned or covered up, with full or partial knowledge.

If the perpetrators of these acts are sheltered, and protected with full or partial knowledge.

If you are the one with full or partial knowledge, are you not an accessory?

time warp

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Are you highly motivated, or just going through the motions.

The only way to be free, is to be independently wealthy.

If you do someone a good turn, they will turn on you.

With all the world religions, they can’t all be right, but they can all be wrong.

Are we making a world safe for democracy, or unsafe for everybody.

Manners, decency, etiquette, and common courtesy, cease to exist.

We don’t pay attention too much, unless it directly affects us.

It is easy to be patriotic, at a safe distance.

Lip service, is a disservice.

We tend to make ourselves miserable, in our quest for happiness.

How can so few, cause so much grief, for so many.

 

 

Workplace Personalities

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The referral- always passes you off on someone else when asked anything

The talker- endless babble but never gets to the point

The laugher- no matter what anyone says, they break out laughing

The bore- can only answer a question with a yes or a no, or an ok

The smart ass- always has a sarcastic remark no matter the situation

The jokester- they tell jokes that are only funny to them

The deep thinker- seems to be always staring off into nowhere

The evasive- always answers a question with a question

The confuser- always talks in riddles and dances around every topic

The know nothing- they will always try to baffle you with B.S.

The brain- you need an encyclopedia and a dictionary to understand

The suck up- constantly run to management to complain about others and praise themselves

EGO

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Way back when I thought I was a stud, I was at a party.

At this party I spied a really beautiful girl. So, I started staring at her. She was so nice I just couldn’t help staring, so I stared and stared. A couple of times I noticed she stared back, so I’m thinking, “oh man, she wants me”

After a while this guy came over to me and said “ hey pal, you see that girl over there” pointing to the girl I had been staring at. And I said “oh yeah, are you kidding”. He looks at me real serious and says, “ she wants you”, and I said, all excited. “Really, wow”

Then he says, “Yeah, she wants you to stop staring at her”

 

 

I WAS IN FINANCIAL DISTRESS, SO I WENT TO A GOOD FRIEND AND ASKED HIM IF COULD HELP ME OUT.

HE SAID SURE THING, AND HE SHOWED ME THE DOOR.

 

 

I was going out with this girl for a long time, but eventually we broke up.

After we broke up, she kept calling me,

Yeah, she called me a jerk, a loser, she called me everything under the sun,  …

 

 

Do you think…

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We are spending ourselves, into the Stone Age.

False promises and empty dreams have been arranged for you.

You are mature when you realize, you should have listened to your parents.

Outside influences, interfere with our quest for inner peace.

We only need enough information, to make an informed decision.

Most people, make a good bad impression.

Our expectations, conflict with reality.

Life is a cycle, or a progression, or constant repetition.

We are always seeking some new nonsense, to explain our existence.

The right thing may be the worst thing to do.

Marriage is a dark deserted one-way road, leading to an abyss, or a brightly lit two way street.

You can lose a friend, by being too friendly.

We should be kind to anything that can feel pain.

Hate, makes people less human.

We have too much information, or we have a short attention span.

We don’t know, we can’t know, and we will never know.

It is a good idea to take into account, for a margin of error.

We should have respect, for all that inhabit the earth.

The most complicated thing in the world, is a relationship.

It takes a major crisis, for politicians to try to act even more irresponsibly.

 

 

 

 

Sayings I hate

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How do stupid sayings catch on, and why do they remain part of the general conversation.

If something was interesting, a man used to say, “cool”

Now we have grown men saying, “sweet”

Grown men saying, ”sweet”.

Please, Make it stop.

 

When someone made a mistake, a man used to say, “damn it”.

Now we have grown men saying, “my bad”.

Grown men saying, “my bad”.

What the hell have we come to.

Make it stop.

 

More sayings I hate…

Do the math

Go figure

Back in the day

Cut to the chase

Under the radar

What’s up with that

There are more, but I’m annoying myself just thinking about them!

 

Romance

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Take Wine, wine is always used as a metaphor for romance, and in love songs. “She has lips as sweet as wine”. Very romantic.

Frankly, I have tasted all sorts of wine, and none remind me of a woman’s lips, or any other part of a woman for that matter.

Besides, most red blooded American men drink beer as the beverage of choice.

I suppose a saying like, “your lips are as refreshing as a cool amber ale on a warm summer day” doesn’t cut it in the romance department.

And what about winos. Have you ever heard of beeros. I don’t think so.

Yet wine evokes romance and beer does not. This is one of the great injustices of our time.

Speaking for myself, I become very romantic after a few beers.

VOTING

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VOTING, WHY BOTHER….DOES IT MATTER

IT WILL NOT GUARANTEE US A GOOD GOVERNMENT THAT WILL BENEFIT OR IMPROVE OUR LIFE.

IT WILL NOT GUARANTEE US THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST, THE MOST HONEST OR SINCERE.

IT WILL NOT GIVE US GREAT MEN, THAT ARE HONERABLE AND WILL ACTUALLY WORK FOR THE PEOPLE.

IT WILL NOT END CORRUPTION

IT WILL NOT LOWER OUR TAXES….

SO, WHAT WILL IT DO, WHAT GOOD IS IT?

Here is the thing about voting:

The only way people get into public office, is that they are voted into it,

And the only way to get them out is to vote them out.

So, THE ONLY PURPOSE FOR VOTING, IS TO PUT THE FEAR IN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, THAT EVERY SO OFTEN, THEY MAY ACTUALLY LOSE THEIR NICE CUSHY GOVERNMENT JOB.

WE NEED TO PUT THE FEAR IN “PUBLIC SERVANTS” THAT THEY MAY ACTUALLY GET VOTED OUT OF OFFICE.

IT IS A REMOTE FEAR, SINCE THESE CLOWNS KEEP GETTING REELECTED, NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE PAY ATTENTION. AND OF COURSE THE CHOICES WE HAVE ARE LIMITED.

THE THOUGHT OF LOSING THIS GREAT JOB MAY NOT MAKE THEM more HONEST or honorable, BUT IT KEEPS MOST OF THEM FROM BEING MORE DISHONEST. IT IS A WAY AND THE ONLY WAY WE, THE CITIZENS HAVE OF REMOVING A LOUSEY OFFICIAL. AND WE SHOULD TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT.

SO, VOTE OUT THOSE USELESS ENCUMBANTS AND GET A LESS CORRUPT PUBLIC SERVANT FOR A WHILE. And WHEN THEY BECOME TOO MUCH TO BEAR, GET RID OF THEM TOO, IT IS THE ONLY WEAPON WE HAVE, USE IT.

HOW ABOUT THIS:

MAKE VOTING ON A SATURDAY; make it more convenient, SO ALL CITIZENS CAN PARTICIPATE.

WHAT A CRAZY CONCEPT