The title above is based on a Benjamin Franklin quote, often cited. It implies that a republic is a good thing, worth keeping. At the time of Franklin’s observation, republics went back to the heyday of Rome and Athens, and were the merest step apart from monarchy. A good definition of “republic” would point out that it was doublespeak for aristocracy.
Market. Marketplace. Free market. Open market. Corporatocracy. Self-interest. Greed. Graft. Grift. Regulation. Regulatory capture. Human action. Human nature. Darwin. Darwinism. Natural selection. Eugenics. Survival. Survival of the fittest. Leadership. Adherency. History. Fact. Fiction. Dog eat dog. War. Peace. Civil. Barbaric.
Of the hundreds of thousands of pages of regulations coming from any state, which ones are drafted by experts. The answer is, none.
Once again, I call upon my favorite poem, one from Shelley, entitled Ozymandias.
Maybe the battle of the sexes will never end. Maybe if it does, it will be like Vietnam or Afghanistan. With a WTF? My complaint has always been that the only winners seem to be the ones who act the most like the aggressors. Women who wear pants suits, and men who are the most passive aggressive win (in an odd way).
The zone is the zone of politics. From the over abundance of vehicles parked there we get endless streams of politicians, presidents, prime ministers, faux problems, and chickenshit non-solutions.
If you need proof that the American people are brainwashed, I had to be reminded by a click-bait news source, that I sailed past the 50th anniversary last year under the buzz of Covid-19. But May 4, 2021 will see the 51st passage of the mark of the Kent State Massacre on our calendars — an invisible mark in most cases.
There are too many signs that the species, humans, have finished their time on Earth.
If you must declare yourself independent, you are not free. If you were truly independent, from whom are you independent?
The real pandemic is self-labelling. One is first an individual. We should stand on our own two feet, to be an individual.