Pot Meet Kettle, Kettle, Pot

Nobody asked but …

It seems odd that associates of one political party will regard members of opposing political parties as though they have character defects.  Fair enough, they are humans therefore … defects.  But one of the biggest defects, of course, is being a member of a political party at all.  The phrase, “___________ party” works well with democrat, republican, libertarian, but it also works with communist, nazi, and know-nothing.

— Kilgore Forelle

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Deflection

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It is never OK to tinker with the election process, but no combination of things done by not-POTUS will dot a single “i” or rejuvenate a specific uncrossed “t” in the career of POTUS. The deflection does not look good. Why is there deflection? Demanding that the DOJ redouble its efforts on a dead horse does not change the equation. Each candidate is 100% responsible for the conduct of a clean campaign. If the losing candidate did a wrong, please take her down. If the winning candidate did a wong, please take him down. Crimes are not offsettable.

— Kilgore Forelle

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POTUS and the Fantasy

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It came to me with sickening suddenness that the misadventures of POTUS, all of them but now with this POTUS particularly, resemble the fantasy quest of a hormone-driven teenaged boy. It seems a world in which everything is viewed as a centerfold, and an opportunity to gain a prodigious rush.

It is even worse when POTUS has an exhibitionist bent as well. The women who approach success in this environment seem to be the ones who act most like belligerent males, who have somehow received a mystery dose of testosterone. Therefore, the prospect is dim. Although POTUSes may be too old, too fat, too drugged up, they can still have the masturbatory world view of teenaged rocket men.

— Kilgore Forelle

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Process Eats Product

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There is no music that is free of the instrument.  Interface dictates product.  Consider this quote, “An elective despotism is not the government we fought for” from James Madison.  Doesn’t the current POTUS personify this misallocation of human resources?  Didn’t re-election become Job One as the votes were being counted in November 2016?

— Kilgore Forelle

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Governments Need You (To Lie)

Government is empowered by lies. Its own, of course, but those aren’t the most vital lies.

It needs your lies in order to survive. Truth kills government, but telling the truth has a heavy cost.

Expressing support for cops is either lying, or is actively supporting evil. Denying that “taxation” is theft is lying. Insisting government can be good is a lie.

Lies lies lies.

Those who want you to lie will look for ways to hurt you if you tell the truth about their gang. And they have a lot of power at their disposal. In the long run, lying in support of government is still more destructive and harmful. This isn’t an exercise you’ll survive– but neither will they. No one gets out alive.

Lying for government brings temporary comfort, at a price.

Supporting government is an exercise in denial. It is denying the truth in favor of lies. It is support for the worst humans can do to each other. Why not just bite the bullet and be honest, instead?

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