From time to time, you are going to see news (horror) stories like you see directly below this post. You know, claims that candy canes being sucked into miniaturized stabbing implements and Sharpies in a classroom bleeding through paper and onto a desk...and that these are not only cause for concern, but good reasons to potentially ruin the future of children who do not comply to the stinky directives of The Orwellian Overlords in Public Education.
I'm sorry, I really am. I do my level best not to write about politics on this blog. For the most part I have been victorious over my own desire to stick my Cyberthumb in the Cybereye of every maniacal bureaucratic control freak and looting-locust of the financial realm that I read about.
At a glance, it seems outside the realm of "survival." However, if you put a little more thought into it, you might see the link(s). Sometimes it is murky, but it is always there for those that wish to see the connection(s).
There are a few different ways to look at things. One way is to come to the conclusion that we are continuing to drift into a police state. Sure, it's mild right now, compared to the bloodbaths of Stalin, Pol Pot and Hitler, but that can change very, very quickly. Once the police state infrastructure is in place, you only have to accelerate it to achieve a nightmare.
All of these news stories, and many more that I don't post...every time a police officer uses a Taser and he or she doesn't really have to...every, single abuse of American Citizens from the local or federal government down to the credit card and banking industries...these are all signposts on the road to ruin we are currently on. And that is what we have to survive.
That's why you will occasionally see these stories. Avoid these places and people like the plague they are. If you happen to meet one of them in conversation, don't engage them. Nod your head in whatever manner you believe will sate them and simply hold them in contempt as you walk away.
Sun Tzu stated that all warfare is based on deception. True, that. Similarly, every day life is also fast becoming a proving ground for all manner of deception.
To be blunt, now is not the time to enagage every mindless Bushbot or Obamatron about what you really think. Keep it to yourself. The people running all levels of government and most of the private sector are crooked enough to sleep in a trumpet. There is a power in knowing that. Am I being paranoid? Well, here is just one example. Congressman Charles Rangel wasn't expelled from The U.S. House of Representatives and he was the guy writing tax laws while he was breaking them. Go figure. That's just one example and there are many, many more.
I really don't think it's going to get any better in this country. I think this is it, you're looking at the long slide into Banana Republic corruption and mediocrity or something much more sinister. Only time will tell.