Archive for March, 2011

spending too much time online

Posted: 03/16/2011 in Uncategorized

The internet I enjoy is full of all kinds of people. I generally try to keep (online) company of people I whom my maker would approve of. This is assuming he approves of anything I, or any of us do. So, that point is debatable all by its self I guess. Anyways, I have found a spot that allows anybody to digress to the maturity of an 8th grader.
You see, in most spots I have found online, there are varying levels of personal interaction. Facebook, is fairly personal. Most people have family pictures on there, share personal information, and are linked in with family and friends. That leads people to generally behave as they would in real life. You wouldn’t post anything you wouldn’t normally say to someones face, all is there for your mom to read.
Myspace was a bit less personal, in that it was (I say “was” because no one really uses it anymore) harder to find friends, and keep up on the posts of other people. Who knows, maybe that has changed.
If you take something like a blog, thats far less personal. People can create one with a anonymous name, and post whatever stuff they want. I have stumbled upon a few that are basically completely offensive. But – That is their right I suppose. Blogging is for whatever you feel like putting on here. However, it is not very social. You see, that blog I found offensive has to get traffic in order to offend somebody. If they dont blog constantly, they are not going to have a lot of traffic. I dont blog too much, and I dont blog about controversial topics, so my traffic is pretty low. Dont worry, my heart is not broken.
But alas, I have found a spot that combines the social network needed to be seen by a lot of people, with total anonymity. It is the Rants and Raves section on Craigslist. If you have never used CL, its basically the classified section of your newspaper, online, but WAY better. Anyways, on the R&R section (found on the bottom of the personals section) you can find people complaining about anything, insulting anybody, and picking online fights with other posters. The Detriot R&R is particularly bad. Its full of people posting racist and tastless stuff. Yes, I know what you are thinking, and yes, I am guilty of going there a bit more than I should. Its the “car accident” effect.
My point is, I find it amazing how people get mean and immature when they have a venue in which there is a lot of traffic, and you can remain completely anonymous. Theres something to be said for the nature of our society. Thats all I have to say. Just making an observation.

Sweet land of Slavery

Posted: 03/04/2011 in Uncategorized

My the world has been rather interesting as of late. The situation(s) in Egypt and other countries are a bit unnerving to me. It appears the people there want to ditch the dictatorship for a democracy. I sure hope they aren’t looking at ours for any kind of example.
*Caution: A semi-paranoid, anti-government rant is about to begin*
The Tea Party movement has been catching a lot of steam lately. They seem to stir up some kind of sleeping emotions in people, as if we have been asleep at the wheel while our government has been cruising along ruining our country. I think they are just taking advantage of overall unhappiness with the way things are going. Funny thing though, the Tea Party members are of the same ilk than the same people they claim to be so different from. Democrats, Republicans, Tea Party members, whatever label you want to slap on them, its more lies and deceit being crammed down our throats. Its been happening for a long time. LONG time. This country was founded on lies being crammed down our throats.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. – Thomas Jefferson

LOLOLOL!!! This from a SLAVE OWNER!! We are all created equal huh? Good one. Notice how its really hard to come across the word “Slave” or “Slavery” or “Slave Owner” or anything else “slave” related in the U.S. Constitution, yet our founding fathers had slaves, and our country was built on their backs. It was never their intention that all men were created equal, they meant all white men were created equal.
From the first moment our country was born, the government was full of slave owners, and not much has changed. Yes, we aren’t chained up, we may be “free”, but don’t kid yourselves. We are slaves none the less. Go and try to be a politician… its not that easy. You will need money, and lots of it. You cant win a seat on your local school board without shoveling out thousands of dollars to get a chance at getting there. To get elected to anything meaningful, it takes millions. They like it that way, they keep it that way. Money equals power. Money only equals power as long as the few have the money. Thats what makes them powerful, and they know that. Our founding fathers knew that. Our founding fathers intentionally left the slavery issue out of our constitution. They left a lot of things out of it. The Constitution as a vague document ensures that those with the power can keep the power by interpreting the laws to suit their own needs. It’s vague by design. Our founding fathers were racist, not stupid.
Just about every culture has had slaves. It’s just that here in our young America, they were predominantly African American. On top of that, they were treated more poorly than slaves in other civilizations. Slaves in Latin America were allowed to marry. Not Here. Anyways, our founding fathers left slavery out of the constitution not because they were hiding something, but because they never thought slavery would end!! They assumed (I am assuming) that in the year 2011, white people would still be owning slaves. They would be disappointed to know that now, only the government owns them.
Thats what makes me laugh when people talk about how this country’s government isn’t what our founding fathers intended it to be. As if our government has gone astray from the ideals this country was built on. I would argue, its pretty damn close. In fact, our government has actually done a superb job of adapting to the changes in this country!!!!!!! Our government has found a way to survive and thrive in a country where all the people believe they are free. They still have all the money, still have immunities from persecution the average citizen doesn’t (Congressman Charlie Rangel D-NY cones to mind), still have the power to control who gets to run for election, who gets to be on the ticket, thus insuring their continued reign of power. The slave owners have endured the test of time. Just as this culture looks nothing like the culture that created this country….. this culture’s slaves look nothing like the slaves of old either. Todays slaves pay their master through illegal taxes. Todays slaves are allowed a piece of land, unless their Master needs a highway built. The slaves today “vote” for all the Master’s kind. No? Whens the last time a Ironworker made it to the Senate? How many Represent are ex-Janitors? ZERO.
And this is the government model we shove onto other countries. We look at our constitution and see the words “God” and “free” tossed around and we all line up to march to the Pied Piper – Blind to our destination. We are deaf to the sound of reason, hearing only the sweet melody of the Pied Pipers music, we believe what we are taught as children: The lies in the textbooks, the lies from our government, the lies in our Constitution. The lies this country was built upon.