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Reason and Jest
by Scott Lazarowitz: Irrational
In recent months
some people have said that my writing has seemed "depressing,"
"angry," "sarcastic," "vitriolic,"
etc. I know. But Iím a realist, and itís not easy for me to just
look the other way when I see trouble, sense danger, or smell a
in todayís modern, supposedly advanced society, there are just too
many rats to keep track of.
a lot of my writing is out of fear, and thatís because of the direction
our society has taken in recent decades.
Each day the
police state, the surveillance state, and the bankrupting trough-gorging
and selfishness among government bureaucrats escalates. How can
you look the other way?
lot of people are in denial of the gradual breakdown and collapse
of society, because it really is horrifying, and I donít blame them.
We have the
selfish private-wealth coveters in Washington Ė Republican and Democrat,
conservatives and liberals, socialists and libertarians Ė conjuring
up schemes on a daily basis on how to steal more from the people,
how to further benefit from the public trough. The most selfish,
covetous people in our society are located in Washington, D.C. and
in my opinion.
are in denial of this, of what kinds of people those with government-tentacles
And the people
are also in denial of the inherent recklessness and ruination of
government-monopoly, centralization and central planning.
work. That is, our current system of central planning was doomed
to failure from the get-go.
I have tried
to explain this, but it seems that the only response is Ö crickets.
of government centralization and monopoly canít and wonít work.
When you give bureaucrats the power to order you to only use the
one government-issued currency (legal
tender laws), and give monetary
central planners control over a centralized monetary system
and banking cartel, you are giving these people the message: "Please,
please cause inflation and unemployment, please put people out of
work, please take my hard-earned money and my savings, please enslave
me, I beg of you!"
But we did
have Ron Paul, who tried to get the word out, and I know he continues
to do so. Unfortunately his suggestions to abolish the Fed, the
SEC, DEA, the FBI and CIA, DHS and TSA, the Departments of Education
and Energy (and, one hopes, the FDA and HHS as well) and others,
fell on deaf ears. More crickets.
just do not want to know the truth about those central planning
revolving-door crony schemers and shysters, and the agencies and
bureaus they have been given with which to trespass into the lives,
homes, businesses and bodies of innocent people.
And the gullible
population really believes these fiefdoms-for-non-productive-busybodies
are necessary Ė or, a "necessary evil."
Barf. Me. Out.
now we see that in
the U.K. doctors are being forced to report to the government
their patientsí private information such as drinking habits, waist
size, weight, cholesterol, and other data that are none of the governmentís
damn business. Obviously, this is yet another overreach that will
probably be adopted by the U.S. government, and for the purposes
of more intrusions, more police S.W.A.T. team raids of innocents.
And it will
not end with "waist sizes, weight, and drinking habits,"
in the U.K. or in Amerika. With the DHS "If You See Something,
Say Something" campaign, and the prospects that the further-dumbed
down population combined with ObamaCare/Soviet medicine and the
decline in quality of doctors, Dr. Brownshirt will be glad to report
your political beliefs to government bureaucrats, especially
if you express "anti-government" views.
Yes, it will
come to that, especially given how the whole government-controlled
education system indoctrinates the youngins to be obedient to government
and to view with suspicion those who dare express independent thoughts.
If we really
lived in a land of freedom, the doctors would refuse to be doctorcrats,
and would most assuredly declare to those government bureaucrats:
"No, I will NOT report my patientsí private matters, their
weight, their habits, or anything else that is none of your business!"
In a truly
free and civilized society, the doctors would protect their
patientsí privacy and security from bureaucratic intruders, pure
From the medical
police state to national security nonsense:
on the radio these auditions for the part of Secretary of Defense.
All those spineless weasels on both sides, the questioners from
the Senate Foreign Belligerence Committee, and the applicant.
So we have
the one trying out for the part, Chuck Hagel, totally backing
down from defending his earlier statements and positions previous
to these auditions, those statements and positions which he was
just recently defending. Talk about a gutless wonder.
he is perfect for the role! (Perfectly mealy-mouthed, that is.)
And his auditioners,
John McCain and Lindsey Graham, and the rest of them. Are they really,
sincerely concerned for Israel and the Israelis? Please. They are
concerned for themselves and their own reelections, getting
the campaign donations from AIPAC and other lobbying organizations,
and maintaining their grasp on power in the senate, and accumulating
as much of a government pension for whenever they are finally dragged
who dares to criticize Israel and the Israeli government is run
out of town these days in modern "advanced" America. But
I wonít go there. Not here. Itís very upsetting to see how in 21st
Century America the most presumably intelligent and open-minded
people become the most intolerant when it comes to Israel and any
criticisms of it. Even Alan Dershowitz Ė the supposed defender of
the First Amendment Ė has become part
of that crowd of intolerance. But I digress.
especially since the end of the Cold War, the politicians and bureaucrats
in Washington have not been concerned for the defense of the United
States as much as they have been concerned for expanding the size
and powers of the U.S. government, and the size and powers of their
own fiefdoms, and thatís it.
this huge population of over 300 million Ė spanning over 3 million
square miles Ė finally understands the inevitably disastrous results
of centralizing government power into the hands of a few, and the
impossibility of central
planners in Washington to administer any service or function for
such a vast territory and a huge population, then yes, the whole
system is doomed to finally collapse on its own weight, and chaos
is a sickness, and Americans have some healing to do, thatís
The God That Failed for more info.)
So, I admit
that some of my recent articles have contained some "vitriol"
and may have sounded "depressing" or "bitter."
But each day there is one new frightening news item after another,
one new "Oy vey" moment. Oh, well.
Do I still
hear those crickets?
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