Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Charlie Brown and Politics

The perfect metaphor to understand the US political system is Charlie Brown and the Football. That clip is perfect. There is even a written contract, and you can see how much that is worth. If you are not sure what each character represents after the government shutdown, then I don't think I can help you. That laid bare the farce that is politics in this country.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

The Golden Age of Lies

I have not updated here in eight years, apparently. I lack a burning drive to write, but I do have an insatiable intellectual curiosity that I have been feeding. I've updated the link list with some of the current blogs that I read. If there's a thread connecting them, it is that we live in a society based on lies. It would be an exaggeration to say it is a Golden Age for lies and liars.

Our financial system... based on lies.
Our political system... based on lies.
Our health care system... based on lies.
Our educational system... based on lies.
The Standard American Diet... based on lies.
The interaction between the sexes... based on lies.

I do not intend to expound on each of them here. I can provide links or you can peruse the link list. Welcome to the Dark Enlightenment.