I just. Don't. Get. It. Every day government on all levels is encroaching further and further into our lives. Story in Houston today..
people think this is a good thing?
I just don't get it. Various writers have been writing tales of warning about too much government encroachment, or the pitfalls of falling under a totalitarian/communist/socialist government. some of these stories were even required reading in school. 1984 by George Orwell
Animal Farm by George Orwell.
Farenheit 451. Ray Bradbury...
These and others. Even today we have warnings in writing of the future under the "benevolent" rule of these dystopian utopias. Now I don't like most of these stories. Many of them are just too much angsty teenage crap in them with the dystopic fucked up world as nothing but a backdrop instead of the real story..but..
Hunger Games in which your kids are taken and put into a 'last man standing, to the death' gladiatorial games that is broadcast all over the place for the amusement of those in power and the brain washed and CONTROLLED masses.
Divergent in which you have to at a certain time decide what BOX you want to fit in, or will fit in via some test. If you don't fit any of those boxes? You're hosed.
There are other stories those are just two you'll recognize though due to them being made into movies. Hell! One of my favorite movies is about a dystopian liberal/progressive/democrat utopia. Demolition Man. Ring a bell? A world in which every facet of your life is controlled by a central authority. Everyone is brainwashed. Well most everyone except those who live, quite literally, underground.. Salt, caffeine, cigarettes, fat? Hell..MEAT?! Unhealthy therefore illegal. Hell there's only ONE restaurant and that's Taco Bell. Although not the Taco Hell many of us know and love, or know and hate as the case may be. Sex? Forget it, sex leads to disease and chaos; and as noted in the movie...for a cigarette, a beer or a desire to raid the fridge. Can't have that. So you have to go to a licensed doctor who'll determine whether you're compatible, extract your semen[or in the case of the ladies the eggs] genetically purify them, then combine them in a lab.. I honestly don't remember at the moment whether the ladies were artificially inseminated at that point or whether the zygote was put in a test tube to be popped out of an incubator 9 months later. Either way...beam me up scotty.
Look, when the hell are the sheep among you going to wake up and realize that instead of putting sheep dogs into the various government positions; you've by and large put the WOLVES in power over you? You keep reelecting the same assholes. Over and over again. Note there are some sheepdogs in the power structure but the wolves are winning. Taking more control over your lives with nary a "baa aaa aaaaa" of discontent out of most of you. Me? I'm not exactly a sheep dog, not sheep either. I'm barking and growling in the hopes of getting your attention and making you think, come out of your complacency. Frankly with all the ignorant, unschooled, flat out ILLITERATE comments I witness on posts on face book...I sometimes wonder why I bother. Because those of you who support this shit are willful participants in your own enslavement and slaughter. Why? Why? WHY Goddammit?!!!
Do you people crave the slave chains?! Is it fear? Okay...fear, I can understand that. Fear can be crippling. It can also be a powerful motivator in making yourself smarter, faster and more dangerous than those that would make slaves out of you, or sheep fit only for slaughter. Is it an unwillingness to take responsibility for your own lives and decisions? Hmmm that one right there I think is many of you among the sheep.
Bah! I'm done ranting for the moment about this. I've said most of this shit repeatedly over the years.
Remember TANSTAAFL and...
I now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity.