A cynic’s guide to society

A cynic’s guide to society

Based on the observations of a confirmed anti-social hermit … THE PURPOSE OF GOVERNMENT Ultra conservative – People serve the government. The government serves The Elite. Conservative – People serve the government. Liberal – The government serves the people. Ultra liberal – The people ARE the government. THE PURPOSE OF THE ECONOMY Ultra conservative – ... Read More
An ode to The Donald (and his worshipers)

An ode to The Donald (and his worshipers)

‘Twas a couple of weeks before Solstice, and all through the land Too many creatures were stirring, it was getting out of hand; The stockings were put over faces with care, Spreading fear all around to there, there and here; The children were hiding deep under their beds; While visions of terrorists danced in their ... Read More
By On December 4, 2015 7:16 pm



Its true, I swear!! Click here for the proof!

I am going to try this again. I know it is really a vain effort. For one few really read my blogs, and those who NEED to see this would probably ignore it even if they did read it … after all thinking for yourself involves an effort. But rant away I will anyway …

  • Being a celebrity does not make one especially smart. Nor does it give someone sudden expertise in … well … ANYTHING. Therefore, just because a celebrity says it (assuming they actually DID say it and did not just have a picture attached to CLAIM they said it) does not make it true.
  • Being elected to office does not mean one is especially smart. Nor does it give someone sudden expertise in … well … ANYTHING. All it means is that they ran for office, and won. Politicians frequently say what people WANT to hear to achieve their own goals, whatever they may be. Therefore, just because a politician says it does not mean it is true.
  • Being wealthy does not mean one is especially smart. Nor does it give someone sudden expertise in … well … ANYTHING. All it means is that they either managed to earn, or were born into, money. Some wealthy people will say what people WANT to hear to achieve their own goals, which is frequently to make more money. Therefore, just because a wealthy person says it does not mean it is true.
  • Being a college graduate does not mean one is especially smart. And while it may give someone some expertise in certain areas, it does not make one an expert on EVERYTHING . All it means is that they managed to pay for school somehow and passed a bunch of tests. Sure higher degrees mean more levels of expertise, but college graduates can be just as misguided as anyone else. Therefore just because a college graduate says it does not mean it is true.

A few more tips …

  • Statistics are only as good as the source of the statistics and the UNDERSTANDING of the data. If you do not truly know where the stats come from or how to properly interpret them, they are nothing more than numbers. So don’t believe statistics just because they agree with what you WANT to believe. It is a good likelihood that if they are posted with an agenda, then they are meant to convince you of that agenda. While properly understood statistics can’t be ignored, just because someone CLAIMS they are true does not make them true.
  • Adding a picture or video to a claim does not make it true. Nor does randomly associating it with well-known  people.
  • While some are interested in actually informing people of what is going on, MOST media outlets serve two purposes … to make money for their owners by attracting an audience, and to promote the agenda of those same owners. They will say what their intended audience wants to hear, or promote their masters agenda, true or not. Therefore, just because it is on the news does not make it true.
  • The internet is a great source of information. But just because the information is THERE does not mean it is true. It just means someone put some effort into sharing the information.

Once again world … STOP BEING SHEEP!!! Think for yourself. Question. Research. Don’t believe simply because you WANT to. Believe because you did your homework and are properly convinced. Stop letting the selfish and power-hungry dictate how you think!

You were given a mind for a reason. Use it.

”The problem with quotes from the internet is that you can never quite be sure they are genuine’”
– Abraham Lincoln”

By On October 12, 2015 9:24 am

A list of Federally recognized holidays:

  1. New Year’s Day: we celebrate a random day in the middle of winter that doesn’t actually start anything except an arbitrary calendar by partying hard and having mega sales.
  2. Martin Luther King Jr Day: we honor a wise and good man by pretending racism is gone and having mega sales.
  3. George Washington’s Birthday / President’s Day: we honor our first president, and to be politically correct ALL presidents (even if they did nothing particularly good for our country) by having mega sales.
  4. Easter (technically a business holiday): we prove that there is a war on Christianity by having 2 out of our 11+ Nationally Recognized holidays being Christian (the ONLY religion actually honored nationally), and celebrate with lots of food, a series of pagan rituals and having mega sales.
  5. Memorial Day: we remember the many soldiers that have died for our country by having barbecues and mega sales.
  6. Independence Day: we celebrate the birth of our nation with barbecues, often illegal fireworks, and having mega sales.
  7. Labor Day: We honor the workers of our nation by making them work overtime for mega sales.
  8. Columbus Day: we honor a dude who accidentally bumped into a well populated and already often visited “New World”, claiming he discovered it, by having mega sales.
  9. Veteran’s Day: We honor the many soldier’s who have not yet died for our country so we can ignore them completely for the other 364 days of the year, by having mega sales.
  10. Thanksgiving Day: we remember the day that we actually thanked the indigenous population for helping a few of us survive before we completely ruined their lives, by having a big meal and having mega sales.
  11. Black Friday (business “holiday”): we have a day devoted to mega sales (we really needed one!!)
  12. Christmas Day: we again prove the war on Christianity by celebrating the non-birthday of a man who may or may not even have existed with lots of food, a series of pagan rituals and having mega sales.

And people wonder why I am a cynic.

true flag

By On October 5, 2015 4:46 pm

Why is it not acceptable to blame easy access to guns for gun violence, but it IS acceptable to blame women for the rape of women?

Why is it frequently the same people having those conflicting thoughts?

Why do (again often the same) people find blaming lack of prayer in schools is a valid explanation, but lack of societal responsibility is not?

Why do people scream that their rights are being violated because someone wants to ensure a dangerous tool only gets in the hands of those who will use it responsibly, yet our right to vote … incidentally the whole reason the constitution was written in the first place … gets violated all the time with out anyone flinching?

Why do I need to REGISTER to actually use my primary right of voting, yet it is perfectly reasonable to not have to register to have use of a device that kills?

Why is it ok to be a hateful bastard when MY religion says it is, but if YOUR religion says so you are terrorists?

Why is it ok to use woman’s breasts to SELL things, but it s not ok to use them to … say … feed a baby (the reason they exist in the first place)?

Why is it so acceptable to pick and choose which aspects of the bible, koran, constitution, etc we choose to follow?

Who is it we fear so much that we need to constantly defend ourselves? And if it is our own government, how can we call ourselves patriotic if we want to take down our government?

Why don’t people use their own heads, and actually THINK about what they are saying, instead of allowing those with personal agenda’s and LOTS of money TELL us how to think?

Why do we think new laws will fix anything, when the only people who OBEY the laws are the ones who don’t need them? Why do we find it reasonable that the only answer to violence is more violence?

Why is it US and THEM?

Seriously. Why?

Rules or thought?

Rules or thought?

I am not one for generalization. I often use it as a tool to make points; as a tool for sarcasm … but I don’t believe that reality can be accurately displayed by generalization. I think every fact; every interaction; every detail of life needs to be evaluated for itself. Sure we can define patterns, ... Read More
Let’s talk about right and wrong!

Let’s talk about right and wrong!

I have to admit, the older I get, and the more I interact with the human world … the less I get humans. We are the only animal that actually create reasons for our actions AFTER the fact, and then justify them no matter how ridiculous or self-serving the reason ... Read More
Another call to arms

Another call to arms

It has always been my impression that one of the core values of the US Constitution is the concept of “innocent until proven guilty“. That encompasses the basic idea of freedom of thought and expression. One cannot be condemned for something without having proof that they actually did something wrong. It is ... Read More
Some random thoughts on peace

Some random thoughts on peace

Since I am once again channelling my inner Don Quixote, the world … especially the internet world, has shifted in my sights again. It is aways interesting to me how our vision will shift according to what we want, or better yet need, to see. Of course one has to be willing to actually see, and not ... Read More