Unintended Consequences

As your general election approaches, I recommend that you take as notebook and write down the issues that are currently seen as important. Things such as:

  • The COVID-19 pandemic
  • The failure to effectively address the COVID-19 pandemic
  • The rush to appoint another conservative justice to the Supreme Court
  • The divisiveness of the political process
  • The failure of America, as a whole, to address racism
  • The rise of white supremacists, who are treated by much of the world as a terrorist organization
  • The treatment of people who wish to emigrate to America
  • Efforts to roll back health care coverage, especially for people with pre-existing conditions

Set a reminder for November 3, 2022. When the reminder sounds its alarm, pour yourself a double of your preferred adult beverage. Retrieve the list and look at each item. Write down what the outcome, including the second and third effects. For example, without the influx of immigrants joining the workforce, how will social security be doing? Is it adequately funded with fewer workers? (In 1945, there were 41.9 workers for every social security recipient. Today it is 2.8 workers.)

For your sake, I hope things turn out well.

Talking Bird

One of the houses near the sewer in which I live has some type of talking bird. I don’t know if it’s a mynah, a crow, or some breed of parrot. In any case, it’s driving me crazy. Over and over it says the same thing:

“Rounding the turn!”

“Rounding the turn!”

“Rounding the turn!”

That’s one reason why I like dogs best — they don’t talk.

Lies, Damn Lies, and . . .

President Trump says he's leaving hospital - One News Page ...

After injecting and/or ingesting bleach and Lysol, after downing a metric ton of Hydroxychloroquine, and after holding events at which the virus ran rampant, your president ended up in the hospital.

How surprising.

Now he’s decided to leave the hospital and return to the White House, undoubtedly against medical advice. This after doctor shopping, replacing a Rear Admiral (O-8) with a commander (O-5) as his physician. It’s not just rank–an admiral has about 30 years of experience, while a commander only has about 15 years. While they both may have comparable medical skills, the commander has roughly half the experience in dealing with difficult patients

In any case, your president will soon be loosed on the American people. hyped on steroids and experiencing the unknown side effects from experimental drugs. He’ll be, well, Trump on steroids.

I believe it is time to update Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain) saying. It now should be:

There are lies, damned lies, and statements from the White House.

Who Follows Trump?

Trump Calls For First Presidential Debate To Be Moved Up ...
I’m not presidential and I can’t even act like one on TV!

I’m a cynic–after all, I’m considered to be the founder of Cynical Philosophy–so what would you expect. However, cynicism is still a philosophical discipline, and like all the others, and seeks wisdom and truth.

After your presidential debacle debate, yesterday, I began to ponder an important question. What kind of person would follow Trump? What kind of person accepts routine lying, vengeance, and intimidation, etc.?

Then, inspiration hit! Eureka!

Thomas F. Wilson portrayed Biff Tannen, the antagonist in all three Back to the Future movies. According to Bob Gale, the writer, Biff Tannen was based on Donald Trump. This is especially obvious in the second one–the one in the future–in which Biff was immensely wealthy, owned a casino (and the entire town), and had no scruples.

Biff always had three sycophants following him around. They didn’t have purpose or even thoughts of their own–they just followed Biff and did whatever he said. (Although in the final one, they did abandon Tannen when he would be going to jail.)

Biff Tannen answers your burning Back To The Future ...

Those three followers explain Trump’s base better than anything else I’ve seen. Score one for the philosophical advantages of cynicism!

Decline and Fall of the USA

I watched the decline and fall of the Roman Empire, the various Chinese dynasties, The Huns, the British Empire, and dozens of other powerful nation-states. The decline of your United States is the fastest and most devastating yet.

  • Once a world leader, able to influence world affairs, you are now viewed as a pathetic joke.
  • Your Congress can get very little accomplished. Members prefer to make party-line speeches to the C-Span cameras rather than collaborate.
  • Your Senate is a rubber stamp that says, “Yes!” before the president has even asked the question.
  • The legislative vacuum has resulted in the courts becoming more powerful than ever was intended.
  • Your president views himself as an emperor, ruling by fiat. No one expects him to tell the truth. People fear his vengeance and many have suffered his Machiavellian wrath.

The day is coming when America, will be another historical has-been like Spain, Holland, and England—as people wonder, “Whatever happened to America?”

Presidential Quotations

Abraham Lincoln – “I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.”

Franklin Delano Roosevelt – “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

John Fitzgerald Kennedy – “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.

Lyndon Baines Johnson – “I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your president.”

Richard M. Nixon – “I am not a crook.”

Donald M. trump – “I don’t take responsibility at all.”

Death by COVID-19

Over 202,000 Americans have died from COVID-19. That’s an impressive number–you must be proud of yourselves.

That’s nearly double the number of Americans killed in the First World War. In fact it’s nearly 40,000 more than the TOTAL deaths from Revolutionary War (25,000), The War of 1812 (20,000), The Mexican War (13,283), Spanish-American War (2,446), The Korean War (36,516), The War in Vietnam (58,219), The Gulf War (258), and the Iraq/Afghanistan War (6,626) combined.

Of course, the Spanish Flu of 1918 – 1920 is still ahead with 650,000 deaths. The Spanish flu’s existence was debated and denied and simplistic treatments, such as sunshine and fresh air proposed. Sound familiar?

Like COVID-19, the Spanish Flu came in waves, with each downturn hailed as the end only to be followed by the next surge of infections and deaths.

Concentration Camps

You Americans condemned Nazi Germany for its use of concentration camps to rid the country of undesirables. America, you believed, would never do such a horrible thing.

Well, maybe just a tiny bit when American citizens of Japanese ancestry were rounded up during the Second World War. But that shouldn’t count, should it?

But what about those who entered America, desperate for safety ,who have had members of their families killed by gangs? What about those who cannot earn a livable wage and are desperate for a job—any job—including those which Americans find demeaning or unprofitable? How does America treat them?

Let’s compare:

Nazis – Rounded up undesirables, including Jews, Romas, homosexuals, the physically and mentally handicapped.
America – Rounds up undesirables, such as those who entered his country illegally (even though it may take nearly 3 years to get a green card), those whose parents bought them here as infants or toddlers, those whose visas run out before their green card is approved.

Nazis – Kept prisoners in overcrowded, squalid conditions without adequate food, sanitary facilities, or medical care.
America – Keep prisoners in overcrowded, squalid cages without adequate food, sanitary facilities, or medical care.

Nazis – Performed medical experiments and forced sterilization on prisoners.
America – Perform forced sterilizations on prisoners.

Nazis – Eliminated the undesirables by the use of Xylon gas, carbon monoxide poisoning, starvation, overwork, plain-old-bullets, etc.
America – Eliminates undesirables by forcibly deporting them, often to a country they’ve never seen and know nothing about.

Nazis – Tattoo a number on the arm of prisoners for identification purposes.
America – Not believed to be currently in use.

Germany 1936 vs USA 2020

I know many of my views are unpopular. It’s been that way for over 2 millennia–I just come across that way. Why? Because I choose to say what I BELIEVE is factual.

Am I always right? Of course not–no human, whether living or dead–is always right, no matter what some may tell you. Nevertheless, I give it an honest effort. Many of your leaders do not.

For some reason, many of you and your contemporaries, accept what are obvious fallacies, as factual–you know “Promises made, Promises kept.” Try these:

  • Is “The Wall” completed from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico? NO
  • Has Mexico paid for the wall as promised? NO
  • Is employment up? NO
  • Do people feel secure in their homes? NO
  • Are they confident that they can afford their rent or house payments? NO
  • IS healthcare available and affordable for all Americans? NO
  • Did COVID-19 miraculously disappear, as promised? NO
  • Are Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran (AMONG OTHERS)
    pumping false information into the media to affect our
    election outcomes? YES
  • Are your elected officials ensuring an honest election? NO
  • Are some officials benefiting from foreign interference? NO
  • Do you even care?

If you want the shit scared out of you, get a pen. a tablet, and a clipboard. Watch Netflix’s Hitler – A Career and keep track of how many techniques and practices from NAZI Germany are occurring today in America.

I hope that you suffer neither a stroke nor a heart attack, If you do, after watching and thinking about things, you just might care.

It’s up to you.

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The Real Politicians of DC

The most blatantly false television broadcasts (besides Fox News) are reality shows. The Real Housewives of [fill in the blank] dress like June Cleaver, act like they’re in Behind the Green Door, and lie like the serpent in the Garden of Eden. However, they cannot hold a black, sulfurous candle to the politicians on the air this week.

Here are some guidelines:

  • If something exists that is inconvenient–something like, say, 183,000 dead Americans due to coronavirus–just speak of it in the past tense as if it no longer exists.
  • If a foreign government has kompromat on you that could be used for blackmail, just say that the really important thing is that the leader of that government says nice things about you.
  • Don’t worry if dozens of your inner circle are in jail, under indictment, or convicted of crimes–after all you can (and probably will) commute their sentences.*
  • When in doubt, build the whole nominating convention around your wife, children, in-laws, sycophants, a few toadies, and if possible, some interesting puppets. (Too bad the Muppets weren’t available–at least they are entertaining.)
  • If you are dead set against immigration, feature your wife, a one time nude (aka porn) model who was allowed into the US under a so-called “genius” visa (Huh?? Say what??). PLEASE remember to keep her parents and other relatives who came in via chain migration out of sight.

And, most importantly, even if you’ve run the national debt to monumental levels, driven unemployment through the roof, stripped people of healthcare, and have the Foreclosure King as your Secretary of the Treasury as millions are at risk for losing their homes, tell everybody:

Only I can fix it!

*DO NOT pardon colleagues, toadies, and sycophants. If you do, they could tell the truth without the legal concern of self incrimination.