Just got back from San Diego. Downtown homeless situation is arguably worse than Union Square SF. Saw a couple homeless dudes eating out of a garbage can in front of a Gaslamp restaurant. The Horton Plaza shopping mall reeked of piss with panhandlers on the sidewalk. Homeless in the fucking Starbucks, laid out in front of Ralphs, etc. Didn’t see a cop anywhere. Yet there’s million dollar condos going up all over the place. Does nobody give a shit about cleaning this up?
I replied with the following:
Maintain systems of command and control that skim wealth from the masses and sent to the apex of the socioeconomic hierarchy.
Keep the masses under control at the least expense possible. Allow just enough at the commoner level to stave off over revolt.
Minimize social control costs as much as possible.
A commoners death is meaningless. It is just a statistic. Even a few million deaths are sometimes merely the price paid to ensure the overlords retain control of their fiefdom.
Life’s a bitch and then you die. The ultimate fate for all; commoner and overlord. It is the period between birth and death where being an overlord allows, barring dire misfortune, the overlords to live luxurious lives while commoners vary greatly in regards to fending off life miseries. Too often mere luck decides who lives opulently, gets by okay, struggles for the basics or wallows in an economic quagmire than can be exacerbated by mental illness or defects injects by a sub-par upbringing while a vile spawn of societal dregs.
Life is akin to a shit sandwich. The more bread you got the less shit you eat.
All the best to all of you and may fortune, good luck and good deeds fall upon all though that is an impossibility. Shit happens. And it happens to the most undeserving along with those that deserve horrors for the horrors they bestowed upon others.
No utopia for us humans. But we can try to do the best for all while trying to keep the bad away. Good karma to you and yours… if such a thing exists.
For the uninitiated “bread” is a slang term for money/wealth.
The house was full of people.
I was completely alone.
Same as it ever was.
That brief post was responding to the question starting the thread:
Anyone else spending Thanksgiving alone?
That message board allows anonymous commenting so I am unable to contact whoever wrote that brief message. Maybe that is for the best. That brief declaration conveys a lot in my opinion and expounding upon it could possibly reduce its impact.
When you read the comment your mind takes those words and interprets its meaning as it relates to your own thoughts, your own life experiences.
When I first read and interpreted the comment I thought of American society as a whole. Then I thought of my own life experiences then pondered what I have observed of others’ holiday events and the personal interactions that occurred.
Those thoughts included the various ways that Thanksgiving is celebrated. Homeless and poor folks arriving to eat a free meal and others descending upon retail stores in massive numbers for Thanksgiving sales where some behave akin to barbarians rampaging through a helpless populace.
That brief declaration can easily lead my mind in so many directions. Each of us will have differing thoughts, a multitude… innumerable beyond comprehension for reasons the deep-thinkers should easily grasp if they give much thought to this matter. If only my mind was capable of conveying my thoughts in a concise way not requiring so many words… if I even could convey those thoughts in a manner that the reader interprets as I hope they do.
So… I leave it to you to ponder the quote that led to this entry… if you want to. Your choice!!!
Back in the 1990s a mob of humans screamed their outrage at the mention of eating a dog. Well, with so many people foregoing logic and rational thinking and living most of their life based upon emotions that outrage should not be surprising.
If famine ever strikes the USA and the grumblings filling the gut lead to actual pain I wonder how many of those beloved mutts and other pets will be grilled and eaten with gusto? Well, that is an unlikely event for the foreseeable future but I still grin with mirth at the massive outcry against BESNA:
I fear that the archived site could be lost so for historical reasons (hysterical, to some) the BESNA site is duplicated below but not in the original format, display manner and lacking the graphics used. Also, the entire original BESNA site was not archived but enough was to convey the gist of that which was BESNA.
None of the original pictures were saved, thus some picture titles are hanging with no picture to actually describe.
Another rant that I, the Disgruntled Old Coot, left at a comment section following a news story about taxes. Unlike some of the monolithic corporate-owned media Web sites the place I left my comment has not banned me form commenting. Yay!!!
And here is my ranting:
It is a crime against We, the People to have any tax system that is inequitable or so hard to comprehend that even extensively-trained folks who make that tax system their life’s work can not understand all the ramifications. Back in the 1980s Consumer Reports (CR) hired ten different types of tax experts including an entire large firm that put its amassed mind-power to work on the needed information to prepare a federal form CR provided. Every result differed and the differences were great at the extremes. I forget the actual figures but that proved to me that the tax system is unAmerican and a crime against We, the People.
It continues, I fear, because the current taxing systems allow politicians to control society and the multitude of jobs created to assist in meeting those tax laws are beneficial to folks in the upper ranks of the social-economic hierarchy. Again, yet another method of wealth transference from the masses of common folks to those deemed deserving by our exalted master ruling class and their politician and bureaucrat lackeys.
And the scam continues and the masses are inundated with indoctrination that as things are is how they are supposed to be. Love it or leave it.
And the scam continues, the class war abides and the relentless propaganda keeps a huge mass of common folks accepting of the systems, entities and people who are spitting upon those masses.
A day of reckoning will hopefully arrive in the future. Maybe the enemies of the common folks will capitulate and allow a more equitable USA to emerge from the ashes of a class war that is allowed to die.
Below is a post I left at an MGTOW (Men Going Their Own Way) message board.
If the guy purposefully left the kid in the hot car to die… destroy him.
But, how do you prove it. I do not know the circumstances BUT… it is often the females involved with these events and I do not recall any female being reported about in the manner this event occurred.
Is it the social bias against males that makes a male more likely to be considered evil? Is the oft-mentioned “pussy pass” an actual reality? If so, where are the equality-demanding feminists who should be screaming their outrage that females are given preferential treatment in regards to the negative aspects of life
Disgruntled I am and maybe rightly so. However, I AM grateful that the USA is generally a benevolent regime that even though it does use murder to control the masses of common folks at least it does so in relatively few numbers.
That Stalin scum used his lackeys to murder many millions of common folks. Our ruling masters mostly control their hired lackeys filling the many positions within an enormous number of systems and the bureaucracies within. Mostly.
Once in awhile the lackeys are turned loose to commit mayhem and send a message to the masses that to defy “the system” can be fatal. USA history, distant and recent, gives ample examples that the entrenched systems making the elites and their systems so powerful and profitable to those elites will murder even innocent babies to strike fear into the common folks.