The soul has greater need of the ideal than the real for it is by the real that we exist, it is by the ideal that we live

Monday, March 7, 2011

In a false quarrel there is no true valour.

I'll be very unhappy about this for several reasons.

First, it's less than a week before my birfday and I plan to take myself to Hawaii this year.  Second, it's less than a week before the distribution of my adoptive father's estate, and that bastard owes me.  Third, I'm attempting to formulate some plans that will start to take root this summer, and this will be just before they do.

So this would suck.

Besides, it's the opinion of nutjobs, so how can I put any stock in it.

Just read an article about the demise of the 30 year mortgage.  Yet another bastion the middle-class was founded on.  They're coming for it all folks.  They're after the houses, the money, the freedoms, the unions, all of it.

We'd better start paying attention and save what little there is left to save, because we're bound for grass huts and dung heating if we're not careful. Well, at least our descendants are.

 It may take a while to get it, but we're assisting in our own demise and have been for some time now.

There are fewer true arguments than " We get the government we deserve."

We have created a society that relies on two incomes to have material things and in the end it's our downfall.  Our politics are taught us by fear, our morals are taught us by the religious who teach hate and divisiveness, and all the while those who would have us be their slaves are convincing more and more of us that they're the good guys,and we believe.Yet no one seems to be struggling with the question of what is the right thing to do.  We're a nation of Narcissists, and we all know what happened to him.

(side note: Funny headline this morning- "Remember when Charlie Sheen was an actor?"  Well, frankly, no, I don't.)

And so it goes: