How I see the world, and how I
work on becoming a better man.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Old dog no tricks...
Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul,
Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning the last
~Number of States won by: Obama: 19 McCain: 29 ~Square miles of land won by: Obama: 580,000 McCain: 2,427,000 ~Population of counties won by: Obama: 127 million McCain: 143 million ~Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Obama: 13.2 McCain: 2.1
Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of the territory McCain
won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country.
Obama territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in low income
tenements and living off various forms of government welfare..."
I don't know that the above is at all true. It just feels so wrong. But I am here to write about why the economy isn't working and I am not working either...
I play some computer games, the only one online I am slugging through is CastleVille now. The game designers have the typical stupidity of the government - and being a citizen of America and a player on CastleVille I discovered that I am almost as stupid as they are.
The government has decided that they must make lots of money, to spend lots of money, so they have a greater measure of success. The game designers decided that they must make lots of money, to spend lots of money so they have a great measure of their success.
Earl doesn't have a job, doesn't want to owe for a new business and is often preparing to leave the mortal realm for the Heavenly one - so I am cutting bills, paying off loans and trying to smile at more people - measuring my success in reflecting goodness gracious and smiles that keep the dark away.
The government increases the pace and pages of regulations, without ceasing. Prayers without ceasing would be more effective, but they don't really believe in God. The game designers want the players to play faster, offer buy ins (with real dollars) to gain glory and success. They also sell ads and ad space and design their game to cause more clicks, to reduce screen, add ads, and impress ad space buyers.
I am tired. Suddenly realizing this is why business is slow, business is tired. No one in government is cutting regulations, REALLY CUTTING! No one in government is reducing the intrusion into the daily lives of the citizens! WHY! If I don't know what my taxes will be for the next ten years, why work, why plan, why struggle if the government has become the ugly cancer on my life?
The game designers have made me tired, too. There are too many things to rid the game of, monster and ugly out number the beautiful, as fewer gamers participate daily the remaining gamers must decide to drop out, prioritize or just lull. Nice thing about the game - it is not a real life. Turn it off and feel just a little guilty for abandoning my fellow gamers. I have done it twice, on two other games, and the games have never ended up on my dream schedule.
So the government and the game designers have beaten business and Earl into a passive watcher. Wanting to play harder, work more, remembering the glory days when HP could start in a garage, Jobs could get with friends and amaze each other, and I was fully employed really defending the America I loved, sure it was mythical but it hadn't gotten bent yet, we are close to broken now.
Slash and burn, clear the trees, gird them and start tilling the soil. IF the game designers or the goodness lost government want to increase players and participants in the game, economy or life in general. CUT THE REGULATIONS, quit building challenges and barriers to moving into the future. The people and business are ready to grow.
On the whole 9/11 event --- the government was stunned that it was supposed to have stopped this type of attack. And then decided to pretend it could stop it for ever and invented more agencies and departments and obstacles to better relations to the world, the people and the idea of law. IF THE PRESIDENT HAD SAID we were going to be attacked tomorrow and every day there after, we might have had a better solution than the mess we seem to be mired on now.
There are people in the world that hate us for what we are, for what we pretend to be, and for what we will never become. Some of those people are very dangerous and willing to die for their mark on History or death of their fears and enemies. Get over it, build your life on solid values, not fears, base it on Love not lust, envy, and sloth...
The government and game designers will never ever have your best interests in mind.