What kind of a world do we live in?
We have Europe in a deep freeze, Washington DC under a thick blanket of snow, and we still have climate Nazis publicly proclaiming that Copenhagen was a failure in fighting the ills of global warming. Europeans have long led the charge against what they believe is a man-made calamity. Today, they are dealing with frigid conditions that caused Eurostar to shut down and has been responsible for 42 deaths.
But that's not the half of it.
What kind of a government do we have here in the U.S.?
In spite of only 38% of the American people approving of the current healthcare bill, the United States Government seems intent on passing it anyway. The Chicago way seems to have won out over representative democracy. Arm twisting and threats are nothing new to the city of Capone, and it seems that these same methods are now being employed at the federal level. And if this isn't enough, when this doesn't work, we see nothing short of bribery.
Now, I am willing to bet that most of my readers already know this and because of this, it would be a waste of time to feature this as my central point and theme. It's deeper than that.
Here's what I want to know:
What it will take to get people mad enough to make changes in their states and congressional districts next year?
Because the people who represent us are clearly not listening to their constituents. They can't be.
When only a minority of the people are for something and they ram it through anyway, it is the epitome of arrogance and certainly is indicative of a patronizing attitude. When these kinds of things become increasingly evident, we can no longer claim representative democracy. It is nothing less than dictatorship by committee. The only difference between this and what was in play in the old Soviet Union is we have the opportunity to throw these low-life bums out.
Our elected officials are nothing more than parasites, who have no private sector skills and no idea what it is like to work their asses off -- day in and day out. They vote themselves pay raises at every turn, in spite of the fact they ask the people to make certain sacrifices they are not willing to make.
The people who just spent last week in Denmark are no different either.
Many of them made the trips on private jets, ate meat at the many free feeding troughs offered at someone else's expense, and probably consumed massive amounts of power and electricity in the process. Yet, they seem to have no trouble chastising others who drive SUVs, enjoy a good steak once in awhile, and want to keep the thermostat high enough to stay warm in the midst of this freezing spell.
I tell you folks, it's a mad world we live in. And until the hard working people of this world get their heads out of the clouds and into what is happening around them, it's going to get worse.
Interesting piece at I Hate The Media. What makes a math major an expert in meteorology? When he writes his own Wikipedia entry.