Published on Casey Research, by David Galland, September 2, 2011.
The human ape has any number of qualities not often found in other species of mammalia, including opposable thumbs and the ability to fashion and use tools.
Continuing the list, I would add a tendency to form all manner of mental constructs and to then act in accordance with those constructs, even when those constructs have little or no connection to reality … //
… Another large subset of the human herd has become brainwashed to the point of delusion by a combination of state education, misinformed college professors, mainstream media, religious leaders and high-talking politicos into believing that they as individuals are little more than pawns, knee-benders, set on this planet to follow a path proscribed by the power elite.
As a consequence, when social trials arise on that path, they look first to the government for solutions. And they cling stubbornly to false beliefs, such as the myth of anthropogenic global warming, even though the truth of the situation would be readily apparent if they trusted in their instincts and did some actual research.
And so it is that while the world is dominated by the human ape, the species is greatly hindered in its progress by stupid monkeys. Let anywhere near the levers of power, it is a certainty these stupid monkeys will start pulling madly, and keep pulling even as the machine begins to shudder and smoke.
Making the point, I would like to share with you – a more sensible species of simian, I am sure – a few examples of stupid monkeys at their dumb deeds; deeds that can only make one shake one’s head in dismay.
The stupid monkeys at the Justice Department decided to block a merger between AT&T and T-Mobile because it would “harm competition.”
“Gawd’s blood!” I cry out loud to no one. The whole idea of such a business combination is, of course, to “harm the competition” by enhancing profitability with a combination of larger market share and reduced redundancies. Maybe the Justice Department should require AT&T to shut down, because the very act of staying in business is clearly damaging to the competition. And while they are at it, the feds should also clamp down on the burgeoning Internet telephony companies that are now slashing into the market share of all the big telecoms.
A sub-species of particularly stupid and destructive capuchins in the California legislature appear poised to pass a bill that will effectively put an end to hiring an adult babysitter or anyone seeking casual employment doing odd jobs.
Here’s the state’s own legislative summary of the bill’s intent: … (full long angry text).
(My comment: more and more I believe that it is not the GOOD ideology which makes it, but human’s ability for thinking INSIDE THE REALITY AND IT’S BALANCE OF ALL FACTORS … and this balance is constantly changing … what remains are questions about justice, linked with our ability for empathy to our fellows … so every day has it’s new questions about reality … )
Unsteady as she goes, by Alex Callinicos, and: Britain’s trade unions: the shape of things to come, by Martin Smith, both on International Socialism, latest Issue (131), June 27, 2011. See also back issues.