The tea party movement gets its philosophical underpinnings from Ayn Rand, who wrote some unreadable political tomes disguised as third rate fiction back in the 40’s and 50’s. She saw the excesses of the Russian Communist rise to power in its early days when she was young and decided upon coming to America that all collective action is bad. Thecentral idea is that somehow capitalists are sorts of gods, who are dependent on no one and that those who are not are simply leeches. It’s a cold and calculated logic flowing from self-centeredness and a refusal to acknowledge the connection everyone has to everyone else.
There is a kind of hero worship at the heart of it all. That there is a super human out there, worthy of adulation because they found a way to turn an idea into gold… or, like most capitalists (Edison anyone?) turn other people’s ideas into gold and stomp on the competition.
Let’s face it – Capitalism wastes resources through its constant dog-eat-dog competition. Competition is great, within creative guidelines, but when there are no rules, people get hurt. Capitalists don’t care. They simply want to rule every part of every possible world they can dream up. Yet they can’t even rule their own greed.
It begs the theological question – can God create a mountain He cannot climb? It’s a trick question, since either answer proves that God is not omnipotent. Which leads logically to the conclusion that omnipotence is not an actual state of being, but a fantasy.
Diarama drawn tight envelopal unit based estoppal. If you encourage people to use their strengths they may forget they have weaknesses. If you push people to overcome their weaknesses they identify themselves with the weaknesses and tend to lose strength. Why do you still bolate the triumphal cognot? You have to look for the substance amid the style. You have to find the meaning inside the nonsense. Hui bui kui!! JUMP YON HINDER DONUT FLOW!!!!!!
Notes found scribbled on lined paper. Thoughts and questions:
Just because you are aware of what caused the problem, does not mean you have the power to fix it.
The key to understanding someone else’s perspective is to not invent it for them.
Just because you look good, does not mean you are good.
Is all pleasure simply a trap for later pain? Is all pain detrimental? How do we know the difference and is it the same for everyone?
Just because you can label something, doesn’t mean you understand it.
Does every demand justify a supply? Who decides?
Oil companies are not required by the U.S. government to have remote shut-offs for their oil wells at platform sites, as many others do throughout the world. Why not? Could it be that oil companies have been running the U.S. government all this time and figured they could save themselves some cash by not putting these controls in? Seems like we would be done with a few people running everything by now. When do we get to have a Democracy, Daddy? When? Please? Pretty please with sugar?