I am not going to entertain you with a history of Thanksgiving as has been my previous habit for holidays. Since we are at the extended family’s residence, I am in the situation of not having my usual items on hand with which to work. The shed has 4 walls, frame for the platform and a tarp covering the top. I still need the weather to cooperate with allowing glue to dry, then apply the plywood and frame the roof. Getting off after 1700 and having the sun hide by 1820 has not mad progress easy either. The Samson project has made great strides with a couple of small steps remaining. I have the props mostly done now with the need of a couple of boxes and then paining the microphone stands for either side of the stage. We have started a trailer in which to haul all of the material. Yes, that means building the trailer. Now we are at a home, not our own, and all my distractions on which I normally work are not there. That is why I am blogging again. Hello everyone. I know it’s been a while, but life has been busy. Siblinginbox provided me a book – “The Kindergarden of Eden” which was an interesting outline of a longer book and describes philosophy of the socialists, which idea of course, I appreciate. There are 4 laws described in the later portion of the book:
1. (pg 87) Indiscriminateness – the total rejection of the intellectual process – is an absolute moral imperative.
2. (pg 103) Indiscriminateness of thought does not lead to indiscriminateness of policies. It leads to the siding only and always with the lesser over the better, the wrong over the right, and the evil over the good.
3. (pg 111) All Modern Liberal policies occur in tandem, with every effort meant to reward the lesser met with an equal and opposite campaign against the better.
4. (pg 115) The Modern Liberal will ascribe to the better the negative qualities associated with the lesser, while concurrently ascribing to the lesser the positive qualities found in the better.
This does describe observations I had made, but with a different thought than that the individuals were coming from the position of evil and behaving in that fashion. This book presents the idea that those actions are simply a product of these laws, and he (Evan Sayet) illustrates them quite well.
While reading this piece, I remember having a wonder what it would look like and having an illustration at work. One from our office had been at a different agency and noted the behavior of nurse there. One of the head individuals of that company was there making a visit and this nurse demanded to know if that person was a nurse. That person was not, at which point the nurse threw her pen on the table in a dramatic show of disgust and announced that this leader had no idea what she went through during the day. There was my illustration of a kindergartener in adult life. I appreciate having a job. I understand that the leaders of the company have very different jobs than we do. I don’t know that I would appreciate having to conduct a meeting with another individual from an insurance company knowing that my presentation, words that I said, facial appearance could change the result to the tune of multiple thousands of dollars for the company affecting the overall finances of thousands of workers depending upon my conversation to be effective. How would you like that kind of pressure Miss Kindergarten nurse? How about having to provide contributions to a congress critter for the simple pleasure of being able to have a conversation (consider the implications of that statement) about the legislation affecting your company directly,
framed by one who has no association with or knowledge of that business at all?
Then while reading on the web, I ran across further implications of these 4 laws: a culture in ruins with a note from the comments: “In short, not only does the cream not always rise to the top anymore, if it does get there, people don’t want to taste it.”
How about using death?
How about destruction of colleges from places of higher learning to places of higher stimulation?
Each of these is to simply illustrate the points made in his book. It also is there as a documentation of our dying culture. Yes, we did have a culture and a very proud tradition that laws were there for everyone and understandable by everyone. What we are now observing is the return to a feudal, tribal culture with all of the conflicts that statement represents. As presented by another article I found this morning: “For the first time in the history of the species, a system grew up that, on the whole, rewarded production better than predation.”

And now, after centuries of this, we’re descending back to predation through crony capitalism and “too big to fail” businesses. This being facilitated by those believing that wealth is not made by trading time and effort, but by rather removing money from others. This is probably why those with that philosophy end up in the government – where financing of their enterprise is from forcably removing money from others or companies who derive their contracts from the government where marketing is limited to purchasing a congress critter.

So, Happy Thanksgiving with the acknowledgement that our country had a history unique in all the world.