Category Archives: Down the drain

On beating children

A video of a parent beating on what appears to be a small child has garnered 344 comments and multiple shares. “Discipline” is obviously a popular topic and many adults agree that their experience of being beaten has made them “good” adults. For some, the difference between discipline and abuse is defined by whom it happens to.

One more

Ah, the dismissive male

always skating on the edge of abuse. Poor Donald uses words as weapons because he is convinced his “words will never hurt me.” He is about to learn different, if he is capable of hurt.

The Idiot

The idiot is the authoritarians’ last chance. If 2018 is not reversed and the Senate falls, then government by the people will be ascendant and the middlemen, including the party operatives will have to pack it in or find a new approach, as the folks at the Lincoln project are trying to do. You will remember that Barack Obama pictured himself as standing between the financiers and the pitchforks. Obama was the great compromiser. He agreed half-heartedly to the ACA and paid almost no attention to Dodd/Franks, which he did not understand. The latter, of course, is what is squeezing the speculative investor class, which is never again going to see a steady return of 8%. None of this has anything to do with race. Race is a convenient distraction as the idiot is making clear. There is something grossly ironic about a perpetual liar revealing truth. Truth is what is left over when all the lies have been proved.

Missing Common Sense

there you have it. Perfect example. No sense of time as a sequential event. DeVos is purely reactive. The use of the second person is also characteristic, evidence of no sense of self. She exists in an ineffable present tense. Planning for something after it happens is an intellectual version of putting the cart before the horse. Sheer randomness would argue for being right half the time. So, there must be an identifiable flaw. Social support covers it up. Family values serve to disguise idiocy, but the idiots, like less sophisticated creatures, recognize each other. All in the family. Archie Bunker, Meathead and Edith all come to life.
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