World-weary gnomes travel light….

Ffolkes,
And so it begins again. It’s enough to make you just want to rant sometimes. The news every day bombards us with the craziness going on in the world, providing us with the mental equivalent of dried dung in such quantities the Berbers could make a fire lasting all night. Politicians speak out every day, spewing tons of the most amazing crap, proving with every word just how insane they are, and people keep lapping it up like ice cream. The media that reports all this possibly plays the worst part in the charade, as they continue to report on the most trivial BS they can find. They don’t seem to care whether it is dignified, or if it makes any sense; they just want to increase ratings, and bad news does that better than good. Oh well, I could rant on this forever, and it’s not going to make any difference. It’s unfortunate, because I’m beginning to believe that it is too late for us humans; we passed the turnoff to sanity a while back, and nobody noticed. Our beloved ruling class has decided that they are not going to buy into the idea that we are killing ourselves, and will hold that opinion all the way to the graveyard. I’m of the opinion that we little people only have one choice left, and that is revolution. The conditions which produced the first American Revolutionary War are fully present today; government is NOT responsive to the will of the people. Hell, they could care less about the people; to them it’s all about what they can get before getting caught, and even then they don’t get prosecuted. How many bankers and Wall Streeters were put in jail for stealing all that money a few years ago? None…instead we gave them bailout money. Ah hell, that’s enough for one morning; if I continue I’ll end up with indigestion, and I’ve only been up for a half hour. F….. ’em, they’re not going to ruin my day….today’s Pearls were picked out when I had this on my mind, so they may reflect that…..they’re still a pretty good group….

“If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.” — Francis Bacon

“When forced to resort to arms for redress, an appeal to the tribunal of the world was deemed proper for our justification. This was the object of the Declaration of Independence.” — Thomas Jefferson

“I never wanted to see anybody die, but there are a few obituary notices I have read with pleasure.” — Clarence Darrow
(How long is YOUR list?…..mine runs to three or four pages….and the first two are just the politicians (most of whom began as lawyers) and preachers).

“I don’t mind if you don’t like my manners. I don’t like them myself. They’re pretty bad. I grieve over them on long winter evenings.” — Humphrey Bogart to Lauren Bacall, in The Big Sleep

Existing order thrives upon ignorance and lies.  Objective truth and individual reason are feared above all.

“The seeker after truth must, once in the course of his life, doubt everything,  as far as is possible.  What is doubtful should even be considered as false. This doubt should not, meanwhile, be applied to ordinary life.” — R. Descartes, “1-3rd Principles of Human Knowledge”

Well, I feel a little better…..reading pearls always helps me regain my equilibrium. Hopefully, they do the same for you….. y’all take care out there…..


Sometimes I sits and thinks, a
nd sometimes
I just sits.
gigoid

3 thoughts on “World-weary gnomes travel light….

  1. Reblogged this on gigoid and commented:

    Ffolkes,

    As noted previously, this one is a good indicator of the beginnings of this blog, with a mini-rant (the first of its kind) and a damn fine set of pearls….

    Enjoy!

    gigoid

  2. WeLL.. wow.. mY
    friEnd Gigoid.. 5 years
    is certainly a long run for A
    Word Press blog.. particularly
    as i understand you made a post
    aLmost every day.. along the
    way.. anyWayS..
    lots of treaSure
    heRe overAll.. wHetHeR
    you sleep or the otHeR
    thing.. mY friEnd.. noW..
    And it’s safe to say
    as i’Ve read through
    many otHeRs beforE.. the
    only iSreal couRage iS non-conforMiTy
    as the human social innate instinct
    and intuition for social acceptance is
    Very strong and lEarned aS weLL
    from a tAble
    spoon fed
    aS hUman
    cultUre prescribed
    aLmost from Birth oN
    onE big purple or blue
    Dinosaur Barney Video
    of LiFe noW.. or whaTever
    somEone dreAMs uP iN a cavE
    or wHeRevEr heRe or tHeRe noW..
    i’LL take iT aLL wiTh a GRaiN iN SanD oF Beach
    and never look back again to lies of BeFoRe.. noW..:)

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