As with excellence, stupidity is its own reward….

Ffolkes,

Regardless of how it may seem at times, no matter what it says on that commitment paper, I am NOT insane….. I also insist on making it clear that no matter WHAT the doctors may believe, it ISN’T insane to want to kill someone…. It is only when one carries out that sentiment, without having one of the several exemptions provided by custom, does society become all bent out of shape. Customary exemptions from this degree of upset over one’s actions are given when society itself wants the killing done, or, in other words, if it is done in the name of GOD or the State, (they’re often interchangeable, especially in some people’s minds….) then, it’s okay…. Go figure…

These exemptions, and the customs by which they are spawned, can be a bit complex to understand, based as they are on philosophies which are, in turn, based on a delusion…. But, most of us have the gist of it by the time we’re in our teens, even if we don’t necessarily agree with all of them….. To me, that’s the oddest part of all of this, that one’s agreement, or disagreement, with these principles, has not a single bit of influence over the idiocy they embrace…. And society doesn’t CARE whether or not any of the rules make sense; as I said, the rules are based on a delusion, and, thus, don’t require agreement, or understanding, much less any logical justification…. they only require compliance…

In my mind, the rules based on society’s view of killing another human being are completely immoral, founded, as they are, solely on the supremacy of the State over the individual, or the Church, using as its root structure the morality described by the priestly hierarchies….. This set of principles, as I see them, are so egregiously insane, I will never adopt them as my own , no matter how expedient, or how much grief it might save me…. I’ll gladly deal with whatever consequences my actions bring, as long as I have the right, and the wherewithal to make my own decisions about any of these issues…..

You might be wondering by now, just what the hell I’m talking about…. Well, damn, ffolkes, if I knew THAT, why would I be here at all? It’s not as if there is any law about whether or not what is written here has to make sense, or be logical, or even come close to what we’ll find in Reality, much as we like to claim it as our own…. No, the actual reason for all this is hidden, anyway, deep within the furthest reaches of my mind, in those dark corners where I put all the things I don’t want to see the light of day….. It’s not that I’m cruel, and wish to cause unnecessary discomfort to any poor, innocent reason…. I just don’t want to know…

You see, I DO want to kill somebody…. a lot of somebodies, now I think about it. I feel that urge several times a day, usually as I’m reading some news article about the latest shenanigans of some lying politician, or some entitled police officer, or some bigoted preacher who has managed to get their insanity covered by some reporter with no more sense they they have themselves.

Every time I see a report of a cop breaking the law instead of upholding it, or an article about some pimp beating up his women, or some corrupt judge making a decision favoring a corporation over a real person, or a politician making a speech telling us all how they’re going to help us, when all they’re doing is letting us see their latest method of stealing from the public treasury, or any number of other assininical societal trends…. well…. At those times, it takes every bit of will power I possess to keep myself from buying a gun, and a shit-load of ammunition….

Yes, I feel like killing someone regularly…. But, since I am NOT insane, I realize that before I can give in to my oh-so-justifiable urge to go kill myself an idiot, I’d better make some arrangements for making tracks afterward….. Hence, since I’ve procrastinated on that thus far, I am kill-free…. unless we’re counting mosquitoes…. How ’bout that, eh? Maybe I’ve got more will power than I thought, to be able to keep from giving in to this powerful urge for so long….

I’ll tell you, though, the way things are going these days, I’m not going to be able to get all the way through to the end of my life without first letting myself go, indulging myself in the fulfillment of my lifelong dream, of making a difference for good in the world, by the simple expedient of  taking a few politicians down with me as I go….

On that pleasant note, (well, it’s pleasant to ME…. I LIKE the idea of going underground to go hunting pundits, talking heads, and assholes of all descriptions….), I think I’ll bring this already out of control introductory section to a crashing close, & head out to get started on the rest of today’s effort…. Or, as we’re fond of saying ’round here….

Shall we Pearl?…..

HOMICIDE, n.  The slaying of one human being by another.  There are four kinds of homicide:  felonious, excusable, justifiable, and praiseworthy, but it makes no great difference to the person slain whether he fell by one kind or another — the classification is for advantage of the lawyers. — Ambrose Bierce, “The Devil’s Dictionary”

“For they starve the frightened little child
Till it weeps both night and day:
And they scourge the weak, and flog the fool,
And gibe the old and grey,
And some grow mad, and all grow bad,
And none a word may say.

Each narrow cell in which we dwell
Is a foul and dark latrine,
And the fetid breath of living Death
Chokes up each grated screen,
And all, but Lust, is turned to dust
In Humanity’s machine.

And all men kill the thing they love,
By all let this be heard,
Some do it with a bitter look,
Some with a flattering word,
The coward does it with a kiss,
The brave man with a sword.

 — Oscar Wilde ~~

from “A Ballad of Reading Gaol”


“I do not wish to kill nor to be killed, but I can foresee circumstances in which these things would be by me unavoidable.” — Henry David Thoreau
_____________________________

1. No matter what they’re telling you, it’s not the truth.
2. No matter what they’re talking about, they’re talking about money.

— Todd’s Political Principles

Is this not the perfect beginning for a political rant of some sort? It would be hard to find anything better to start with, as this little aphorism delineates two of the truest, and most powerful pieces of information about politicians that anyone could discover. I’d say, if this were common knowledge, if there were a lot of people who knew this, and acted accordingly, we’d have a completely different set of people in office than we do currently….. In fact, we might have an entirely different system of governance altogether, as the inherent flaws in the one we are using now would become critically obvious in a society that knows the above, thus requiring changes to be made….

However, since I’m not up to ranting right now, I’m going to cheat a bit, and turn this into an old-school pearl, using the above Principles as the defining parameters for what is to be included….. It should be interesting, if not completely cool…. Myself, I think this should make for a great pearl, but, I AM the one who writes them, so it’s obvious, as well as perfectly justifiable, I’m a bit prejudiced…. At any rate, I hope you enjoy these little pieces of virtual wisdom….

“A man generally has two reasons for doing a thing. One that sounds good, and a real one.” — J. Pierpoint Morgan

“Be careful what you vote for. You may get it.” — Smart Bee

“The American system of ours, call it Americanism, call it Capitalism, call it what you like, gives each and every one of us a great opportunity if we only seize it with both hands and make the most of it.” — Al Capone (1899-1947)

“America’s one of the finest countries anyone ever stole.” — Bobcat Goldthwait

“If law school is so hard to get through, how come there are so many lawyers?” — Calvin Trillin

“Lord, Lord, how this world is given to lying! I grant you I was down and out of breath; and so was he. But we rose both at an instant, and fought a long hour by Shrewsbury clock.” — William Shakespeare (1564-1616), King Henry IV — Act v, Sc. 4

“The most useful tool for dealing with management types is, of course, an automatic weapon.: — Smart Bee
_____________________________

Today’s poem is from the senior of the two O.W. Holmes’s, both of whom wrote poetry, though, in my opinion, the junior example could have saved himself the effort…. He was a better jurist than poet, in my view…. His father, however, was an excellent poet; this one shows why I believe that….

Sun and Shadow

As I look from the isle, o’er its billows of green,
To the billows of foam-crested blue,
Yon bark, that afar in the distance is seen,
Half dreaming, my eyes will pursue:
Now dark in the shadow, she scatters the spray
As the chaff in the stroke of the flail;
Now white as the sea-gull, she flies on her way,
The sun gleaming bright on her sail.

Yet her pilot is thinking of dangers to shun,–
Of breakers that whiten and roar;
How little he cares, if in shadow or sun
They see him who gaze from the shore!
He looks to the beacon that looms from the reef,
To the rock that is under his lee,
As he drifts on the blast, like a wind-wafted leaf,
O’er the gulfs of the desolate sea.

Thus drifting afar to the dim-vaulted caves
Where life and its ventures are laid,
The dreamers who gaze while we battle the waves
May see us in sunshine or shade;
Yet true to our course, though the shadows grow dark,
We’ll trim our broad sail as before,
And stand by the rudder that governs the bark,
Nor ask how we look from the shore!

~~ Oliver Wendell Holmes ~~

_____________________________

Today’s intro section was the closest I’ll be able to come to a true rant, I think…. I know, I’m breaking your heart, right?…. Nonetheless, I’m going to forgo any such vocal egotism today, & go with another old-school pearl, just because I can, and because I want to….. As a retired dilettante, I can do that, legally, so, back off…. Alternately, you may stick around, and enjoy the rest of today’s pearls, as best you may…. There will be no parameters for this one, so, watch your step…. sometimes, they squirt……

“I only touch base with reality on an as-needed basis!” — Royal Floyd Mengot (Klaus)

And in your dreams you can see yourself
As a prophet saving the world
The words from your lips
I just can’t believe you are such
A fool.

— Frank Zappa, “Oh No”.

“Invite the man that loves thee to a feast, but let alone thine enemy.” — Hesiod (c. 700 BC) — Works and Days, Line 342

“Experience is the name that everyone gives to their mistakes.” — Oscar Wilde

“You know, it’s not the world that was my oppressor, because what the world does to you, if the world does it to you long enough and effectively enough, you begin to do to yourself.” — James Baldwin.

“Belief is not the beginning but the end of all knowledge.” — Goethe

1) Things will get worse before they get better.
2) Who said they get better?

— Ehrman’s Commentary
_____________________________

“I, for my own part, had much rather people should say of me that there neither is nor ever was such a man as Plutarch, than that they should say, “Plutarch is an unsteady, fickle, froward, vindictive, and touchy fellow.” — Plutarch (46-120 AD) — Of Superstition

Same goes for gigoid, ffolkes…. I don’t think, at this point, I can do anything more…. Positive or negative, I’m done…. not just done, but, finished, as well, which is a much more serious thing. To deal with the expected legal challenges, I’d better head out into the rest of the day….. See you tomorrow, should I figure out how to survive another day….. Odds are pretty good, I think, given my track record….

Y’all take care out there,
and May the Metaphorse be with you;
Blessed Be, dearest  Carole, Mark, and Theresa…
and everyone else, too…

When I works, I works hard.
When I sits, I sits loose.
When I thinks, I falls asleep.

Which is Why….


Sometimes I sits and thinks,
and sometimes,
I just sits.

gigoid the dubious

dozer3

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2 thoughts on “As with excellence, stupidity is its own reward….

  1. Reblogged this on gigoid and commented:

    I’m nowhere close to being capable of sitting to write; here, to sublimate the urge (in me) is one from the not-too-distant past, when I still ranted almost uncontrollably. I appear to have enjoyed it, and the re-reading of it certainly was fun, so, here you go… I’ll be back, eventually….

    gigoid

  2. sMiLes..i can’t
    imagine anything
    worse now than
    actually
    wanting to
    kill anything..
    ’cause that’s
    noT pARt of
    my
    curRent
    Human BeinG
    and i hope i am able
    to alWays stay this
    way as i AM Human
    and already
    know
    better that
    this desire to
    kill to resolve
    a problem is also pARt of Human
    Nature.. IT happens but currENTly
    not a part of my human Nature
    as much of unresolved anger
    turns
    into
    disEase
    at least
    not
    at
    ease..
    as even science sHows
    too that anger can actuAlly
    create pain.. always better
    to get it out in rants my friend
    as rants can literally save pain
    and even human life to get it out
    before
    it’s
    too
    late is
    what i do2
    do now aTleASt2..
    And hopefully noW oN2..:)

    HOMICIDE, n. The slaying of one human being by another. There are four kinds of homicide: felonious, excusable, justifiable, and praiseworthy, but it makes no great difference to the person slain whether he fell by one kind or another — the classification is for advantage of the lawyers. — Ambrose Bierce, “The Devil’s Dictionary”

    Grey..
    HapPens..
    And sHades oF GRay..:)

    “For they starve the frightened little child
    Till it weeps both night and day:
    And they scourge the weak, and flog the fool,
    And gibe the old and grey,
    And some grow mad, and all grow bad,
    And none a word may say.
    Each narrow cell in which we dwell
    Is a foul and dark latrine,
    And the fetid breath of living Death
    Chokes up each grated screen,
    And all, but Lust, is turned to dust
    In Humanity’s machine.

    And all men kill the thing they love,
    By all let this be heard,
    Some do it with a bitter look,
    Some with a flattering word,
    The coward does it with a kiss,
    The brave man with a sword.”

    — Oscar Wilde ~~

    from “A Ballad of Reading Gaol”

    i am lucky..
    i don’t
    live
    iN
    ‘this place’..
    anyMore..:)

    “I do not wish to kill nor to be killed,
    but I can foresee circumstances in
    which these things would be by me unavoidable.”

    — Henry David Thoreau

    Sure.. with years now of martial
    arts kicks and up to over 40 reps
    of leg pressing 1020LBS with my
    arms raised up in the
    air on a very
    difficult
    parallel
    leg press
    machine
    that i have
    never ever seen
    anyone else come
    close to doing at the
    military gym wHeRE
    i work out.. sure.. all it would
    take is one kick.. and that my
    FriEnd is the BleSsinGS2 oF A
    WeLL RegulAtinG EmoTiOnaL
    IntegRaTinG
    SenSe of BeinG
    conTroLLinG the kicks
    oF LIFE and maKinG
    A Dance of poTenTial
    Death into
    one
    of SMiLes
    with over a thousand
    young women from ear to
    ear as the record sTiLL Shows
    in Bliss away from pain and jail and sTuFF likE that..
    trUE.. DancE has alWays been a ForcE of LiFE and DeAth..
    and
    human
    too..now
    for now the
    better of course LiVinG
    iN MiNd and BoDy BaLAnCinG
    ForCE away from pain and suffering and death..:)

    1. No matter what they’re telling you, it’s not the truth.
    2. No matter what they’re talking about, they’re talking about money.

    — Todd’s Political Principles

    And aS iN aLL sTuFF
    liFE tHeRE aRE
    eXcepTioNs..
    as some
    folks
    who
    are
    not politicians..
    don’t give a shit
    about money or power
    or status or any of that sHiT..;)

    “A man generally has two reasons for doing a thing.
    One that sounds good, and a real one.” — J. Pierpoint Morgan

    iF FeeLS/
    sensES
    Good
    i’M
    likELy
    to do it..
    don’t need no reaSons..
    juST FeeLinGs and SeNses..TG..:)

    “Be careful what you vote for. You may get it.”

    — Smart Bee

    Or
    what
    one doesn’t votes for and
    or votes for something else..
    reaLiTy
    lives
    above principles..
    iN words..
    no
    matter
    what..:)

    We live iN A country
    wHeRe money
    means/
    rules
    more
    than
    human
    integrity
    as the minority
    votes NoW
    curRentLY
    sHow..
    butt
    hey.. for
    most folks..
    money by reaLiTy2..
    reaLiTy by money2..
    Money
    is
    God
    And
    so is God.,
    as all thaT iS..
    And ReaLiTy
    aS iLLuSioNs too..
    Roll the Bones NoW..
    And make it cake icing or shit pie..:)

    “The American system of ours, call it Americanism, call it Capitalism, call it what you like, gives each and every one of us a great opportunity if we only seize it with both hands and make the most of it.”

    — Al Capone (1899-1947)

    CoMes in all
    colors..
    sHades
    of grey
    and
    whatever
    one makes
    liFe nEXT..
    i’LL do iT aLL without
    excessive Green bLack
    ways of dollar liFe..
    DancE
    and
    SinG
    WiTh
    never
    a crime
    or lust
    inspired only
    NoW buY A F iN
    Green bLack Dollar BiLL..
    Cheap thrills baby.. no money aT aLL..
    few follows.. shares.. likes.. aT lEast in Faux land online
    now.. but FucKinG sMiLinG lauGHinG all the way to the BaNk WiThiN..
    and sMiLinG
    from ear to
    ear WiTh
    so many
    beautiful
    women in real life
    without saying a
    F iN word aT aLL
    or even buYinG
    me or
    them
    a SinGle DRiNK..
    not likely.. heHE.. tHeRe
    would be any Al Capone’s
    or even TruMps iF they could
    juSt EnJoY chEaP ThriLLs liKe me.. HaHE..;)

    “America’s one of the finest countries anyone ever stole.”

    — Bobcat Goldthwait

    Speak for yourself
    Bob.. no one has
    stolen
    my
    life..
    liberty..
    or the
    pursuit
    of happiness..
    i’M too strong/free
    for weak sTuFF like that..;)

    “If law school is so hard to get through,
    how come there are so many lawyers?”

    — Calvin Trillin

    ‘Cause humans
    live in groups
    of more
    than
    150
    to 200
    sets of eYes..
    back to
    square
    root
    one
    human problem..
    too many eYes to
    see aLL oF each othEr..aloneallone..:)

    “Lord, Lord, how this world is given to lying! I grant you I was down and out of breath; and so was he. But we rose both at an instant, and fought a long hour by Shrewsbury clock.”

    — William Shakespeare (1564-1616), King Henry IV — Act v, Sc. 4

    cLocks
    KiLL
    FReED..
    And maKe tiMe..
    whaT thE F is tHAt..:)

    “The most useful tool for dealing with management types is,
    of course, an automatic weapon.:

    — Smart Bee

    Culture
    @iTs Virus..:)

    Sun and Shadow

    “As I look from the isle, o’er its billows of green,
    To the billows of foam-crested blue,
    Yon bark, that afar in the distance is seen,
    Half dreaming, my eyes will pursue:
    Now dark in the shadow, she scatters the spray
    As the chaff in the stroke of the flail;
    Now white as the sea-gull, she flies on her way,
    The sun gleaming bright on her sail.

    Yet her pilot is thinking of dangers to shun,–
    Of breakers that whiten and roar;
    How little he cares, if in shadow or sun
    They see him who gaze from the shore!
    He looks to the beacon that looms from the reef,
    To the rock that is under his lee,
    As he drifts on the blast, like a wind-wafted leaf,
    O’er the gulfs of the desolate sea.

    Thus drifting afar to the dim-vaulted caves
    Where life and its ventures are laid,
    The dreamers who gaze while we battle the waves
    May see us in sunshine or shade;
    Yet true to our course, though the shadows grow dark,
    We’ll trim our broad sail as before,
    And stand by the rudder that governs the bark,
    Nor ask how we look from the shore!”

    ~~ Oliver Wendell Holmes ~~

    Reason
    vs
    Art
    lives
    vs
    Death..:)

    “I only touch base with reality on an as-needed basis!”

    — Royal Floyd Mengot (Klaus)

    yes..
    ass
    needed basis..:)

    And in your dreams you can see yourself
    As a prophet saving the world
    The words from your lips
    I just can’t believe you are such
    A fool.

    — Frank Zappa, “Oh No”.

    As any Field
    oF DreAMs..
    WiLL goes..
    i save
    mysELF..
    thaT iS LiFE
    @leASt foR mE..:)

    “Invite the man that loves thee to a feast,
    but let alone thine enemy.”

    — Hesiod (c. 700 BC)
    — Works and Days, Line 342

    Just leave out
    politics
    and
    religion
    and go eaT..
    driNk And be Merry..
    or on the otHeR Hands.. Be Brave..
    WiTh
    STaMiNa..:)

    “Experience is the name
    that everyone gives to their mistakes.”

    — Oscar Wilde

    Sort oF A lonG noW
    coMing buTT
    greAteST Gifts to me..:)

    “You know, it’s not the world that was my oppressor, because what the world does to you, if the world does it to you long enough and effectively enough, you begin to do to yourself.”

    — James Baldwin.

    Culture is insane
    overall..
    yes..
    again..
    A Virus
    overAll..
    esCape is not
    easy but possible
    wiTh due try and never GiVinG uP..:)

    “Belief is not the beginning but the end of all knowledge.” — Goethe

    Didn’t need knowledge
    to be happy
    at
    3..
    still
    don’t..
    all i NoW..
    need.. is free..
    i believe iN happy as beLieVE
    as happy is as SMiLes FReED..BeLieVEs..:)

    1) Things will get worse before they get better.
    2) Who said they get better?

    — Ehrman’s Commentary

    As alWAys..
    sELf
    fulFiLLinG
    prophecies..
    liGht to dArk
    sHades oF grey
    to beYond RainBoW
    colors.. both the placebo
    power of believe and the
    nocebo power of
    doubt
    are
    what
    fuels
    the human
    condition overall..
    for those who
    can even
    feel
    and
    sense
    liFe.. NoW
    iN DaRk or liGht
    as sHades oF ‘Tween..:)

    “I, for my own part, had much rather people should say of me that there neither is nor ever was such a man as Plutarch, than that they should say, “Plutarch is an unsteady, fickle, froward, vindictive, and touchy fellow.”

    — Plutarch (46-120 AD) — Of Superstition

    Sidewalks..
    Clocks..
    Clothes..
    And Human
    Misery as
    Feathers
    fAil/FaLL…
    FLYinG
    so mUch
    HiGhER as FReED..
    naked.. and unshamed..
    PlanETs spiral sTArs..
    beCOMe
    what
    they
    trUly aRe..:)

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