Barricaded balustrades seem overly fashion-conscious….

Ffolkes,

“Governing a large country is like frying a small fish.
You spoil it with too much poking.”

~~ Lao-Tzu ~~

We the People...

Hajime…. Good morrow, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to Fantasy Island…. Yep. America served notice yesterday, to the rest of the world, that the majority of those living here, at least those willing and able to vote, have picked a man to be president who is the perfect example of themselves, to wit: believes firmly in the value of show over substance. In short, fantasy is reality, and self-service is the rule of the day, and, soon, most likely, of the law; those same voters voted in a partisan Congress in both houses, giving the party whose core beliefs are racism, bigotry, and ignorance a majority in both. Some fun, eh?

Now, having abdicated my attention as much as possible, a necessary, if passive-aggressive adjustment to the nearly intolerable degree of negative irony that prevailed during the entire process, I shall wait to see if my prediction, voiced numerous times since learning of his candidacy, will come true. I noted that the Donald had voiced an interest in establishing tariffs on trade to protect American jobs; in conjunction, I pointed out what happened to the LAST President who made such remarks; his name was Nixon, and he didn’t last long after his suggestion was made public. I don’t believe the corporate interests who have bought & paid for our government are going to like that, and I fully expect some sort of ‘accident’, or ‘illness’, or some new revelation of bad deeds to strike the poor sap before he ever signs a single bill…

But, then, I’m pretty pessimistic about our government these days. Can’t figure out why; can you?…. and, yes, that’s extreme sarcasm, to be sure.

I’m afraid I don’t have much today. I don’t feel like music, (and THAT shows just how low I’ve been brought by the implications of this election, and its probable effect on the future…), and, in my thrashing about this morning, I even lost, by accidental deletion, the poem I’ve been working on. I also didn’t take any time to collect any pearls yesterday, being distracted by the process of making sure all my weapons are in working order. So, all you get today is this intro, a few pearls gathered in haste, (though, it IS a highly ironic group, and, thus, of some value today….), and, a wave bye-bye, at the end. So be it.

Not only that, but, that’s all I have for the intro, too. I’m too on edge about the future, as we have certainly entered a corner of the Twilight Zone, ffolkes. The human panorama promises to get very, very strange in the coming years. I confess to a bit of uneasiness as to the ultimate outcome. Go figure, eh? Ah, well, so much for THIS incarnation….

Shall we Pearl?….

“Can’t nobody lick us, Pa. We’re the people.”

~~ The Grapes of Wrath ~~

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pearls_3

Naked Pearls

Ironic notes on the recent unpleasantness….

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“Man’s rich with little, were his judgment true;
Nature is frugal, and her wants are few;
These few wants, answer’d bring sincere delights;
But fools create themselves new appetites.”

~~ Young ~~

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“I know that’s an illusionary dragon!”

~~ Famous Last Words ~~

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“A blind man will not thank you for a looking-glass.”

~~ Thomas Fuller ~~

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“If there’s anything disgusting about the movie business,
it’s the whoredom of my peers.”

~~ Sean Penn ~~

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“Success and failure are equally disastrous.”

~~ Tennessee Williams ~~

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“Democracy is that form of government
where everybody gets what the majority deserves.”

~~ James Dale Davidson ~~

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“A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.”

~~ Oscar Wilde ~~

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All men that are ruined, are ruined on the side of their natural propensities.

~~ Edmund Burke ~~

~~ Reflections on the Revolution in France, Letter i, On a Regicide Peace, Vol. v, p. 286 ~~

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“YOW!! Everybody out of the GENETIC POOL!”

~~ Zippy the Pinhead ~~

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There you go, ffolkes. I guess Smart Bee is in touch with society more than I knew; the nine gems you see came up in about five minutes, total…. Such is life in the blogosphere; full of randomness and ambiguity, but, oh, so much fun. I’ll probably be back tomorrow; I can’t think of anything to do but hunker down, and watch for explosions. I guess I’ll have something to say on that, so, see ya…..

Y’all take care out there,
and May the Metaphorse be with you;
Blessed Be, dearest Carole, Mark,Theresa, & Richy
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

The *only* duly authorized Computer Curmudgeon.

PLEASE STOP READING THIS MESSAGE NOW.

“SCRAM!!!!!!!!!!”- Oscar the Grouch

Dozer

À bientôt, mon cherí….

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18 thoughts on “Barricaded balustrades seem overly fashion-conscious….

    • Aye, it has, indeed. The masses, I’m afraid, will take all this as a sign, just as if signs actually meant anything, and will remain asleep, because, they have shown, that’s how they like it….

      My hope is pretty well burned out for this particular social experiment; I can’t find anything left of what it is supposed to be….

      But, I’ll continue to make my way through the maze of insanity, happy as I can be. Who needs hope, anyway, right? It just adds to the misery when it is failed, or betrayed…..

      Now, we return to the Law of the Jungle, since the Constitution is no longer in force…

      See ya; try not to weep all day….

      *wink*

      I’ve left one comment over on one of your posts from yesterday, and will try to get by later today to see what’s up… Gotta re-string my crossbow first…

      gigoid, the dubious

  1. “Governing a large country is like frying a small fish.
    You spoil it with too much poking.”

    ~~ Lao-Tzu ~~

    Truly A modern age
    now IS A new experiment
    where scientist and guinea
    pigs wear a same lab coat my friEnd..
    i back
    out
    of
    thaT eXperimEnt
    And FucK liFE good..;)

    By A way
    poETry
    rules
    IS A GifT..
    oF Free.. Art2..;)

    “Can’t nobody lick us, Pa. We’re the people.”

    ~~ The Grapes of Wrath ~~

    Humanity rules when Humanity
    Rules..:)

    “Man’s rich with little, were his judgment true;
    Nature is frugal, and her wants are few;
    These few wants, answer’d bring sincere delights;
    But fools create themselves new appetites.”

    ~~ Young ~~

    i Am A Beach
    all naked
    aS Such..;)

    “I know that’s an illusionary dragon!”

    ~~ Famous Last Words ~~

    Ha..
    my reptilian
    brain saved my life..
    i love
    lizards..
    they save lives..;)

    “A blind man will not thank you for a looking-glass.”

    ~~ Thomas Fuller ~~

    Blind
    see
    more with hands of Love..:)

    “If there’s anything disgusting about the movie business,
    it’s the whoredom of my peers.”

    ~~ Sean Penn ~~

    Legend
    is ultiMateLy Free..
    iF JTrump could spend
    one second in my dance shoes..
    he would say
    FucK
    thiS
    sHiT
    and FLee..;)

    “Success and failure are equally disastrous.”

    ~~ Tennessee Williams ~~

    i do not compete
    against others
    i compete only
    as WiTh mE Now..
    therefore noW neither
    success or failure rules me..
    i alWays
    win..
    mercy me..;)

    “Democracy is that form of government
    where everybody gets what the majority deserves.”

    ~~ James Dale Davidson ~~

    My system
    has
    no clothes..
    i exist free inside
    the clothes of other priSons..;)

    “A little sincerity is a dangerous thing,
    and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.”

    ~~ Oscar Wilde ~~

    Only if one
    wears clothes..;)

    All men that are ruined,
    are ruined on the side of their natural propensities.

    ~~ Reflections on the Revolution in France, Letter i, On a Regicide Peace, Vol. v, p. 286 ~~

    ~~ Edmund Burke ~~

    Bullshit…
    Naked
    free..
    Apes sing
    Love naked
    better than clothes ever will..
    common fallacy of those who
    believe they dominate nature.. with
    Ivory
    towers
    of Queen Victoria..;)

    “YOW!! Everybody out of the GENETIC POOL!”

    ~~ Zippy the Pinhead ~~

    SMILes and conclusion here based
    on what Zippy says too..
    differently of course
    hehe.. there
    is no escaping
    the genetic pool..
    it classically evolves slowly
    slowly over hundreds of thousands
    of years.. Epigenetic and Neuroplastic
    potential rules in each and every life and
    environment of scarcity or abundance..
    scarcity spells
    more conservative..
    abundance spells more
    liberal.. folks
    with abundance
    have always owned
    those with scarcity..
    the gene
    pool
    rules
    the bottom line..
    iN all stuff God and
    Nature iN HUMan NatuRe sAme..
    it’s hard to feel all that pain my friend
    as i have so much abundance i cannot help
    but to be as liberal as liberal comes.. but never
    the less and always less i spent most of my life..
    living
    pay
    check
    to paycheck
    with just enough to
    get by.. at the ruling hand
    of masters who paid my way
    by the work i did.. it’s great living
    with a featured nest.. but i too.. know
    what rules minions same.. fear.. fear of scarcity
    makes JTrumps live in all the ways that abundance
    rules
    fear..
    scarcity
    is the rule for
    very close to half
    the population now..
    and the worse the scarcity
    gets the more conservative those
    in abundance
    will rule
    over
    those
    who live
    in scared of scarcity..
    for now.. i for one rule
    myself as liberal and free..
    so far that works.. for NOW..
    but there are no guarantees
    iN a Nature that rules for survive
    above all and beyond thrive.. mY FriEnd..
    i
    drive
    my thrive
    for now.. and
    it IS A mighty fine ride..
    the ultimate American Dream
    Happiness totAlly fulfilled to the
    point where even dARk IS A wonderful dREAm
    of
    muse
    too.. hell
    teaches that
    lesSon an iSReaL Devil
    of BeFore DancESinGS iN wAke of DARk..:)

    • I love the way you have fun with my pearls….

      I have to note one issue of disagreement in today’s response, You called Bullshit on Ed Burke’s assertion of how men fail in their lives… but, he was exactly right, for the meaning of the words he used… You have a tendency to focus on one word, to wit: nature, or natural; it actually means not what you think, in this case. The ‘natural propensities’ to which he refers are NOT man’s natural connection to Life, but, rather, the nature each man forms in himself, according to his own will and belief. Thus, men who fall prey to the machine, choosing to live for self, rather than others, will fail in virtue, and in successful living…. In short, men cause their own failures, by their “natural propensities”… Gotta remember, he spoke the language differently than we do….It has changed over the past 400 years since he lived…

      Other than that, no arguments…. *grin*

      • “All men that are ruined,
        are ruined on the side of their natural propensities.”

        SMiLes my friend..
        thanks for the clarification..
        and in most all cases that may
        be true as far as the nature each man
        forms in himself.. according to his own
        will and belief.. but no.. it’s not true in all
        cases so as lawyer me will say hehe.. it’s
        still bullshit
        as i at least
        for one
        find total
        success now..
        with the nature i form
        in myself with my own
        will and belief.. and truly
        it falls in accordance with almost
        no others so at least in case study
        here.. bullshit for me.. i am very careful
        not to use words that are absolute like ‘all’..
        but sure that is not say that i never do.. hehe2..
        Anyway.. for many years i lived for only others
        in yes of all they wanted me to do as team effort…
        That literally almost killed me.. so yes.. i am A exception
        to the ‘all’ here.. i am too different to find success in any other than living for self..
        i cannot except anyone else to follow my personal successful track either.. but none
        the less or
        more.. i will
        not live for the
        ignorance of what i see in others either..
        And sure.. being financially independent with wife in complement..
        allows me to do just that.. otherwise.. i still might be a slave to others..
        instead of the nature i form in myself with my own will and belief separate
        from almost
        everyone
        else including
        my wife too now..
        as that’s the way
        i for
        one
        roll… alive.. and Happy as can be..:)

        • Since I bear the same sort of exceptional status, having lived now for 66 years according to my own will, not theirs, I agree you are an exception to the usual. Because of that exceptional nature, we have a stronger connection to compassion, as well, which is why, particularly of late, I am reminded of the quote by Bertrand Russell used a day or two ago, with the last part that says, “and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.”

          Most of our species lives in suffering, even today, in civilized places where they have enough to eat. They suffer from not knowing of their own slavery to custom and delusion, never realizing how much more to living they are capable of experiencing…and, for that, I pity them, as, I think do you….

          gigoid

    • Also forgot to relate…. the final old school pearl, as a group, is intended to note and highlight the irony of the recent unpleasantness (my own term for this year’s election process)…. Thus, in that light, the one about the dragon takes new meaning, beyond the merely metaphoric, as does the one by Mr. Burke, for they both apply to the American electorate…

      *wink*

      gigoid

    • LOL… I like that one; it describes the American voting public to a T!…. Thanks for the sentiment, milady. In truth, I never expected forever; I just expected it to last for my lifetime… ah, well. Expectations will cost ya, every time, won’t they?….Take care over the pond, in Fantasy Land East…. I don’t believe the British government, or ANY of them, for that matter, is doing much better than ours at taking care of the people to whom it should answer… Bloody gobshites, all of ’em…

      Okay, done ranting…. *wink* For now….

      gigoid, the dubious…

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