Shutdown

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One year in, technically the US government ran out of money at midnight. It is now the weekend, whatever that means in these wacky days.  I use the word wacky loosely, weird or creepy or frightening also apply.  I am trying to look on the bright side.

Criminal government is tyranny. Behaving as if what has occurred in the USA over the last year is government as usual is conspiracy after the fact.  The GOP is at the very least, guilty of that.  It is a fitting anniversary for the most successful attack on the USA ever.  Kudos to the enemy, whoever they are.  You saw our weakness and turned it against us.

But there are no failures, only lessons. Thank you for waking me up.  I am waiting for the honest civil servants in our legal system to catch up with the criminals.  I hope I live long enough to see some of them pay for their crimes.  I am no saint.  They have caused me great psychological distress over the last fifteen months, ever since waking up to the election results and finding a career criminal embraced  by our system.

I cannot remember when Mr. DeLorean tried to save his car company with a large drug deal. The DEA was there to help him try.  I wonder why when Mr. Trump was trying to save his company by dealing in proscribed moneys, the IRS and the Treasury Dept. were not as helpful?  Is it perhaps because the US government is somewhat lax on crime when they get their cut?  That is part of it, but I have yet to figure out the full subtlety of the system.

Sixty-two million people in the USA voted for Trump. Yes government has an inherent flaw, it leads to corruption, but embracing corruption is not the answer.  The USA has proven to the world that its governmental system cannot be trusted.  We now will spent the rest of our lives, and our children’s lives trying to save face.  It has been said that honest men cannot be cheated.  There just do not seem to be a lot of honest men in the US.  Not enough.  I have spent my life trying to learn from my mistakes.  It is a hard row to hoe.  Like I said, I am no saint.

I believe in the illusion of government, it helps the free market thrive. If all the greedy kleptocrats out there have any sense at all, they will help restore order to the illusion.  Boarders are only valuable if they are porous; it helps prevent explosions.  If a body wants their proscribed moneys released, maintain the structural integrity, do not take territory, property is an illusion that must be maintained.  It you are going to pick pockets, do not pants a body to get the wallet.  People notice the breeze.

I am not a good political analyst. I am slow.  Most of the things I have broken in my life have been a result of haste.  I am leery of people who know what is what and want to fix things because I am not much different than everybody else.  I have learned that how I want the world to be is not necessarily the way the world should be.  In all of the bureaucracies I have worked in, people who have generally come up with better ways of doing things, have not made it better.  People only see so far as the consequences of their actions, then things move in ways that are not foreseen.  Sometimes wisdom is not a matter of doing, but not doing.

Still, when it is bleeding, we all should know how to apply pressure to the wound. It may not help, but there is just a freak out function to try.

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About johnsmithiiimxiii

John Smith, IIMXIII is the avatar of an award winning poet, artist, etc. who still lives in the Palouse country of the Pacific NW. He has not received much notice with his prose . . . but as his avatar, I hope that he keeps plugging along.

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