Hi John …
The Liberal Arts side is chiming in here. Per your endnote, which offices have you run for?
Because just whining certainly isn’t any sort of solution. And whining in the guise of street-smarts — as the author of the piece you quoted is doing — is worse. Has he or she run for office? Is that author hiding some great idea because he or she believes the rest of us are too dumb to deserve to read (and maybe implement) it? No, actually, I think that author is possibly being sucked toward Goethe’s greatest sin. I’ll leave that as MY puzzle for him or her to solve.
If you want to see the light at the end of the tunnel, though, I recommend checking out “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” — in some theaters but also streaming in Netflix.
Kuhn, Rob (MC1973)
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[JR: (1) In my younger days, I tried for the R local committee. Wasn’t selected. I soon realized that the deck was stacked. I think the author that I cited is pointing out that “stacking”. That, and the Fed, has impoverished us. Gooferment Skrules produce useful idiots. It’s a hopeless situation and we just have to survive as best we all can. (2) I’ll check it out but I don’t do a lot of movies. And, when I do, it’s comedies. (3) Thanks for the response.]
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