And only by admitting to ones fuck ups, learning from them, and putting
those lessons to action the next time something happens can anyone move
Of course he is.
But what's really dangerous about Michael Brown's behavior is that he's
actively impeding any effort to prevent the horrendous aftermath of
Katrina from happening again the next time a major hurricane hits that
You're being too kind. More like a pathetic waste of DNA.
Nobody anymore seems to have the cahones to just stand up and say, "Well,
to be honest, I accepted a job for which I was not qualified, and I screwed
up - if there is a positive effect from my situation, please let it be that
only qualified people will henceforth be given similar positions of great
But there are so few politicians or even businesspeople these days who are
actually Men. Or for that matter, Women. Most are snivelling, stunted,
frail creatures who never progressed mentally (or psychoemotionally) past
the onset of puberty.
I know you're being sarcastic (it's almost impossible to not be). But in
truth, the people who would be capable of accepting such a challenge would
*never* be given it. Never.
It's like an orchestra. After leaving classical guitar, I took on the
oboe, and became proficient enough to again thin about a career in music -
but my teacher told me something interesting, whcih I later learned held
true universally. She said, "The first oboist has a say over who will be
hired as the second oboist. So, before you audition, spend time studying
the performances of both the second oboist and the first oboist - the trick
is to be better than the second, but not so good that the first oboist
perceives you as a threat, because a threat will not be hired."
That is why stupidity reigns. The idiots and crooks in charge will *NEVER*
hire, or appoint, *anyone* for or to a position who is percieved as being a
threat to the status quo - they'll *ALWAYS* hire or appoint people who are
also idiots and crooks, and most especially, people who are more idiotic
and more crooked.
This holds true in gov.t, corporations, and any other realm of human
The only way for an intelligent person to get anywhere is to realize at a
very young age (i.e., grade school) that they have to *pretend* to be an
idiot, or at least a semi-idiot, and learn to suck up to idiots, and only
after years of that, make the big power move.
Society is created by, and exists for, idiots. That's why, starting with
cartoons for the youngest children and through to popular movies, it's
always the "evil professor/scientist", or at best, the "bungling
professor/scientist", and very *very* rarely the "competent and concerned
solution-finding professor/scientist". America was founded by intelligent
people, and in the early years, democracy was understood to demand a
certain level of intelligence and education and rational thought in order
for it to function. Now, however? Current society is anti-Intellectual.
the word "intellectual" has become a condemnation.
So why in bloody hell did and does *anyone* actually EXPECT <!!!> that a
gov.t entity such as FEMA is capable of actually *doing* anything at all?
People who sit around waiting for the gov.t, ot any other large entity, to
"help them", to "do the reconstruction", are fooling themselves.
Even if NO gets rebuilt, nobody with any brains will think that it will be
rebuilt so as to repopulate it with the poor. Or even the middle class,
which is seen as bieng nothing more than a donkey (a.k.a. ass), a beast of
burden, by the Power Elite. And the only thing hte Power Elite will do
"for" anyone who isn't one of their own is give them a high colonic.
If anything, Brown will be promoted, or at least moved laterally because
he's one of their "good buddies".
I used to work for the gov.t, as I've mentioned, but the bureaucracy made
me sick. As I've said, you can be a top-notch analyst, you can have a
genius IQ and the ability to know what to do with it in terms of hunting
and ferreting out information and putting it together, your reports can
make it all the way to the NIE - and all it takes is ONE idiot politician
whining "Well I don't *believe* that!" to have all your work summarily
flushed down the toilet. And so what if the adversary nation falls and the
new reoprts reveal that everything you ever reported turned out to be
right. So the bloody hell what. You're still, to them, just a piece of
moldy lettuce that ends up in the landfill.
Not that corporations or most businesses are any better, because they are
not, but at least they pay more for one to pretend to be an idiot.
No, Don, sorry but you are wrong on that one. It's completely the
opposite. The people who last are the ones who are so full of themselves
that there is no room in their thoughts for anything else.
It's the relatively few competent, hard-working gov.t employees who have
the inferiority complex.
Exactly. The world might be burning, but the main "goal" (both gov.t and
corporate) is nothing more than trying by any means to claw one's way up to
a "higher" bureaucratic level and gain and additional modicum of the
pathetic excuse for "power" and the extra allmighty Goddollars that the
Such is the glory of the human species. In essence, no better than a
troupe of baboons with the ability to speak. The superior point of baboons
being that at least they have no pretensions of nobility - they simply are
what they are.
I just quit.
Which ended up being the equivalent of shooting myself in the foot, because
I looked for work for 9 yrs in Canada but, regardless of my "excellent
qualifications", I was never hired because I "only" had US work experience
and was "only" a Landed Immigrant and "only" a US citizen. Thank goodness
for Freelance Work. But after 10+ years in the Socialist Paradise, my
health had gone to hell and my professional life was nonexistent.
Principles never come cheap, it seems. Which would explain why so many
people tend to not bother with them.
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