Sunday, December 23, 2012

Structure

Something keeps nagging at me which is the idea that “People need structure in their lives” in order for an orderly society to be maintained and for the ability of the majority to continue to be able to make reasonable choices. 

Not sure if that’s everyone, or most, or just a big number, but I think it’s most people. Especially if we're talking about young people. 

We've lost that structure. That's where we're at. We're a society in flux, capable of just about anything at this point. It's why visions of Germany, 1939, or Russia, 1946 come to the minds of people who have a freakin clue. 

Back in the 50’s there were shows like Leave it to Beaver, the Mouseketeers, Ozzie and Harriet and Carol Burnett, Art Linkletter, Ed Sullivan getting seriously pissed at Jim Morrison for singing “Want to take you Higher” - Comedians that didn’t swear and didn’t need to/and were funnier. While all that strikes me as a kind of brainwashing/programming in and of itself and pretty prudish, I'll take it over gangsta rap, a pop culture full of no talent whores and drug users, and all manner of demoralization and self-mutilation. 

I just believe some number of people need some structure in their lives.  A set of tracks they can live by or when they stray there is a marker saying this is where the stuff is that has worked continually over time.  Want to break out, fine, but realize you're in virgin territory.

If they want to move on to having the skull sections of their foreheads altered so they look like Aliens, I really don't care. Stick 40 pieces of metal in their face; have their skin permanently tattooed with images of what look to be the contents of the average comic book, I don't care.  What I do think is a problem, is when massive numbers of people think watching more than 30 seconds of a show like Jersey Shore has some value. A bunch of overweight look-alike whores carousing around with a bunch of rude ignorant jock types.  If you've seen 30 seconds you've seen the entire series.  And there is nothing to see.

Too many people who grow up today watching BET at 8 years old, listening to someone yelling out M..F.. at 10AM.

I have to wonder where good values seep into people's brains especially when they don’t have any such influences on hand. Broken families, crime and drug ridden environments to grow up in. Only the truly exceptional survive with minds intact from that. Most of what is going on just symptomatic and misdirectional. As far as school scene murder: Security people. Done. Next problem. 

 Too bad the government or the new majority in America are Not Interested in doing things that make any sense.  I don't think many under 30 are capable of determining a course that makes sense.  You got libtards posting comments on blogs to the effect that The Right needs to get our of the way, when the liberal, socialist, fascist, communist democrats have had majority control since 2006. How more idiotic can it get than that?

In the meantime, the country is quickly turning into that out of control Mob you see on a number of old Twilight Zone episodes, like the one where people, somehow convinced that a UFO has landed somewhere in the neighborhood, shoot their neighbor walking back from the store in the dim light and a mob mentality state of mind. 

I personally don’t see how we can recover from this without hitting bottom first. I'm not going to bore myself with some misguided wish that the 'republicans' regain control, or that some fictional 3rd party gains control and rights the ship.  Or even more laughable, that we can somehow Educate the idiotic.   It's not going to happen.  We're in a state of a mob mentality and given the economy, we're in an extremely fragile environment.

A category 1 tropical storm happens to come ashore a little North of where they usually come ashore and it is hell on wheels for weeks.  The president flies in, walks 10 feet down a beach with the Governor of New Jersey, spouts some meaningless bullshit that has No Bearing on reality and a bunch of people decide he's the greatest thing since sliced bread.

For what it's worth..

25 comments :

  1. I am resigned to hit bottom. I just hope I can eke out a living while doing so and that my kids don't have to suffer too much.

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    1. Opus, You're incredibly more prepared than most.

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  2. I think the president planned to "hit bottom" all along. The people who voted for Obama because they think he cares about them, are in for a rude awakening.

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    1. Almost forgot...

      Hope you have a Blessed Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year.

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    2. TCL, the number of people who Trust government is stunning. "We" never trusted government, not at 10, not at 18, not at 30, what is up? I know a lot of college grads that simply Yearn to give government total control. Over business and all decision making. Yes there are some who do not but they don't seem to be the majority.
      Stunning. A big part of why I feel this way.

      :-) - And Good Thoughts from Cincinnati for you and yours and all the other good folks too, for a Blessed Christmas or Hannakuh. A lot of folks have had it a lot worse over the years and do now too. Best to the ones who don't deserve it.

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  3. Kid: I don't know that we are going to hit rock bottom as a society (now that we've dodged that Mayan doomsday bullet...phew!). Just another economic hit on the dummies where they all lose their jobs and maybe wake up, perhaps this fiscal cliff can provoke some actual thought in a dummy or two.

    And maybe 'we' can help things along: since the dummies (those who voted for Obama)seem to have 'us' in their cross hairs, maybe we should stand up to the challenge. Grown ups vs dummies. Fire the dummies if they work for you, shun them if they are your neighbors or friends, actively seek to punish the dummies for their sins.

    It seems we are at war, and the dummies are winning since we don't seem to understand that they see us as their enemies.

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    1. We are at war, and I'm with you on the shunning. Provoke some thought though? Nada gonna happen. I've never gotten one of those programmed communi-dealywhoppers to think in the last 30 years.

      Rock bottom in my opinion is when there is enough pain to actually force people to realize the value of government by the people for the people. Gonna happen. Don't know when, but we been headed there since LBJ - inch by inch and yard by yard lately.

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    2. It's possible we've hit rock bottom, Kid. And just don't know it yet. Look around. 1 out of 5 or 6 people are unemployed. Every no-account we see is on the public dole, and angry that they are not doled out more.

      Yes, we've been heading this way for a long time, but it preceeds LBJ: I would credit Woodrow Wilson for starting all of this, and FDR for putting us on the fast track.

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    3. Fredd, NYET! We have many more personal liberties for the libtards to take and throw into the fire, then you got you liberal SC, then you got your financial armageddon, your republican party which isn't even as valuable as a box of rocks.

      We're going down buddy. AOOOOGA! DIVE ! DIVE ! DIVE !

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    4. Don't know about Wilson , but do know about FDR, though it seems to me that America pulled out that flat spin in the 50's and 60's. lbj hit the throttle and pushed the stick forward again.

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  4. As always "The only thing consistent in life is change".

    I adhere that known fact to the world around me as I do my best to maintain the "structure" that I was born into meaning family and continue on with offspring and theirs.

    My "structure" changes as well but maintaining a core, the entire structure remains strong.

    The key is in these individual "structures" joining together on a very large scale to turn things around. This is what the enemies of America (liberal socialists) have done and it is high time we do it.

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  5. Merry Christmas everybody. Lets pray for a better year this time around, but unfortunately the moronic American people bought into Obama's lies for 4 more years and we're stuck with it

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  6. Mr Dude, Have a great Christmas. Yea, it's gonna get uglier than well, you know. But honestly, I believe they know he's lying, they simply don't or can't afford to care due to dependency.

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  7. "In the meantime, the country is quickly turning into that out of control Mob you see on a number of old Twilight Zone episodes, like the one where people, somehow convinced that a UFO has landed somewhere in the neighborhood, shoot their neighbor walking back from the store in the dim light and a mob mentality state of mind."

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    You just described the Tea Baggers.

    Physician heal thyself.

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    1. Only morons who get all their info from wolfey blitzer or any of the other inbecile 'news' presenters would subscribe to such a theory.

      You'll be begging for the Tea Party to come save you before it's over. History is littered with ignorant cowards like yourself. Then again, maybe you're looking forward to providing sexual favors to hairy reid.

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    2. Well what did you expect from a first class MORON?

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    3. Mr Bacon, you'd almost have to think he's a put on, but he's been doing it too long for that. Poster boy for stupid and there be a hell of a lot of them out there. Voting.

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  9. John Dewey and his fellow reconstructionists- got together to 'change' the education system of the US ( at the turn of the last - last century)
    They succeeded!
    No university educated individual today could pass the 8th grade test of 1895!!
    Until we get our Ed system 'back'-
    I suggest - Homeschooling- for those who have already 'seen the light' of freedom and our true Founding principals!
    Carol-CS

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    1. Carol-CS, You are right - Public school Surely isn't getting it done. Either home or private school. Problem is most parents either cannot afford private and both have to work. Sad situation.

      We have a new majority, not that I'm giving up but I am going to be more protectionist from a personal point of operations.

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  10. Kid,
    Just stopping by to thank you for all the comments you make at my website.

    Happy New Year!

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    1. I enjoy your website AOW. Keep em coming.

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