Tuesday, July 2, 2013

I Hold These Truths To Be Self Evident

The following list comprises an incomplete and disparate selection of truths-according to me- on a variety of observed phenomenon.

1.)  The United States of America, long a police state, has now become a police state run amok.
2.)  The only way to change the system is to operate outside it, and starve it into oblivion. Reform worthy of the name is NOT possible from within.
3.) Blogging may not be entirely useless as an instrument of change, but, as an instrument of activism, it is far closer to useless than useful.
4.) China is a monstrous experiment in capitalism gone wrong.
5.) Those who present as Hale Fellows Well Met, seldom are upon close inspection.
6.) All things being equal, the older one gets the more insight into the human condition one acquires, until, at some unspecified age, a lifetime of wisdom is compromised by the general degradation of that which houses it.
7.) You can always tell when a tool is important, because the world remakes itself around the tool.
8.) Money must be useless to be money. The minute money has a utility beyond its function as either a medium of exchange, a store of value, or a unit of account it is no longer fit to be money. 
9.) There are few places in the United States that offer pleasant weather during the summer months.
10.) Memory is faulty, but, nevertheless, in recalling past events, however inaccurately, truth is revealed.
11.) Without even trying, one's children expose all one's flaws.
12.) A dog is better than a cat
13.) A cat is better than a dog
14.) A fish in one's tank may be a variety of things, but it is never a pet.
15.) Minivan's are a boon only to those who drive them, and then only just.
16.) A Proper night's Sleep is vastly more important than a proper breakfast.
17.) One can either be married and systematically aggravated or single and chronically lonely.
18.) Vanity has few advantages. One of them is that it sometimes over rides gluttony.
19.) Driving is exhilarating when one is young, a tedious bore in middle age, and a terrifying adventure when one is old.
20.) Lists, like the one you've just come to the end of, are usually hit and miss.