Making Plans . . .

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Yesterday, I saw the future. The future being planned for us. Isn’t it grand that there is always a plan for us? Why is that, exactly? And how is it that these plans made by others are binding on us?

It’s a largely unquestioned and strangely accepted oddity of life.

The natural order of things is for children to grow up into adults who make their own plans. This latter is what Jefferson – that hateful white male patriarch – meant when he wrote about the pursuit of happiness. It is a thing natural – instinctive – to every normal human being. Could anything be less normal than having one’s own life – you don’t get another – planned out by others?

Could anything be more effronterous, more tyrannical?

Jefferson wrote about that also. This business of some born to hold the reigns and others born to the bit. That is what plans mean when you aren’t the one making them but are the one expected to abide by them. Insufferable. Yet accepted as a matter-of-course by what seems to be most people. Perhaps because it is presented – as these things almost invariably are presented – in the most benign-sounding way imaginable. As if the “plans” were the result of a gentle committee at which everyone had a seat – and a say. As if those who didn’t and don’t could say no to the plan – without violent repercussions attending.

This is even more insufferable and effronterous, for it attacks the very dignity of adult manhood (as the hateful old patriarch would have said – and did). Children are dealt with by adults in this manner, soothing and coo’ing. With the belt (the “time-out” in these insipid times) always at hand if they say no . . .

And that is at least natural in that they are children – and the parents’ role is to guide them toward adulthood which, upon having been achieved, the children become adults and are freed to make their own plans.

That is not an effronterous or tyrannous plan.

But what of these plans made for us by those who regard themselves as our parents-in-perpetuity and we as eternal children, obliged to submit to their plans?

I saw what they have planned for us yesterday. One of the things they have planned for us. I saw it at the far end of a local shopping center. Five charging stations for electric cars. They were all unoccupied save for one, at which there was an electric car plugged in, its owner waiting within.

This is their plan for us. Or rather, part of it.

None of it being the result of our plans.

Who decided we must give up not having to plan our lives around recharging? How many of us would freely choose to park and wait for at least 15-30 minutes at one of these so-called “fast” chargers – rather than choose not to have to plan such a wait into our day?

The planners will say it can be planned around.

Who are they to over-ride our plans?

Who are they to say we must spend any our time – far more valuable than our money – on their plans?

They say, of course, that their plans for us are necessary – in the manner of a parent telling a child that eating his spinach is necessary. That if we do not adhere to their plans for us, the “climate” will “change” in alarming and catastrophic ways. It has the ring of the bogeyman some parents tell their kids about, to frighten them into not questioning the parents’ plans.

Of course, the parents are not afraid of this bogeyman, themselves. They do not got to bed early, fearing that if they do not the bogeyman will “get” them, as they have told the kids he will if they do not go to bed. But the kids can hear the parents watching TV out in the den and know they haven’t gone to bed.

So much for the “bogeyman.”

Those who consider themselves our parents and expect us to abide by their plans for us also use the bogeyman to scare us into obedience. But they do not believe in him, either. Once we are “put to bed,” they retire to their close-to-the-ocean estates – which they obviously aren’t afraid are going to be inundated because the “climate” is “changing.” They fly on private jets that burn more gas – and emit more of the bogeyman gasses – than any of us “kids” generate by driving our cars in a year (probably several) to attend parents-only “conferences” where they make their plans for us.

Hasn’t the time come for us to grow up – and make our own plans? To tell these effronterous and tyrannous people to let us be?

And if they will not, to make plans as necessary to deal with that?

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    The history of EVs is a century of failure tailgating failure. In 1911, the New York Times said that the electric car “has long been recognized as the ideal solution.”

    In 1990, the California Air Resources Board mandated 10% of car sales be zero-emission vehicles by 2003. Today, 31 years later, only about 6% of the cars in California have an electric plug.

    reliance on electric vehicles will put our future squarely in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party.

    The average household income for EV buyers is about $140,000. That’s roughly two times the U.S. average. And yet, federal EV tax credits force low- and middle-income taxpayers to subsidize the Benz and Beemer crowd.

    * Lower-income Americans are facing huge electric rate increases for grid upgrades to accommodate EVs even though they will probably never own one.

    California’s electricity prices went up by 7.5% last year and they will likely rise another 40% by 2030. This, in a state with the highest poverty rate and largest Latino population in America. How is racial justice or social equity being served by such regressive policies?

    EVs still account for less than 1% of the 276 million registered vehicles in the U.S. Of all the EVs on U.S. roads, about 42% of them are in California. By contrast, states like South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming each have less than 1,000 registered EVs. Furthermore, in 2020, fewer than 300,000 EVs were sold in the U.S. For comparison, Ford Motor Company sold nearly 800,000 F-series pickup trucks last year.

    If policymakers continue to mandate and subsidize electric vehicles, the U.S. will look like a third-world country, with electricity available only episodically and at rates unaffordable for most.

  2. Yesterday as i left for work, I realized I had forgotten to gas up the car. There wasn’t enough gas left for getting all the way to the office. So I stopped for gas and three minutes later I had a full tank and was only late by about a minute. Nobody even noticed.

    Had I had an electric car I would have been at least an hour late. At minimum a half hour forty five minutes for a partial charge. That is if I didn’t have to wait in addition for a open or broken charger.

    Bosses are gonna love that. You think that would be enough to sink this stupidity…..

  3. “I’m fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.” – George McGovern

    I’m fed up to the ears with politicians dreaming up plans, stupid shit, for everybody to follow.

    46,028 attendees at COP27 in Egypt is obscene. A huge waste of time and resources. 400 private jets can be scrapped, no one should own a private jet. They’ll be happier with nothing.

    The reality was they weren’t exactly welcome.

    “While they wile the way the hours in their Ivory Towers ’til they’re covered up with flowers in the back of a black limousine.” – Joe South, Games People Play

    • Hi Drump,

      Yup. I recently listened to 85-year-old George Takei (Sulu, from Star Trek) waving the bloody shirt, demanding “action” against Russia for the sake of Keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeev. Even if it means risking a nuclear war over Keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeev.

      This old bastard avoided the war in Korea (and Vietnam) of course. As is almost universally true of these loathsome chickenhawks.

      • keeeeeeev….haha

        now that the money laundering machine is broken…no more war narrative…

        Zelensky Calls for Peace

        Just Days After FTX Is Caught Funneling Millions of Ukrainian Aide Dollars to US Democrats

        The CEO of now-bankrupt FTX admitted that FTX was nothing more than a laundromat for the Ukrainian government.

        TGP previously reported that the now-bankrupt FTX was transferring international funding for keeeev to FTX and then laundering money back from Ukraine to the Democrat Party.

        On Sunday The Gateway Pundit posted an interview where Bankman-Fried admitted that FTX was laundering money for the Ukrainian government.

        Sam Bankman-Fried admits that FTX is a crypto laundromat for the Ukrainian government.

        — Bob Bishop (@BobBish40288847) November 13, 2022

        Bankman-Fried was the second largest donor for Democrats this last election cycle, only behind megadonor George Soros. Bankman Fried gave at least $38 million to $40 million to Democrats, leftist causes, PACs, and candidates, Fox News reported.

        Bankman-Fried floated the idea of spending upwards of $1 billion in the 2024 presidential election if Donald Trump is the Republican nominee.

        The billions of dollars that the US sent to Ukraine over the past two decades need to be audited and investigated.

        And, just like that… On Monday Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky called for peace with Russia.

        President Zelensky: “We are ready for peace, peace for our entire country.”

    • ‘46,028 attendees at COP27 in Egypt is obscene.’ — drumphish

      Today a barking-mad New York Slimes eggs them on:

      A Clash Over Degrees: How Hot Should Nations Allow the Earth to Get?

      Governments don’t ‘allow’ the climate to do anything. It can ‘change’ for a lot longer than they can remain solvent.

      But for now, it’s a nice tax and regulatory scam for the ‘authorities.’

  4. “Could anything be less normal than having one’s own life – you don’t get another – planned out by others?

    Could anything be more effronterous, more tyrannical?”
    Agreed. And it is way, way, way worse than you think Eric. You were born a slave on a prison planet, and lucky for you, you were born in a nation with some freedom and no war on home turf during you lifetime.

    I direct you to Lawrence Spencer’s book “Alien Interview”, you can read it in 4 hours here for free:

    This book says you (your soul) was captured and put into a human body on earth, a prison planet, where you reincarnate forever. (Thus all salvation gospels are delusions of those trapped here). No soul here is from earth.



    1. Humans were created by aliens (they are called Elohim (gods) or God. Humans did NOT evolve, our wild ancestor may have evolved, but these alien visitors cross bred with them to create us. The Bible alludes to this crossbreeding:

    “The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them.”

    Zacharia Sitchin translated cuneiform tablets and in his books he gives a detailed accounts of the Anunnaki, who came here, caught wild human ancestors (Homo Erectus species) and turned them into us.

    2. Humans were specifically created as a slave race. Humans are a domesticated specie (like a dog vs. a wolf). Humans do not have fur, which is impossible since all of human evolution was during the ice age. Note how all other primates have fur, even the ones in the jungle.

    3. Because humans are from wild stock, every human is caught in a personal struggle between their wild (and free) side and their domesticated body that needs food from a grocery store – unlike all other animals that just eat what is around them. Humans are trying to be free while on a prison planet.

    4. Because humans are a chymera, and have natural bad traits of a big brain that can manipulate others, they must be taught religion to behave as citizens, unlike wild animals who need no written instructions, or laws. Only humans have religion and this need to beg the gods for sustenance.

    5. The Founding fathers tried to break the endless misery of enslavement, war, misery. But that experiment has failed, the people were not mindful enough to stop the evil from taking us over.

    6. Most humans have lived short brutal lives that ended with some horrible death. We are lucky, because so far we dodged that bullet. The golden age of big block engines and 2 tons of Detroit iron was a flash in the pan – and only possible because we found a use for crude oil first.

  5. The thing about these so called “plans” is that these lizard people view us as farm animals to be milked controlled and harvested from. So I view them as an adversary because I’m no such thing.
    Remember your adversaries always get a chance to respond and as Iron Mike Tyson said, “everyone has a plan unt they get punched in the face.”

  6. The average American is weak. The American voter just ushered in the same party that was front and center of lock downs.

    Being ushered around and told what is best for them is what the average American today wants.

    I’m not going to change that. I can try to live outside their system, build skills, exercise, and study.
    Eventually it will be come too much for the rest of us and we will coalesce together, working around the weak and coddled, forming our own way.

    • Let’s not forget the billions spent by male “sports fans” on ball jerseys, caps and other “trinkets”, overpriced game tickets and taxpayer-subsidized stadiums (playpens), to support criminal steroid-addled costumed players who are paid millions of dollars to play children’s games.
      “Bread and circuses” which are provided to “quell the masses” are just as successful now as they were in ancient times…
      I realize that sports ball is “entertainment for the masses” and do look down with a certain amount of pity on those grown men who sport their favorite sports ball players clothing or other accoutrements. I think to myself: “don’t you have anything better to do?”
      I look down on grown men who can spout off sports statistics and brag about their favorite sports ball players while not giving a damn about the way the country is going…
      There are much better things for white men to do than watch sports ball.
      Build something…repair something…study philosophy or technical journals on something that interests you, make something better, improve your standard of living and devices…use your wisdom and knowledge to get your fellow to THINK for themselves, not what to think, but HOW to think and to not just accept the pablum, lies and falsehoods of the mainstream media.
      Message to men: get away from the sports ball. You are better than that…
      Remember: Sports figures wear costumes. Real men wear uniforms. Big difference.

      • I agree with you, Anarchyst –

        There is something stunted about associating emotionally/personally with the outcome of a game played by professional entertainers. It is like being invested, as some housewives once were (and may still be) in the outcome of a Days of Our Lives episode. “We” won! No, they did. And by the way who cares? Ore rather, why would you?

        Men ought to discuss important things. The outcome of a game is not one of them. But games – obsessing about them and those who play them – keep men from discussing important things. Give them a way to express passionate interest in (and even debate about) something, which most men instinctively crave. But it’s a diversion from the real and substantive.

        I don’t think that’s coincidental.

  7. A new right wing party needed?

    Maybe…… very small government,

    open free markets, very few or no taxes, gold standard currency, property rights for people, ie allodial title of property, no huge corporations, freedom of speech,

    right to protect yourself, ie being armed, free open market for health care options, a different open education system, ie no government run brainwashing factories (government schools),

    the right to own a small business without government interference, rule of law brought back, etc.,

  8. Some people LIKE being told what to do. Thinking, for them, is hard and to be avoided at all cost. They are perfect GovCo employees. Follow the rules. All the answers are In The Book. Think not, lest ye be out of synch with all the other sheep.

    Submit and obey. Comply or die.

    When we walk with the Pols
    In the light of their Word,
    What a glory it sheds on our way;
    While we do their good will,
    He abides with us still,
    And with all who will submit and obey.

    Submit and obey,
    For there’s no other way
    To be happy in GovCo,
    But submit and obey.

    • Maybe, but it depends on the culture and demographics of the area. Sure, the rules are followed but many of those same rules were voted on and/or decided by the people who were voted in. Having said that, yes, the bigger the government organization the more people as you describe are employed. The smaller the organization the less.

    • The problem with thinking for oneself, Mark, is that it also involves personal responsibility for ones actions (and personal decisions), whether the repercussions are good or bad. These days, that is simply too difficult for many Americans. It is far too easy for these people to give it all up (freedom & liberty) for the chains of slavery. For in exchange, they get their mouths fed and their as** wiped by daddy government. For these people, such a high price of giving it all away is worth it, not giving a damned if means dragging down the rest of us with them.

  9. BTW, Eric,
    You might want to put the “hateful white male patriarch” in quotes, lest some newcomer who is not familiar with you think that you mean it!

  10. The truly scary thing is that there are enough people who are not only willing to be complicit with those plans made for ‘us’, but that they so embrace them as to gladly spend $50K or $100K for an ‘asset’ which depreciates to ZERO 3 or 4 times faster than an asset which would have allowed them more functionality and convenience for a fraction of the cost; and that they value their time little that they are willing to alter plans and waste hours in order to charge their car, thus further reducing the efficiency of their ‘advanced hi-tech vehicle’- since trips longer than a short jaunt will ultimately take them longer than had they driven an ICE car, since they have to plan and wait….for charging! -All while thinking they are so ‘progressive’ and modern and efficient; and that they are ‘saving the planet’ by driving heavier vehicles which ultimately consume MORE energy while delivering less convenience and value, while requiring the use of limited-life batteries whose manufacture and disposal creates an ecological nightmare!

    This is a sign of a society gone MAD! There is no fixing this. When hundreds of millions of humans have arrived at this point where they advocate and are complicit with this; and only a tiny minority can see clearly enough to oppose it, be assured that we are living in a world of madmen.

    • $50K or $100K for an ‘asset’ which depreciates to ZERO 3 or 4 times faster than an asset which would have allowed them more functionality and convenience for a fraction of the cost;


      $60,000 tesla

      After 10 years (100,000 miles) in a tesla the $22,000.00 battery has to be replaced, (plus there is also a $4500.00 recycling fee), the residual value of the car is around $23,000.00…so no net residual value after ten years, the only solution is to scrap the car.

      1980 Porsche 924 Turbo

      new price $22,000 in 1980 ($80,000 2022 dollars)

      in 2022…42 years later the value in europe (low mileage good shape) where there is more demand from collectors $27,000

      these engines will go 400,000 miles, they are very simple and strong

      bringatrailer 2021 in U.S.$22,222

      924 turbo engine….

      M118 The M118 is a four-stroke inline-four engine produced from 1965 to 1972.

      The M118 was originally developed by Mercedes-Benz for the mass-produced vehicle segment. It was first used by Audi in the F103, before and after Daimler AG sold the company to Volkswagen

      924 turbo has the evolved M118, so is Mercedes powered
      All the 4 cyl. VW/Audi engines are evolutions of that engine…

      The 924 2.0 litre engine was designed/built by Mercedes originally,…then sold to Audi then Porsche modified it…..Porsche designed a new cylinder head…. Sump… Crank, pistons and rods. The only thing left was the cylinder block from the Mercedes engine. (Mercedes owned Audi back then, before they sold it to VW ).

      The 924 2.0 litre engine was a Mercedes, then later Audi/Porsche joint effort, one of the best, strongest 4 cylinder engines ever built……. the automotive journalists used to badmouth these engines, they are low iq morons, clueless idiots…

      The bottom end of the 924 turbo engine is stronger then the 944 turbo engine….

      The 924 had a great history in racing, in race trim the maximum power they got from the Audi block engine (originally a Mercedes engine) was 550 hp

    • A challenge for the global warming/climate change religious cult….

      This is a very simplified version of the 38-page technical paper written with Professor Wijngaarden which explains in detailed mathematics and molecular thermodynamics why we are not in trouble with carbon-dioxide.

      ATTENTION: For those who disagree with Happer, let us see your detailed mathematical / scientific rebuttal. Put up or shut up you morons/liars pushing fake science global warming bs….
      Remember that an attack ad-Hominem concedes that you have no logical rebuttal for the argument presented.

      How to Think About Climate Change…. William Happer….your chance to hear a real scientist

      The global warming green agenda pushed by ecofascists is based is purely political and religious, based on fake science, like the Climate change false narrative, the new GAIA cult religion, a big favorite of the communist, reset, one world government, satanic cult freaks,

      CO2 bs = insanity. another nutcase theory for low iq leftist morons

      Climate change just like bat germ bs is purely political and religious, based on fake science. Climate change, the new GAIA cult religion, like it’s brother bat germ hoax, a big favorite of the communist, reset, one world government, satanic cult freaks,

      People in the environmental movement are now just political activists, social activists, entrepenuers trying to make money, just a way to get a huge amount of cash, they have no formal science education, they just use fake science, their beliefs, so it is just a religion.

      They take more and more extreme positions to keep the good guy bad guy narrative going, like banning all hydrocarbons, which is impossible and insane.

      They hire the best PR firms to push their bs narrative and their main focus becomes just fund raising, just a racket.

      They lie and use photo shop to back up their lies, like the island of floating plastic in the ocean twice the size of Texas, ……it doesn’t exist it is another lie…….it is remote so it is hard to fact check

      They pick something that is invisible or remote or both, like CO2 so it is harder to fact check. Big pharma did this with the bat germ narrative (bat germs are invisible) they just used a cgi image…lol.

      All the environmental problems they talk about are all lies, it is all fraud. Some of them are being charged with fraud now.

      These green morons have zero science to back up their propaganda, (they quote crooked scientists not real science), all the claims they make are from corrupt, bought/rented loser low grade scientists who use fraudulent data and fake science to make these claims, they are intellectualy and scientifically bankrupt.

      All the very best top level Phd scientists say they are wrong….lol

      Watch one of the few un-silenced actual top level scientists in the world in this video…..

  11. Central planning gone badly wrong:

    The median income needed to buy a typical home is over $88,000 — $40,000 more than before the pandemic — MarketWatch

    … courtesy of the ‘Federal’ Reserve and several trillions of ‘stimmies’ from Clowngress.

    Obviously, a near-doubling of the income needed to buy a house is major league effed up … and unsustainable. House prices will get smacked down hard for several years to correct the bubble.

    But this ugly debacle, which will cause misery for millions, shows that our self-appointed planners lack even basic skills for the job.

    They are incompetent clowns — strutting halfwit imposters — who need to be relentlessly mocked and ridiculed as such.

  12. The end product of public education, as clearly stated by those who promoted mandatory public education. The creation of a docile submissive working class. Now that it’s here, we can see that the fruit is rotten. Docile submissive people have no dynamism. They don’t innovate. They don’t solve problems. In other words, they don’t work. I’m no big fan of the military, but even a moron can espouse wisdom on occasion. George Patton is quoted as saying (more or less) “Never tell people how to do something. Tell them what you want done and step out of their way. Their ingenuity will amaze you.” Now, not so much. Public schools have long taught kids to avoid creative independent critical thought at all costs. Just parrot what your “betters” tell you. So that’s what they do. Never growing up is part of the plan. Always depend on your (government) parents. Why do you think “kids” are living with their parents into their 30s? Because they can’t solve the smallest problems of being independent. Because they can’t think critically. Needless to say, but I will anyway, the plans of the Psychopaths In Charge are only in their interest. After all, they are mentally ill. They cannot comprehend that the better the people do, the better they will do. They are always looking for a way to scam, even if it harms their interests.

    • Patton criticized “(((those who shall not be questioned)))” and KNEW (((who))) the real pushers, purveyors and supporters of WW2 were. We are in our present predicaments because his warnings were not heeded. This is why he had to be “taken out” by (((you know who))).

    • “Notre Dame sets vaccine mandate, all students must get the bivalent booster for school.”
      Notre Dame demographics.

      They are forcing a death sentence on their students in order to be indoctrinated into the woke doctrine. Trust in higher education to get us all there. What a plan, first get the students hit with the poison shots, then collect 100,000 dollars from each one, then fu*k up their minds with wokeness and send them out into the world and say enjoy your last 5 years of life.

  13. When it comes to leaders:

    1. do they lead by example? Or by force.
    2. do they inspire others to follow them? or coerce.
    3. do they admit when mistakes are made? or blame everything else.

  14. Other plans these Technocrats have for us include…..

    Endless vaccinations.
    Eating bugs and artificial food grown in a lab, because CLIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMATE CHANGE.
    Digital ID.
    Biomedical security state.
    Transhumanism……turning us into human/ machine hybrids ala the Borg from Star Trek.
    Us owning NOTHING (Klaus Schwab says we’ll “Be happy about it”. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight)
    Living in an itty-bitty apartment in an urban $#!+ hole instead of a house in rural areas.

    I’m sure there are others.

    • On us “owning nothing and being happy” that has already been the basic state of affairs for quite some time. Been trying to educate my social circle on that score for years.

      Ownership is control. Who controls your house and car? Who’s permission must you seek to use them, or practice your occupation, travel, and pretty much anything?

      • Hi Andy,
        Got that right – “ownership is control” – I “own” my house, purchased in 1974 and paid off years ago, but if I don’t fork over the property taxes I’ll find out who controls “my” property in short order. Permanent serfdom in the land of the fee.

        • If you do not have alloidial title do you really “own” that house or property

          What we have is Fee Simple title.

          The “Fee” refers to ‘fief’. We’re Serfs.

          Property taxes exist for the same reason zoning laws exist…because no matter what you ‘thought’ you owned, you don’t actually own anything!

          The term is “Alloidal Title”. It means that the owner of such title has first claim on ownership of that land preceding all other claimants.

          In the United States Alloidal Title is retained by the Government. So you can forget all that “Here, Sir, the people rule” stuff. Furthermore of note, you might understand that this indicates the government is sovereign …and not the people, as widely proclaimed.

          So, what kind of title do you have in the United States?

          With a few exceptions you have what is called “Fee Simple Title”.

          It means that the orignal owner, the sovereign, NOT YOU, may encumber your temporary possession of the land with any number of demands.

          The Sovereign may demand rent. The Sovereign may demand taxes. The Sovereign may restrict the use of the land to only a few (or a single) use. Or the Sovereign may demand military or domestic service such as a draft…or registration thereto…in return for tenancy.

          And the Sovereign may take back the land at any time (see Emminent Domain). In historical contexts Sovereigns have even demanded sexual services for themselves…and for their supporters, officers, and bureaucrats (see Prima Noctus).

          But what does the term “Fee Simple” mean?

          Well…and you probably won’t like this… the “Fee” part refers to the nature of the estate which holds the title. Fee refers to a feudal fief.

          The second part “Simple” refers to the type of ownership interest the estate holds: Simple or Simple Conditional.

          So, if this clashes with what you learned in school about the American Revolution, “Of, For, and By the People”, immigration for “Free Land”, “Popular Sovereignty” and all that… Perhaps you should challenge those beliefs. Alternatively…the government has some explaining to do.

          Regardless, in the Colonial period and until the 1840’s real property was held much as other property – and could easily be traded in its entirety free of traditional encumbrances. Since then? Yes…but, as noted, with encumbrances by the property’s “Ultimate” owner…which is not the person who purchased it.

          Now that there are passports and travel may be restricted for taxes…

          Well, it appears that…


          satan klaus…..claus schwabb the nwo says you will own nothing and be happier

  15. They definitely use the soothing “we know best for you” language. Made creepy when you realize the stuff they are ordering you to do or take is not healthy or okay or anything you with your perfectly sound mind would up and and choose to do. I developed such an aversion to euphemisms as a kid that now their use provokes an instinctive strong negative reaction. I learned if the ptb feel the need to use any sort of euphemisms, its because they know they are pushing something we will hate.

    • Me also, RS –

      I remember – as a teenager – hearing about how I was a “customer” of the DMV’s. What’s that, again? You mean I am free to not buy the goods and services on offer? Once I realized what they were up to, it became almost reflexively easy to know that what they said meant the opposite of what they said. As for example when they “ask” you to “contribute” to Social Security….

      • Eric,
        But it’s part of that “social contract” that you never even saw, much less signed. You owe it to the “village”. After they get their cut of course.

  16. This is why as a kid the movie One Flew Over the Cukoo’s nest was so terrifying. At first nurse Ratched was benign, gentle and even a little pretty. Then you quickly became overwhelmed by the sterile prison faux medical environment and felt the deception and evil surround your senses. I suppose skepticism is hard wired in to some minds because I saw through these folks at a pretty young age.

    • RS, I think that skepticism is innate.

      Most children have highly functional BS detectors, and are not afraid to call out the adults.

      Then they enter the school system and become adults. Between the social conditioning and the BS try have to swallow to get jobs and get ahead, they lose that. Sometimes to the point they actually believe the BS.

      It’s not the kids who are the problem, it’s the so-called adults (well, most of them anyway) and their lack (or fear) of integrity.

  17. RE: “Hasn’t the time come for us to grow up – ”

    I read this bit yesterday, seems like much of it could apply to many people of other generations.

    ‘Why Millennials Hate Adulting’

    … “Extended Adolescence is the term, and this presents a problem because when it’s time for us to grow up and take responsibility, we shy away from it or do it half-assed. However, that period of time is drawing to a close; it’s time to gain a sense of responsibility and stop playing the blame game.

    I draw attention to this issue because, in 2030, the millennial generation will be responsible for the United States.

    If we hate real responsibility, what does that say about the country’s future? What negative consequences are awaiting us?

    This article attempts to draw attention to this issue and what we can do to become better adults.” …

    His follow-up article was pretty good, too:

    “The Education of the Mind, Body and Soul

    To succeed, we’ll have to realize that we have not been set up for success. Being aware of this serves as a revelation of reality. With this revelation, we’ll realize that we’re going to have to take life into our own hands: we’re going to have to autodidactic, better known as self-educate.” …

      • Of course, the problems is, how far along do we get drug along for the ride with them?


        Fat Freddy’s Cat • a day ago • edited
        “”Many voters have demonstrated they are more offended by the idea of a fifteen-week limit on abortion than by tyrannical covid lockdowns.”

        Heh, the voters offended by limits on abortion tend to support tyrannical covid lockdowns; hell, they miss lockdowns.””

        So, would, “starving and freezing in the dark” just be thought of by them as an enhanced lockdown? One, they like?

        …Or, for how long?


        … It seems fitting that today we are getting our first accumulating snow of the season. To be followed by sub-zero Arctic wind chills.

        • helot,
          Few if any of them have ever been truly cold, as opposed to uncomfortably cool. Few likewise have ever been truly hungry, as in going more than week or two without food. I must admit, that while I have often experienced being truly cold, I have never had to go more than a week without food. And that not many times. They will definitely be able to tell the difference between that and a lockdown. For most the loss of cell service and or internet access is the worst tragedy they can imagine.

          • My former wife used to often complain she was cold. I would ask her if her teeth were chattering or was she shivering?. No. Then you aren’t cold.

    • I hate the term ‘adulting’. It’s just a made-up word. You are either an adult chronologically and physically or you are not. Adding the ‘ing’ to that word is part of the problem with this world. To me, it infantilizes the word adult.
      So many words and terms have been abused and overused now days.
      I probably ought to read the article, I’m sure it’s good, but I really don’t need to. I can tell you why they are failing without reading it. Not enough a– whipping, everyone is special, catering to their every whim, i.e., eating food for instance. I know young people that will only eat pizza and/or some kind of chicken product, fingers, tenders, etc. When I was growing up, you ate what was on the table or you went hungry, usually it was cornbread and beans with whatever. They got/get anything and everything bought for them that they want all year long, not just at Christmas, all year long. They don’t know how to do without. No chores, no hard work, etc. I could go on and on all day.
      There are no dress codes anymore. Nurses sometimes (a lot) are dressed sloppy, so are schoolteachers, preachers. Just going to town is depressing sometimes, purple, pink hair, nose rings, piercings everywhere and tattoos, leggings. Appearance matters very much. How you behave reflects on how you are dressed—and vice versa.
      Like John Kable always says, the schools are horrible. It does start at home, not the school’s responsibility to teach kids how to be adults. So, you can blame the parents some, but the ultimate responsibility is on the young adult. If they are old enough to go to college, get a job, move out, drink, drive and everything else then being an adult is on their shoulders. If they are homeless, doing drugs, still working fast food, that is their fault. No one else is to blame. You gonna be 60 years old and homeless and say, ‘It’s mama’s fault, she didn’t teach me how to be an adult.’ Nope, TS.


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