Friday, September 23, 2011

They Made an Exceedingly Bad Decision, As I'm Sure Everyone Who Isn't an Idiot Agrees

The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague ~ Stuart Chase (3/8/1888 to 11/16/1985) an American economist (MIT), social theorist and writer.

They made an exceedingly bad decision, as I'm sure anyone with an ounce of common sense will agree. Clearly these chaps didn't take the long-range ramifications into account, because, if they had, they would have made a decision that was the exact opposite of the decision they made. Now I ask you, is it any surprise that a recent Gallup poll showed that a majority of the American people are outraged?

For the record, I'm in agreement with the vast majority of Americans who believe repealing the law was a bad idea. Obviously the solution (and I'm positive you'll agree with me) is to change the law back to what it was. Perhaps we should even make the law stricter. One thing is crystal clear though, and that is that this never should have been permitted in the first place!

So, the question I'm posing to you is, are you one of the majority of Americans who think this was not a good idea, or an idiot in the minority who thinks it was just what we needed? Even after the fallout of that bad decision and the subsequent attempt to make things right with new legislation, some people seem to still not get it. They think the new legislation should be repealed! They think it's bad for the economy! They think the reason for the bad things that happened was that the original law went too far!

I say these people are blaming the wrong parties; they blame one group when they should actually be blaming another. Can you believe it? I certainly cannot. Obviously these people have only the interests of the other group in mind when making their absurd accusations. Obviously the citizens should align ourselves with first group. Why? Because this group is us; that is, we are all part of this group. Our objectives are, or should at least, be harmonious. But that has not been the case as of late. Actually, it hasn't been the case for quite some time, but the disharmony became a LOT more pronounced following the last election.

What do we do about it? I don't know. The subgroup of the group of people that should be on our side has been aligning itself with the second group to an increasing extent over the years. Personally, I think only a sub-sub group of the first group is our only hope. If only an individual of this group could get him or herself elected to a particular office. You know which one I mean. Personally I think they all suck, but, more on that in a later post. Stay tuned. In the meantime, why not let me know what you think?

Note: Do you have any idea what the hell I'm talking about? This post was purposefully written using a style (that is decidedly NOT "delighful") employed by a certain Moderate-Libertarian blogger I've mentioned here before. When this guy writes something incredibly vague and you say you don't know what he's talking about... he'll blame YOU for not knowing what the hell he's talking about! The latest charge was that I didn't know what he was referring to because I watch too much of a certain Left-leaning news channel. No, I don't think that was what was at issue. The issue was that his post included too few fricking details!

SWTD #96, wDel #7.

7 comments:

  1. Eloquently and clearly stated WD. The whole thing is an outrage and affront to all peopl of conscience and unconscience. I plan on taking appropriate action sooner rather than later.

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  2. Clearly you are talking about reinstating the death penalty in Mexico.

    I would have to say, however, you come down on the wrong side of the issue.

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  3. John Myste: ...you come down on the wrong side of the issue.

    If you disagree with me does that mean that you are freely (and perhaps proudly) admitting you are an idiot?

    It matters not, since I wasn't referring to the issue you refer to. I was referring to another issue. One that has to do with politics and economics here in the United States.

    For the record, I am opposed to the death penalty. I think we should join the rest of the civilized world and abolish it.

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  4. Dervish,

    I was being very funny, but apparently not so funny. In Mexico, there is a Repeal the Repeal movement that would again allow the death penalty. Since you used that term, I was making an obscure joke that clearly did not hit its mark.

    As for disagreeing with you or being an idiot, I sometimes do and I often am. I accept my fate.

    As Emerson said, we should speak up proudly, even when our words are nonsense, else we will be "forced to take with shame, our own opinion from another."

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  5. I had not heard that news about the death penalty in Mexico. Anyway, the double repeal mentioned in my post was in error. I revised it down to one repeal, which is what I originally intended to say. Sorry for the confusion.

    btw, my asking if you were an idiot was also a joke. It was in reference to the title of my post, which says you are an idiot if you disagree with me.

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  6. Yes, I understood the motivation behind the idiot comment. I would have to be an idiot to have missed it.

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  7. I agree with you and totally understand where you are coming from.

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Unfortunately comment moderation is necessary in order to screen out insanity from an idiot calling himself "Luke" of the "Words And Music" blog (a liar who has made bogus accusations that many others are stealing his posts) as well as homophobic hate from TOM of the blog "Stay A While" (actually the same person).