Thursday, January 23, 2014

Appointed, Not Anointed

The government; yes I’m sorry to say, the government, that paragon of virtue, has become nothing more than a curse in the lives of most of the American people these days.  It finds its way into our daily lives most inappropriately, and at the most inopportune time.   New laws, taxes, fees, regulations, requirements of every kind.  Listening in on us, tracking our every keyboard stroke or smart phone transaction.  Millionaires, most of them, they party, and cavort unabashedly, with the Hollywood elite, Hip-hop, rock and pop stars, and CEO’s of the largest corporations on the planet (Facebook, Google, etc.).  They exempt themselves from indignities that common Americans are faced with (drug testing, Obamacare), and crimes that you or I would be imprisoned for.  They pass bills that they have never read which contain laws that threaten our freedom, but not their own.  
We must remind these ‘public servants’ that they have been appointed by the people, and not anointed by some holy one as they would like to believe.  

Besides being way too big (all-encompassing, really), the main problem with government is that the politicians actually believe their own fiction.  They are as deluded as the general population of most mental institutions, and yet hold court as if they were anointed, rather than appointed.  They consider themselves to be loyal, moral and ethical pillars of the country working hard on our behalf, and yet they wallow in their own self-importance stroking themselves, and each other, for gratification, all the while thinking that we see them as they see themselves.

The truth is, we can see them, for who they actually are.
But we don’t care.

And that, my friends, is the real tragedy.