Friday, January 15, 2016

Let's Face Facts

1. Our Political System is Rotten at Its Core
The only reason Donald Trump is "ahead in the polls" is because the pollsters want him to be: It's big business, big ratings and big news. Additionally, Trump actually says what he personally thinks, not what some group of highly-paid speechwriters, image consultants and political strategists instruct him to say to get elected. And for that particular quirk of his, people really do like him.

2. Facebook Serves No Purpose
It's not food, shelter or clothing. It doesn't give you a salary. It doesn't make your life better, and in fact the argument can be made that it makes your life worse. It has certainly taken all meaning out of the word "friend." Young people today have no concept of friendship because they have grown up with this silly, fake replacement for face-to-face communication. It will only get worse.

3. Hollywood Movies Are Robbing Us Blind
Another example of something that gives you nothing, watching a movie is simply watching a fake life play out onscreen. If yours were more interesting, you wouldn't be there. Everyone makes money off of you not having anything better to do, to make, to think, to read and to reflect upon. Documentaries and independent films are exempt from that statement, since they often actually teach and enlighten, yet they reach far fewer people and rarely show up in those giant multiplex theaters where most people get their fix of fantasy, sugar and lard-laden popcorn.

 4. Americans Are Unenlightened
How many people do you know who meditate daily? As many as watch the antics of the morally bankrupt Kardashian family on TV? Have you ever attended a silent retreat? Do you read books about spirituality? Do you think going to church every Sunday and sitting there half-asleep while some empty robe spews out s sermon that will be forgotten once you leave there will get you into Heaven? Have you ever really thought about death in general, and your own death specifically?

5. The Average Person is Below Average
Smokers, alcoholics, drug addicts, compulsive eaters, workaholics: these are our fellow countrymen and women. Instead of playing the hand they were dealt they go off in search of a new one with surgeries of all kinds: hair transplants, cheek implants, chin implants, liposuction, nose jobs, genital jobs and boob jobs. And then some former Olympian role model turned pathetic, grasping fool like Bruce Jenner turns himself into a 65-year-old bimbo and gets a "courage award" from a major, formerly respected sports organization.

6. Seriously, It's All Gonna End
"So people get ready there's a train comin'
You don't need no baggage, you just get on board
All you need is faith to hear the diesels hummin'
Don't need no ticket, you just thank the Lord

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