“The enemy (crisis) of the moment always represented absolute evil.”
1984 by George Orwell
The new crisis of the day is the health care roll-out. Everyone’s bowels are in an uproar: both Democrats and Republicans. But, just like the government shutdown, a few weeks (or months) from now the roll-out debacle will be old news and not worth a comment even by late night comedians.
Of the thirty five percent of the nation that bother to vote: fifty percent of the voters are Democrats; twenty-two percent of the voters are moderate Republicans; and twenty-eight percent of the voters are evangelical Christian retards. The politicians we have elected are a mirror image of the voters and will again create the next government debacle that will keep us awake at night and our blood pressures elevated – if we allow it.
A little Buddhist perspective: change the things that are in your power to change - accept the things you can not change – and move on. We would be much happier if we turned off the news and were politically ignorant. Of course, in this day of technology that is almost impossible.
AWAY FROM POLITICS:
I just picked up a new book A Freudian Slip Is When You Say One Thing But Mean Your Mother, by Gary Blake.
If you enjoy PUNS – often noted as the lowest form of humor – I suggest you can o-pun this book to any page and find a phrase you wish you had coined first. Of course if you are Rand Paul it won’t matter: you will use it anyway and claim it as yours.