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Systemic

Theorizing off the cuff, so here goes

It is a bumpy ride, so hang on and like life it has no point.

“It is just a ride.”

– Bill Hicks
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It is a systemic problem to a systematic solution

However, the collective wants it fixed without participation

To my best understanding things don’t work like that

The image/meme inspiring this rant is from Facebook

Of a picture of Ellen Degeneress with words over it saying

Liberals don’t mind her making 35 million a year but scoff

At a CEO making 5 million employing 5 thousand people

A good point perhaps yet it only scratches the surface

Which really has nothing to do with either Ellen or the CEO

Based on the “context” seems to be a tax the rich reference

Or perhaps how is it justified one person makes so much

Fortunately or unfortunately it is based on consumption

Artists and or (I hate to say it) pro athletes, earn their keep

Even those goofballs that drive aimlessly around an oval

“I want to be a race car passenger, just a guy who bugs the driver. Say man, can I turn on the radio? You should slow down.

Why do we gotta keep going in circles? Can I put my feet out the window? Man, you really like Tide…”

– Mitch Hedberg

Or one of my favorites the comedy of the Howard Stern show

All getting paid well for exactly what the market will bear

To my best understanding as I have no income insight

No one is plucked from obscurity and given those careers

They’ve put in their *outlier requisite ten thousand hours

In my perception doing what they’d rather be doing for pay

Likewise the CEO making 5 million employing 5 thousand people

The difference is he or she is not sponsored by consumables

(You can bet some bean counter can explain the high salaries)

Therefore in the grand scheme of things is not “producing”

The revenue justified to make that kind of big 5m money

It is intetchangeable with other people who can do that

Perhaps not always but probably in most ceo cases

Whether it be Ellen, Howard, Oprah, Dale Jr or Brett Farve

The products they move employ a lot more than 5 thousand

All well tracked by statisticians and more bean counters

If you listen and watch carefully, the bigger the audience

The higher the margin there is on the products sold

Paid for by Joe and Jane Q public buying because thought

Is not required to make impulse buys due to clever marketing

The “celebrity” is getting paid more and employs more people

The consumers buy the products sponsoring the entertainment

Take a bag of potato chips (not mine, get your own) thank you

A retail ten pounds sack of potatoes sells for about three dollars

Think of what large corporations get it for wholesale in bulk

A one once bag of potato chips sells for about a dollar give or take

Minus the cost of processing packaging distribution and advertising

There is maybe fifteen cents of actual product in and including the bag

Still there is a whole host of people getting paid in the process

Backwards. The clerk selling it, the stockperson who put it on the shelf

The distributor who bought it to the store, the driver from the warehouse

The driver who picked it up from the potato chip maker who received

The potatoes from the farm after it was grown and harvested

In between all of that, the diesel that was used to move everything

The trailers tractors farm equipment buildings and roads that all

Employed lots of people up and down the line for a simple bag of chips

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This is where it really goes off the rails

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A couple of other products of which their retail pricing

Have me flabbergasted beyond realistic comprehension

Is underwear and bed sheets sold like they were gold

Hyped up to do things unimaginable by simple cotton

Commoditized to the point they can be purchased “cheap”

Say nineteen or so dollars for six pair of comfy underwear

But why do that when a branded pair sells for thirty dollars

Making that one hundred and eighty dollars for six pair whew

Easily coughing up to help pay for the celebrity endorsement

Same goes for the sheets I hear perpetually advertised

What can normally be purchased for about fifty dollars

The ad goes if you act now and mention a tracking code

You can get fifty dollars off, holy #uck, they must be free

Nope, try close to two hundred and fifty discounted to

Two hundred smackaroos on the exaggerated claim

You will get the best sleep ever, like God on the “seventh” day
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Time to get back on track

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I doubt I’m worth the “money” I “make”, yet it is what

“They” pay me for Looking At The World Through A Windshield

Getting paid to sit in an air ride seat in a comfortable cubicle

Listening to the satellite radio, ipod, audio books and comedy

Driving up to 135,000 miles a year and enjoying 99% of it

Storing and compartmentalizing this to write down later

 

“Whatever, don’t do shit you hate. People work jobs they hate. There’s another way. Whatever it is you do… Fuckin’ quit. Go in on Monday and steal a bunch of shit, and quit. If you don’t absolutely love it, if you wouldn’t do it for free… Quit.”

– Doug Stanhope

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As for the participation balance of everyone’s taxes

I think everyone can agree the system is #ucked up bad

Yet it goes on in the illusionary perception that should somebody

Who thinks the system could be revised more equitably

Might might just be able to make that much money

And enjoy the perks of a corrupt system that has people

Watching the homeless on the streets from high ivory towers
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“Life in two dimensions
Is a mass production scheme

So much poison in power
The principles get left out

So much mind on the matter
The spirit gets forgotten about”

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“Grand Designs”

– Rush

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* “Outliers”

– Malcolm Gladwell

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Chronic Maelstrom Gluttony

A simpler time

Is not possible

When we are

Gluttonous

For chaos

Must Abort

“Scientists announced today that they have discovered a cure for apathy.
However, they claim no one has shown the slightest interest in it.”

– George Carlin

 

 

Internal apathy

Is growing

Must abort

Before it

Develops

Into

Full fledged

Carelessness

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“I’ve cared about other stuff,
And, yeah, me not caring about
Stuff, will, affect it as much
As me caring about stuff, which
Is none.”

– Doug Stanhope

Something Is Amiss

Always a little strange to see

Airplane bodies shipped by rail

Or train wheels shipped by truck

Automobiles by ship I understand

Otherwise we’d need really long

Bridges and lots and lots of drivers

Next Day Air not delivered by planes

As long as I’m making dopey observations

Grain in an elevator descends by gravity

So Refreshing

Have been unintentionally sequestered
From the radio and television
And it feels great
Feels like a mind cleanse
Depression and anger
Have been lifted
Well depression anyway

“Don’t trust anyone who isn’t angry.”

– John Trudell

Blatant

The most blatant

In your face

Through your ear

Stark naked

Digitally recorded

Play back able

Slow down able

Provable lie

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“Tim Cook Apple”

– 45

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On Eminem’s best day, he couldn’t say that so fast, that if you slowed it down you wouldn’t be able to decipher “Cook”.

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“Republican donors in attendance called it one of Trump’s weirdest lies ever. On Friday night, under a tent erected over the pool at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, President Trump claimed the media were spreading “fake news” when they said he called the CEO of Apple “Tim Apple.”

Trump told the donors that he actually said “Tim Cook Apple” really fast, and the “Cook” part of the sentence was soft. But all you heard from the “fake news,” he said, was “Tim Apple.”

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Two donors who were there told me they couldn’t understand why the president would make such a claim given the whole thing is captured on video. Nobody cared, they said, and Tim Cook took it in good humor by changing his Twitter profile to Tim Apple.

“I just thought, why would you lie about that,” one of the donors told me. “It doesn’t even matter!”

http://www.axios.com

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I guess it only matters ’cause people believe, what they want to believe.

Must be some kind of mystical adhesive that coagulates the atoms, protons and neutrons, derived further from subatomic particles like quarks and neutrinos (that are indeterminible waves or particles) into what appears to be an ego self in the form of a humanoid, deluding itself that it is separate from the whole.

Wasting its infinite power on accepting audible emanations from a human (made up of the same “stuff”) whose inflated, fragile and heightened narcissistic ego leads some to believe everything that collection of congregated cells says.

Crowd size
A wall will protect us
A travel ban is necessary
Caravans are coming
Tax “cuts” that don’t benefit the wealthy
No collusion
Total exoneration

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But, when in doubt check the dictionary.

Perhaps there was no collusion. I’ll accept that.

Collusion : secret cooperation for an illegal or dishonest purpose

– m-w.com

Everything has been done out in the open.

“Russia, if you’re listening”

– Individual # 1

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“There is just enough bullshit to hold things together in this country.

Bullshit is the glue, that binds us as a nation. Where would we be without our safe, familiar, American bullshit?

Land of the free, home of the brave, the American dream, all men are equal, justice is blind, the press is free, your vote counts, business is honest, the good guys win, the police are on your side, god is watching you, your standard of living will never decline… and everything is going to be just fine—

The official national bullshit story. I call it the American okie doke. Every one, every one of those items is provably untrue at one level or another, but we believe them because they’re pounded into our heads from the time we’re children.

That’s what they do with that kind of thing—pound it into the heads of kids, ‘cause they know the children are much too young to be able to muster an intellectual defense against a sophisticated idea like that, and they know that up to a certain age children believe everything their parents tell them.

And as a result, they never learn to question things. Nobody questions things in this country anymore.

Nobody questions it—everybody is too fat and happy. Everybody’s got a cell phone that’ll make pancakes and rub their balls now— Way too fucking prosperous for our own good. Way too fucking prosperous,

Americans have been bought off and silenced by toys and gizmos. And no one learns to question things.”

– George Carlin

Concrete Cliché

No one is “Above the law”

As it is no longer effective

Makes it a concrete cliché

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As long as everyone else is speculating

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Allegedly

No one is

“Above the law”

Perhaps

However

It appears

No one is below

Being

“On the take”

Not sure if it was

Mueller or Barr

Who threw up

The invisible

Jump ball

Which seems

To be in play

While the “ball”

Is locked up

Still everyone

Is positing

From their

Perspective

To declare

They are

“Winning”

The game

Even though

There is no ball

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When you see

The turn of the (r)’s

In a split screen

Past and present

Commentary

One can’t help

But think

Someone

Got to them too*

McConnell

Graham

Come to mind first

Oddly instant

Lapdogs

Terrified to

Speak

Up or out over

Trump’s

Transgressions

Really

Is that WJWD

Such

Convenient Christians

Capitulating

To chaos

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Evident and apparent

Was Barrs

Loyalty

“Coincidentally”

Confirmed

Even though

He did what he

Suggested

The outcome

Would be

When objectively

Recusal

Was most “right”

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The evidence

The cover up

The deception

The distraction

Are all visible

In plain sight

From day one

Plus two years

Prior to that

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What are we

Fucking

Stupid

We will

Never know

The scope

Of deceit

For it

Rode in on a

Translucent

Trojan

Disguised to

Discombobulate

In the form of

Dichotomy of the

Crowd size

Caravans

Health care

Wasted wall

Wailing

Cheesy chants

Election meddling

Media manipulation

Tax cuts

For the who

Nope

Not you

Keeping most

“Floundering around,

While the big grab

Goes on in

Washington and

Moscow”

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Ol’ Bull

“On The Road”

Jack Kerouac

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“It’s never going to get any better, don’t look for it. Be happy with what you got. Because the owners of this country don’t want that.

I’m talking about the real owners now.

The big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions.

Forget the politicians. They are irrelevant.

The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice.

You don’t.

You have no choice.

You have owners.

They own you.

They own everything.

They own all the important land.

They own, and control the corporations.

They’ve long since bought, and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the state houses, the city halls, they got the judges in their back pockets and they own all the big media companies, so they control just about all of the news and information you get to hear.

They’ve got you by the balls.”

– George Carlin

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Whaddayaknow

The Fox

Is guarding the

White house

Making sure the

Malignant Manchurian

Remembers his lines

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No collusion

No obstruction

Total exoneration

Total bullshit

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The subtle hype

Of Bob Mueller

Suspended

Disbelief

For a time

That

“Justice”

Might be served

From overwhelming

Overt evidence

But alas

Like

Bush and Cheney

Scott free

Is how

Individual # 1

Is going

To get off

Not to be

Conspiratorial

But if the

Top banana

Can be gotten to

Second bananas

Can’t be far behind

Not to mention

The rotten

Bananas

Decaying decency

Perhaps

Even the

Inspector of

The banana

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“I have this feeling man, ’cause you know, it’s just a handful of people who run everything, you know … that’s true, it’s provable. It’s not … I’m not a fucking conspiracy nut, it’s provable.

A handful, a very small elite, run and own these corporations, which include the mainstream media.

“I have this feeling that whoever is elected president, like (Bill) Clinton was, no matter what you promise on the campaign trail – blah, blah, blah – when you win, you go into this smoke-filled room with the twelve industrialist capitalist scum-fucks who got you in there.

And you’re in this smoky room, and this little film screen comes down … and a big guy with a cigar goes, “Roll the film.”

And it’s a shot of the Kennedy assassination from an angle you’ve never seen before … that looks suspiciously like it’s from the grassy knoll.

And then the screen goes up and the lights come up, and they go to the new president,

“Any questions?”

“Er, just what my agenda is.”

“First we bomb Baghdad.”

“You got it …”

Lift sanctions

While keeping everyone fighting amongst themselves, consuming at a gluttonous pace, keeping the economy afloat till you get out of office.

– Bill Hicks

 

“Not sure if it happened like that, but a boy can dream”

– Joe Rogan