Skip to comments.The Insanity of Being Human (LazVanity)
Posted on 05/07/2012 6:07:42 AM PDT by Lazamataz
Cats are genetically wired to behave in ways that humans see as insane. They often torment and play with their prey, for example, in a manner that we would call 'sadistic'. Sadism, to humans, is not a sane characteristic.
Sometimes it seems that humans are also genetically wired to behave insanely. Let us look at the votes recently taken in Greece, France, and Germany. In all three cases, the concept of austerity (read: fiscal responsibility) has been completely rejected by their populations. In one case, France, the populace actually elected a labeled Socialist.
The financial systems of most of Europe are in near-collapse and the only thing that might have saved them from ruin was fiscal responsibility. Yet the people voted against it, so that they may have a few more weeks of government cheese and 32-hour work-weeks. The Europeans, in a collective rebellion against that which exists, threw off the shackles of reality, and slipped from under the yoke of truth.
To deny reality, and proceed apace in a destructive fashion, is insanity.
The reality of the situation is that Europe will eventually -- and quickly! -- be subject to the laws of economics. In a very short time-frame, the system will collapse in its entirety. At that point, ANY paper currency will be meaningless, and the insane actions of the Europeans will ultimately be at fault. Once paper currency, of any nationality and of any denomination, becomes worthless, chaos will result. From the fires of chaos, World Wars are born.
The shortsightedness of a selfish public, who is unwilling to face the harsh truths, is a worldwide phenomenon. It is as if the entire world decided to embark on a worldwide Argentinian experiment -- in which their currency collapsed -- and will probably concluding with Zimbabwean results.
It appears that the solution, albeit one impossible to forestall this collapse, is decidedly local. It is inside ones self. To become less selfish, to become a person of character, to think of serving others before you serve yourself: These are the character traits that would have prompted people to have voted for fiscal responsibility in Europe, instead of the few remaining months of government largesse.
Tough times create tough and selfless people. Soft times create a soft and selfish people. The soft and the amoral have spoken. The collapse will proceed. The suffering and bloodshed that will result will be Biblical. One hopes that the result, a generation from now, is a tougher and more moral people.
Anything else would be insanity.
Time to gas up the escape pod.
I gotta hope that either the system lasts for a while, or that God's got my butt, and that I can use my street smarts and perception to skate by.
Got ya in there :)
I love you, Laz!!!
You hit it well.
Please add me to your ping list.
Actually most people in the universe don’t know if I exist and that’s the way I prefer it.
You got it! And thanks!
Sweetie, you've always been one of my favorite ... posters. [wink]
May I be 40 again?
Sailing class, even on a lake, could be useful. If you can sail a small boat, you can sail a big one. The skills scale up nicely. Marinas are full of cheap boats that need a little work, but are “liveaboard-ready” immediately. Just a thought...of course, you are not close to salt water. But that is how my mind thinks.
You've got considerable ability there. I remember when you were a noob... LOVE the editorials.
I believe we are in the times discussed in Revolutions. Everything I'm seeing tells me we are in a war for our very souls.
Although Revolutions would have been a great chapter name, too.
Wow, even the French can be converted to conservatism by Texas!
Yes it was Texas that converted them. They have lived in several other places before moving to Houston, New Orleans and somewhere on the east coast. After moving here they decided they wanted to be Texans, she is French and he is a Brit. They got their US citizenship a number of years ago and are extremely conservative. Great neighbors too, we get along so well.
add me to your ping list, please...
I didn’t see this yesterday and I’m glad first off that this brilliant, concise piece has opened up FR to original conservative thought. It’s hardly vanity to explain, ponder, or dissect the world according to our view. I hope to be able to attempt one day to follow in your footsteps.
Second, how right you are about Europe. The decade I spent there was a “soft” one as you describe. With so many weeks of paid vacation and 90% of your salary in unemployment, everyone was living easy.
Now they are all discovering like the grasshopper that they haven’t prepared for the time when the bills came due. They are suicidally politically correct to their growing Muslim populations.
And while they dance in the streets after electing a socialiste in France, there must be some concern about where all this pretty money is going to come from, right? They can’t possibly be as immature as my kids when they think that if you need money, you go to the ATM and money will come out. Can they be?
Thank you, kind sir, for your comments.... but most of all, thanks for confirming my thoughts about Europe!