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The Insanity of Being Human (LazVanity)
May 7, 2012 | by Lazamataz

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 one’s 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.


TOPICS: FReeper Editorial; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: currency; economy; eu; europe; vanity
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To: Lazamataz

Time to gas up the escape pod.


201 posted on 05/07/2012 6:48:45 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee
I'm screwed on that regard right now. I ain't got nothin.

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.

202 posted on 05/07/2012 7:32:16 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: SCalGal

Got ya in there :)


203 posted on 05/07/2012 7:33:41 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Lazamataz

I love you, Laz!!!


204 posted on 05/07/2012 7:38:14 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: Lazamataz

You hit it well.

Please add me to your ping list.


205 posted on 05/07/2012 7:38:37 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: wxgesr

Actually most people in the universe don’t know if I exist and that’s the way I prefer it.


206 posted on 05/07/2012 7:39:39 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: exit82

You got it! And thanks!


207 posted on 05/07/2012 7:41:35 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Lazamataz
You recognized me before the others did.

Sweetie, you've always been one of my favorite ... posters. [wink]

208 posted on 05/07/2012 8:02:26 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (O's new cookbook: "101 Ways To Wok Your Dog")
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To: Lazamataz

May I be 40 again?


209 posted on 05/07/2012 8:59:41 PM PDT by Dust in the Wind (U S Troops Rock)
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To: Lazamataz

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.


210 posted on 05/08/2012 4:27:13 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Lazamataz
...and that I can use my street smarts and perception to skate by.

You've got considerable ability there. I remember when you were a noob... LOVE the editorials.

211 posted on 05/08/2012 6:12:03 AM PDT by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$ or PETA.)
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To: Lazamataz
I haven't read ail the replies and don't know if someone has already said this but...

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.

212 posted on 05/08/2012 6:13:59 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (I just try to stay out of the fray...)
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To: Travis McGee
I like the concept of at least taking a sailing class. I'm not that far from Lake Lanier.
213 posted on 05/08/2012 7:48:07 AM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: CAluvdubya

Revelations. LOL

Although Revolutions would have been a great chapter name, too.


214 posted on 05/08/2012 7:55:10 AM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Ditter

Wow, even the French can be converted to conservatism by Texas!


215 posted on 05/08/2012 8:23:23 AM PDT by mdmathis6 (Kiss the Son!)
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To: mdmathis6

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.


216 posted on 05/08/2012 9:54:21 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Lazamataz

add me to your ping list, please...


217 posted on 05/08/2012 12:03:52 PM PDT by cheee (Good, Fast, Cheap ... you can only pick two...)
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To: 21stCenturion

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218 posted on 05/08/2012 4:40:41 PM PDT by 21stCenturion ("It's the Judges, Stupid !")
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To: Lazamataz

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?


219 posted on 05/08/2012 5:30:14 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

Thank you, kind sir, for your comments.... but most of all, thanks for confirming my thoughts about Europe!


220 posted on 05/08/2012 5:33:25 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: cheee

Missed ya before. Got ya!


221 posted on 05/08/2012 5:35:18 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Lazamataz

After all these years, you do know I’m a girl, right? ;)

When I had a baby in Europe, the international co laid me off and I collected unemployment at 90% for a while, then it went down to 80%. I was being paid to stay home with my baby. It was great. But it felt so very wrong. That was my birth as a conservative!


222 posted on 05/08/2012 5:40:32 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

I know you are a girl, but there are sooooo many people here.... I someday wanna write an app that allows you to make notes about FRiends so you don’t make Fox Paws.....


223 posted on 05/08/2012 5:51:31 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Lazamataz

Laz,

Could you please add me to the “Official Lazamataz Not-Very-Funny-But-Still-Disturbing Ping List”?

Tanx!


224 posted on 05/08/2012 6:11:36 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: Lazamataz

That was very interesting. Would you add me to your ping list?


225 posted on 05/08/2012 6:20:34 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: 2111USMC

Yessir!


226 posted on 05/08/2012 6:22:28 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

But of course!


227 posted on 05/08/2012 6:40:27 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Lazamataz

may I be a ping-ee as well please?


228 posted on 05/08/2012 7:39:57 PM PDT by holly go-rightly
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To: holly go-rightly
may I be a ping-ee as well please?

Another Satisfied CustomerTM!

229 posted on 05/09/2012 2:24:25 AM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Alamo-Girl

Ping, sweet thing.


230 posted on 05/14/2012 7:13:20 AM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Lazamataz

Thanks for the ping, dear Lazamataz! {{{hugs}}}


231 posted on 05/14/2012 7:36:53 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Lazamataz

Add me to the list please. You rock Laz!


232 posted on 06/06/2012 6:38:53 PM PDT by Mathews (Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV))
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