Thursday April 17th, 2014 – Island Lake, IL
Is it just me, or is the entire world more insane than it’s ever been? Has it ever been sane, or am I turning into my grandparents faster than I thought? From where I sit, I really can’t tell one way or the other how the downward slide started, but it’s hard for anyone to deny it’s painfully here.
As children in America, we are taught that this is the greatest country in the world. At one time I believed that with all my heart. Now, I am not so sure. I can see where we are POTENTIALLY the greatest, but I can see it for everywhere else too. Humanity itself seems to be the weak link.
Nobody seems to be able to get it together and make life work for the long haul. Every time we seem to get something halfway decent going, it fizzles and reverts back to ground zero due to the flaw in our basic makeup. Well, there are probably many flaws but the main one I mean is greed.
No matter what ‘system’ happens to be the flavor of the day, the greedy bastards in that society find their way into power by any means necessary and proceed to dismantle it for their own glory and selfish best interests. Capitalism, Communism, Socialism, it doesn’t matter. They all end up the same in the end. “Corruptionism” becomes the main ingredient, and then it’s rich vs. poor.
It sure has worked exactly that way in my own personal life’s experience in comedy and radio. Most of the idiots at the top of both of those industries are anything but benevolent good hearted souls that put the business first and focus on nurturing talent and making the entire world better.
They’re obsessed with one thing and one thing only - their own ass - and how to not only save it on a daily basis but prevent anyone with a clue from getting anywhere near it in order to reveal to the world that they are indeed incompetent imbeciles that should be replaced by someone else immediately if not sooner. Those are unfortunately the moles that dig in and don’t go anywhere.
I read somewhere that “nobody gives up power willingly” and I find that to be overwhelmingly true in my circles. Not everyone at the top of comedy and radio are bad people and incompetent, but there are quite a few bags of slime that could leave tomorrow and nobody would miss them.
If it’s this way in two offshoot businesses of the entertainment field, how much worse must the craziness be in mainstream governments not only in America but all over the globe? I see how it works in my tiny little world, and it’s rotten to the core. The big picture must be purely horrific.
What really scares me is I can’t help but wonder if the whole universe isn’t like this? There has to be life on at least some of the countless billion stars and planets out there. I hate to think aliens have all the same twisted policies fueled by greed we do. If that’s the case, why does life exist?
All I’m looking for is a little fairness somewhere. Is that too much to ask? It must be, as I don’t see it anywhere I’m looking. My grandfather used to have a favorite saying “Cream and bastards rise to the top.” Boy was he right, and I’m sure he wishes he wasn’t. I wish he wasn’t. But he had it nailed, and it’s not getting any better. We’ve had thousands of years to fix this, but we haven’t.
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