Open Thread - 10-03-23 - How to Survive in Today's World
Author's note: I just woke up and realized that today is Tuesday and I promised to cover the open thread for earthling1. I have to leave shortly for a one and a half hour round trip to a neighboring city to get some shingles for the crew that's working on our house. I don't have time to write anything substantial so I'll post this rough draft that I saved as a future OT.
Our so called leaders are showing us how to survive in today's world. Be a crook. Be corrupt. Lie. Steal. Cheat.
It's become increasingly difficult to make ends meet today, unless one is lawless. It's been made obvious that the rule of law is passe. Both petty thieves and hardened criminals are slapped on the wrist while white collar corruption goes unstopped on a massive scale.
The corrupt are thriving while the honest working man sinks lower and lower.
The US has become the leader of the world in corruption. In a time when the last of the resources are dwindling we fight wars to secure it all rather than equity for it's inhabitants.
Want to become rich? Enter government, anything from school boards to the federal government, the higher up the more prosperous. Politicians work for their wallet and not for their constituency, it's ass backwards.
We may call ourselves civilized, but in the light of the last few years it has become shockingly apparent, we are anything but civilized, hell, we are the most dangerous and greedy species on planet Earth.
We are neo-Rapa nui.
Let's face it, crime pays.