The following are honest questions. Please let me know your insights in the comments or IM me through LinkedIn if you know the answers. I have many questions, but I can find no answer to, or reasoning for, in my research.
- What disqualifies a politician from becoming elected? The US currently has at least one governor, but more than likely five governors currently outside the law, the state supreme court has ruled, and the governor continues to act like a feudal lord on a power trip. How many victims will come forward before their legislative branch forces out the governors being accused of sexual impropriety?
- How can a government agency win a retail customer service award when they have 45-90 minute wait times regularly in their lobby, spite-filled retail associates, and lazy workers? My local USPS has regularly won awards for “Best in Retail Service” awards from the USPS. Today, I waited for more than an hour for packages that could not be retrieved on the day they were delivered, as the USPS requires 24-hours after delivery before the package is available for pickup. I have some concerns!
- Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results. Frankly, I am madder than a wet chicken with a raging case of hemorrhoids over the continuing gun violence and social unrest in America and the World. Why do we continue to punish legal-gun owners when criminals using weapons is the problem, and the solution is so profoundly simple, arm all law-abiding citizens! Why do we keep repeating this same cycle?
- Why does the corporate media keep generating victims? Especially in America, generating victims should be frowned upon; yet, the media continues to make criminals victims and victims into mega-winners through the judicial process. The taxpayer has to fund the payoffs. Yes; I am talking about George Floyd and some others who the media created as victims and then blew up social unrest to feed their ego and make a story.
- Why can’t the US Federal Government and other levels of Government be sued for infringement of rights? I have lost all rights and access to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Because I cannot raise funds for a lawyer, I cannot bring a case to win my rights back, even though I have been injured three times and treated horribly, while the VAMC in Phoenix has broken Federal Law (HIPAA & EMTALA). To even have my case evaluated, I have to raise $18,000.00, which is just the start of the legal fees, to potentially see if the VAMC in Phoenix has broken the law sufficiently for a Federal Prosecutor to decide I have a case. While I resent the litigiousness in American Society, I also realize that the Government exceeds its legal bounds and needs to be forced into accountability.
Those are my five top questions. I do not want this post to appear maudlin, depressing, or negative; I do want this post, as with all my posts, to spark a conversation on change. Americans, mainly but the trend is worldwide, have not asked their elected officials questions and demanded answers since the late 1940s. The date coincides with the time when governments began changing the definition of property and claiming their citizens were the property of the Government. That the intellectual property, farm/ranch/dairy goods were the Government’s property first, then the farmer/rancher/dairymen. The growth of the Military-Industrial-Government complex is part and parcel of the problems we are facing today.
Consider the actions of the military junta in Myanmar and the continued violence in that country. The Military-Industrial-Government complex got out of hand, and the citizens are trying to re-take their Government. The death toll mounts because fundamental social problems are not being solved first to establish a stronger government, and the military will not cede power. In a vacuum, those with the most weapons wins, and Myanmar is suffering from the vacuum.
Consider Cuba, Venezuela, Brazil, Greece, France, and so many other shaky governments. You will find social problems stemming directly from the Military-Industrial-Government power trifecta stripping individual rights, committing atrocities, and all of this is a legacy of WWII. Not the Cold War, not WWI, although some of the practices originate in WWI, the ideas did not become regular social answers until WWII and post-WWII recovery.
Let us, the citizens begin to embrace and demand a “Liberty FIRST Culture” in our societies. Where individual rights trump government action and bureaucratic fiat; and where the Government is physically reduced in size to allow Society to grow again. Change must come through the appropriate use of the law, through the force of the collective will of the people willing to thwart Government and the Military-Industrial-Government trifecta!
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