And you left me standing out in the cold
It’s been a long time and I’m so much better now
That I’m looking back and seeing it all
This report, from last night’s All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC, just plain pisses me off:
“Consistent with industry standards?” What the hell does that mean?!?! Sounds like “industrial grade” bullshit to me! Like some weird cross between a whining “We’ll be kicked out of the gang if we charged more reasonable prices!” and a strident “How dare you challenge the great American tradition of ripping off the consumer!”
In truth, “industry standard pricing” is based on one of the fundamental principles of Capitalism: What the market will bear, with which I actually have no problem. What I do have a problem with is a citizenry that seems to have forgotten another fundamental principle of Capitalism: We are the market, and we determine what the market will bear.
The problem is that “we” does no better job of describing the incredibly diverse group of individuals this country is comprised of than that “Merican Peepul” crap the talking heads toss around all the time. But we’ve still managed, somehow, to allow “group-think” concepts like that to rob us of the very “individuality” this country was built to protect. And by telling ourselves that playing “follow the leader” will “free us” for an all-out pursuit of that “American Dream” thing we heard about, we’ve also managed to blind ourselves to the “pitfalls” that such a strategy can lead to…
And when someone dares to question this mindset we’ve become so comfortable with, we react just like the drunken and distracted fools we’ve allowed ourselves to become…
“Go away kid, you bother me!” – W.C. Fields
And that won’t change until we stop believing that the truthfulness of a claim can vary according to our opinion of the person who makes it…
More great W. C. Fields Quotes
There was too much growing to do
We had a good time and it ain’t over yet ’cause I know
You got me goin’, will ya pardon me my feelings are showing
I’m only sayin’ what’s on my mind
I want ice water.
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Agreed. I am weary too. Now, we beat the hackneyed drums of war once again…
“He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail.” I forget who said that, but it would sure be nice if we had another tool with which to influence the course of world events – like, for example, proof that the crap we preach to everyone else actually works for us over here!
Yep… Not in my lifetime. Maybe in yours. 🙂
Yeah, right. Maybe if I was Lazarus Long, but those rejuvenation treatments sound so expensive! 🙄
Don’t worry, it will all be over soon. Either that or it will all be just beginning.
Perhaps it simply must get worse before it even begins to get better.
Apparently the real “miracle” of modern medicine is that the better it gets, the fewer people there are that can afford it…