10 February 2009

late night musings

So, here I sit late (for me) at night hopping around the net reading about the direction our country is heading. From Newsweek calling us Socialists, to my fellow officer trying to convince me that it is the government's job to rescue every business that fails in this country.

When did we get this bad? Why can we not stop this? I fight this fight every time I talk about congress and the elite class they are becoming. I talk till I am blue in the face and the people that get more money back from the government then they pay are happy with the system.


I ran into this blog post from a man calling himself the Existing Thing. The young man likes Heinlein and knives and guns, and is fighting the great civil rights fight in the heart of the beast, California. And he can write with a passion that is great and vociferous. His post answers my question in a weird sort of way...at least the how we got to our present predicament...

The Golem Turns

There was a time when we, the people, needed big things done for our country. We needed something to keep us safe, to do our heavy lifting, and to manage the things we hadn't time to manage.

We created for ourselves a Government.
We created for ourselves a Golem.

A Golem with more power than any one of us, to do our bidding, and work when we couldn't work, and protect us as we slept.


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