posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 12:56 AM
Ever notice how things seem to get worse despite our knowing more? How is this possible?
Each new generation of human beings know a lot more than the previous. Yet, despite this fact, things appear to be getting exponentially worse.
The more we know about the world, the worse it seems to get.
Politics, for example. Each new candidate has access to a rich history prior to them that increases for each new candidate. On top of that, our
elected officials have more access to more information today than they have ever had in history of politics, yet, resulting policies or speeches would
Politicians sure have a funny way of going about things. They seem to come up with the worst possible solution to a problem, convince people that
it's somehow the best idea, and then legislate it.
New York (if I'm wrong I'm sure there's another place out there) is a great example here, being a state in which it is illegal to have a gun. I do
not get my political views from bumper stickers, but I saw one when I was a kid that said if you outlawed guns, only outlaws will have guns. Ask
anyone around you and I promise the majority will agree.
It just makes plain Horse Sense. Yet, despite this gem of conventional wisdom, New York somehow convinced its citizens that banning guns was in their
best interest. I would cite this, but Charles Bronson just broke a sock of nickles over my head.
To no one's surprise, crime went up. Now then, if you're running a state, and your crime rate is on the rise, what do you do? I don't know what
you'd do, but I'd start training and hiring...more...police.
1) More crime results in more police.
2) More police results in a bigger budget.
3) A bigger budget resuts in higher taxes.
4) Skim a bit of a percentage off the top and pocket a wad or two of cold hard cash.
5) The "more cops" thing is working, crime is decreasing.
6) Legislate something on its merit to cause problems or require an agency.
7) Go to 1 and repeat.
The more I think about this, the more I tend to buy into it. The reason I buy into it first and foremost, is because it appears to be completely
natural. It's nothing more than self preservation, and we do have historical account of planned obsolescence to boot.
Now, having said this, the war on [your favorite bad thing here] seems to make a mighty good amount of "cents." Well, at least it's the only way I
can make it make sense.
I assert that some officials deliberately create problems within their jurisdictions to justify further expenses evinced on the aftermath of
certain controversial policies.
Apply this assertion to whatever policy you deem controversial. And then apply the topic headline to whatever you wish to entertain.
*disclaimer: I am not claiming any originality here, but this is how it came out of my brain and thought I'd share with folks who might appreciate
it. I also apologize to those who would think this is blindingly obvious. And why is it we have to break stuff to learn about it?*