Tuesday, November 16, 2021


 Folks, we have to choose our battles with billionaires. We don't get anything from throwing sour grapes around.

It's frustrating as all heck, but we have to approach the issue of taxing the wealthy without letting our emotions get involved because we don't do our best thinking with our fists and teeth clenched. Elon Musk was not handed anything in getting to where he is now. He had some ideas, he had a vision for them and he worked his ass off. I know the world is full of people who work as hard or harder and don't get what he got. That's life.

We have to avoid jealous rants and focus on what matters. Yachts, trips, gold toilets, private jets, people can and should be allowed to enjoy their money, AS A RIGHT at all levels. The power money gives should not be allowed to be used to stop progress and innovation because it competes with established businesses who wield power either by buying innovation and shelving it or owning policy makers. 

Billionaires don't want for basic needs. They have basic needs of course but no issues with resources to meet those needs. Excesses are part of the draw to becoming wealthy. Taxes, well that makes some feel more common and getting around taxes, well feels good. No billionaire feels the slightest difference in their lifestyle for paying a few million dollars in taxes,  but oh what an ego sting.

Let's focus our ire on those who are using their wealth power to stifle the marketplace and hold back our economic growth. The basic truth of it is, if we are more prosperous at all levels it gives us more to spend on things rich people sell. The issue again is not that they need more sales, if it were they would see paying a few taxes as the investment it is. The problem is their egos. Watching those below them suffer is the only enjoyment left for some.

Sunday, November 7, 2021


Have you ever been hanging out around a group of "manly men" and someone who is obviously, outwardly gay walks by, just simply going about THEIR business. Sometimes one in the group will chime up, eithe within the group, or sometimes loud enough to be heard, " well that one's petty (expletive) gay,"  The obvious answer to this is "DUH, YA". Say it together, "They were born that way."

Some of the younger folks may need to look up Rock Hudson. Rock Hudson chose his career, his partner, his house, his drapes, etc. He had no reason to " choose" to be gay. Nature, or if you like, GOD, chose for him to be gay. It seems to me if you truly believe in God maybe it's time to stop questioning his plan.

Monday, November 1, 2021


 It is a fantasy. The world Republicans and Conservatives have created. They may, like Disney did, try to bring the fantasy to life,  but in the end, like fairy godmothers, evil sorceress queens and hero princes it's all fantasy. Unlike Disney, the Republican and Conservative push to bring the fantasy to life is missing the understanding that it is fantasy. Disney knew it was fantasy, these folks do not.

Wrapped up in a need to have complete control of their surroundings and in absolute terror of losing the upper hand, a fantasy world where they are the victims is better than sharing wealth or power. The irony is, the fantasy they are living is holding them back from taking their place in the inevitable change we need, in order to survive as a civilization on earth. While they hide behind faith and victimhood, reminiscing about the glory days, others are taking up the cause, delivering the change and developing the tech and systems to run the new world. A new world they will have no power in.

The question is, how. How do we break through the gaslighting that dogs their view of the world? How do we introduce them to reality again and help them see the great possibilities in it?

The future we are heading toward right now is authoritarian. An authorization America, an authoritarian Russia and an authoritarian China will pretty much see global affairs descend into a warlord scenario not unlike some nations have experienced. Human and individual rights will fall prey to the whims of power and those who seek it. Those who fall into line following the dog whistle version of "freedom" cried out by those seeking power will not get what they want because as soon as their view deviates even a little from the authority's, they will be cast to the side. We can see this with Trump on almost a daily basis even now.

Without a true champion of freedom and human rights in the world we are doomed to follow bullies, fighting their battles as they seek more power. As we have all to often seen, no amount of power is ever enough for those addicted to it.