Thursday, December 18, 2008

Yes I'm going to talk about it again.

So exactly when did I sign anything that said I consented to be governed by anyone.  It couldn't have been during the first 17 years of my life as this government would not accept my word as legal until I was 18.  It must have been then; when I turned 18, that the government failed to inform me that they inferred my not leaving this country as a legally binding contract that I would follow all their bullshit rules.  I won't waist time saying they can't do that. Of course they can do that.  They have a lot of guns and are willing to assault, kidnap and extort money out of me for as long as they like if I don't do as they say and the only thing I can do about it given the overwhelming odds is shut up or get beaten, kidnapped,  and thieved from.

I have never been the only authority that governed over me.  When I was small I governed over by my parents, teachers, and city, state and federal governments (yes I'm amused that there were 5 authorities). When I went to college I was governed by the University and by local, state and federal governments.  Now I am governed by my company, local, state, and federal governments.

I have never been the only authority to govern myself. How different am I then when I was a small child?  How has the source of the authority I'm governed by changed since I became an adult?

Is there no option but to take on the authorities while chanting Non Servium? Would leaving this country really help?

Monday, December 8, 2008

... And the world lets out a sigh of relief.

My best friend is no longer having his wedding in Vegas thanks to the Depression.  Truth be told I'm relieved.  The prospect of throwing a bachlor party in vegas was concerning me.  I had already started saving to make sure that I could get everyone to all the places I wanted to go. It looked really expensive but I was determined to do it right. Now I'm not looking down the barrel of a major expendature which is cool.  Not that I wouldn't have gladdly done it; this is my best friend I'm talking about here, but I'm also glad I don't have to also.

Furthermore I would also feel like drinking a lot if I were in Vegas; it brings it out of me.  I have a tendency to behave poorly, do very unhealthy things, and thrash myself. I'm getting to old for that any more. I'm cresting 30 and my body doesn't like getting rediculously drunk any more. I get hangovers; headaches, mild stomach problem, and mud butt; all things that I never got even 5 years ago. It sorta bums me out. I used to be able to stay out all night, drink like a fish, function like a sober person, and get up the next day like nothing happened and do it all again that night. Now I have to drink a bunch of water, wash down some asprin, and eat certain comfort foods to function. It's not all bad.  Not drinking is cheaper, I feel better, and I can sorta accept that part of my life as over.

Strangely I am entering a sorta monastic period. Go to work, come home to a quiet and contemplative dinner, maybe go out to visit with friends or stay home and meditate/exercise/stretch. It's peaceful. It makes me content. It also keeps me out of trouble and saves money.

Who knows which way the world is rowing.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Figure out what that means

When in trouble
when in doubt
run in circles
scream and shout

shake your fist
stomp your feet
blindly charge
then quick retreat

don't think hard
don't think long
snap decisions
are never wrong

you're always right
'cause you commit
even when you
should have quit