By Tom Rhodes, 10/16/2013
I was re-reading Douglas Adams' Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and I realized, he's the late 20th Century equivalent to the late 19th Century's Mark Twain. In fact an entire accurate and timely commentary can be made from quoting these dead guys. Obama's presidency demonstrates, "It is a well known fact that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job."
When listening to Harry Reid comment on the TEA party being anarchists, I've come to realize that I'm "learning to distinguish between him pretending to be stupid just to get people off their guard, pretending to be stupid because he couldn't be bothered to think and wanted someone else to do it for him, pretending to be outrageously stupid to hide the fact that he actually didn't understand what was going on, and really being genuinely stupid." Equating a group the wants laws that are equally and evenly enforced as people who want no government is ludicrous. When they see stories of little girls with lemonade stands in their front yard being shut down by uniformed police, and call for less regulations, does not make this make the Tea Partiers "anarchists." This got me to wondering, "whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it."
Browsing today's AP and NYT headlines as well as internet sources for news, one can fundamentally concluded that "If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed." From the internet, not the lame stream media we see that change is coming. The surviving members of what is sometimes called "the greatest generation" are showing us that there are patriots amoung us willing to ignore and defy the now tyrannical government in DC. "In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."
The timely quotes of dead humorists fit today in the early parts of the 21st Century as well as they did in the last days of the past two centuries.