Behavioral economist Dan Ariely studies the bugs in our moral code: the hidden reasons we think it's OK to cheat or steal (sometimes). Clever studies help make his point that we're predictably irrational -- and can be influenced in ways we can't grasp.Very well done, and speaks volumes about human behavior. He even infers this irrational behavior is the source of the issues on Wall Street. I maintain these theories are applicable to political behavior and their lack morality as well.
It sickens me how our society is so morally bankrupt. Hell, I'm a terrorist fer crying out loud. Such is the time when the good guys like me, a patriot, is labeled the most feared enemy, the terrorist.
But then again, to the powers that be, I am a cause for concern, for fear, and yes, outright terror. I am a thinking man, who sees through the web of lies and distractions to the heart of the matter.
Look at the A.I.G. $165M bonus media frenzy. Funny thing is about $100B was given to foreign banks by A.I.G. But they are focusing the sheep's attention on the bonuses to the executives. Excellent job. A truly masterful stroke to distract 300 million Americans from something they SHOULD be mad about to some inconsequential, trivial amount of money. Well $165 is a lot of cash to me, and to you, but to the government it's nothing when they just printed off another $1T to buy more toxic assets.
The more I think about it the more I realize just how little freedom I have. Strangely, I've been pulled over a number of times recently, pretty much for bullshit reasons. I also had a cop do a slow roll by my house the other day when I was scraping my windshield in the morning. I waved and he sped off.
I wonder if the authorities have put together who I am and are monitoring me? Nah. I'm small potatoes. Although it pisses me off the cop wouldn't even wave back or say "Hi." It's not like I've been doing anything wrong. I was robbed a long time ago and I never met my investigating officer, so I pretty much look upon my local law enforcement as complete losers. Tried like hell and he never cared. If a thief isn't caught then he will steal again. It's just so stupid.
So this "terrorist" is going to keep exercising my first right, the right to think as much as I can. There will be a time to act, and act I will. I am a 3%'er. I'll whip up a little logo and add it up top when I get a chance. Make no bones about it it is time for Americans to rise up, for the wheat to be separated from the chaff. For the producers to be separated from the consumers. The leeches from their host.
That means I'll have to move at some point, I see no possibility of Massachusetts leading the revolution as it did in 1776. Too bad. Too bad because there is a lot of good here, but it's tainted by socialism and "entitlement".