Monday, February 29, 2016

Old Tools Find New Uses

Have you ever heard the expression, “That’s like herding cats?” I believe that the saying came from the observation of felines and the fact that they cannot be trained to perform tasks or be domesticated like cattle and chickens to produce eggs and milk or, provide meat (at least not in the area that I live in). I’m going to tell you about a newly discovered set of tools that are useful in today’s world.

Although Human Beings process superior intelligence and dominate the planet, each has their own wants, needs desires and opinion. Common tasks e.g. “work” can only be accomplished if there is a reward to be gained; the Lion Tamer manages the big cats because he has a piece of meat on a long stick as a reward and a sharp whip for negative reinforcement. People are the same way, they are just like the cats, if socialized, they live in an invisible cage and they work for rewards, and are punished by the Police and Justice system for negative behavior.

In these short treatises, for the purpose of making a point, I am going to compare the behavior of the American electorate to feral cats and the manner in which they are being wrangled and herded by “Powers and Principalities”; I am going to talk about the tools being used to effectively herd the cats.

One tamer or, should I say group of tamers appeal to and threaten us at our lowest common denominator and greatest fears while the other group of Tamers offer us our greatest wishes like, free healthcare, free higher education, luxurious retirement in our future with Prime Rib and Lobster for every meal. The cats have been successfully herded; these tools work especially well at election time.

These tools are wrought from our nightmares and our Disney “Wishes upon a star” and they are used to manipulate us at election time. At this point, you’re probably thinking that I’m not telling you anything you didn’t already know but, if that is the case, why do we still fall for the same old promises that never come true or the fears that never materialize?

This is just my opinion / viewpoint on the situation; maybe I’m right but, then again I could be wrong.