Choices

Choose your leaders with wisdom and forethought.

To be led by a coward is to be controlled by all the coward fears.

To be led by a fool is to be led by the opportunists who control the fool.

To be led by a thief is to offer your most precious treasures to be stolen.

To be led by a liar is to be told lies.

To be led by a tyrant is to sell yourself and those you love into slavery.

Octavia Butler

 

 

Impeach the Anger in Politics?

“When you put a gun in the hands of a fool…pretty soon both will go off!”

Samuel J. Byck Carrying a Picket Sign
30 Nov 1973, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA — Philadelphia: Samuel J. Byck (seen in 11/30/73 file photo) carries a picket sign calling for the impeachment of the President outside where he worked in Philadelphia. Byck is the would be hijacker who died trying to commandeer a jetliner in Baltimore last week, intended to crash the aircraft into the White House, according to columnist, Jack Anderson, 2/27/74

Byck, a misguided and perhaps, mentally unstable and angry man, high school drop out, former enlisted man, mistakenly uses violence as a form of…political advocacy.  Guns for a cause…perhaps!

Tell me, Sam Byck, if you were to have lived, what would you offer for a state of the state, resolution, now?

For if nothing else, humanity continues to belittle the meek.  Make money makers of the hate mongers.  And, most importantly, offer to the gods…the young an impressionable by way of the needle.
With all that stood before you, Nixon, divorce, denial, joblessness…could the world near you fall further?
Indeed, we have…
When you stir things up from the bottom, Mr. Trump, Mr. Rubio, the bottom is what you are going to get!

Byck decided a revolution was needed to fix the rampant corruption he perceived, with politicians being more concerned about keeping special interests happy, rather than helping actual American citizens.  He also believed the government was conspiring with those special interest to keep people who were poor, down-and-out.