We Are Doomed

We are doomed.

I wish there was a program whereby if we paid so many thousands of dollars per year to the government, the politicians would have to leave us alone.

Completely.

This would mean that they wouldn’t even be allowed to speak to us.

I texted this to a friend as Trump left the hospital just this morning having miraculously conquered the coronavirus in Johnsonesque style over the weekend.

I hate politicians, and I hate the ignorance they promote.

Don’t we pay these guys to lead us to a better place? Isn’t that their job?

Is it their job to find the dumbest thing that the majority of the people will believe and use that as policy?

I speak, of course, of the face mask.

Or is it their job to find the smartest thing that will work and use that as policy?

If we were coaching a football team, would we call the dumbest plays that we could find?

If we were a baker baking cookies, would we reach out for the crummiest flour?

If we were a bricklayer, would we go out of our way to mix the mortar incorrectly?

If we were a surgeon, would we take a popularity poll in deciding what steps to go through in excising someone’s appendix?

If we wouldn’t do that that in those fields why would we do that for something as important as politics?

Why do we employ devices designed for simpletons?

Is it because people are stupid?

We don’t employ stupid ideas in house building just because people are stupid.

Why must we pander to stupid ideas in politics?

It’s not exclusively stupid people who buy into stupid ideas, it’s educated people as well.

The other day, I saw two educated people in healthcare walking around my neighborhood with face masks.

I’ve given up trying to educate people on the face mask.

That’s right, I’ve given up.

People don’t want to know the truth. They want to go along. They enjoy going along.

Just as I enjoy not going along, others love going along.

They must get an erection by going along.

They must derive sexual pleasure from doing so.

There must be sexual pleasure because there certainly isn’t any rational thought in going along for the sake of going along.

I would have thought that Americans would have learned from the Nazi experience the dangers of going along.

But we haven’t learned.

We are just like the German people in the 1930s who went along with the Nazi program not so much because they hated the Jews but because the government created or played into man’s desire to belong.

Therein lies the core fault of humanity and in turn socialism.

Man prizes conformity over confrontation.

Man fears being alone. People derive strength from the pack.

I do not, but I am an aberration. I am a freak.

When my father died, I was thirteen years of age. After finding out that he died, I cried and ran to a secret hiding place behind a bush that was tucked up to a neighbor’s house. I wanted to be alone. I did not and do not derive strength, as others do, by being in company. I wanted to be alone.

I am a freak.

The vast majority of people derive strength from others. They need to go along or they will die.

I recognize that a society will not work unless people join the program, but sometimes that program is wrong.

Sometimes that program is horribly wrong.

Sometimes malicious individuals can hijack humanity and steer it horribly wrong.

This happened under Stalin. This happened under Hitler. This happened under Mao.

It is happening here in the United States and in other countries around the world.

Horrible malicious people have hijacked the leadership here and are spreading lies and nonsense that will enslave humanity for a long time.

Except for these writings I have nearly given up hope of convincing individuals.

Elie Wiesel tells a story in his book, Night, of Jews who escaped the concentration camps early on in the Holocaust. These Jews went back to their village and told the people what was going on. They were not listened to.

They were not listened to.

Why were they not listened to? Why would you not listen to someone who would tell you a story of mass genocide especially if the person was emaciated, sickly looking and threadbare?

You would not listen to that person if your value system spoke contrary to that and if the consensus ruled that the story could not be true.

Conformity is a powerful force.

If Jews who escaped the concentration camps could not convince their fellow villagers of the truth, what chance do I have?

I’ve spent many hours dreaming of becoming a terrorist, but I know nothing of explosives or weapons. It is too late to go to school.

I’m stuck, and so I think that maybe I should ride it out. Perhaps I can ride out the next ten to fifteen years if I am lucky enough to stay alive.

Or maybe we, I, can convince the politicians to leave us alone if only we pay them to.

I know, it’s a protection racket. We would be paying them to leave us alone.

It would be like paying farmers to not plant crops. It would be a subsidy of sorts.

Maybe that’s the ticket.

What do you think?

You’ve heard of the Mexican town, Cheran, haven’t you?

This is the town that got tired of corruption. So the citizens fired the leadership and took over the management of the town.

Crime dropped, kidnappings dropped, violence dropped. Life improved.

What this suggests is that the leadership of any town or country can be hijacked by an evil gang that does a great disservice to its citizenry.

We permit such a leadership by going along, by deluding ourselves that we are good citizens by doing so.

Unfortunately we are anything but.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

Copyright 2020 Archer Crosley All Rights Reserved

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