Mister President… You have a goddamn dickfor on your head!
So, I was thinking… (Get out! Really? You don’t say.)
Does anybody else remember dittos? Those stinky papers with purple ink that everybody used to have to do in school in the 70s, before xeroxes came along. Yeah, they were awful, and everybody dreaded them, but then mostly we dreaded school altogether. Well, I did, at least. “Here’s your homework assignment – 600 math problems.” What?! Yep. That was an actual thing. 600 math problems… I didn’t even bother to take the book home, I knew there was no way in hell I was gonna spend hours at home doing fuckin math, for fuck sake. Education shouldn’t be some awful punishment you’re forced to endure against your will. It shouldn’t be something to dread. And going to work shouldn’t be something to dread either, it shouldn’t be made to feel like abject drudgery. Schools shouldn’t be built to look like prisons, either. But on the flipside of the coin, kids shouldn’t have free reign to just run the halls like wild chimpanzees. There has to be some form of loose structure, or they won’t learn anything. And kids shouldn’t have everything handed to them on a platter, because they don’t learn the value of working for something that way. These kids today don’t have a clue, with their iPhones and Monster energy drinks. And you can’t even smack your kids on the ass anymore when they deserve it, because that’s now considered to be child abuse. Shit, my dad used to whoop my bare ass with his belt or give me a fat lip, and that wasn’t considered abuse. Putting a kid’s hand into boiling water is abuse. Locking a kid in a cage is abuse. Belittling a kid, telling them they’re worthless, making them scared to death of you, that’s abuse. A well timed smack on the ass is not.
But assigning a child more homework than they can do in a half hour is abuse too.
Not to mention it’s just plain mean.
Most children nowadays are mollycoddled and catered to by their parents, so they learn to be little narcissists who throw tantrums anytime their whims aren’t fulfilled. Then they get sent off to the regimented institutional brainwashing system every weekday for twelve years to learn… What, exactly?
What do they teach the kids in school nowadays? They don’t teach them how to spell, or how to use grammar and punctuation. They don’t teach them how to proofread. And it’s pretty clear they haven’t cared about those things in years. Even teachers don’t know the difference between your and you’re anymore. Nuckin futs.
Seems to me all they are interested in teaching kids is to consume, to conform, to follow the herd, and to obey without question. They intend to turn humanity into a society of robots, rather than individuals, with no critical thinking skills, and no regard for the consequences of their actions. The inevitable consequence of gratuitous consumption without regard for conservation or preservation is mass death by abject poverty and starvation. But the greedy rich bastards don’t care. Maybe they figure they’ll be the last ones to starve to death, after all the edible plants and animals have gone extinct, and all the poor have been turned into Soylent Green… Or maybe they figure it’s not going to happen in their lifetimes, so they don’t give a fuck. I don’t know, man. I just don’t fuckin know. I can sit here baffled, shaking my head, or I can try to find a solution.
What I can’t do is read minds. I can’t figure out why the rich think like they do.
Is their DNA defective? Maybe. Their thinking is certainly flawed. And society pays the price. The rich hardly ever have to face the consequences of their actions. When they do go to jail, they go to Club Fed, with tennis courts and heated swimming pools, because apparently they’re too good for county jails where they might receive an educational ass-whooping, or state prisons where they might get anally raped. And they only get busted when they swindle other rich motherfuckers, they don’t get punished for exploiting our planet, or exploiting the poor, or exploiting other species. They don’t get punished for genocide or slavery, they don’t get punished for the important stuff. They don’t learn, and they pass on this stupidity to their progeny.
Society is upside down, inside out, and ass backwards. It’s the polar opposite of what it ought to be. Greed, exploitation, victimization, oppression… These should all be punished, and punishment should include education, they should be made to understand the reason why their actions were wrong. But it rarely, if ever, turns out that way. Not only are these behaviors not punished, they’re rewarded. Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. Corruption is king, the more corrupt an individual or organization is, the more power they get. People’s values are skewed. There’s this flawed line of thinking that “He who dies with the most toys wins.”
(I believe the truth is more like he who dies rich will be reincarnated as a cockroach.) The ones who are in charge of things are the dirtiest motherfuckers. Give a man power over others and watch his attitude and demeanor change. Watch him develop delusions of godhood. Narcissism is rewarded with money and power, when by all rights it should be punished with a good ass kicking.
Colonialism should never have happened, but it did. Therefore, the ones who profited from it should’ve been made to return the lands and resources and any profits they made from them to the rightful Indigenous populations. Kings and conquistadors should have been beheaded, and their heirs should’ve been made to make reparations. But it didn’t turn out that way. This is pervasive and ongoing. The ones in power are not made to pay for their crimes, because they are the ones in power. Revolution would fix this, at least in the short term. Overthrow the corrupt fascist oligarchy, imprison the ones who currently occupy the seats of power, take all their material wealth and divide it equally among the poorest of us, take the majority of assets from the rest of the 1% and divide it equally among everyone, but leave them enough to subsist on, and don’t waste resources on imprisoning them, they aren’t the criminals, they just benefit from the criminal activity. Then replace the entire societal structure with True Democracy, wherein there are no leaders, no “representatives,” but rather everyone is equal, and every important decision is decided by a popular vote, with a two thirds majority needed to ratify any policy.
A daunting task to say the least.