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Student Government Elections; an Epiphany
April 17, 2017
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Many years ago, when I was in what was called Junior High School,  that is the years and grades between leaving Primary at 6th Grade and entering High School at 10th Grade.

I was in what can only be called an anomalous class.

During the days of my education Streaming was practiced.   There was Bright Class, there was Second Bright, there was Average and there was Dunce.

These are not the official names, nor is there only once class in a designation.   It was simply that based on your intelligence, your achievement you were placed in a specific class.

I will not go into the long story of what caused the creation of 9-7,  suffice it to say that was a class made up of misfits.  Kids who caused problems, whether behavioral, spotty attendance,  whatever it was, they were problems to the teachers.

Some of the kids had stellar I.Q.s, scoring 140 without busting a sweat.  Some of the others could just about add 2 + 2.

Some of the kids had been left back twice.   Some were on parole from Juvenile Institutions.   Some were jokers. Some didn’t take school seriously.

At the first day,when the kids looked around and saw where they were, it was, for the brighter kids a kind of shock and awe.   How could they be in such a class?

After the tears, the embarrassment, everyone seemed to realise the class was more joke than education.  Because the teachers were afraid of us, as we were a kind of ‘freak class’  we took full advantage.

It didn’t take us long to start to ‘play’ the system.

The problem with bright kids, (I’m not just talking about A students, I’m talking about kids who have over a 130 I.Q. and border genius), is that they can think circles around average people, and quickly ‘get’ any of the ‘tricks’ and how to play them.

If a bright kids is challenged by school work they can plunge in and do the work and get the ‘A’s and go very far in the narrow bands of society.  If bright kids are not challenged, (in the years before they would be chemically induced into zombies) they tend to become ‘trouble makers’.

We became trouble makers.

Every year there were elections for Class President and other officers, and then for the Student Government which was school wide.

We knew elections were a crock.  We knew that the person elected had no power and was just used to spew the policies of the school and waste time.

We ignored all this until the Vice Principal burst into our classroom to berate us for our lack of school spirit and patriotism and whatever other words he wanted to toss.

Glenn, the class clown, stood and said, “You are so wrong Sir!  We have already elected our officers!  We elected Stoner as our President!”

Stoner was not his real name.  Stoner was a drug dealer who had been left back, deliberately, because he was making a lot of money selling drugs at the school.    He was usually high.

When the Vice Principal hear the name, saw Stoner, he fell pale.  He stood staring at Stoner who gave him one of those ironic smiles.   The V.P. ran out of the classroom as if his pants were on fire.

We, fourteen years old, (for the most part) had already learned that elections were crock, that it wasn’t the best and brightest who was elected, it was the guy or gal who played the voters.  So appointing Stoner, claiming he had been elected was the kind of brilliant slap in the face of the system that few people have ever comprehended.

It was at that moment we had our Epiphany of what elections are and would always be.

Those who were Christian, and those who read history, knew about the ‘election’ when Pontus Pilate put two candidates before the people.   One is the man the world knows as   Jesus, the other is a guy called Barabbas.

The rabble ‘elected’ Barabbas.

No matter how you read that portion of Scripture, there is no way to not see that the ‘people’ called for Barabbas.  That the ‘majority’ called for Barabbas.

Stoner was ‘elected’ and Stoner went on to cause Student Government to be collapsed for that year, due to his demands, behaviour, etc.

When I left for High School, the major lesson I took with me was that people will vote for the least qualified.  That people will vote against their interests.

Sure, there wasn’t voting for Stoner, Glenn just called his name as a joke.  I knew it, others knew it, but those who would have objected, were silent.  No one contradicted Glenn.

Stoner went on to do a lot of embarrassing and insulting things which caused the entire concept of Student Government to collapse for that year.

It was not the last time I had seen this kind of ‘worst person on top’.   The term Kakistocracy refers to the rule by the very worst people.

When you see the election of Donald Trump, or the vote to turn Turkey into a dictatorship, there can be no real shock.  People almost always vote against their interest.   This is why, when it is important, there is no democracy.

The Owner of the business will hold most of the shares, so can overrule the decisions of the Board.   The General will make his orders without asking opinions.   The Parents don’t let the kids vote on whether they want broccoli or ice cream.

Voting has always been ‘Give Us Barabbas’.

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The Result of Sitting on Your Vote
January 24, 2017
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It has become clear, since the elections in the United States in November, 2016, that many people did not vote.   Only Fifty Seven point Nine Percent, (57.9%) voted.   Any number below 75% is a bad number, because the fact that people did not vote for means their vote counted against.

If you look at the marches in Washington, New York,  Los Angeles and other places in America, there were millions of people who went out to express their rejection of the Trump Administration.   This has never happened before.

Yes, there might be small protests in a corner, usually with some esoteric view, but never has there been greater turn out for the Non-Inauguration than for it.

The ‘Alternate Facts’ that the Mind Control Masters of the Trump team attempt to push, only work with those of a particularly tiny brain.

The reality is that many people did not vote.   And that is why Trump was elected.

America is not the only place this happened; early in 2016, in Jamaica there was an election.  The best estimate is that Forty Seven point Seven percent, (47.7%) voted.   Not even half the electors came out.

This meant, clearly, that the Prime Minister was unelected and became Prime Minister by default.

In America, with their ridiculous Electoral College which skews the vote,  Trump ‘won’ the election.  He didn’t get the popular vote, he got the Electoral College votes.

[Image State A has 10 Electoral College Votes and State B has 5.   In State A 1,000 people vote. 550 for T and 450 for H.   T wins those 10 votes.   In State B 20,000 voted.  17,000 for H and 3,000 for T.  H wins those 5 votes.]

The fact is, nearly half the electors sat on their vote because of things they heard about Hilary, much of which was proven untrue, and other ‘cute’ little scams which played with their minds so they stayed home.

By staying home the Orange Monster won.

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If I Were in America Now
January 22, 2017
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If I were in America, Now, I would be in the street, part of the Women’s March.   I would have arrived early. Committed, I would be in the Street, protesting the election of a man who has no respect for women.

A liar, who will twist and rewrite, and shout at anyone who dares push forward the truth.

Yesterday, he has a very sparse turn out for his inauguration.  Anyone can see the actual images of yesterday and compare them to today, and know that more than twice the number of people came out today.

Sure, there are women who hate themselves who don’t see anything offensive in Trump’s words or actions.   This is how they’ve always been treated; like dirt.  They are accustomed to that kind of treatment.

But a lot of women do not hate themselves, do not think they are inferior, and are outraged that a man who can speak of them in that kind of voice, with those kinds of words, could be elected President.

Trump is ‘Not My President’.

Yes, there are Blacks who hate themselves and think they are inferior who voted for Trump.  That is their problem which they need to recognise.

But there are a lot of People of Colour, who did not, do not, will not support Trump and his racism.

Trump is a sexual predator, a horrible spoiled brat, a bully, who has found and elevated the most negative aspects of America.

The Oil Magnates who don’t care about the environment, they care about their pockets.   They know oil is in its last decades, because solar and wind are so much cheaper and better.    They are going to get as much money as they can, and their good old boy, Trump, is going to help them.

The Insurance Gorgons don’t like Obama Care.  They like people to be in debt for the rest of their lives to pay for an operation.  And those who can’t, should just die.    Rich people want to be richer, not share their wealth. And Trump will help them.

Trump should make more money out of being President, considering all the kick backs and shares and gifts he is going to receive.

Of course, the average American, with the I.Q. of Forrest Gump won’t see it, won’t believe it.  They’ll believe the lies Trump will tell them.  And then, maybe, just maybe, after a year or so, they’ll realise that they voted against themselves.

 

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If People believed the Ulsterman Report…
January 9, 2017
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I have related the events on many occasions.

The “White House Insider” was, from first word to last; from 2008 until 2015, a complete an utter Hoax.

It was invented by Ulsterman; a chap in Ireland, and assisted by various Americans who enjoyed being part of a Hate Obama campaign.

The fact that no one ever prosecuted Ulsterman, that there was no hysteria concerning the fabrications spewed by the ‘Reports’ is because those who believed they were true were not voting against Obama to the extent he had a difficult election.

Had he lost the 2012 election, I am sure he’d claim it was Ulsterman’s hoax which caused his failure.

In America, although more people voted for Hilary, (just as more people voted for Al Gore) the skewed system of the ‘Electoral College’ allowed their opponents, (Trump and Bush, respectively) to win.

The argument should be for the abolition of this Electoral College so that the votes count.    There should not be any attack on Russia or Putin because Americans are stupid.   One is culpable for their own stupidity.

There are people today, in 2017, who actually believe the “White House Insider” was factual.   That the site it was on went down without a word should have made even the most feeble brain question.  However, because Ulsterman’s hoax had no real effect on America or American politics, we can shrug.

In reality, all those Fake News stories, all those so-called releases of Private E-mail, had no effect on the election.

People heard everything Trump said; racist, sexist, anti-Islamic, anti-Hispanic, and Voted For Him.

There are Black people walking around America, who supported and support Trump.   There are women who supported and support Trump.  I’m sure there are Muslims and Hispanics who support Trump.  The fake news, the emails, had negligible effect on the American election.

What had effect was the Politically Correct ‘gag order’ which had been placed on Americans so that they didn’t say what they felt.  They just voted as they felt.

The behaviour of the President of the United States has been embarrassing at the least.

It is not just reading rubbish, it is believing rubbish.   And no one would believe Rubbish unless they wanted to.

Just as in my article on Bias one starts from a position of dislike or hate then makes a decision, so too in the past American election.

Some people disliked Hilary for whatever reason, so wanted to use the Fake News and the Emails as excuses.  If there was no Fake News, no Emails, they would still vote for Trump.

There were Democrats who still seethed at the ‘tricks’ played against Bernie Sanders, so they stayed home.

There were Democrats who, having heard the debates, the tone in Clinton’s voice, stayed home.

In my own country, we had a 43% voter turn out for our General Election.   The fact is that supporters of the People’s National Party stayed home.  They didn’t vote.   Had they voted, then the People’s National Party would not have lost by One (1) Seat.

Everyone has scurried around to explain, to excuse, but the fact is simple; people were not inspired to vote. It is basic logic.

In America, Sixty per cent, (60%) of all eligible voters cast their ballots.  Over 90 Million eligible voters stayed home.  That figure doesn’t need deep philosophical analysis.  These 90 Million woke up on Election Day, and decided to stay home.

Maybe they hated Trump, and being Republicans, couldn’t bring themselves to vote.  Maybe they were Democrats, and disliked Clinton, so would sit on their vote.

These are facts.

If Obama wants to make a fool of himself on the World Stage, that is his choice.  If he wants to create a new Cold War, it is his decision.

The fact is, people were not influenced by the fake news or the emails.  They did not consider it important to vote for Hilary Clinton.

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You Got What You Wanted, Now You Don’t Want What You Got
November 20, 2016
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You Got What You Wanted, Now You Don't Want What You Got

We were sitting in a posh restaurant,  having a happy conversation, deciding on what we would order.   There was a group at the other table, which had come before us, and we heard them order.

We made our orders and were talking, and then the other table’s food arrived.  A woman who was sitting there suddenly shouted; “Snails!  These are Snails!”

Well, duh.   She ordered Escargot.

We were cracking up.   The waiter tried to explain to her that Escargot is snails, the manager came out, perhaps assuming that she had not ordered Escargot Provencial but another style, and it was just the high point of the evening.

The woman had clearly ordered Escargot.  She got Escargot.  Didn’t she know that it was Snails?

Apparently she didn’t.

When our food arrived we did various take offs on her reaction.   One going; “Spaghetti?  I didn’t know those were noodles!”  or  “Steak?  But it’s Meat!”  and on and on, laughing so hard, because it was so funny.

How does a person order something and NOT know what it is?

I always ask; “What is this? What is in this?”  to insure I don’t order something I can not eat.

When there’s some proposition before the Board I ask about it.  What does it mean? What will happen? For I don’t want surprises.

When there’s a candidate to vote for, I need to know what s/he stands for.  What is their position on the various issues.

I don’t vote against my interest, so need to know if this candidate and I are on the same page.

Donald Trump, for example, is a racist, a sexist, and an Islamophobe.  He’s said so. He’s made it clear.  How can anyone be surprised at the appointments he is making?  He is choosing racists, he is selecting Islamophobes, he had made his position of non-citizens of America very clear.

I can not understand anyone being upset about his appointments, because that is what he stands for.   When he puts more of his positions into practice, and ex-pats who hold jobs in America are dismissed and asked to leave, I can not see how any of them can be surprised.

If he closes Mosques or demands every member be registered, and taps their phones, well, clearly, that is simply putting into practice what he has so clearly defined.

That he ends Affirmative Action, Open Admissions, and Quotas, well of course that is clearly on his agenda.

Didn’t they vote for that?

People who complain about Trump’s appointments and positions are just like that woman who ordered Escargot and then objects because there are snails on her plate.

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