Following the yellow brick road to the same old shyte

There probably isn’t a nook or cranny where a delicious and sometimes hefty dose of insanity isn’t lurking somewhere to capture what’s left of the thinking mind, sending them away from their hand held radiation devices for a brief moment of time, having the flash of a thought that they were somehow dumped on this fruited plain by a stork who wasn’t paying attention to their GPS guidance system.

Yet here we find ourselves, locked in a battle with the common sense and sanity the gods gave us against the perplexing gems of nuttiness we encounter on an almost hourly basis.

Voter registrations skyrocket after Taylor Swift’s get-out-the-vote push

Voter registrations among young Americans shot up in the wake of pop megastar Taylor Swift’s Instagram post urging her 112 million Instagram followers to get out the vote. – via CNBC.com

Whew! That was a close one. We wouldn’t want the younger generation getting any sort of a thought in their electronically fried minds that elections are choices of candidates the system offers up –  e.g., pond scum vs. pond scum, for the most part.

Indeed, the younger generation must learn to get out and vote in shysters who will continue the wars Washington dreams up each whenever presented an opportunity – just as past generations have done. Who will continue to vote in nutjobs whose only talent seems to be the ability to speak in front of a group of bewildered and pissed-off citizens, promising them that they’ll fight for you to end the current insanity that the guy or gal currently holding the position they’re hoping ascend to – whereby they allow the current f**kery to continue. What a wonderful system we live in.

Thankfully, Ms. Swift did her part to ensure that the current insanity continues. The gifts from the mensa’s in the entertainment industry just keep giving – for the politicians, for their entertainment brethren, and for anyone but the suffering citizens.

Here in the state I live in – the choices for governor are outright laughable. The “thud” of mind-numbing boredom and stupidity is deeply etched in each candidates face.  You watch their commericals, listen to the jive, read their platforms and you have lost brain cells from just taking a peek into the inner shittery.

But as I’m an old guy, taking up space on this merry-go-round until called to what comes next, I must remember that I too was once young.

Back in my day of the Beatles, Stones and other’s who were the current shyte…if John Lennon had recorded a message, only discerned if the vinyl record was playing backward, to get out and register to vote – would I have followed?

Of course not, as John Lennon had no such thought.

“You gotta remember, establishment, it’s just a name for evil. The monster doesn’t care whether it kills all the students or whether there’s a revolution. It’s not thinking logically, it’s out of control.”—John Lennon (1969) – via wakingtimes.com

The current crop of  boring “entertainers”, of media nitwits, of political swindlers seems to have no end.

Thankfully, we have Ms. Swift and other simpleton’s of the vanilla age, where everyone is the same, where identify politics define the insanity we each endure – where wars continue, where poverty, homelessness and inadequate or non-existent health care reigns supreme – where we continue to allow democrats or republicans to continue to lead us down the road to a place we’ve already been – to a place that isn’t and hasn’t been working for a long time.

But imagine if each town and city just banned all politicians. Maybe too much to imagine or hope for?   Maybe not…

‘No Party is Welcome’: Town Bans ALL Politicians After Being Lied to Repeatedly – via freethoughtproject.org

After being lied to over and over again and voting party after party into government, only to see the same corruption spread, a town in Bosnia just banned all politicians.

…The residents of Podgora aren’t bluffing either. A few careless politicians didn’t heed the warning and entered the town anyway to hang up their political signs, but they were quickly torn down. To reiterate their point, one of the locals took the political sign and spray-painted a message on the back. It said, “Did you read it? People have had enough.”

But it’s okay, as Ms. Swift ended her inspirational Instagram message with “happy voting”, sure to bring groovy vibes to doing the same thing but expecting different results over and over and over again.

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Tonight’s musical offering: (If you’re ever in the western part of the U.S., traveling the back roads in Wyoming, Montana, Colorado or Utah… this is one gem to listen to with the windows of the car down and the volume of the music up.)

The Red Pony Suite: IV – Walk to the Bunkhouse · Aaron Copland · New Philharmonia Orchestra

Photo credit: http://www.unsplash.com/@nobleshots

 

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