Flimsy Sanity: Employment Opportunity

Flimsy Sanity

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Friday, January 25, 2008

Employment Opportunity

Pilot awarded $5 million for Sept. 11 tip . By the way, he did not call the FBI but two other instructors (who only received recognition in the senate) did, but he testified in the trial. Then there is the $50 Million for Osama's head, raised from the paltry $25,000,000 thanks to Sen. Kent Conrad of North Dakota. The prisoners at Guantanamo Bay are overwhelmingly there as a result of bounties. You have to wonder if the lure of a fortune is any more reliable than torture for accurate information.

Our government officials are for sale and they think money is motivation enough for any action. They act like there are suitcases of it laying around. Our money just isn't real to Washington, not the President, not the Congress. Every man, woman and child owes $30,000 of the national debt, but no official is trying to learn to budget. The economic stimulus is just another example of spending money you don't have to correct a problem caused by poor budgeting and speculating.

Maybe we should privatize all law enforcement. Like mafia soldiers we can get paid for hits on our neighbors. By the way, what is with police switching from blue uniforms to black and shaving their heads to look like Nazi skinheads anyway? Is it to intimidate rather than to protect and serve? Just asking.


  • At 8:30 AM, Anonymous R J Adams said…

    I quite agree. These people think money can buy anything, viz the only reason bin Laden hasn't been caught is because the price isn't right. Gutless, soulless, and incapable of realizing some loyalty is beyond price. And, no, I'm not describing bin laden.

  • At 11:38 AM, Blogger Foxessa said…

    Nor are the people who have the most access to where Bin Laden has taken refuge interested in capturing him, for either love -- or money.

    Love, C.

  • At 10:37 AM, Anonymous CV Rick said…

    I've written about this several times over the past decades -

    The slogan, "To Protect and Serve" is disappearing from law enforcement organizations all over this nation. It's not longer on most of the badges, it's been removed from the police cars, it's disappearing from the lexicon.

    Because repeating a lie carries a social cost.

    Law enforcement trends are toward privatization. Then all pretense of working for the poor instead of against them can be dropped.


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