A few people own everything

Response to a question on facebook…

I know that a few people own everything of consequence. They may not own every oil rig, or wheat farm, but if you control distribution… it’s yours anyway. (more…)

The art of limiting choices

Think about limiting choices. The most glaring examples I can think of at this time is the choices in the presidential elections taking place in the US. (more…)

Between

Most of the time I’m here
  I feel sometimes I’m in between
In between I’m not so solid
  there I’m me but not the same
No need there have I of mechanics,
  carpenters or politicians
Not a place built on ideals
Not a place that moves by wheels
  I peer through curtains light as air
    looking on from in between
  but never fully there

Cops and crime stats

I was standing in the kitchen eating something with hot hot mustard and the TV said that the lack of funding for getting more deputies on the road could negatively effect public safety. As I stood there trying to breathe I thought “How?”

How do cops make us safer? I guess traffic cops could make us safer if they’d shoot that fucker I saw on the freeway the other day… but don’t cops pretty much show up after a crime is committed?

Ever hear of a crime not being committed, some kid not being stolen, some wife not beaten, some home invasion not played out, because the cops showed up at the station that morning with their ideas and their cop costumes?

I’d say if anyone truly cared about the public, people, being safe they’d work to create an environment where crime wasn’t the standard operating procedure for governments and corporations. In fact, more to the point, if we eliminate the monetary system 90% of the worlds crime disappears.