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You know, it’s bad enough keeping a civil tongue around people who go to the polls every coupla years in order to have their say in how I may be permitted to conduct my own peaceful and mutually consensual affairs.

I would just as soon tell most of them to go and fuck off, but such boorish behavior might perhaps rise nearly to level of the uncivilized behavior represented by dog-eat-dog democracy and its democrats. If that adjective doesn’t resonate, consider a recent exchange with Greg Swann:

"…dogs are democrats by nature." I replied: I guess the corollary would be that democrats behave like pack animals. "Indeed. The dogs’ policy is, ‘I don’t care if it is poison. If he gets a
piece, I get a piece.’ If a group of dogs suffered extreme brain damage,
they’d form a labor union…"

So, that’s all bad enough, but then I’m expected to just sit by and put up with outright lies and bullshit too? Today, I get this silly little email titled, UFW CA Endorsements: Please vote on November 8, from someone I know, but who has no ability to think on his own when it comes to matters political — apparently preferring the company of others equally willing to abandon their own rational faculties in order to "unite" with everyone else, like a pack of dogs. It’s from that outfit the United Farm Workers. You know, from the people so clever as to have thought they could successfully organize migrant labor into viable unions long term. I can just hear Javier now:

Javier, where are you going?

"I’m going to cross the Rio Grande, into America?"

To work and provide for your family? To have a better life and future?

"No, so that I can go on strike and carry a picket sign in solidarity."

Yea, right.

Of course, hard-working migrants are what kept the UFW from becoming mainstream, in spite of the brutality of the early UFW and its organizers to keep migrant workers out.

I digress. Naturally, the email is mostly a pack of lies. Look, I’m not voting, and the fate of the CA propositions will take place without me. Still, I’m not going to sit by and be lied to, even by family members, and so I reply:

…BTW, education funding has not been cut down, EVER, in CA’s entire history. It has been increased, each and every year, and will continue to be increased, each and every year.

http://www.rppi.org/edbudget.shtml

If you libs have a case to make, why not make it on the merit of the numbers? Education eats 40% of the entire CA budget. 40 F***ING PERCENT!!! Get rid of the bloated administration and the hundreds of millions pissed away with the stupid "union" every year, and you’d have plenty to EDUCATE kids, which, is what this is supposed to be all about.

Prop 75? Yea, can’t allow public employees to decide whether or not they want THEIR OWN MONEY going to the stupid union to support political (democrat 100% of the time) causes they don’t agree with.

I’m just losing all patience with lies. I thought about it the other day. I can’t even count the number of lies I have to read or hear every day from all sources.

I’m just not putting up with it, anymore. Fair warning: if you’re in my presence, anyone, anytime, and I hear or read you repeating damn lies, you’re going to know about it, as well as everyone else in ear or e-mail shot (that’s right: ‘Reply-All’), ’cause, I know y’all don’t want to be repeating lies. To continue and persist, after the facts have been so politely pointed out to you, as I would of course do, would be to become a liar yourself. And no one wants that.

Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2021, contains 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More

5 Comments

  1. mojotek on October 22, 2005 at 13:53

    Great post, as usual.

  2. Binary Blonde on October 22, 2005 at 15:50

    Great post. Thanks for all the excellent points.

    I'm secretly glad I'll be out of state on November 8th, but my conscience just won't let me off the hook. I'm applying for an absentee ballot and voting by mail.

  3. dani on October 22, 2005 at 17:49

    hi there, i'm trying to add your feed to my feedreader, but it's giving me difficulties – it wants me to save something to my hard drive which i know can't be right. do you have a direct url to your rss feed? thanks, and enjoyed reading you 🙂

  4. Rich on October 23, 2005 at 09:23

    the feed is:

  5. Rich on October 23, 2005 at 09:26

    Binary Blonde:

    Go for it. Go get your very important 1 in 40 million say in things in California.

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