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Old January 21st, 2010, 12:48 PM
James Brody James Brody is offline
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Arrow 302: One Battle Done, the War Continues

BHO has built a shadow government, a by-pass arrangement of “czars” and Executive Orders that even at this moment allow him to skip meetings with his cabinet. Further, he has a large segment of the American public convinced that government is their most powerful and reliable friend, a replay of the mother and father that used to hug us after beating us. Practicalities: TARP improved our highways, BO owns a car company, and he raises an army of domestic volunteers to be better funded than our military.

(Has anyone investigated the curriculum of “Teach America”?)

Our instinct that big things are better things…including churches, the Bastille, or governments... misleads “liberals” as well as many Patriots. Instinct leads to shelves of rules, written by maternally-driven and money-driven lawyers, clerics, generals, and school boards.

Churchs, governments, popular bands…in all of them a tiny difference leads to large differences in outcomes. Toby might have replaced Tim on the country charts as well as in Faith’s life. Ted Nelson might have replaced Bill Gates but Ted went flying and skipped a meeting with IBM execs.

Health care, cap and trade, and climate change have been diversions, big themes that draw upon out instincts to live longer, keep clean, and keep Earth’s thermostat between 32 and 90 degrees.

All BHO & Rahm have to do is sideline Joe Biden and declare an emergency.(Shoot Joe and blame Cheney?)

In any case, the same tricks and gadgets that protect us from Islam, North Korea, China, or the Russians could also be the locks and bars that imprison us. Our “real ID” might exclude immigrants, it also makes each of us a trackable target. OnStar can help you after an accident, it can also shut off your engine and deflate your tires. And given the right script and threat – a meteor, a germ, or an army – we will march into our cells.

Don’t quit now!

Barabási, A-L (2002) Linked: The New Science of Networks. NY: Perseus.

Frank, R. & Cook, P. (1995) The Winner-Take-All Society: Why the Few at the Top Get So Much More Than the Rest of Us. NY: Free Press.

Gladwell, M. (2000) The Tipping Point: How Little Things Make a Big Difference. NY: Little Brown.

Levitt Steven & Dubner Stephen (2005) Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything. NY: Morrow.
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302, emergent networks, socialism, tarp, teach america, winner-take-all

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