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Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Keep Pushing, Politicians:



Blogger Always On Watch said...

At the rate things are going, I wouldn't be surprised to see that flag draped all over D.C. Ugh!

Mon Mar 16, 09:51:00 AM PDT  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

What I love is I can give a Leftist back the exact, same thing they have been wanting for years... so often have I heard it and you have too... and yet when a Leftist criticizes Americans coming out to protest taxation, the phrase is so simple and the cognitive dissonance is so profound:

"The people, united, will never be defeated."

Sucks to be on the pointy end of that, I bet.

Mon Mar 16, 10:07:00 AM PDT  
Blogger shoprat said...

I hope it's not prophetic, but I fear it may be.

Mon Mar 16, 12:55:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Unknown said...

We're never going to be united. At no point will I ever want larger government, more taxes and morw social welfare programs. That picture is awful because it seems like it's coming true.

Mon Mar 16, 02:00:00 PM PDT  
Blogger TexasFred said...

This nation is as close to imploding upon itself as it has ever been at any point in history. When individual states actually push the sovereignty issue and raise their own armies, it's ON!!

When one of the most reasoned individuals on the net, BZ, acknowledges that it is one of those *on the near horizon* things, take it to the bank!

We can't trust the Dems, we can't trust the Republicans, and if that hurts some feelings, too damned bad, it's the truth. The Republicans have turned their backs on this nation, they left Conservatives behind as they, the GOP, became Dem Lite, and lately, they're not too damned LITE in my opinion...

This nation either sets itself on a true Conservative course or we fall into the deepest pits of hell and socialism!

Mon Mar 16, 02:14:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

And the bulk of this nation, Jenn and TF, appear to be taking this trip willingly.

Free Cheese.


Mon Mar 16, 02:50:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is scary what has happened in the United States over the last several years as it is around the world.

I swear that the end of days is near.

Mon Mar 16, 03:28:00 PM PDT  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

"The FFT, remember, doesn't say that information moves with breathtaking speed these days. (Everyone knows that!) The FFT says that people are comfortable processing that information with what seems like breathtaking speed." - Mickey Kaus

As things change faster, people adapt to it faster, thus the cycle time of events compresses. In the old Eastern Bloc it was 9 years for Poland to get out from under the USSR, 9 months for East Germany, 9 weeks for Hungary, 9 days for Czechoslovakia, and Romania pretty near imploded in no time at we grew accustomed to the idea that Eastern Europe could throw off totalitarian communism, it did so faster and faster.

So if we take a look at how our last revolution went... from the Stamp Act of 1765 to the Boston Tea Party 1773: 6 years. Then from Tea Party to Bunker Hill: 2 years. To Revolution from that: 1 year. Then 7 years of fighting, with 5 years of nearly losing it under the Confederation.

So if the first Tea Party of last month is the start, applying the FFT: 6 months to the real turning point, or August. October for conflict. November for Declaration. JUN 2010 victory. NOV 2010 nearly losing it all. Then JAN 2011 a new accord.

I doubt it will happen just like that... but the Feiler Faster Thesis gets us very used to change being compressed and since we are used to that it does get compressed. The American experience dragged on in the old days... we get things done more rapidly now. And then somewhere around 2029-30 we do it all over again, but faster.

Let's just try to keep the body count down this time around... 10% dead and 15% fled from last time and this time that 15% has nowhere to go. Not good.

Mon Mar 16, 04:41:00 PM PDT  
Blogger TexasFred said...

Nothing wrong with 10% dead if it's 10% from the LEFT...

Mon Mar 16, 05:22:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Z said...

Holy SMOKE, what a 'flag'.

Mon Mar 16, 09:16:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

AJ: "FFT" -- ?


Tue Mar 17, 07:27:00 AM PDT  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

Mr. Z - Feiler Faster Thesis.

It is a derivative of Moore's Law addressing the doubling of circuits per given space of circuit board every 18 months at the same cost, and Metcalf's Law for network size and node contribution making the entire system value for information equal to the square of the number of nodes that contribute. Put increased processing power per given time plus more nodes in the network and individuals now adapt far faster to new information than ever before. Thus time for change evaluation compresses by nearly an order of magnitude.

Not only are things changing faster, but we are adapting faster and events get compressed because of this.

Wed Mar 18, 08:02:00 AM PDT  

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