Thursday, June 29, 2006

America's Drug of Choice

Opium. Actually, O.P.M. - Other People's Money.

It's the rage among the rich and poor, private and public organizations, political and apolitical types alike. What else would cause churches to have bingo, day care, and pre-school? How else would government - at any level - survive?

Local governments are entitled by state and federal governments; same for states to the fed. Both major political parties race to entitle more people, all for votes. Called missionaries are required to focus on fundraising instead of preaching the gospel. It's still all opium; what's yours is mine, and what's mine is mine, but I should give of yours and keep my own.

"Money, it's a hit. Don't give me that do goody, good ...."
Pink Floyd, Money

The Quipper, in a foul mood and needing to deliver a drive-by rant.

1 comment:

Scottius Maximus said...

If we are not already now, we soon will be, the "USSA". Winning the Cold War is going to go for naught. I used to think this disease was fixable. I no longer think so.