So the Teepees (I personally hate the term Tea Party as applied to the conservative movement sweeping the media – can’t say sweeping the nation because I don’t actually know anybody that supports that point of view… But that’s a whole other story) want to stop providing public services, saying that the millionaires should be given their money back, to be spent by themselves as they see fit.
I personally think it’s a great idea. It makes me think of all those pretty pictures of medieval manors with the lush gardens and forests, big open fields surrounded by stone walls, and of children singing songs in canon as they till the soil… When I studied manorialism in school I dreamed about that lifestyle and wished that there was some way that we could go back in time and live like that again today.
That’s why I’m so excited about these Teepees taking power. We all know we need to start living closer to the Earth again, and what better way than to get down in the muck on our hands and knees and work from dusk to dawn in the magnificent, organic! soil of Mother Earth? I’m sure the lord of the manor will let us keep enough to survive. And think of the health benefits this active lifestyle will provide for us! No longer engorging ourselves on the fat of the land, and with our constant exertion as we work the fields from the time we can stand upright, we will all be in the best of shape physically and mentally (unless we are unfortunate enough to fall ill, in which case I don’t see any point in providing us medical care – those unfit for work are a burden not to be tolerated).
Tell the truth – you’ve always wanted to live as a serf on a manor! So come on fellow future serfs and let’s all vote Teepee next election – it’s the smart thing to do.
Maybe it’s just me, maybe I’m a bad human being, but what happened to common sense and the right to defend your life and property?
Maybe I’m stupid, but what kind of a world are we living in where hoodlum punks can make a ruckus outside one’s home, one’s sanctuary(!), vandalize the place, and you can’t do a damned thing about it?
Maybe the cops felt threatened? Maybe they thought this guy was trying to take money out of their pockets – what with shooting criminals being their bread and butter and whatnot… Not that they seemed particularly interested in getting involved in this situation until the shooting started…
Hurray for the Mother and all those like-minded!
Now, I’m all for dogs riding on buses and trains. I mean, if a dog has to get from Brooklyn to Queens or the Bronx and back, or even to Central Park, say for his spoiled daily pampering, what do you want him to do – walk!?
However… this is just too damned much. How insane do you have to be to beat a bus driver into the hospital for any reason?