It was just an eensy-peensy oops oops they said as they covered it up. Usually there are several of those which don't make the news, and then all Hell breaks loose. Is somebody trying to tell you something, fellas?
Blog Posts by Loyd
You can run to Big Oil or Big Industry who wreaks the environment, or Big State Government, which supports Big Destruction, or you can give the little guy who doesn't stand a chance a break. Big Oil just cooked the Yellowstone River and poisoned all the good trout fishing, and may poison the crops which need the water to irrigate. The little guy does none of these things. His only problem is he has few funds to invest. So he does without.
To restore the original decentralized system with liberty and justice for all, the political dung has to hit the fan. So hit the fan already!
What do Alaska's political and business leaders have in common? They have the immensity of the political power they have assumed. If you think they have a job now, just wait until they have to begin the withdrawal process after leaving office or retiring from their business role. I tell you withdrawal always sucks, particularly power withdrawal. I don't envy that job.
Then there's Palin. She's assumed so much power that she thinks she's a worthy opponent for President. I don't think she has the substance to back that up. What she might get is Chinese control, as they call it in the game of Hearts. Then just think of the withdrawal she's got to do! That's why it's not a good idea to think about politics. Remember, what goes up, must come down. So it's not a very wise idea to assume power in the first place. The ideal way to lead is as a coordinator of everyone's input, so all of us have a say in the matter. He or she who governs best, governs least.
In a decentralized system, we all have a decent chance. In a centralized system, we don't.
If the apple is temptation, then the sour apple is its nemesis.
Here is the Law of the Sour Apple of Economics: what goes up must come down.
A centralized system of power and control essentially holds all of us captive through the persuasive power of temptation. It's very tempting to be rich. You can pull down a deceptive centralized system and restore equality simply by draining off political power through meditation. The goal is restoration of the original decentralized system. All it takes is patience.
My favorite teacher of all times, Mrs. Senor, my first grade teacher, was being forced into retirement. She said to the class one day, "Once upon a time, over a hundred years ago, Dinosaurs!" I knew in my soul exactly what she meant.
"Once upon a time, over eons ago, before progress, The Alaska Spirit!" I remember, before everything died and went to Hell. It will take some time to replace what we lost. The Alaska Spirit will recover!
You know why so many people like myself live our lives for about one purpose, to relieve pressure from social, economic, political, and occupational demands? Because we're all living in a pressure cooker. Good luck!