PEOPLE ARE LIKE MUSHROOMS!
(Summer Re-run circa April 2006)
A favorite story of former US President Ronald Reagan was that of a young lad who received a huge pile of horse manure under the tree on Christmas morning. He was ecstatic and began feverishly digging into the manure. When asked why he was so happy he replied, "With a pile of sh*t this big there has to be a pony in there somewhere."
After a weekend of websurfing throughout Europe in search of locating long lost homo escapeons with my unusual surname, atleast it is here in the Colonies, my adventure was cancelled by a sewer backup in my basement. Our home is 9,000 years old and every Spring the mighty Elm trees that adorn our boulevard weave their roots into the joints of the service lines. C'est la Vie.
As I mopped up the floor of our subterranean swamp, I was reminded of how desperately most humans avoid dealing with any kind of the sh*t.
Some sh*t is completely natural and to be expected, and some of it we create (and deserve) on our own. For instance crap like those uber-tedious, why me? gawd! this couldn't happen at a worse time life lesson/poor decision combinations.
Unfortunately atleast 50% of all the crap that we experience in life is generously supplied by others.
The Estate Sh*t (political/religious/business/info-tainment/media) that we're overexposed to is at an alltime high. It may be politically corrected and sweetened for your consumption but it still still stinks.This caca is all mixed together and piled so high on a daily basis that even now in the Information Age it is still virtually impossible to separate the BS from the truth.
Many serious matters (invading other countries/raising taxes/polluting your brain and the planet) are secretly decided by the powerbrokers with little or no input from the common man. These manure suppliers have all of the gold. In order to maintain the status quo they also make new rules to ensure that they keep all of the gold. What this basically means is that they treat us homo escapeons like mushrooms and keep us in the dark and anchored in a huge pile of sh*t.
To keep us overwhelmed in our little work-a-day lives they supply us with piles of Entertainment! E-crap works best because like fish, homo escapeons are attracted to flashy, shiny objects that imitate something authentic and preferably digestible! E-crap is produced to distract us from interfering in the day to day operations of the world and for us to stay discombobulated in our little work-a-day lives.
We work hard and hand over most (and sometimes all) of our paycheck back to the powerbrokers to pay for the priviledge of living on their planet. If there is any gold left they dangle shiny E-crap traps like sports, movies, and dish out celebrity dirt. Actually anyfrickinthing that will help to distract us from their activities is useful. They spend billions of dollars on this psychological warfare. It's called marketing. With the sinister aid of science the marketing world preys upon our easily manipulated genetic predispositions.
Gotta have this/gotta have that/keep up with the jones/it is better to look good(rich) than to feel good(be rich) darling!
I guess the sewage gas has made me sound like some sort of goofy make-the-rich-pay Marxist idealist.
As you know from my previous Blogs the only Marxist/Lennonist doctrines that I adhere originate with these guys.
I am fairly content to live here in our funny little Canada. Our mixed government/free market economy is the lesser of the three evils because you really can't trust any of them with all of your money! I guess you could say that this is one fungi (FUN-GUY) who just refuses to live like a mushroom in a dark sh*tty world.