Comment 23199

By WRCU2 (registered) - website | Posted May 16, 2008 at 07:29:57

Let's not NAME any squelchers That'd be such a waste We'll focus on helters & skelters we'd much rather copy and paste

Wits and pieces from: Fairness, Idealism and Other Atrocities by P.J. O'Rourke

http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_...

  1. Go out and make a bunch of money! Here we are living in the world's most prosperous country, surrounded by all the comforts, conveniences and security that money can provide. Yet no American political, intellectual or cultural leader ever says to young people, "Go out and make a bunch of money." Instead, they tell you that money can't buy happiness. Maybe, but money can rent it

  2. Don't be an idealist! Idealists are also bullies. The idealist says, "I care more about the redwood trees than you do. I care so much I can't eat. I can't sleep. It broke up my marriage. And because I care more than you do, I'm a better person. And because I'm the better person, I have the right to boss you around."

  3. Get politically uninvolved! All politics stink. Even democracy stinks. Imagine if our clothes were selected by the majority of shoppers, which would be teenage girls. I'd be standing here with my bellybutton exposed. Imagine deciding the dinner menu by family secret ballot. I've got three kids and three dogs in my family. We'd be eating Froot Loops and rotten meat.

  4. Forget about fairness! Life sends the message, "I'd better not be poor. I'd better get rich. I'd better make more money than other people." Meanwhile, politics sends us the message, "Some people make more money than others. Some are rich while others are poor. We'd better close that 'income disparity gap.' It's not fair!"

  5. Be a religious extremist! So, avoid politics if you can. But if you absolutely cannot resist, read the Bible for political advice — even if you're a Buddhist, atheist or whatever. Don't get me wrong, I am not one of those people who believes that God is involved in politics. On the contrary. Observe politics in this country. Observe politics around the world. Observe politics through history. Does it look like God's involved?

  6. Don't listen to your elders! After all, if the old person standing up here actually knew anything worth telling, he'd be charging you for it.

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