The Brutality of Reason Example

By Ironcross One-One

Slicing and dicing things into pieces small enough
to be fed to Liberals, Kooks and Anti-Americans.
When feeding Kooks and Anti-Americans
I suggest a potato gun.

If you are the emotional liberal type, this mindspace will make you uncomfortable. If you think my logic or facts are faulty, lets discuss it. When your findings disagree with my findings, that is dialogue. But using rhetoric to disagree with science is demogoguery. No demogoguery! I usually refrain from insults, but occasionally, ignorance and liberal hypocrisy bring out the worst in me.

Location: Edge of Nowhere, Washington, United States

Military Jumper, Diver, Motorcycle Rider, Air Traffic Control and Demolitions Man. I build furniture and cabinets and can frame, roof, wire, plumb and finish a house. Can weld steel, drive heavy equipment, build pole barns and mortared rock walls. Have written one bad novel and one brilliant thesis. And I play the guitar.

Monday, January 17, 2005

What Badges do you Wear?

Badges? Badges? We don’t need no stinkin’ badges.

Well, maybe we do. We all wear badges. And if you are an observer of human behavior, you can accurately predict human behavior if you can detect and correlate badges to behaviors.

Our badges don’t always perfectly identify us. Sometimes we choose badges that might confuse people. We may do this intentionally or unintentionally. Thus, making judgement purely on the basis of badges is not a 100% proposition.

When you see a Britney Spears wanna-be at the mall, do you think… astrophysicist?

When you see a leather clad biker with two feet of hair, do you think…corporate attorney?

The whole purpose of an identification badge is to transmit a message of who you are. The badges we select transmit a message of who we are. We should be careful which badges we select.

Some badges have a distinctly positive meaning. A sergeant’s stripes and the Seal of the President of the United States are badges of rank. Medals are badges of honor. Medals typically are given for courage, service and sacrifice.

Behold the cool and the cute. Self-absorbed and consumed with how they look and are received. Placing their effort into fashion and appeal. Focused on absolute trivialities. Choosing badges that have no lasting meaning.

There are medals for all manner of virtues, but there are no medals for cool or cute.

From time to time, lie on your bed and mentally open that box of badges and see what you’re keeping in there. Evaluate their real worth.


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