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.

Sunday, July 31, 2005

Power is Everything

About halfway through the Ron Howard Film Apollo 13, A NASA technogeek commands the attention of the room when he declares, "Power is everything." It runs the navigation computers, the life support, heats up the parachutes so they'll open. He's right, power is everything.
Power is the potential to shape conditions, events and behaviors. Power is the ability to set the conditions for ones survival. Power can be traansformed and changed. Money is economic power. But with it you can buy motive power in the form of a car and fuel. You can convert water power into electrical power and then use that to run a compessor to give pneumatic tools rotary power (torque) to shape materials into useful things.
Even though John McCain tried to stop it, money can also be converted into political power and political power is wielded to shape behaviors and conditions on a daily basis.
All of us have a certain amount of strength given to us, and a certain amount of will to use it. But those who accumulate power, rent the strength and will of others and sell it at a higher price. They tap off a small portion of from the transaction and they put it use to shape conditions in their favor.

If you aren't getting ahead in life, It's because you consume more power than you and your activities generate.

Oh speaking of power, the tractor is back in service. Able to move heavy things and able to do the work of many men. It is a tool that saves time, and since time is money and money is power, it buys itself.


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