Privilege and Dodging Bullets

When you graduate from an Ivy League school, doors open for you. It is a fact of life whether the Ivy League graduate wants to admit it or not.

Ivy League graduates tend to look out for each other as birds of a feather flock together. Plus, the people of the United States have been conditioned for hundreds of years now to believe in the superiority of the Ivy League graduate, a wrong belief, but a topic for a different article on a different day.

Not only do doors open but mistakes are glossed over as bad luck, bad timing, lack of information and so forth. Mistakes are glossed over for reasons. One, people generally want to be charitable. Two, people have for their entire lives been served up a steady diet of Kool-aid with a flavor stating how superior the Ivy League graduate is. To admit that the Ivy League graduate is fallible represents a repudiation of one’s value system and a need to go back to the drawing board, that is to say, work, an unpalatable option.

Because mistakes are glossed over, the superiority of the Ivy League graduate is reenforced. The unfortunate result is that the Ivy League graduate pushes forward with impunity leaving a wake of destruction in his or her path. They are not unlike Tom and Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby, which brings us to Ebola.

The President, Harvard Obama, and his Ivy League men, Columbia Frieden, Cornell Fauci and Harvard Burwell have dodged a bullet on Ebola. They have made mistakes. You have seen them blame their mistakes on the nurses for breaking protocol. You have seen almost no one except for a few people, negative wet blankets obviously, call for their resignations.

A prudent, humble man at this point would be scared shitless, breathe a sigh of relief and change course to immediately enforce a travel ban.

These Ivy League graduates will not. They will not because they believe they are infallible and because to reverse course and embrace your position to enforce a travel ban would constitute a gross violation of their value system which stares that they are superior to you. To listen to a commoner is unthinkable to them for in their mind they are nobles superior to you despite their carefully crafted displays of faux humility.

Their superiority is reenforced by the phony plaudits and medals that they so readily and eagerly award each other. The truly humble man would neither desire nor accept such awards.

Hence, we will all move forward at extreme risk to our nation. The door is again wide open for the Ivy League graduate, and it will remain open until you decide to shut it.

As for me, I call for the President and his Ivy League men to resign.

I am shutting the door.

Most Importantly

There is one thing we must do after we survive the Ebola crisis which will claim tens of millions of lives in the United States and billions of lives around the world.

We must shut down the Ivy League and all other so-called prestigious schools. It is these elitist schools and their superstar “enlightened ones” who through corporate and government greed have wreaked the havoc we now face.

Brick by brick these schools in their entirety must be taken down and pulverized into dust, never to arise again, the dust taken out to sea, the ground beneath their former standing rendered permanently infirm lest men think resurrection possible.

Their graduates past and current must be given no place in our history books, only a reminder that there existed a time of misguided men who thought themselves important and so hijacked and then destroyed our country.

Because these enlightened ones where so enamored of awarding themselves medals and titles, we must resolve to eschew such a practice. Hence, all of their awards, such as the Pulitzer Prize, the Peabody award, Rhodes scholarships, Fulbright scholarships, Nobel prizes, and all other awards shall be stricken and forbidden.

Their current graduates, in entirety, must be given no place in the affairs of our new nation. For their duplicity, arrogance and self-serving behavior they must be denied all opportunity of expression, commerce, privacy and accumulation of capital, that which they denied to us.

For those who think this punishment too severe, I would say that actions have consequences. For those who think that we should at least salvage something, I would say that bad seeds produce bad fruit.

We can learn much from our Amish brothers.

Delusional

I am now of the opinion that the President is delusional. Obsessed and enamored with his greatness and his legacy, he is absolutely certain of his beliefs and judgment, so much so that he will play Russian roulette with the American people regarding Ebola.

Why should Americans have to live under this cloak of fear?

A prudent man would say aloud, “Maybe I haven’t thought this out correctly. Maybe I’m wrong.”

A strong man, secure in his intelligence and abilities, is unafraid to admit his weaknesses.

It is the insecure, weak man who is boastful and absolutely certain. It is the weak man who brooks no criticism.

It is the weak man who digs in his heels when challenged.

The prudent man listens to others and covers all the bases. The cocksure zealot charges forward with an all-or-none policy.

The word delusional has its roots in the word play. To delude is to play from, or in this case to play from reality. A delusional man therefore plays from reality.

The reality is that this Ebola virus is a deadly killer that makes the bubonic plague look like Mary Poppins. Yet the President bragged the other day of having gone down to Emory Hospital and hugged staff who had taken care of an Ebola patient. Now, of course, this could just be political bravado, but its intent to minimize the contagiousness of the Ebola virus demonstrates the President’s complete lack of a realistic approach to this disease.

The President is truly delusional. We can not as a people be led by such a man. The President must be asked to step down.

I ask the President to resign.

Please resign now, Mr. President.

People Should be Calm

The President urges us to be calm regarding the Ebola virus. People should not panic.

An almost pathognomonic sign of a liberal Marxist is the use of the word should.

People should be kind; people should be courteous; please should not lie; people should do unto others as they would have others do unto them; people say please and thank you.

Of course, people don’t, which is why we have laws and a penal system.

You would think a President who graduated from Harvard Law would understand this; but if you thought that you would be wrong.

The idealist works in a petri dish, a glass vessel housing a shielded environment where all the “shoulds” in life can be controlled.

The President lived in such an environment for much of his life. It is called academia.

Most of us, however, live in the messiness of the real world, a world not ideal, where people do panic, where people do not wash their hands according to NIH protocol, and where people do lie about their symptoms for any number of reasons.

The President’s advice comes principally from academics who also have lived their entire lives, like the President, in a petri dish.

Their ideas are unworkable in the real world; they are unworkable because the “shoulds” that are controlled in their glass vessel, their petri dish, are not controlled in the real world.

We will suffer greatly as a nation.

Lack of Comprehension

One of the reasons, aside from arrogance, many of our fine leaders are not taking this Ebola crisis seriously enough is their training in college and the degree they received. It is a fact that many of our leaders are not men of science but of the arts; they are attorneys or former professors who received degrees in History and English. As such they received only the most basic education in the sciences while in college, perhaps a course or two.

Whereas the arts is of the study of the world as we would like it to be, science represents the study of the world as it is and its hard cold brutality.

In science truth is what it is; we cannot make the truth in science; we can only discover it, know it and deal with it.

Yet in the arts we can shape truth.

Leaders who are trained in the arts are accustomed to shaping the truth by choosing words.

And therein lies the problem. Ebola does not follow the traditions of the arts; it follows the laws of science.

Ebola cannot be erased with a pencil. A new ending cannot be fashioned by the writers hand.

Steven Spielberg cannot be called in to script a better outcome.

The Anti-Ben Franklins

Isn’t it funny how people can graduate from a school yet know nothing of its founder and betray everything that the founder believed in?

Such is the plight of the Wharton school graduate.

Technically, I suppose, Benjamin Franklin did not found the Wharton school, our nation’s top business school; yet the Wharton school is part of the University of Pennsylvania which he did found.

So let’s try these phrases on for size, and you tell me if this sounds like any of our business leaders today, especially those who contribute extensively to our government’s policies, monetary and otherwise.

A penny saved is a penny earned.

Does that sound like our government and our Federal Reserve?

I didn’t think so. Perhaps Ben should have stated more clearly, one billion dollars saved is one billion dollars earned.

Are you ready for more?

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

In light of the current Ebola crisis and the economic catastrophe it will cause the United States and the world if we do not institute a travel ban and quarantine on northwest Africa, doesn’t this seem like prudent advice that Ben Franklin would issue if he were alive?

How about a stitch in time saves nine?

It sounds reasonable to me, but then again I did not attend the Wharton school.

Tim Russert and God

I always thought that when Tim Russert died the Lord had a reason for taking him away.  Do you believe that God protects us? I know God exists because things have happened in my life that could have only occurred through the hand of God.

Tim Russert was a good guy whether you agreed with his views or whether you liked or hated his show.  His show was successful because he displayed sheer joy in doing the show.  It was in his eyes; his eyes lit up on every show. You couldn’t help but be sucked in and mesmerized.

I suspect his enthusiasm came from his love of politics but more than that, his love for the United States of America.  I am sure he was sickened by many things he saw in America, but he never let them get in the way of his belief that down deep, America was a good place, worth keeping, worth defending.

It would have destroyed him, much more than his death did, to watch Barack Obama gut the nation, mentally, physically, spiritually.

What more can you expect, though, from a President, steeped in the vitriol of Jeremiah Wright, who believes in the doctrine, God Damn America.

Unlike Tim Russert, President Barack Obama believes that America is a bad place, a place that must be destroyed on every level.  This attitude comes through in everything he does.