Posted by: JDM..... | January 22, 2016

Political philosophies

a la Mountains and Mole hills….

At the risk of stretching metaphor and analogy beyond tolerance, I’m going to describe a world of Mountains and Mole hills, where, for some odd reason, neither is satisfied with the status quo.

Never fear. Whenever someone wants something in most worlds, there are politicians to answer the call, promising to make mountains out of molehills and visa versa. This world is no exception, and there are several flavors to choose from.

First of all, there are politicians who, though they personally might not cotton to the fantasies of the proletariat, they appreciate the inalienable right of each to seek his own destiny without judgment or restrictions by others. They work to ensure that each is afforded the opportunity to go as far as his or her intelligence and character will provide.

Secondly, there are those politicians who, though they personally might not cotton to the fantasies of the proletariat, are perfectly willing and able to pretend they do in order to generate support and funding to create programs ensuring that Mountains can become Mole Hills and that Mole Hills can become Mountains. Mountains that are reticent to donate to the effort are re-designated Critical Erosion Zones and pared down to meet the strict environmental requirements of Erosion Free Zones, which, upon completion, strangely resemble the surface of a billiard table. Self Esteem Recovery workshops are held twice each year.

Meanwhile, Mole Hills who just wanted a leg up, not four cubic miles of Mountain dumped on their heads, are re-designated Pollution Prone Swamps requiring reconfiguration into Fill Eligible Zones, which, upon completion, strangely resemble the surface of a billiard table. Esteem Recovery workshops are held twice each year.

Thirdly, there are those politicians who, hearing that some Mountains wish to become Mole Hills, and some Mole Hills wish to become Mountains, raise one eyebrow, snort, and remark “I don’t give a flying **** in a rolling do-nut if they want to be lawn cookies as long as they don’t land in my yard. I’m too busy patrolling the shipping lanes and providing a safe place for everybody to live in liberty and to seek happiness. I’m not interested in trying to make sure every idiot gets everything he wants for Christmas on a silver platter whether he needs it or not…. ”

That said, perhaps it is time to return to the business at hand and contemplate the current flavor of politics in America………

As dear old Dad used to say, “Other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play..?”

 

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