I lie for a living, and nobody believes me, and now I’m telling the truth and they still don’t believe me! I hate people!
Human problem solving:
- We use logic,
- however, if we can’t use logic, we use emotions,
- and, if we can’t use emotions, we use violence,
- and, if we can’t use violence, we convince ourselves violence is wrong… Which takes us back to step 1.
Class trip to the Coca-Cola factory. I hope there’s no pop quiz.
“I read the manuscript…”
“I was impressed… you managed to kill almost all major characters…”
“Yeah! I pray at the altar of the great Martin.”
“I bet… You even killed the dog…”
“Sure! I mean who cares about the mutt, am I right or am I?”
“You do realize this is supposed to be the first episode of the reboot of Lassie, right?”
It may not have happened for real, but it has happened and that’s bad enough.
Lessons Learned from Snowden:
Of course, the government will use existing technologies as far as possible — within, or outside of the law.
Perhaps you’ve seen a discussion about how justice was performed in the old days, where someone says “we would never have done it like that” or “if it had been today, that case wouldn’t even have gone to court.”
The latest such discussion I came across was on the execution of Joe Hill :
Like many historians, Gibbs M. Smith, author of a Hill biography, said the trial was unfair. “Under today’s laws of evidence, he never would have been convicted and executed,” Mr. Smith said.
Then it hit me. If we say these things today about things that happened a century ago. People a century from now will most definitely say the same about things we’re doing today.
And that’s why I will never ever under any circumstance believe in the death penalty.
It’s a terrorist! Throw it into the pond! If it floats burn it on the stake! No, wait… Am I getting the methods mixed up now? Ummm…
At the same time, in the home of a politician that values feelings over facts:
– Dad, I think there’s a monster under my bed!
– Yes, son. You must always ask daddy for help checking under the bed and in the closet before you go to sleep because there can really be monsters there!