Every grade-school class clown has a dirty-little secret of a long-term agenda.
Of course it’s a lot of fun to make people laugh, but it’s much more rewarding to help people to laugh for the rest of their lives — and, therefore, for the rest of their children’s and grandchildren’s lives.
Whether or not people understand what’s actually funny anymore, most seem to have forgotten that without life, laughter itself is impossible.
(Briefly getting back to Saturday’s “Triage” essay:)
We’re losing – bleeding! — $2.3 billion dollars every day in goods deficits. (Basically the cost of a full-scale war if your cities and factories are being destroyed, too.) Climate change — one camp or the other — is an important issue that cannot be ignored forever.
But whether or not people understand what’s relatively important anymore, most people seem to have forgotten that without sustenance, without a source of income, life itself is not possible.
No joke. We need money — first. Climate change and the other vitally important issues that require money will just have to wait. If we don’t get our priorities in order, we won’t be able to save our own country.
It will be fun. Admittedly, it has to be fun.
You’ll love this:
On September 21, I published a piece called “Biological Competitors” that began:
- “It is better to let half of the people die so that the other half can eat their fill.” – Mao Tse-Tung during a government-sponsored famine that killed another 45 million of his own great apes.
- I beg you to consider that the U.S. and China are biological competitors.
I then included a research paper that made Murderous Competitive Chimpanzees sound amazingly like Mainland Communist Chinese.
The next day, on September 22, the Chinese government issued an official statement through its “Chinese Academy of Social Sciences”:
- “There are certain Western hostile forces that insist tens of millions of people starved to death, and they continuously exaggerate, calling it a ‘premeditated crime’ committed by the CCP and trying to challenge and deny the legitimacy of the CCP’s governance. This should put people on high alert.”
The Party’s statement touched off an Internet sh*t storm, which led the Party’s censors to clamp down on some of its keywords, which led me to take a few hours’ vacation to repair my 1998 Ford truck.
If one person — or even a thousand — can frighten the most powerful organization in the world —
Then I’m here to tell you that one person can make a difference.
And, by the way, that the Chinese Communist Party blew it. They should have gotten rid of me when they had the chance.
Now I could wind up being the best friend the Chinese ever had, too.
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