Why don’t people relate cause and affect? We see politicians and TV pundits develop all sorts of believable lies and thrust them onto the public in hopes of creating a new world order or getting a group of people to follow their deceptive logic. Many times the sad conclusion is to follow them off a cliff. If they are really clever, you follow the imaginary leader off the cliff and the soothsayer is left unscathed at the top of cliff quietly saying, “Suckers.”
It’s hard enough for some to relate even more direct examples like beating your head against the wall because it feels so good when you stop. Really? What I’m getting at with this article is the vast majority of us fill out the broad bulge of the bell-shape curve of intelligence and are a long ways from the sharpies at the high end of the curve where their numbers are slight as well. But we have to become curve shifters. We have to wake up and understand cause and effect. We don’t have a father-figure government anymore that is there to protect us. In fact, they are busy taking advantage of us. Otherwise, you will always be poor, disadvantaged, and last in line. Why, because the ability of the sharpies to take it all away from you has never been greater.
Just look at where you are right now, 2011; put a map-pin on your board of life. Four hundred individuals in this country control over 30% of the total wealth of the country. Nearly half of everything you make goes into public servant’s salaries - some of it, of course, goes into services they perform, but really, how often do you see them doing something for you? Most of that money is consumed by them personally. Where does this leave Joe American out in the Great Plains facing this vast economic shifting and shell game being played out by the sharpies?
There is no basic human skill more relevant to success than understanding cause and affect. When you observe activities and actions of others around you and don’t pick up on the affects being generated, you are not hearing the water rumble in time to avoid going over Niagara Falls (without a barrel). When public servants vote themselves in huge benefit packages and salaries, so greedy that they exceed the revenues coming in that they manage, you have to be an idiot not to realize you are being taken in by a con-artist. But you see this in the news every day.
When Congressmen take in millions of dollars in contributions by wealth industries to adjust the law so that entity doesn’t have to pay taxes or shifts great opportunities in their direction, or turn the other way when they want to create indiscretions, most of us in the middle suffer.
When jobs are sent overseas and industries closed in this country, this allows these unworthy landlords to register their companies in countries that don’t levy taxes, we don’t notice that also allows them to not pay taxes here, their country, America. You can bet a lot of money goes under the table to these dubious sponsors. That’s cause and affect wearing a disguise. These people aren’t Americans; they are thieves working the neighborhood. The effect they should be feeling is deportation. Let them live in the Third World Country they are so chummy with.
The politicians have been pandering to this behavior for at least 30 years, maybe 50, and we haven’t been observing the affects. All that money that slipped through the cracks could have rebuild or better put, maintained our infrastructure, shored-up a valid educational system, or a million other wholesome activities for a healthy America. No, we didn’t make the connection. We sat on our hands.
You either figure out the cause and affect of things or lose your ass. Take that to the bank.