Sunday, April 2, 2017

Brutish Exotain

Pondering similarities among chain rhyming words, noticed how In each of these cases things go or stay, much like populations do today:
Abstainers forego pleasures, not only during advent or lent.
Complainers waste their time and yours, since neither they nor you listen, only vent.
Containers have covers and sides and keep things from escaping.
Detainers arrest, hold or imprison others from going freely.
Entertainers rivet audiences through stimulations both brainy and feely.
Explainers hope to clarify topics and move listeners, but usually fail.
Infotainers advertise dicey products for sale, anger audiences by airtime squandering.
Maintainers avoid change and resist decrepitude.
Obtainers exploit trust to get fat on rich food and wealth accrued.
Restrainers are metal chains or paper edicts that deter your unwanted actions.
Retainers snare lawyers and others who agree to serve obtainers.
Trainers indoctrinate new hires to prevent workplace revolutions.

Language ought to have a term for anyone who turns citizens into refugees from countries they once defended, loved and supported. Exodus has become a dire international issue. No nation wants to welcome undesirables run off by despots and dictators, who have long realized that dislodging residents from their homes is the best way to keep them vulnerable and weak. Land owners can hypothetically exploit own resources, fend for themselves, grow food, and ignore government until taxed prohibitively. Brexiters abandoned European brethren. Coined the term “Exotainer” only to learn that it already exists for biodegradable beverage and food containers that can be composted, a veritable no-brainer, since nation’s landfills are nearly full, and you should agree that land could serve better uses than repositories of filth or sources of tax revenue, which ruin them irrevocably. So, considering Disdainer, Expeller, Villain and virulent Iniquity to be Loathed, can only picture some DEVIL as dreaded as Lovecraft’s Cthulhu or related monstrosities from Azathoth The Blind Idiot God to Y’golonac the Defiler full of perversions and sinister impulses, though none possess a strawberry combover or very small hands fidgeting on a nuclear trigger.

Humanity faces two gargantuan evils: Resource depletion and wealth disparity. Unless planet's 8 billion begin practicing alternative transportation, cooperative enterprise, social justice, thoughtful stewardship, zero carbon footprint, and zero population growth, each and every earthling is in for a rude awakening. Study those 6 phrases; they drip of new enterprises and potential profits. Yet leaders busy themselves with dismantling global treaties because they represent short term inconveniences and shift power from bullies and criminals to inventors and thinkers.

Waste management alone could be worth hundreds of billions, yesteryear’s landfills tomorrow’s mines, if diseases and toxins can be managed. Gasification could fuel electrical generation. Few realize that nationwide 90% of all electrical plants started since 1990 are gas fired. Fracking may be injurious to communities, but vast gas reserves exist in, for example, Siberia, while crude oil dwindles. So atmospheric carbon will abate as fossil fuels are exhausted, though renewable methane will remain a threat as long as humans rely on beef, chickens and pork as dietary mainstays. Beef is the worst among them, since flatulence cows emit and fuel for transport account for an estimated 20% of all greenhouse gases, not to mention saturated fats they contribute to an epidemic of cardiovascular diseases, still the heavy weight champion among killers claiming millions annually. How many cremations and vehicle corteges blacken skies in this endless holocaust? Smart approaches attack root causes, but undermine too many vested interests.

A battle is waged daily between humans and nature. Retailers install giant signs to attract patrons but instead collect small birds. They add nails and wires so they don't nest, but birds counter with lot litter, straw and twigs. Could provide somewhere else to nest, or rethink sign design, but thinking proactively takes intelligence. Deer lurk in tree lines. Any fauna bold enough to enter roadway dodges massive machines driven without regard for life. Death dealt lies within aptly named gore areas and gutters, simply another hazard for bicyclists to evade while worrying about likewise succumbing to relentless flow. Towns leave roadkill, except human corpses or traffic impediments, where it falls. You can watch its slow decay from day to day until months later it's gone away. Even though future costs might be enormous, whatever generates revenue today bypasses accountability and holds sway.

Why can’t so-called leaders cherish diversity that truly makes a country great? Uncaring capitalists unilaterally besiege those who actually care about others and do everything necessary for society’s survival, who only have to stop paying taxes and performing jobs to push out bosses, who endlessly concoct new scams beyond banks, politics and religions to dupe enough into thinking obedience preserves self and votes answer prayers.

What of one’s responsibly to provide worthwhile copy? As Time magazine asserts, Truth is not only dead, but would represent tyranny’s greatest threat if allowed to spread. Conservative fake news diced its last shred decades ago, goes on doing so. What if election and subsequent denouncement of Trump was simply a ploy to get voters to buy GOP agenda of greed? It's like bad cop, worse cop, big race to the bottom, not top. Great again? Happens when? Stockholm syndrome setting in? Did you see 10 Cloverfield Lane? Who can you trust when the unthinkable occurs?

Capitulating to human foibles and frailties yet inspiring self betterment has to be more effective than cudgeling compliance, enforcing draconian rules, and trying to make one solution fit all, what tyrants repeatedly try, unsuccessfully, with great loss of life. When you examine their motivations, it’s all about consolidating power and wealth. Basically clueless, they boomerang resentment and build barriers against mutual goals. Personal choices influenced by government policies divides and weakens nation. Some behaviors you must abide if you expect cooperation. Others are intolerable on a two-way street. Imagine having to foot the bill for alcohol and drug self abuse in mandatory insurance premiums and taxes. Medicare could handle all health care costs and oust insurance involvement. There’s no worse terrorism than threatening to eliminate affordable care, real estate ownership, social security, wages from jobs, and welfare. Conservative Congress vows to eliminate all of these hard earned entitlements, some paid over lifetimes. Their threats tell you they are the terrorists, can’t enslave without pushing anxiety buttons, don’t care about your wellbeing, and rather oppress than promote cooperation.

A century ago prohibition was as much an undeniable failure as drug interdiction is today. Seminal jazz artist Leon Bismarck “Bix" Beiderbecke was known for how he conducted his short tragic life and played his cornet according to his succinct philosophy, “Don’t shove, push politely,” Despite his bike related name, Bix never fooled with a bicycle pump, though Paul Whiteman Orchestra bandmate Wilbur Hall did a comedy bit that explored biological tones that a pump can make. Bix was too soused to stray from inventing a unique style based on physical limitation, then prematurely dying from his chosen addiction. Self anesthetizing and medicating was about all anyone had or has to dull pains and terrors of daily life. Now, aspects of health care that address, like psychiatric counseling, are what GOP wants to deny.

Well into an age of outrage with truth its main causality, society tries to get back in touch by watching contrived reality. Never more popular, some programs do catch essence of what happens. However, it can be argued that totally fictional films have done more to instruct how to conduct yourself in relationships, including ethics but particularly lovemaking. Technique among amateurs has greatly improved with internet porn to emulate. But hearing and seeing athletic adults engaged in coitus doesn't penetrate realities of attraction, abandonment, danger, disappointment, enslavement, frustration, recriminations, smell, sociopathy, taste and touch. Maybe metafiction seeks a midpoint between fact and fantasy. To get there you have to plumb depths of both. Appeals to self destructive acts only bolster profits for bankers, brokers, casino owners, drug dealers, and other parasites intent on absorbing everything people earned, invested in, and saved, and banishing losers to some internment camp out of guilt and sight. You’d think there would be laws and policies protecting citizens against this. But that’s exactly the kind of written effort no lawmaker wants to undertake.