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The Insanity of Being Human (LazVanity)
May 7, 2012 | by Lazamataz

Posted on 05/07/2012 6:07:42 AM PDT by Lazamataz

Cats are genetically wired to behave in ways that humans see as insane. They often torment and play with their prey, for example, in a manner that we would call 'sadistic'. Sadism, to humans, is not a sane characteristic.

Sometimes it seems that humans are also genetically wired to behave insanely. Let us look at the votes recently taken in Greece, France, and Germany. In all three cases, the concept of austerity (read: fiscal responsibility) has been completely rejected by their populations. In one case, France, the populace actually elected a labeled Socialist.

The financial systems of most of Europe are in near-collapse and the only thing that might have saved them from ruin was fiscal responsibility. Yet the people voted against it, so that they may have a few more weeks of government cheese and 32-hour work-weeks. The Europeans, in a collective rebellion against that which exists, threw off the shackles of reality, and slipped from under the yoke of truth.

To deny reality, and proceed apace in a destructive fashion, is insanity.

The reality of the situation is that Europe will eventually -- and quickly! -- be subject to the laws of economics. In a very short time-frame, the system will collapse in its entirety. At that point, ANY paper currency will be meaningless, and the insane actions of the Europeans will ultimately be at fault. Once paper currency, of any nationality and of any denomination, becomes worthless, chaos will result. From the fires of chaos, World Wars are born.

The shortsightedness of a selfish public, who is unwilling to face the harsh truths, is a worldwide phenomenon. It is as if the entire world decided to embark on a worldwide Argentinian experiment -- in which their currency collapsed -- and will probably concluding with Zimbabwean results.

It appears that the solution, albeit one impossible to forestall this collapse, is decidedly local. It is inside one’s self. To become less selfish, to become a person of character, to think of serving others before you serve yourself: These are the character traits that would have prompted people to have voted for fiscal responsibility in Europe, instead of the few remaining months of government largesse.

Tough times create tough and selfless people. Soft times create a soft and selfish people. The soft and the amoral have spoken. The collapse will proceed. The suffering and bloodshed that will result will be Biblical. One hopes that the result, a generation from now, is a tougher and more moral people.

Anything else would be insanity.


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KEYWORDS: currency; economy; eu; europe; vanity
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To: Alas Babylon!

You are added!


151 posted on 05/07/2012 11:25:53 AM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Lazamataz

Howdy Laz, I’ll take number 60 when it comes around.


152 posted on 05/07/2012 11:35:02 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Lazamataz

“number 60 when it comes around”

For whom are you saving the vaulted golden ratio “number 69” for?


153 posted on 05/07/2012 11:37:33 AM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: zeugma

Your luck is amazing. It happens to be up. :)


154 posted on 05/07/2012 11:37:56 AM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: zeugma

Your luck is amazing. It happens to be up. :)


155 posted on 05/07/2012 11:38:17 AM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Lazamataz

Most excellent. Guess I need to buy a lottery ticket.


156 posted on 05/07/2012 11:39:37 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Lazamataz

If I’m not on the list, can you add me?

And if I am on, can you take me off and then put me back on?


157 posted on 05/07/2012 11:40:32 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido

You were actually negative-one listed, so I will need to list you once to make it so you are not on the list, and then add you again to make it so that you are on the list.


158 posted on 05/07/2012 11:42:14 AM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: wxgesr

Gotta be a chick, and gotta be hot. :)


159 posted on 05/07/2012 11:46:02 AM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Lazamataz

dammitall2hellandback, struck out on both!

“Up against the wall, redneck mothers”

Jerry Jeff Walker


160 posted on 05/07/2012 11:54:24 AM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: UCANSEE2

LOL! You make a reeeally good argument.

Is he dead?


161 posted on 05/07/2012 12:01:02 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Lazamataz

You are correct! :)

(I saw the mistake just as I hit “Post.” Let’s face it, I’m just not as fast as I used to be.)


162 posted on 05/07/2012 12:15:48 PM PDT by MSSC6644 (Defeat Satan: pray the Rosary.)
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To: Lazamataz

28th?! I’m 28th on your list?

;p


163 posted on 05/07/2012 12:19:03 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

You were the 28th person to axe! No favoritism here!


164 posted on 05/07/2012 12:21:01 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Lazamataz

You assume that people are rational and have the ability to reason. Very few have this trait.

Liberals have taught them to feel, not to think.


165 posted on 05/07/2012 12:22:28 PM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Lazamataz

BTTT!


166 posted on 05/07/2012 12:25:40 PM PDT by Pagey (B. Hussein Obama is weak, and is a worse human being than F.D.R., on multiple levels.)
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To: Lazamataz

I bet you say that to all the girls.


167 posted on 05/07/2012 12:30:15 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Lazamataz
The Insanity of Being Human (LazVanity)

Well done and to the point. But it really brings to mind that there really are two types of people - those who take personal responsibility, and those who don't. And since nothing stays still, everything keeps going in the direction it's pointed. So, after a few years or decades, someone actually has to write something like this - so incredibly obvious and simple, it sounds like "don't crap on the living room carpet" to conservatives, but hyperdimensional physics to liberals.

168 posted on 05/07/2012 12:31:12 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: Jeff Head

Over here!


169 posted on 05/07/2012 12:41:31 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Jim Robinson; Lazamataz

Bump that. You know how I feel about more original content, Jim. It’s good for FR.


170 posted on 05/07/2012 1:11:26 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: BuckeyeTexan; Jim Robinson

Hon, they already hooked me back up. :)

I’m trying for a once-every-other-week editorial schedule. All original; all posted here. If there are postings elsewhere on the internet, it will be a Excerpt-And-Point-To-FR sort of deal. :) And I intend to enforce my copyrights and force them here. :)


171 posted on 05/07/2012 1:16:04 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Lazamataz
“Now, those who plot and those who politick; now THAT class, I would never ascribe to them, the term ‘insanity’. To THEM, I would ascribe the term ‘malice of forethought’.”

The “unwashed masses” are being manipulated by THAT class into parasitism which will overwhelm the host to the point of collapse. The enemies of freedom have been at this game for a long time and for more than just profit, For Power.
(although profit is a bennie too.)
Global terrorists like hyenas come in many colors but they will work as packs to take the turf: Communism, “Religious” Zealots, Moral Relativists, Eco-globalists, Race Baiters, Sex and Drug peddlers, (even RINO's) and of course, the media and popular culture, all play their part in the take down, which IS coming.
From the ashes they hope to rule over the reconstruction. One world with mediocrity for all and power for the elite. Shepards over sheep.

172 posted on 05/07/2012 1:24:36 PM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: Lazamataz
Let me be a little [C] kinder
Let me [G] be a little [D] blinder
To  the  [C] faults of those about  me
Let me praise a little [D] more

Glen Campbell wrote this song before he became Glen Campbell, Everly Brothers recorded it on their Roots album, and it is now nearly forgotten. (Roger Miller.) But it expresses the sentiment with which you finish your piece.

I like it (the song and the sentiment), while seeing how unrealistic, why, utopian, it is. After many years experience in computer technical support, both company internal and external, I can tell you that thinking more of others and less of me is not appreciated and not rewarded (except perhaps via self-satisfaction.) I happened to be unemployed, forcibly retired now, and am being advised to volunteer here and there, at inner city schools, or teaching children of prisoners to read, and I say, I can honestly tell you, ef-U!

Having said that, I don't recall a rollback of a welfare state in human history, and it ain't going to happen in France or here. I am further certain that the reaction to an attempted rollback in this country would be the same or even more violent than in France and Greece. Gimme mo foo stams!

173 posted on 05/07/2012 1:33:13 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Lazamataz
Hon, they already hooked me back up.

Yeah, I saw that before I made the comment. I've written some original content for FR too and wanted Jim to know that I support that effort. It wasn't meant to prod action of his part. :)

174 posted on 05/07/2012 1:41:57 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Revolting cat!

Bro, we’ve talked, and if you cannot say you haven’t actually, truly given selflessness a chance, you don’t truly know how well it works. When I stop living for me and start living for others, is when I get what I need.

People see the attitude, they like it, and they reward it. This has been my experience. I don’t do it FOR that reward, of course, but it is there.

Turns out Jesus Christ was right all along. He says that the servant is the greatest among us.


175 posted on 05/07/2012 1:49:11 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

action of his part = action on his part.

Ugh.


176 posted on 05/07/2012 2:07:05 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Lazamataz

Add me Laz ......:o)

Good work !


177 posted on 05/07/2012 2:36:51 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Squantos

Will do brother! Stay safe!


178 posted on 05/07/2012 3:22:48 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Lazamataz

Hear, hear!

“It’s the stupidity, economists!”
— Mark Steyn


179 posted on 05/07/2012 3:27:03 PM PDT by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." --Kool-Aid)
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To: Lazamataz

Did you add me? I asked very nicely in comment 128. Maybe I don’t rate...


180 posted on 05/07/2012 3:53:43 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: Lazamataz
Before Christianity, when Satan REALLY REALLY walked the earth, as he does now, it must have been impossible to hold it together.

The Seven Sins:

Pride is an excessive belief in one's own abilities.

Envy is wanting what others have, be it status, abilities, or possessions.

Gluttony is the desire to eat or consume more than you require.

Lust is a powerful craving for such as sex, power and money.

Anger is the loss of rational self-control and the desire to harm others.

Greed is the desire for material wealth or gain.

Sloth is laziness and the avoidance of work.

Is the planet stuck sinning? Is there a way out?

181 posted on 05/07/2012 4:19:42 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: little jeremiah

Check my home page, you should see you were added!


182 posted on 05/07/2012 4:26:31 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: txhurl

The planet? I cannot speak about the planet. I can BARELY speak about ME. I know that I can humbly ask God to change me, and be open to the change.


183 posted on 05/07/2012 4:30:38 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: txhurl

The planet? I cannot speak about the planet. I can BARELY speak about ME. I know that I can humbly ask God to change me, and be open to the change.


184 posted on 05/07/2012 4:30:45 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Lazamataz

Thank you. I was going to go hide under the bed. I feel rejected today for some reason.


185 posted on 05/07/2012 4:39:12 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: little jeremiah

You are not ever rejected. This universe loves you!


186 posted on 05/07/2012 4:41:00 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Lazamataz

Excellent read.


187 posted on 05/07/2012 4:52:42 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: riri

Thank you!


188 posted on 05/07/2012 4:58:07 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Lazamataz
Mods and Jim Rob: This is the third original-content editorial I am doing for Free Republic. If this is to your satisfaction, please retain it in the editorial section.

Nice to see more original content on Free Republic. Hopefully the mods see fit to allow more of it. If we have enough such contributors, we won't need to worry about copyright nonsense and take-downs. We'll be our own media.

Anyway, the goings-on in Europe remind me of one of my favorite quotes by Benjamin Franklin (paraphrased): "...We give you a republic, if you can keep it."

Many Americans mistakenly assume that democracy is a good thing. Well a democracy is basically majority rule. It results in laws for the "common good" at the expense of personal liberty. It means that once enough people vote themselves a share of somebody else's labor, our economic system will collapse because there will eventually be more takers than producers.

A republic on the other hand, which the United States was founded upon, holds that personal liberty is to be respected and cannot be taken away. In a republic, the "majority rule" is constrained by a written constitution that protects the rights of all.

Many people

189 posted on 05/07/2012 5:20:43 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 2 days away from outliving Phil Hartman)
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To: Lazamataz
Mods and Jim Rob: This is the third original-content editorial I am doing for Free Republic. If this is to your satisfaction, please retain it in the editorial section.

Nice to see more original content on Free Republic. Hopefully the mods see fit to allow more of it. If we have enough such contributors, we won't need to worry about copyright nonsense and take-downs. We'll be our own media.

Anyway, the goings-on in Europe remind me of one of my favorite quotes by Benjamin Franklin (paraphrased): "...We give you a republic, if you can keep it."

Many Americans mistakenly assume that democracy is a good thing. Well a democracy is basically majority rule. It results in laws for the "common good" at the expense of personal liberty. It means that once enough people vote themselves a share of somebody else's labor, our economic system will collapse because there will eventually be more takers than producers.

A republic on the other hand, which the United States was founded upon, holds that personal liberty is to be respected and cannot be taken away. In a republic, the "majority rule" is constrained by a written constitution that protects the rights of all.

Many people

190 posted on 05/07/2012 5:20:43 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 2 days away from outliving Phil Hartman)
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To: Lazamataz

Nice vanity post.


191 posted on 05/07/2012 5:44:18 PM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: Lazamataz

Yes indeed, but a lot of the people in the universe don’t!


192 posted on 05/07/2012 5:44:41 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: Lazamataz

You’re absolutely right, Laz. That’s why, I’m not wasting my time buying gold, rather, I’m buying toiletries—to barter with in the coming collapse. God bless us all.


193 posted on 05/07/2012 5:52:48 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Utah Binger

Thank you. I hope to continue to improve. Maybe someday I may join the ranks of the Serious Editorialist.


194 posted on 05/07/2012 5:53:09 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Lazamataz

LOL. Self canceling phrase. NYT’s self cancel with every word they say.

You are indeed an original and we appreciate your humor and perspective here. Nice work!


195 posted on 05/07/2012 6:02:07 PM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: little jeremiah

I do!


196 posted on 05/07/2012 6:05:49 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Utah Binger

Thank you again!


197 posted on 05/07/2012 6:06:24 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Lazamataz
Maybe my work is crap and should die, but I feel it is good and shouldn't.

It's very good, and shouldn't die.

Please add me to your ping list.

198 posted on 05/07/2012 6:08:13 PM PDT by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$ or PETA.)
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To: little jeremiah; Lazamataz

“but a lot of the people in the universe don’t!”

Effem, feed em fish heads if they cant take a joke!

A little something I learned in the brig 40 years ago, stuck with me ever since.


199 posted on 05/07/2012 6:10:00 PM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: Lazamataz

Well said, Laz.


200 posted on 05/07/2012 6:11:03 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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