Daily Archives: September 6, 2007

Life is Good!

Aren’t the internets wonderful!
Why just this evening I received an email notifying me that, well, read for yourself:

In conjunction with the ECOWAS, UNO and the EU, We are giving out a yearly donation of US$850,000.00 (Eight hundred and Fifty thousand United states dollars only) each to 100 lucky recipients. These specific Donations/Grants will be awarded to 100 lucky international recipients worldwide, in different categories.
Based on the random selection exercise of internet websites and millions of supermarket cash invoices worldwide, you were selected amongst the lucky recipients to receive the award sum of US$850,000.00 as charity donations/aid.

I’m so happy!!
Please don’t tell the irs….

party Power

So, you think the various political parties have your interests at heart? Think again.
Jonathon Schwartz explains why you shouldn’t

… expect too much from political parties, and certainly don’t expect them to change much in less than a generation.

The Iron Law:

…the people who control institutions care first and foremost about their power within the institution rather than the power of the institution itself.

And they sure don’t care about you beyond how they can use you to help maintain their power.
Schwartz does provide some thoughts on what it might take to change the democratic party* but does not explain why a changed party (pick your vision) would not still be subject to the Iron Law and all the other issues surrounding the corrosive nature of power.
Via Scats at American Coprophagia who notes:

The Iron Law also explains in part why republican government is at its core a fundamentally undemocratic sham.

All more good reasons to disintermediate coercive government as quickly as possible.
*NB: Same for those of you with utopian visions of the republican, green, libertarian, communist, etc., parties.