A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

-Robert A. Heinlein


Instead of exercising and eating healthy food, we buy “health” insurance.

 Instead of building a home that won’t burn or blow down or wash away, we buy home insurance.

 Instead of taking responsibility for our own defense, we hire a government to systematize robbery.

 Instead of learning how to grow our own food, we bitch about the prices at Wally World.

 Instead of growing wealthy by saving real money, e.g., gold and silver, we bitch about inflation from Federal Reserve Notes.

 Instead of building our own homes in a manner we think best, we beg permission from a Building Department to build shelters of flimsy, flammable sticks–to code, of course.

 Before practicing our trade to the best of our ability, we first beg permission from a licensing board.

 Instead of merely making a commitment to our mate, we rush to a magistrate for permission to cohabitate.

 Are we that unsure of ourselves that we can’t function without approval from “officials?”

Posted by Dave


5 Comments on “Shortcuts”

  1. Gtajmack says:

    Thats what multiple decades of state sponsored indoctrination have done for us………sad state that we will pay dearly for.

  2. muddome says:

    Great post Dave,
    The beg for permission mindset is so entrenched, people won’t even consider doing the simplest things without ‘official’ approval.

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