The other day I started writing a piece on Trump, but got sidetracked. This is the problem when the mind goes too fast. Life was so much easier as a mermaid; I could take pity on and be friendly to those that couldn’t swim. When up is down and down is up, my cynicism grows burdensome. Surely I would be happier under the sea…… but I digress –
If we get down to basics in its simplest form; everything collates into a big wants/needs pile with the wants forever topping the needs in importance. That is human nature. (And as an aside, the chief reason our govt.’s currently in the crapper.)
For instance, I really want a procedure called Thermi-Va. It promises multiple orgasms; therefore, it becomes a need. After all, who doesn’t need multiple orgasms? By combining the two, I have justified the importance of spending on something superfluous. But…..
If we were to look throughout the history of govt. spending, we would find more “buts” than all the butts on Instagram. Example: “You know, Bob, if we spend the money to divert that waterway, it’s going to put us in the red, and screw the farmers.” “But, Frank; the North American red-spotted tadpole is on the verge of extinction!”
The stimulus becomes the omnibus as the wants, via the “buts”, transform into the needs. They wonder why Trump’s so popular? Easy. Folks can no longer afford their wants disguised as needs.