Protests Accomplish Nothing

Protests Accomplish Nothing

It appears that protesting has become a career choice in this country so I thought I would rerun this one from late last year.

This is a follow up post to all you millennials who decided to throw a tantrum over not getting your way in this year’s election.

Here is another tidbit of information you may learn someday after you leave your “safe space” and experience the harsh realities of earning a living.

Protests don’t work!

Plain and simple they accomplish nothing other than boosting media ratings, which increases advertising revenues, which makes more money for big business. Continue reading

Why Didn’t They Call

Why Didn’t They Call

This is a quick post about a piece I read in the news a few weeks ago.

I read an article about some protesters who got fired from their jobs and of course they were pissed off.

At first you would think they were being denied their first amendment right to free speech.  You might think maybe their employer didn’t agree with what they were protesting and decided to fire them.

But then I read further and discovered the reason for their dismissal was they never bothered to inform their boss that they would not be coming to work. Continue reading

RELAX

RELAX

To all the millennials, Generation Xer’s, and even some of you left over Baby Boomers, out there losing your minds over the latest election results, I say the following, “RELAX”.

Why do I say that?

Experience, and this is primarily aimed at all you millennials who sorely lack the one thing that no one or nothing can give to you, only time.

Experience has shown me that in the grand scheme of things, meaning your and my insignificant existence, whoever wins the Presidency, the House or the Senate really doesn’t matter. Continue reading

Tyranny Of The Majority

Tyranny Of The Majority

For those of you who have suddenly decided that the Electoral College, as established by our forefathers in the U.S. Constitution, should be abolished because you didn’t get your participation trophy, I present to you the reasoning behind this system.

Please read the definition of “Tyranny of the Majority”.

A situation in which a government or other authority democratically supported by a majority of its subjects makes policies or takes actions benefiting that majority, without regard for the rights or welfare of the rest of its subjects.

– Or –

The phrase “tyranny of the majority” (or “tyranny of the masses”) is used in discussing systems of democracy and majority rule. It involves a scenario in which a majority places its own interests above those of a minority group, constituting active oppression comparable to that of a tyrant or despot.[ Potentially, a disliked ethnic, religious, political, or racial group may be deliberately penalized by the majority element acting through the democratic process.

– Or –

A situation in which a group of people are treated unfairly because their situation is different from the situation of most of the people in a democratic country

Now it is my humble opinion that most of you who are whining about the injustice of having won the popular vote and yet not winning the office would also be the first to proudly thump your chest and state your moral superiority as to your caring and compassion for all minorities. Continue reading