Wednesday, November 01, 2006

All the Best Votes

Campaign advisors are always amused, if not impressed, when I tell them that my objective is not to get all the votes but all the best votes -- in the realization that if one simplemindedly tries to get all the votes, ensures that he will not get the best votes. The best are the best because they are selective and discriminating -- and not those who are easily manipulated, fooled, deceived.

Occasionally I run into an abusive person who thinks that because I am running for an elected office, I must pander and grovel for their approval and am justifiable targets for their manipulations and abuse -- and they are instead shocked by my desire not to have their approval or vote, and I do not tolerate their abusiveness, which they believe they are entitled to unleash on all those who are convenient and vulnerable.

Businesses, as well as any human interaction, is a two-way street -- with both providing information for the subsequent appropriate actions. Abusive people recognize that the acceptance, tolerance and even denial of their behaviors, is their encouragement for further violations and violence -- rather than being sated and satisfied.

This is particularly and especially true of dealing with the criminal and deviant mind and personalities -- who have never experienced the firm response that would have provided them the necessary information (guidance) to act and develop appropriately. We witness these abuses all the time -- and become desensitized to them, because these patterns of behavior are usually nurtured in the isolation of contact with the mass media almost exclusively -- rather than healthful real interchanges.

It becomes one’s private fantasy world, in which they rule the universe, by calling everybody else, “Stupid,” as the supreme intelligence in their universe. They especially demand on the letters to the editor pages of the newspapers, that they should be considered smarter than the President of the United States -- which resonates with the editor’s own sentiments and self-assessment exactly.

How they were overlooked in the frequent elections to acclaim the wisest citizens of the world, is the great mystery and injustice of the universe for which they believe they should justifiably harbor ill will eternally towards every other, and particularly those promoting goodwill. Such feelings got even Satan banished from Heaven.

So it is a real fantasy that if one just leaves brutal and ruthless tyrants to do "their own thing," peace will reign in the world, and what is needed is not Departments of Defense (War), but Departments of Peace, and everybody can live in peace, smoking whatever they want to smoke -- untroubled and blissfully unaware.

You might not want to have such people holding public offices of responsibility and accountability -- and especially in charge of decisions regarding the national defense and security -- making the tough choices they have to.


At November 01, 2006 8:38 AM, Blogger Mike Hu said...

No "Aloha" to Saddam.

No "Aloha" to Chavez.

That's how I'd vote if the resolution ever came up in the Legislature.

At November 01, 2006 8:53 AM, Blogger Mike Hu said...

What will these Democrats think up next?

John Kerry for President?

Al Gore?

Howard Dean?

Al Sharpton?

Jesse Jackson?

Jimmy Carter?

At November 01, 2006 8:54 AM, Blogger Mike Hu said...

And since she's running against President Bush,

Mazie Hirono?

At November 01, 2006 9:17 AM, Blogger Mike Hu said...

There's an unfortunate tendency for Democrats to think the definition of "liberal" is smart, and just proclaiming themselves as such, is enough to make it so.


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