Do you live under the illusion that you’re free? Yes, you probably do — but you’re not. Your masters in the government tell you you’re free, but as usual, they’re lying to you. For proof, give some thought to the ghastly fact that we’re about to begin the annual madness of Daylight saving time.
Every country has its own way of imposing this tyranny. In the US it’s the Uniform Time Act, enacted in 1966 when Lyndon Johnson — the barbaric madman! — was President. It’s an intolerable governmental intrusion into all of our lives which upsets the natural order of things twice a year, and serves no useful purpose.
Like good, dutiful citizens, we will all obediently comply. In the US, most of you will reset your clocks tonight, so that when you wake up on Sunday they’ll be “correct.” Your Curmudgeon will reset his clocks too, but as we do so we’ll be raising a middle finger to show our discontent.
Aside from the idiocy of running around all over the place resetting clocks, the greatest inconvenience is that our splendid Doberman, Miss Scarlett, has a built-in timer to tell her when she should be fed, and she doesn’t like her routines to be disrupted. Truly, this clock-changing stuff is an outrage!
Take a moment and think about it: Today they control your clocks. What will they control tomorrow — one of your bathroom fixtures? You know the one we mean. Sure they will. Why not? So go while you can, whenever you like, and enjoy every unsupervised minute of it. That kind of freedom won’t last much longer.
And so we’re declaring another Intellectual Free Fire Zone. Please use the comments for the discussion of pretty much anything — science, politics, economics, whatever — as long as it’s tasteful and interesting. Banter, babble, bicker, bluster, blubber, blather, blab, blurt, burble, boast — say what you will. But avoid flame-wars and beware of the profanity filters.
We now throw open the comments to you, dear reader. Have at it!
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