Why Do We Buy Into All This …

Old guyJust read a new survey that says “64% of Americans rate the honesty and ethical standards of members of Congress as low or very low.”  Which of course is most likely the lowest rating on record since the ancient times of Rome?  Congress now rates just below telemarketers or whale poop, and we all know that is at the bottom of the ocean. 

If you think this is bogus, consider this:  “Hillary has blond hair” … I rest my case y’honor.

Something happened this morning that got me to thinking outside the box again (which by the way usually results in my being immersed in hot water from time to time) and I thought we might address it.

I got one of those controversial “pass this on emails” and it said, “I know this is true because I checked it out.”  Which kind of got me thinking about “why is it that we do not believe something, so we go to Goggle or some other Urban Webpage or Scopes to check it out?”

Think about it. 

Louis Black once said, “We are the generation of Bull Sh****.  We are full of it, and to make it even worse, we invented a place for all this Bull S*** … It is called Goggle.”  As most of you know me as pretty cynical in nature, I find this to be somewhat true.

Who verifies these people?  Like the old axiom goes … “I read it on the Internet, so I know it has to be true.”  Yeah?  Who says so …. How do we know the answer people are giving us the straight scoop on all of this.

imagesIn the later part of the 18th century.  There were a group of individuals who were invited to meet together, in the summer of 1860 and discuss the future of New York City.  So they all gathered together, to speculate on what the future of New York would be in 100 years and the consensus of opinion was at that time, that the city would not exist in 100 years.

So they all looked at it, weighed the data and they said that if the city was to continue to grow at its present rate, then they would need an additional 6,000,000 horses in order to move the people around.

They also figured that the amount of horse manure, which they were already up to their ears in at the present time, would increase exponentially.  The increase in horse manure would be impossible to deal with, they were already drowning in manure. 

That this dirty technology would be the end of a great city was hard to believe, but in 1860 that is how they saw it.

Now we all know that some 40 years later, the gasoline engine and the automobile came on the scene and we no longer had to worry about too much crap.  So as you can see, crap or not, it all works out in the end.

When it comes to crap, it appears there are no definitive answers.

Pass this crap on to all your friends. 

In 2015 BoxCarOkie is granted a 25% increase to tell it like it is.

In 2015 BoxCarOkie is granted a 25% increase to tell it like it is.

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2 thoughts on “Why Do We Buy Into All This …

  1. Can’t remember how many times over the years I’ve received emails on particular subjects that had been “verified” by Snopes (sp). Then one month different people had sent me emails stating that Snopes was wrong, but at least had the decency to SAY they were wrong !
    Methinks that if the subject matter is TOO good to believe, just move on ’cause 50% is gonna believe it, 50% won’t. All those “talking heads” of today’s biased news departments is a prime example !

    As I grow older, I become even more cynical than before. I hardly believe anything I read or hear in the media, that is fact.

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  2. Nicely (ok maybe nice isn’t the word) said. You hit the nail on the head here.

    Now and then, I get lucky, hope you are doing well?

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