The Puppyfication of America

I recently adopted a new puppy, a toy poodle which I have named Rufus. Rufus is the most adorable puppy, playful, warmhearted, and already my best friend. Even though I am in love with my puppy I’ve realized that he is really derpy and possibly not the smartest puppy in the pound. Looking at my toy poodle it is hard to imagine that he is a descendant of the gray wolf. Dogs were domesticated from wolves some 15,000 years ago. Wild wolves are great hunters, intelligent beasts, designed my nature to survived in the toughest environments. My puppy wouldn’t last a week without his kibble ‘n bits. But it’s not my puppy’s fault, the whole process of domestication makes animals dumber than their wild counterparts. Domestication de-evolves animals in an unnatural selective way into cute puppies, tasty beef, and dumb Americans.

The process of puppyfication, or domestication, does not only occur on animals whose traits we select and breed for, it is also affecting the American populace. American sensibilities and ideals are themselves changing by external factors such as our current education system and political correctness which is making Americans dumber. The United States was founded on the ideals of personal freedoms and liberties but now you can’t go visit grandma in Idaho without having your balls manhandled or your butt crack scanned using radiation. After the Civil War, the United States was by and large a pacifist nation and since World War II we haven’t seen a decade without being involved in a military conflict. During the Cold War, we were told that the communists are evil because they spy on their neighbors and now the Department of Homeland Security uses that same tactic in their “If you see something, say something” program. For generations, the American Dream was that if you work hard enough you can achieve anything, now it seems that the American Dream has been deferred to possibly sending your kids to college and put a little away for retirement.

I don’t have a time machine, but I can guarantee you that if we could travel back in time and talk to the founding fathers and describe to them what American has become that they would have surrendered their fight for independence because American independence is fast becoming a myth. George Washington would never have approved a Department of Homeland Security or Transportation Security Agency. Thomas Jefferson would not have condoned the Patriot Act or the Nation Defense Authorization Act. Abraham Lincoln would not have kept America at war and the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp opened for this long. The whole of the American Civil War lasted for four years, we’ve been in the current War on Terror for over ten years, and War of Drugs for over twenty-five years. We have active and covert military campaigns and war theaters across the Muslim world including Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Pakistan, Iran, Syria, and others. Teddy Roosevelt would not install surveillance equipment in secret rooms in telecommunication companies, place GPS tracking devices in peoples cars, grant millions of wiretapping requests, and sweep civil liberties under the rug. Dwight Eisenhower would not have made a complicit deal with the military-industrial-financial complex and bail out banks instead of people, and police the population with military-grade drones.

The American public is trading in personal liberties for what the government says is public security. As this change is in process, the American people don’t seem to care. In fact, it seems that we the people care more about American Idol than presidential elections.

I don’t know when the puppyfication, or the homeland domestication, of the American people began. I can also see the difference between the American frontiers people that at great odds and personal danger fought tyranny and settled this country and modern American that settles to have his butt crack radiated when visiting grandma. Just like my toy poodle is breed to be cute and adorable may not resemble it’s wolves ancestors, so do modern Americans grilling in the backyard with drones flying overhead do not resemble the revolutionary heroes that founded this nation.

Retweet December 2011

Here I am reblogging some retweets for the past month that broken down by subject matter. Some of these tweets also cover events that occurred in December 2011 such as the ongoing Occupy Wall Street, and the continuing revolutions in the Middle East. If you like to follow along, befriend xwoop and lolprez and I’ll be sure to follow back.

Got Gov?

  • The Department of State runs most NGOs.
  • Regime change is not a revolution.
  • The US State Department has over 18+K people in the Baghdad, more than they have working inside Washington, DC.
  • The US is pulling out of Iraq, president Obama should know that the pull out method is not the most recommended.
  • Most people know that the US has an earthquake machine, most people don’t realize is that they have a mini version: heart attack machine
  • Iran to US: All your drone are belong to us.
  • Who dropped the SOPA?
  • Politics is bananas.
  • The future of politics: Dancing With Republican Candidates.

Econemy

  • Mo’ money, mo’ cents.
  • Our modern economy is largely based on waste.
  • Just like money doesn’t grow on trees, jobs aren’t created by political speeches.
  • Money is a drug. Banks are dealers.
  • Either we build the future we want or we outsource our future to China.

Randumb

  • Bacon is the future!
  • Your brain has been co-opted.
  • That star is moving like an unnamed areal vehicle.
  • Mo’ money, less taxes.
  • You can learn a lot about a person by there shopping list, including how they write it and order it.
  • One of the worst things about traveling, in addition to delays and TSA gropings, rude cabbies.
  • There is nothing more annoying that carrying a pen that does not work!

#40dollars

  • #40dollars means $3,350 KES (Keynan Shillings).
  • #40dollars means I still don’t have a job and Gitmo is still not closed.
  • #40dollars means we will pay $120 to pay for this.
  • #40dollars means I can buy a fake birth certificate and fake ID from Hawaii. #mclovin
  • #40dollars means a bone that they toss to stupid slaves to fight over.
  • It’s not like Obama is giving anybody #40dollars.
  • #40dollars means one extra lap dance at my local strip joint.
  • #40dollars means I could buy more Chinese made products.
  • #40dollars means I can score a bump of coke.

Pride and Prejudice

While Obama was delivering his speech at the British Parliament in the United Kingdom, I stumble upon these overly apologetic and hubris tweets by LeVar Burton, better known as the blind guy in Star Trek The Next Generation.

  • I am SO proud of my President in this moment!!! #statesman #worldleader #blackman
  • Historic speech before both Houses of Commons in UK… and he’s killin’ it! RT @macguyinnc Could you clarify as to why?
  • For those who have questioned my comment… I am proud not only because Obama is a black man, but because I am too!!!

As a Buddhist and a scholar, and I know that such hubris, attachment, and blind allegiance to someone based on color, religion, ethnicity has been at the heart of genocide, war, and discrimination. My natural response to blind partisanship is satire and so I tweeted the following.

  • @levarburton I thought you were proud because you are Obama’s mom.
  • @levarburton are you also proud of African despots, dictators, and tyrants?
  • @levarburton I am proud not only because Obama is a rich elitist working for corporate America, but because I am too!!!

Now interestingly enough, the comments made by LeVar Burton came less than a week of an interview on 60 Minutes with Al Sharpton who said outright that he and his National Action Network are not critical of President Obama, as he has been with ever other president, because of color of the President.

I don’t judge the President by the color of his skin but by whether or not he has keep his campaign promises. President Obama promised to get our troops out of Iraq, to close down Gitmo, and fix the broken economy and yet we still have troops in Iraq, prisoners in Gitmo, and Goldman Sachs running Wall Street.

Retweet February 2011

Here I am reblogging some retweets for the past month that broken down by subject matter. Some of these tweets also cover events that occurred in December 2010. If you like to follow along, befriend xwoop and lolprez and I’ll be sure to follow back.

Obamatron 3000

  • The salary of a president is $374K, but President Obama made over $5 million last year in 2009.
  • IBM Watson has more personality than President Obama. IBM Watson for president 2012!
  • @barackobama have we invented time travel? Because I thought you were to close Gitmo one year into your term. Maybe your clock runs slow.
  • Lil Wayne would have made a better first black president than Obama.
  • The audacity of dope
  • We got to out build, out innovate, out educate as well as out hustle the rest of the world. – President Obama
  • To win the future you’ve got to bet on debt. – President Obama
  • To win the future you’ve got to bet on black. – President Obama
  • Win The Future By Borrowing From It – President Obama
  • I completely oppose the dictatorship of Mubarak Obama.
  • Within the span of two years we went from “Yes We Can” to “Oh No He Didn’t”

Got Gov?

  • The new world order is of the corporations, by the elites, and for slaves.
  • How do you protest a ban on protests?
  • Warrants? We no need no stinking warrants to read yo email and Facebook account! – FBI
  • An Intelligence Officer in the federal government might make less than $60/year. How intelligent can the guy be to take this job?
  • You know the government is too big when there is a official job tittle for a White House Social Secretary that earns in the 6 figures.
  • All your income are belong to the IRS.
  • You are either a slave of the state or an enemy of the state.
  • The CIA is in the malware and virus writing business, basically they are spook script kiddies.
  • The government has a back door to your high speed router.
  • The feds have seized domain names from individuals, will they next seize Twitter and Facebook accounts?
  • The US finances two sort of organizations dictators and banks.

Politricks

  • There are laws against panhandling, there should be a law against pandering.
  • What former tech CEO will run for governor of California next?
  • If Hollywood ran the government, Charlie Sheen would be president, Mel Gibson Vice President, and Lady Gaga would the the Secretary of State
  • What wealthy CEO or Hollywood actor will run for CA governor next?
  • The land of the free and the home of the brave and the naked body scanners.
  • FBI: Facebook Bureau of Investigations
  • How is it that a government agency will release a computer virus but some kid that guesses a politicians email password gets jail time?
  • The law is not above the law.

Revolutions

  • The way Gaddafi has used war planes and high caliber weapons on civilians you would think he was a general with the IDF.
  • Political protests are sweeping through the Middle East and Wisconsin.
  • Wondering who will be the next dictator of Egypt.
  • The people have spoken and regimes have crumble.
  • First Tunisia, now Egypt, next England!!!
  • Mummy Mubarak to step down!!!
  • Congratulations to the people of Egypt.
  • The will of the people is mightier than the edicts of dictators.
  • Mubarack Obama to step down!!!!
  • If you can tweet you can start a revolution.
  • If the American Revolution would be held today the Federalist Papers would be known as the Facebook Status Updates.
  • The will of the people is always mightier than the will of a dictraitor.
  • Dictators are traitor to their country.
  • No one questions a hanging chad if it’s punched through with a bullet.
  • Some vote with a rigged voting machine, other with cold hard cash, and others with an AK-47.

Econemy

  • Wall Street: The Fourth Branch of government.
  • In cash we trust.
  • Monsanto has figured out how to grow genetically modified money on trees.
  • Home is where your mortgage is.
  • In information economy you bribe public officials not with dirty money but with dirty insider information.
  • Corporatism is not capitalism.

Propagandon’t

  • There is no such thing as white collar on white collar crime.
  • Let freedom ring with the ricochet of a bullet.
  • They should have a naked body scanner at the red carpet at the Oscars.
  • This CNN broadcast has been modified to fit your screen and our agenda.
  • The revolution will be produced for 24 hour cable news.
  • The problem with @CNN is that their anchors talk too much about what they know so little about.
  • WTF: Win The Future
  • China can advertise in Times Square but I can’t Google in Tiananmen Square.

Question

  • Is the federal government too big to fail?
  • Bahrain or Bloodrain?

Randumb

  • Charity is big business.
  • Riots, rebellions, and revolutions in the morning!
  • Ethnic cleansing is a dirty business.
  • Many of the political assassins in American history have three names, for example Lee Harvey Oswald and Jared Lee Loughner.

In Da Future

  • In the future, money will have QR codes and RFID chips.
  • In the future, picture taking, map drawing, and evasive driving will be made illegal.
  • In the future, it will be considered illegal to quote/teach/defend the Constitution.
  • In the future, the chains of bondage will be virtual.

Duchery

  • To me @urbanhomestead’s tactics are no better than @MonsantoCo’s. I wonder if get have the same lawyer.
  • @urbanhomestead patents pollination in plants, sues the green giant.
  • Blogging is often confused with reporting and freedom of speech. – Dervaes Family Institute For Trademark Lawsuits
  • @urbanhomestead you can’t usurp a home grown and grass root community with a trademark.
  • @urbanHomestead to send Twitter a cease and desist for allowing the #urbanhomestead hashtag.
  • @urbanhomestead to send @urbanoutfitters and @KeithUrban a ‘fyi cease and desist’ letter for trademark infringement for using the word Urban
  • Hey @urbanhomestead I just purchased The Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Self-sufficient Living in the Heart of the City by Kelly Coyne!
  • I hate to inform @urbanhomestead but you can’t claim copyright or trade mark infringement on a book name or title. Stop your attack!
  • @urbanhomestead just patented drip irrigation and the domestication of snow peas, oh, and don’t use their trademarks without consent.