The Great Gatsby, Politicians, and Kabul

I couldn’t forgive him or like him, but I saw that what he had done was, to him, entirely justified. It was all very careless and confused. They were careless people, Tom and Daisy—they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made –

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/64317/64317-0.txt

Update: 8:44 PM (GMT) Wednesday, August 25, 2021. MSNBC reports that all airport gates have now been closed. May God protect those left behind. My heart bleeds for you. I am so sorry.

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The United States is about to abandon tens of thousands of men and women who worked alongside America to carry out our mission in Afghanistan. We committed to saving them and now we are going to let them die. And their families.

All of us do whatever is necessary to help our friends. The politician thinks how he can help his friends if it is politically expedient. Damn promises. Damn agreements. Damn our moral obligations.

People with this state of mind pass laws to control our lives. We are governed by people who belong in a psychiatric ward under heavy medication.

No one would ever willingly listen to Biden unless he were buying them drinks. But he has seized the reins of powers and is using them to whip people into going along with his senile riddled fantasies and plans.

No one voted for Biden and he knows it. Your vote was for Trump or against Trump. Joe could never prevail intellectually or physically so for forty years he has used politics to boss people about who were far smarter than he ever will be. Talk about inferiority complexes. Although Joe has much to feel inferior about.

Hundreds of thousands of people we do not know our flowing across our southern border. We don’t know them, most don’t speak English, and they have not helped us.

The only reason the Biden administration is letting them through is to eventually change Texas to a Democrat voting state. The treasure we spend on them could have been directed to our Afghan allies. But it won’t be, it is more important to cater to the Latino voting block and to change future electoral college results.

Politicians are inherently dangerous; they more have resources than we do to help but at the same time can put our lives in danger whenever poll numbers swing or a new group comes into office.

I’ve written how everyone thinks they are smarter than they are, including politicians. The difference between them and ourselves is that the politician wants to control other people’s lives, even though they badly overestimate their intelligence and usually manage their own lives poorly.

And now we see the results. Future favorable voters coming in, true friends left to be tortured to death. As the old saying goes, I love my country but I fear my government.

“All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.” Orwell. Politics and the English Language.

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