its ironic how much we see history repeating itself in our government, our communities, and our lives.
newness of innovation is great yet the mistakes repeated even in the
newest creations inherently include similar if not the same errors we
made in the past on the same level.
example, just in the news, mobile developers are creating the same bugs
in their programming that old school application developers did some
10, 20, 30, and 40 years ago. That should not happen. Why is it? because
the old programmers who learned their lesson are either dead, gone,
don't care or are not in charge of the younger new generation that have
to learn through these mistakes.
example, our politics. The simple issue at hand is greed and motivation
to do so when competition exists. We are in a more or less free and
open market (if you can get past all the BS coughs) regarding over
licensing and over regulations all in the name of consumer protection.
That is fine with me. I enjoy it as a small business owner, and yes,
even our local and state governments have a few "captain obvious"
issues, we just have to hope they get weeded out eventually by either
the old wood leaving, retiring or dying.
example, why do we have a city business license tax and a state
business license tax? I live in the city and the state, and I have to
pay two taxes for the same thing - ability to do work here. I guess this
is where Mayors think they are above Governors and the bureaucracy is
so set on maintaining a healthy general fund to pay unfunded
liabilities. That is the course of doing business I guess everything -
feed the pig - feed the machine and just be quiet and get back to work
to pay the taxes to pay for those social services (while some are
essential and necessary, others are just duplicated and wasteful). No
one in leadership of late has the courage to wipe out a department or
division or two and just streamline the government operations.
History does repeat itself.
talk for a moment about this "wall" between Mexico and the United
States. First of all, legal immigration is important. That is how most
of us got here in the last 200 years, either through our parents, grant
parents, etc. Back then, the originally owned native American land was
open, vast and peaceful and then came settlers (excuse me, conquerors),
and then came the law and politics that comes with the formation and
development of a society (just think about SimCity™ or Farmville™).
to my point about the "wall". The United States became what we have
today through battle, conquer, and land selling and purchasing deals
between countries and tribes. Borders and territories, soft walls and
hard walls and barriers were created (ergo, here comes the Border
back 50-80 years and you have the wall between East and West Germany.
That was created and built, and took fell 50-60 years before that was
torn down and fell. Will the same happen here? Will we build a wall that
just needs to be torn down in a few decades?
repeats itself. What have we learned? Only the wise will see that only
between good men and women will peace remain, and greed and capitalism
will exist until we conquer our local and immediately available "space",
one of many future final frontiers.
and one last note on why I wrote this blog, the current POTUS said the
wall is under construction; well, maybe it is, maybe it isn't. We can
say $127 million was spent to repair and upgrade an existing part of the
wall, and you don't need Congress to do that. That's called a repair to
an existing structure whereas the City of Reno permit place does not
require a permit in some to many cases in fence repair. Now, if the wall
ergo my fence is new development and build, yes, a permit is required,
unless you can prove that there once was or is sort of a fence of some
type that needs repair. I digress.
History will repeat itself.
more to come....