There Is No Broadcast With This Editorial.
According To Jewish History – Moses Came Down from Mount Sinai Clutching the Tablets Commanded by God, which by all Standards of Judeo/Christianity . . . are Recognized as the Ten Commandments – Containing TEN SIMPLE LAWS, which Have Passed the Test of Time . . . For More Than 3,000-Years.
But Moses also Came Down From Mount Sinai with the Entire Torah, a Scrolled Document of Thousands of Pages where the Ten Commandments are Explained in Detail.
A Few Decades Before The Birth Of Christ . . . The Jewish Sage Hillel, who is Accredited as the most Masterful Interpreter of the Talmud, which Explains the Torah, was . . . as the Story Goes – asked by one of his Students to Explain the Entire Torah (Five Books Of Moses), while Standing On One Foot . . . To Which Hillel Responded:
“What Is Hateful To You, DO NOT DO TO YOUR NEIGHBOR. That Is The Whole Torah . . . ”
In Essence . . . What Hillel Said more than 2000-Years Ago . . . Was As Jesus Christ Preached Not Long Thereafter . . . “Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto To You”.
What Could be Simpler Than The Ten Commandments & Words Of Hillel & Christ?
When I Read the US Declaration Of Independence and the US Constitution, I am Always in Amazement, as to how the Framers were able to Borrow from the Simplicity of the World’s Single Greatest Documents, which gave Birth to Judaism & Christianity, both of which are used in the US Constitution for Religious & Secular Values.
It is Mind Numbing to Realize How the Greatest Nation ever Created on Earth, Used so Few Words (Declaration & Amendments) to Produce the Single Most Just & Influential Society, which one can Conceive . . .
But It Is No Less Mind Numbing . . . to Realize – how Mere Men & Women of Lesser Thought & Character, were through Several Generations, able to take these Simple Yet Powerful Words, to Convolute & Twist Them into a Contradiction to Their Very Meaning.
I’m Not Religious . . . But I Understand Good Versus Evil & Value Versus Detriment.
That’s Where We Are . . . The Greatest Documents in the World are Simplicity-In Themselves. And the Greatest Flim Flams in the World are the Creation of Talented Grifters . . . AKA – Lawyers, Politicians & Bureaucrats.
And As I Wrote & Alluded To Yesterday . . . Rocket Science & Brain Surgery are Complicated, Politics Are Not.
In 1979, when I Incorporated my Advertising Agency, I went to a Lawyer and asked him to Draft a Standard Contract, which I could use as a Cookie Cutter for all my Future Contracts. So . . . I gave him a sheet of Bullet Points from which he could Create the Document.
A Few Days Later . . . I met with this Lawyer, who Proudly Presented me with A Dozen-Page Agreement, Drafted in Smallish-Type with a Slew of Titled Paragraphs, Subtitles, Asterisks & Footnotes.
I Thanked Him . . . Paid Him – And Tore Up His Effort. I sat down at my Typewriter, and within a Half Hour or so, I Typed a One Page Document using just the Bullet Points I gave to my Lawyer for his Guidance . . . and at the End of my Contract I Wrote The Following:
Both Sides Of This Document Agree To Operate In Good Faith.
Anne & I Used This Agreement For Over 35-Years . . . Without Ever Having a Disagreement with a Client over what Each Side Expected from the Other.
IT BOGGLES MY MIND . . . That a Magnificent Country (USA) Created on the Foundation of the Two Simplest Documents of Values, which have Endured For More than 3000-Years – CANNOT CREATE A DOCUMENT, which the Average Person can Read or Understand, such as Obamacare . . . or Hold a Simple Election, where a LEGALLY ENTITLED PERSON can Vote, and have His or Her Vote Honestly Counted & Recorded within Minutes Without Drama.
1 – In Spite of what we would like to Believe, there are Really Stupid & Incompetent People Appointed or Elected at all Levels.
2 – Stupid & Incompetent People Appoint . . . or Elect other Stupid & Incompetent People.
3 – The More Stupid & Incompetent a Person is . . . The More Words He or She Needs to use to Explain the Explainable or Conversely the Unexplainable.
4 – There are Bureaucratic Safeguards in Place throughout Government to Protect the Jobs of Stupid & Incompetent People.
It’s Hard For Most People . . . to Understand or Accept, that there is Evil Amongst Us. That there are People with whom we Hold in Trust & High Regard, who are Vipers in the Grass . . . WHO USE WORDS NOT TO INFORM – BUT RATHER TO OBFUSCATE.
We Will Survive These People . . . Because for more than 3,000-Years, we always have. The Real Question . . . IS AT WHAT PRICE?
I Have Assumed The Mantle . . . to which as a Young Man, I Never Considered Myself Worthy. But, as Hillel is Famous for Writing More than 2000-Years Ago (To Paraphrase):
If Not Me . . . Who? If Not Now . . . When?
I Can’t Fix The World . . . But I Can Be A Voice, which Tells the Truth & Exposes the Liars, Usurpers, Cheats & Traitors for Whom & What they Are.
And I am the Voice that Supports You in the Knowledge that You & Your Thoughts & Values are Not Alone.
I Am But One Leaf On A Magnificent Tree, which Offers Shade in the Heat of Summer & Firewood for Warmth in the Cold of Winter.
As I Write All The Time . . . I Will Do This for as Long as I am Mentally & Physically Capable, With or Without Approbation & With or Without Support.
But It Is Far Easier For Me When I Am Not Standing Alone . . .
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