Bail Out

Bail out refers to the act of using a bucket to ship water out of a boat that is flooding. If done properly, it can save the boat from sinking. You can’t ‘bail out’ a boat that is already under water.

Picture this. A very high cliff. At the edge of the cliff is a large factory. Smokestacks everywhere. Suddenly the entire structure falls off the cliff. People scream, scurry around, claiming ‘it is too big to fall’. It is too big to fall mainly because it will make a hole large enough to drain the lake below when it hits the ground.

Lets save it! How!? Throw money at it!

So now you have a mob of politicians at the edge of the cliff throwing money down on top of the falling enterprise. More, more, more, money. How much does it need? How much have you got? Throw it all down there.

Before long the enterprise hits the bottom of the cliff, makes a large hole. drains the lake and in the process sucks all that money down with the water. Gone forever, enterprise, money, and lake. The only thing left are the politicians at the top of the cliff blaming each other for the mishap.

Now we all know that only a moron would throw money at a falling (failing) enterprise. By the time an enterprise gets into serious trouble most knowlegable stockholders have already moved on. Whats left is stuff that is going to hell regardless. Throwing money after it is like spitting into the wind. No, it is worse than that. At least if you spit into the wind it will come back and hit you in the face. Not so when you throw money down a rat hole.

So, why is it that politicians don’t know that? Well, that is not a fair question or even a logical question. That question indicates that the person asking does not understand what a politician is. Look it up in the dictionary.

Political solutions are political because they often favor an indefensible position on the part of the politician. What us commoners call common sense, the politician sees as inconvenient obstacles. You see, ALL politicians have an ax to grind. They ALL have a set of wants, wishes and desires some which may not have anything to do with the people who elected them. If the politician did not tell you what they were going to do if elected, or, worse, if they lied to about that, and even worser, if you believed those lies, they no longer have anything to keep them from running amuck. Regardless of what is in their oath of office or in the Bible their hand blasphemed. Once you sell your soul to the devil, you become his representative.

So, as we wonder why so many politicians appear to us to be morons, people who lack any common sense, we are simply not analyzing the situation correctly. We are in danger of being the morons.

Go back to the ‘falling of a cliff’ analogy. It is all over things are calming down when two weeks later a few survivors of the now defunct enterprise go swimming around the hole their enterprise made. They find a few bills came floating up to the surface. They pocket the bills. The public discovers their find and becomes indignant. So much so that they insist that the same ‘morons’ that threw the money down the rat hole take away the few bills from the survivors. Now we have AIG.

AIG is not the problem. The political mis-solution was the problem. It still is the problem. We need politicians who share and respect our morals, laws, and culture. We need to retire those who do not feel and act as we do.

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