Reality is Real

sometimes-people-talk-about-conflict-between-humans-and-machines-and-you-can-se-403x403-nk3qtqSomething a bit different today, but it still follows our long running themes. Both you never had it so good as well as reality is real. The world we live in was built by men who understood reality and found ways to harness it for our benefit.

That harnessing has led to the world we live in, from the guy that noticed that fire is hot, and started looking for a way to harness it to his purposes, to the guy who watched a rounded rock roll downhill and went on to make the first wheel. This goes right to the people who learned to split (and then combine) the atom, first as a weapon of war, but then as an appliance of peace and plenty.

The same in all fields, we started as little more than apes with imagination, and we built it all, and it’s all about reality. If 2+2 ≠ 4 our world is over, no matter how many wish otherwise. That is why so many in flyover states detest the liberal coastal elites, we can see that they have never learned this fundamental lesson – They cling to their unsupported theories (wishes really) about how things ought to be. We know better, what is, is. It has never, is not now, and never will be, different. Reality is real.

We have built on the shoulders of giants, from Prometheus on down, and the world of today is the result. If we follow those fools, the result will be the end of civilization, not western civilization, or eastern civilization, or any other subset, but civilization itself, a return to the primordial mud.

Well, you know, I’ve never been all that fond of “Nasty brutish, and short”. I think for me, I’ll stick with civilization, like you, it hasn’t given me everything I want, but then it was long ago when I was a child writing letters to Santa Claus, and I have earned everything I need – and then some.

Kipling touches on some of this in one of his poems The Secret of the Machines, and here it is.

 

Happy Saturday

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18 Responses to Reality is Real

  1. the unit says:

    As reality is settling in, Palomarez, president and CEO of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, is “surrendering his dignity and signing on with” Trump (quoting The Hill). So are Bill and Hillary attending the inauguration. With support of the foundation tapering off and no more power to dispense favors gotta face reality and cater to the powerful to maybe convince donors they can still carry influence. I guess Obama must attend. I heard he’s starting a charity foundation as well, probably. All those mentioned by Herbert Purdy hope he can chop wood and carry water without his pen and phone.

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    • NEO says:

      Indeed! 🙂

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  2. Mike says:

    A=A
    For the Left to accept Reality is for them to Lose Every Argument.

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    • NEO says:

      Yep, and the winner is humanity. All of us, rich and poor, black, white, green, red, even one eyed purple people eaters. 🙂

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  3. the unit says:

    Enjoyable reading this afternoon upon reading about the Mauretania. Too cold to work outside today starting at 24 degrees this morning in NW Florida. I knew about Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Iron Man, and Doorman. Learned a little about Boilerman in my reading. Very pleasant endeavor as I decided to give it a shot with all the news since yesterday covering Gunman.

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    • NEO says:

      Yeah, bet it was overwhelming down your way.

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      • the unit says:

        Well we’re not used to it. High only 39, brrrrr…polar bear weather! Not the knockout game kind. 🙂

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        • NEO says:

          Warm here, we got up to about 15 or so – better than yesterday when we never got out of single digits. Nothing quite like winter! 🙂

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        • the unit says:

          We so much better off than bro-in-law. Lives on the west side of the mountain in Blowing Rock, NC. Like post started out “you never had it so good!” Yep, thankful for sure. 🙂

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        • NEO says:

          Wa all are, really. I don’t mind winter, as long as I don’t have to shovel too much of it off the sidewalk! 🙂

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        • the unit says:

          Sidewalks? On the Oregon Trail? Seeing me some reality! 🙂

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        • NEO says:

          Yeah, we’ve gotten a bit soft – and posh. Nearly time to move on, find some real men! 🙂

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        • the unit says:

          Uh-oh, watch out forThe Übermensch! 🙂

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        • NEO says:

          Yeah, trip hazard, aren’t they? 🙂

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        • the unit says:

          They from the government and be here to help before the failure takes office. 🙂

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        • NEO says:

          Scariest phrase in the language, ain’t it? 🙂

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        • the unit says:

          That’s really reality.

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        • NEO says:

          Indeed it is!

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