I have been cogitating on a variety of things, so I thought writing about some of them would help shake them loose.
First, I note that the Veteran’s Administration has a new Director, this time a military physician. The previous director, who was one of the POTUS’ favorite types of people, a conspicuously cruel and nasty capitalist, was sacked for hiding his waste, fraud, and abuse a bit too blatantly. The incumbent has already been poo-pooed by veterans as lacking the skills and knowledge to run the organization.
The problem here is that the VA is a “cat food” situation, in particular known as “push me, pull you” from Dolittle nomenclature. The “cat food” aspect is that the consumers are the veterans and the customers are the Congress Critters and the latter don’t really care a whit about the former. In fact, most Congress Critters want veterans to be either dead or wholly hale but never in between.
So the veterans are only going to be happy – maybe – if the director is a veteran (and not a serving military,) and the Congress Critters want a business type to reduce expenditures, appropriations already being woefully inadequate because, as noted, the Congress Critters just don’t care.
Second, I have been enjoying the blatant display of religious discrimination here in Greater Metropolitan Arab. If you aren’t a Christianist, then you aren’t, at least here in Arab. In fact, if you are an Arab, you aren’t wanted. Anyway, all of the city facilities and businesses – except the capitalist chains – will be closed all weekend in observation of the discorporation of a Jewish boy.
Of course, all the Jews in town are not only shunned, but they won;t be able to do anything the day after shabbat because everything will be closed up.
But that’s how the society here is and how government in Arab serves the citizenry.
Enough. I am nauseated enough by these behaviors I have to take a rest.