THE CRANKY OLD MAN
Random thoughts and stuff from a cranky old man. Humor (maybe)and satire, mostly stuff from a confused head.
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Friday, October 27, 2017
Another cranky opinion
CRANKY OPINION SATURDAY
The following is the opinion of a
cranky old man who sometimes just rambles on and does not know where his
opinion is going.Other rambling
opinions are welcome, but please, no name calling, and that means you, you big
Jackson was one of the greatest entertainers of our time.He was also, by many credible accounts, a
child molesting monster.
was perhaps the funniest comedian I have ever seen.He was a role model to many, and “America’s
Dad.”He was also, by many credible accounts,
a serial rapist.
is a talented comedian, writer and director.He married his adopted daughter…some find this disturbing.
Bill Clinton was a brilliant politician, and history will quite probably find
him to have been one of our most effective and successful Presidents.He was, by many credible accounts, a serial
womanizer and rapist.He was and still
is very charming…to many people.
Weinstein was a successful, powerful movie producer.He was sought after by many for his money and
his endorsements.It is becoming evident
that he is not a very nice person
Trump is a successful brilliant business man.He can be humorous and charming, he can be nasty, and he is almost
always arrogant.He could be a very
successful President, but his demeanor and inability to back down from the
wrong battles may be his downfall.*
Hoover was a great crime fighter.He ran
the FBI for 40 some years and made it a great investigative force in the
country and probably helped keep the country safe.He wore a dress yet despised homosexuals, and
used his power to bully anyone he had a disagreement with.He was feared by everyone.By many credible accounts, he was not a very
Hitler was a dynamic, stimulating public speaker.He became a very powerful man.He murdered over nine million people.
The list is
endless, I could go on and on.Great
patriots in our past who were slave owners. Successful people in many fields
who were racists, drug addicts, deviates, murderers, child abusers and spouse
beaters.Many great successful people
who have or had serious defects that we will never know about because we don’t
know what goes on behind closed doors or their power and fame protect them from
prosecution for their persecution.
Is it power
and fame that corrupts?
Maybe it is
a deal with the Devil, “I will grant you
great powers, if you ruin and hurt a lot of people.”
there is just something about the brain that allows only so much talent and the
talent pushes the part of the brain that recognizes empathy, kindness and
acceptable behavior out of the way.
many talented, successful people in this world are also good citizens;
charitable, empathetic, salt of the Earth nice people; at least we think they
I loved O.J.
Simpson, one of the best athletes ever and a fun loving charming person.Everyone loved OJ…Oops.
was my childhood hero.Bigger than life,
the consummate Yankee slugger, charming, fun loving, a fan favorite.He had his demons; womanizing, drinking, he
was maybe not the nicest person to his own family.
how so many people who have made the world a better place, have such disturbing
We all live
our lives on a scale.Some weigh heavy
on the helpful, productive, nice side.Some tip the balance to evil, mean and destructive.It is not always easy to determine which way
any one person tilts the scale.
I try to be
productive.I don’t like being mean or
hurtful to anyone in any way. I know I have no great talent, I was never an
especially hard worker, or particularly successful at anything.I hope my scale does not tilt to the wrong
does “Jerk” weigh?
The preceding rambling opinion was
that of a cranky old man and necessarily that of management…Mrs. Cranky. *No need to bash here, I get your position, the horse is already dead, stop beating it. **No, I do not think Hitler made the world a better place. I'm just rambling...OK!