Saturday, June 23, 2012


Walking through the park I found one of those silicone wristbands with embedded holograms that is supposed to "improve your balance" or whatever. I picked it up, thinking it might be a useful bit of raw material for some project sometime.

Then I got to thinking about it. I realized I hold in my hand a witch doctor's "cure"; no different from any other talisman. Well, different in materials used, but nothing else. It's silicone instead of bone and stone.

Humans are still falling for the same old voodoo or magical thinking that they have always been susceptible to. Not every human falls for the exact same deceptions, but there is a lot of overlap and I suspect everyone falls for some.

It's the same thinking errors that make most humans believe that by electing "the right people" or whatever, they can finally find a way to be ruled that will work well.

Not gonna happen.

So, go ahead and practice your voodoo, but the second you try to force someone else to wear your wristband, or support your State, you have crossed the line.