Saturday, October 1, 2016

New Rule

"You're it!"
"No I'm not. You can't tag somebody when somebody else gave their spot away and they can't get out of it."
"Yes you can!"
"No you can't. Besides, he still wants to be it."
"No he doesn't."
"HEY, Do you still want to be it?"
"See. I'm not it."
"Yes you are! He just said, 'okay' because he's little and he doesn't understand the rules."
"Everybody, let's make a new rule; whoever wants to be it can stay it, okay?"
"Hey. That's not fair! You can't make a new rule just  because you want to."
"I didn't make a new rule. Everybody else did."
...The game continues...

"Your policy on X, Y and Z are historically inconsistent. Besides, it's more historically significant if everyone elects me!"
"I'm not inconsistent. I did what was needed when it was needed, just like I've always done. I'm perfectly consistent."
"Then I am, too, and the fact checkers will prove it."
"The fact checkers just said your inconsistent."
"That's because the fact checkers have an inconsistent way of checking facts. If they checked them right, they would see that I'm right."
"No they wouldn't. I paid them to make sure they were consistent in their fact checking."
"Hey. That's not fair! It's against the rules to pay the fact checkers to be consistent."
"Hey everybody, let's make a rule that it's okay to pay the fact checkers. Then they'll always be consistent."
"Hey! You didn't even tell them what that rule really does! You just made that rule to benefit yourself!"
"No I didn't. Everybody else did." 
...The game continues...


The sun rises and the sun sets,
    and hurries back to where it rises.
The wind blows to the south
    and turns to the north;
round and round it goes,
    ever returning on its course.
All streams flow into the sea,
    yet the sea is never full.
To the place the streams come from,
    there they return again.
All things are wearisome,
    more than one can say.
The eye never has enough of seeing,
    nor the ear its fill of hearing.
What has been will be again,
    what has been done will be done again;
    there is nothing new under the sun...

Now all has been heard;
    here is the conclusion of the matter:
Fear God and keep his commandments,
    for this is the duty of all mankind.
14 For God will bring every deed into judgment,
    including every hidden thing,

    whether it is good or evil.
Ecclesiastes 1:5-9 & 12:13&14

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