What is The Meaning of Life?

The Problem

When Rudyard Kipling visited the our country in 1892, he thought everyone in San Francisco was insane (he also thought Chicago was filled with savages. Really). This insanity has since spread to the rest of the country. We all (especially liberals) say we are inclusive and caring, but we segregate into different ethnic, political, gender, appearance, and other groups and become hateful to and enraged at those not in our group. We hate the “others” and spend our days looking for ways to anger them or be offended or victimized by them. Mental fog, rage, hate and confusion reign!

This is no way to run a railroad. Life is too short to always be mentally foggy, enraged, hateful, and confused. Before long, we could all die of apoplexy.

The Solution

Let’s relax and laugh a little. Rather than disparaging “other” groups, let’s try smiling and humorously (I said humorously) criticize them. And while we’re at it, let’s also take a critical (but also humorous) look at ourselves as well. We might be just as wrong (and just as crazy) as they are!

This humor will drive the “others” nuts, but eventually, they (and us) will realize that they (and us) are not so perfect or so right (correct, not conservative) after all! 

That is the purpose of The Meaning of Life: To humorously nit pick “other’s” views on the meaning of life and poke a little fun at these views (and those espousing them). This will remind the world that no one (not even us) has a monopoly on truth, empathy, or reason.

The Meaning of Life may offend a few, but hopefully it will make them laugh as well. We’ll try not to be too harsh. If we are, let us know. After all, we are all the same boat, tugging at (fortunately, not hanging from) the same end of the rope. (Nice mixed metaphor, don’t you think?)

The Meaning of Life ~ World’s Greatest Political Satire will bring clarity to mental fog, understanding to rage, and love (only a little, but it’s a start) to hate. And the confusion? Well, even after reading The Meaning of Life, some may still be confused, but at a higher level and about more important things!

What is the Meaning of Life? Getting along with each other and understanding that everyone’s ideas are just as ridiculous as everyone else’s. 

Well, that’s the meaning of life. Live it; love it; learn from it; and laugh at it. And have some fun with the site!

 

Since no man, not even us, is an island, We’d like to dedicate  this site to those who helped us become a part of the continent (and from whom we have pilfered the few writing skills we possess {and a few of their quotes}): Audrie Nubile, William Gaines, Jean Shepherd, Abbie Hoffman, Mario Puzo, Jerry Pournelle, Hunter S. Thompson, John of Patmos, Rod Serling, Geoff Chaucer, and P.J. O’Rourke. Oh, yes, also Bill Shakespeare and The Big Guy.

 

P.S. A note on profanity.  Since our writers are mostly old, religious, white guys, we are normally opposed to profanity, unless we are using it. As such, we have tried to avoid using profanity on this site. Unfortunately, we failed. While there is far too much profanity in today’s works of “art”, there is a definite (but limited) need for artists (like us) to use profanity to express the lofty peak or abysmal nadir of human emotion or to make a definitive, and/or humorous, point.  In a way, we apologize.

These are the times that try men’s souls.
Tom Paine (1737-1809), The American Crises

Wouldn’t have it any other way.
Niles Fettucine (b. 1953) LXXXIII, The Meaning of Life

Alan Bianco
Alan Bianco

I am a retired lawyer living south of the Mason Dixon line. I have always wanted to write on politics and now I do. I write with a twinkle in my eye and in my posts. I hope reading my commentaries makes you think. . . and laugh.