I found a little sheet torn from an old Dutch calendar the other day, sent once by a family member, who passed away a long time ago. It was of the year 1933 (Thursday, October 12). Each sheet had a text with daily food for thought at the back.
The text contains the following gripping story:
“Around 1688 in a small village of Carinthia a young men lived working as a supervisor in a gunpowder mill. As he needed money, he took his horse to a nearby market and sold it for 300 Thalers. On return he overnighted at an inn and, thinking nobody would see him, went to the stable to pray because he belonged to the suppressed Protestants, who were not allowed to worship in public. A horse trader discovered him and immediately knew he was a Protestant. However, he did not want to betray him because he found it a good opportunity to sell him a book he carried with him, which he knew was highly valued by the Lutherans. It was a large Bible of Weimar. The Protestant was afraid that the horse trader would betray him, but when he saw that he offered him a Weimar Bible that he had never been able to find, he became very interested. They agreed on a price of 30 Thalers. The young man took it home and showed it with much pride to his family. Knowing people suspected him to be a Protestant, he did no dare to read it openly but gathered his family during the night in the cellar and read them God’ s Word from the Weimar Bible by candlelight.”
This typifies the religious strife between Catholics and Protestants. Shocking to be remembered of that by a tiny calendar paper that pops up on your desk. And what do we have now in the Middle -East? Christians are being beheaded. Radical Islam (ISIS), which is Suni, murders Shiites as well (similar to the religious battles in Europe). It takes a long evolution before people become more rational about religion. The Middle Eastern year is somewhere around 1435, the Middle Ages and Renaissance years in Europe, from which emerged Martin Luther and Calvin, and the ensuing religious conflicts. The last one took place in Northern Ireland, some 50 years ago. So if history is any guide, it may take a few more years before Radical Islam comes to its senses. Let’s hope it won’t be centuries.
You heard it here first! Our well-informed sources tell us that Bernie Sanders is developing his Brain Power Tax as part of his goal of eliminating inequality! Individuals born with extraordinary talents they got free from God must pay a tax according to the level of their IQ. Of course, the great majority as we can see daily on TV won’t be affected by that, but guys like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckenberg and Cruz, and many others with known high IQs will be hit. We hear that even Obama will be taxed, despite the fact that many consider him a moron.
This tax is a great equalizer! What a brilliant idea! Don’t you feel annoyed that your neighbor in the class has that big brain while you are suffering to solve the simplest math problem? What did he do for it? Nops! He was just lucky, and now he looks at you if you are a nincompoop, while he is driving in a Rolls to his macmansion and you are heading for your shed in an old smoking Hyundai. It is rumored that the tax revenue will be entirely dedicated to a Fund for the Brainless and distributed annually at Christmas time to those who register as Unfortunate Dummies. Everybody who wants to benefit must show an IQ test by a certified Government Agency confirming you are below 90. If Unfortunate Dummies, mostly unskilled workers, increase their IQ scores, say up to 95 or even 100, they will receive a tax credit (even if they don’t pay taxes which is the majority).
Unfortunate Dummies must undergo an X-ray to show the size of their brain, before qualifying, and submit this at the Registration Center. Al Sharpton has already let it be known that he considers this discriminatory.
Additionally, applicants must submit a photograph clearly confirming that they are dumb.
This has also met with opposition from Al Sharpton, even though he said he would not qualify, as he rated his IQ well above 150, which is. however, questioned by many. Nonetheless, he named himself Master Dummy, and declared he would defend the registration rights of the Unfortunate Dummies in his camp. Bernie Sanders, wanting to make inroads into the black community, supported him in this role, while remarking that there were many many white Dummies as well. Jessica Simpson has already announced she will join Bernie Sander’s cause and would take up the case of white Dummies.
The White House has remained neutral in the matter, as they did not want to undermine the position of the former Secretary of State,
who said that one of her dumbest mistakes was to put a secret server in her bathroom spewing national security issues world-wide. The former Secretary also refrained from commentary. Indeed, many rated her deed of someone with an IQ well below 90, but we all know how well dumb people can do in life, just given the opportunity.
From rags to riches
We will see how well the proposal will fair in the National Elections. All Dummies Unite to improve your cash-flow, assuming you know what that means.