are exposed to rudimentary optometry in school, but
we rarely prescribe spectacles, mostly because our
patients tear them off, chew them up and swallow
them. At Colorado State, my instructor used a
humorous twist to explain the three optometric
conditions regarding focal points, so I morphed his
words into a clarifying look at politics.
1. Myopic is when light focuses in front of your
retina and you can’t see far away.
2. Hyperopic is when light focuses behind your
retina and you can’t see up close.
3. Fecalopic is when light doesn’t focus anywhere
and you can’t see for sh**.
Of the three conditions, fecalopia is the worst
because the affliction secondarily distorts your
optic cortex giving you the illusion your vision is
perfect. When afflicted victims are also
politicians, blind stupidity is taken to devastating
levels. Here is an example:
Just last week, California’s Air Resources Board
unanimously passed regulations requiring by the year
2025, one in seven new vehicles sold in California
must be electric powered. The Board decided if
California consumers refuse to buy the green car,
just as they have refused to buy green solar panels,
they will force them to do such. After all, saving
the planet is too important a task to leave to the
unwashed. (Auto dealers in the neighboring states of
Arizona and Oregon are chuckling because they are
positioned to get rich selling Californians cars
they actually want.)
If you look nationwide over the past six months,
similar artificially propped up green companies are
collapsing like a house of cards. Ener1, Solyndra,
Beacon Power, Evergreen Energy, and Amonix Inc., all
went bankrupt in spite of hundreds of millions of
dollars in stimulus handouts, because the consumer
will only purchase their product if forced—the
crystal clear solution of the California’s Air
Resources Board. Our posterity will shoulder the
debt of our blind ignorance.
If you think we are immune to this insanity in
Montana, think again. Big government manipulation of
the marketplace is thriving here in the Treasure
State and if you dare to look, I will show you why.
The Montana Conservatives recently released their
Taxpayer Advisory Bulletin (TAB) evaluating the
voting records of all 150 Montana legislators during
the 2011 session. You can link to it on the front
page of my website, www.kraytonkerns.org. Many
politicians actually think they are small
government, pro-constitution, conservatives, but
they vote like Ted Kennedy once in Helena.
Obviously, the light in their eyes is not focusing
anywhere and their optic cortex is distorted—they
suffer classic fecalopia. On the other hand, my
colleagues on the other side of the aisle have
perfect vision and are focusing on expanding
government with every vote. If a clear view of the
truth is discombobulating, skip the TAB and turn
immediately to the classifieds.