You just have to ignore them like the crackheads across the street from me. Well, when they are not shooting guns at 1 a.m.
Something new dawned on me during the flame war this week. It was a common thread, something I noticed in their nasty, little Huffpo comments. Liberals are obedient. An entire obedient class of people who think that everyone should live the way they do. Everyone should believe what they believe. To think otherwise leaves you isolated and alone. They actually think that you are a dumb shit if you don't agree with them.
They use the same arguments, say the same things. If they had a unique thought- I'd clutch my chest and die of heart failure. Their thought patterns are completely predictable.
They are slaves to a thought process that must always focus on the smallest picture. De minimis.
Guns are bad. Health care is good. Dog poop on the bike path is bad. Recycling is good. Smoking is bad. Anything organic is good.
I don't actually disagree with any one of those things. I just don't want the obedient class demanding or telling me how to think. I want freedom. Yes, freedom. We used to have that in America until the liberals started chipping away and creating laws for everything. The libs even try to control the dialogue. http://www.stoptheaclu.com/2013/01/27/kirsten-powers-dems-less-tolerant-of-dissent-theyre-used-to-controlling-the-media/
The problem with obedient people is that often all they see is the smallest picture- which is often little more than a distraction. They always see minutia. If they accomplish their goals they don't really worry about the ancillary or larger problems that they create when a smaller problem gets taken care of. They don't mind giving up guns if it means losing their freedom. They don't mind health care for everyone if it creates debt slaves out of all of us. They don't think that somebody is actually going to have to pay for that. Maybe we can force those rich bastards to pay for it.
Once obedient people achieve a new goal or establish some new law, they have expectations that everyone else will obey it. Like dog poop laws. Surely everyone will pick up their dog poop won't they? We won't actually have to hire people to police that will we?
Every time an obedient person thinks they have solved one problem- another problem pops up. Sometimes, they give away the farm as they go about "solving" the small problems. That's why gun control is going to be such a nasty, uphill fight- one that they will lose. When you give up your guns, you give up your freedom. Freedom loving people, cops, and soldiers never ever give up their guns. It is in our DNA. A defenseless society becomes an easy to control society. The state become omnipotent. The state will not only demand your obedience but it will have the only means to get the job done.
I love it when the obedient class says, "The state won't do that." Bet me. In fact, more people died at the hands of sociopathic rulers in the 20th century than at any other time in history. Think Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, the United States. Yes, we do a lot of killing. People in power- always cling to their power. When their only threat, the people they rule over- decide to turn in their guns, the people in power love that idea. They will actually facilitate it- just as they are doing now.
I have to accept that right now- the obedient liberals have the upper hand. They are willing to sell freedom out for just a few more laws. They don't understand the problem. As you dissect and look at those old Constitutional framers, a picture of real genius emerges. They invented the greatest Republic of all time. They saw the past as well as the future and they predicted all of this. They were not obedient people. The framers would have hated the obedient class.
Isabelle Patterson knew them also.
“Most of the harm in the world is done by good people, and not by accident, lapse, or omission. It is the result of their deliberate actions, long persevered in, which they hold to be motivated by high ideals toward virtuous ends.”
― Isabel Paterson, The God of the Machine
― Isabel Paterson, The God of the Machine