“Nearly all creators of Utopia have resembled the man who has toothache, and therefore thinks happiness consists in not having toothache. They wanted to produce a perfect society by an endless continuation of something that had only been valuable because it was temporary. The wider course would be to say that there are certain lines along which humanity must move, the grand strategy is mapped out, but detailed prophecy is not our business. Whoever tries to imagine perfection simply reveals his own emptiness.”
– George Orwell
“Why Socialists Don’t Believe in Fun”, Tribune (20 December 1943)
Publisher’s Note: My prediction for the BREXIT vote: if it were paper ballots, the UK will leave the EU Socialist Paradise; if electronic voting, BREXIT will not pass. I hope I am dead wrong and would love to see half the states in Amerika propose a BREXIT strategy from DC.
Update 06241318JUN16 for BREXIT! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/23/leave-or-remain-eu-referendum-results-and-live-maps/
It appears that Scotland, Northern Ireland and London all voted to stay in the EU. Proves out that the modern Scots are to William Wallace what the crucifix is to the vampire. They have no more connection to pre-1746 Scotland than they do to any semblance of individualist pride their now ancient ancestors sported when they ruled themselves after spanking the British Army at Stirling Bridge. Truly they are the tame poodles of English conquest.
Now let’s celebrate with a TEXIT in the USSA. But please, don’t ask permission, just do it. Katy bar the door as state after state in the Inland West follow the pathfinders in Texas. I would recommend that Austin be embargoed and don’t let any of that collectivist contagion posing as human beings loose until the borders are sealed from the USSA and Mexico. Then don biohazard suits and escort the entire population of Austin to the nearest airport to board chartered flights to their philosophical homelands in Chicago, NYC and LA.
In researching some history on coproach misbehavior, I discovered that 14 cops have been convicted of murder since 1912. Fourteen. Last year alone, American Orcs murdered 1146 Helots.
Just finished the cover for my novel, The Cancer Club. Looking good. -BB
Your neighbor is not your friend in America. In a society as hyper-regulated as the American state, the chances your co-workers and neighbors has been suborned as an informant who either is paid or finds it their twisted duty to fellate the police state and snitch. Historically, fabricated crimes that have no victim except the state demand a very large and sophisticated informant network to keep the system afloat and erecting the feeder mechanism for getting hapless Helots into the gulag system that has destroyed tens of millions of lives.
This the same neighbor that openly robs you and threatens you by pulling the lever in the slave booth every year for a new master. In an odd way, voting has much in common with being a snitch for the state.
The national security state can get so confused they end up having their myriad of informants and agents torture and kill each other. More please.
If you review the history of the state and especially the twentieth century mutations that leveraged the happy bow wave of mass bureaucracy, accountancy technology and a sublime willingness for masses of humanity to submit and obey produced the signature collectivist hell-holes like China and the USSR. These in turn spawned many smaller and no less vicious Kafka enclaves that toyed with new ideas that would surprise even George Orwell, the savviest observer of the maximum state in the first fifty years of the twentieth century.
Self deception, blindered observation, confirmation bias and historical amnesia tend to drive the enstupidation in the West that assumes none of this has happened in the US or the West but a careful combing of history proves that the self-delusion is silly in the extreme. The US is no freer in plenty of respects than Stalin’s Russia. His gulag population paled in comparison to the present raw numbers and percentages of caged humans in America in addition to the legions of paroled and probationed victims of the state.
I rarely comment on the electoral races that I do not participate in but the intellectual dimness and psychopathy in all the candidates this year no matter the party proves the wisdom of my decision to abstain. That even the perennially silly Libertarian Party would field two stout statists is telling of the government supremacist temper of the US if not the world.
What’s the difference between the totalitarian Bernie Sander and his co-conspirators in the major parties? Honesty. Every one of them is just as eager to expand the state and wallow in the cynical economic illiteracy that is the accepted contemporary milieu of American rule out of Mordor on the Potomac (if we just get the right person to wear the ring).
Venezuelan Bernie is the perfect flag-bearer for the contemporary Uruk Hai that champion the maximum state.
Lysander Spooner described the politician in the most delicious fashion with his characteristic aplomb and élan:
A traitor is a betrayer – one who practices injury, while professing friendship. Benedict Arnold was a traitor, solely because, while professing friendship for the American cause, he attempted to injure it. An open enemy, however criminal in other respects, is no traitor.
I know I am alone as an abolitionist. Hell, the anarcho-capitalists who are close philosophical cousins of mine are a single digit subset of the libertarian subset in the political spectrum which in and of itself is a small percentage of the American spectrum. Most libertarians are minarchists which is like being an advocate to trim the kudzu but not work to get rid of it.
Advocacy of limited government is much like the fabled social contract carried by sasquatch riding on the back of the Loch Ness monster in search of the unicorn that will blow the rainbows out of its ass that will make all government just perfect.
Mythological creatures indeed who have the same reality quotient as the earnest limited government stalwarts.
I didn’t sign shit.
A man’s natural rights are his own, against the whole world; and any infringement of them is equally a crime, whether committed by one man, or by millions; whether committed by one man, calling himself a robber, (or by any other name indicating his true character,) or by millions, calling themselves a government.
– Lysander Spooner