February 18, 2013

"Meanwhile, the Doers:" Comment of the Year So Far


"I wonder if at some point, those who get things done just get tired of all this and give all of the idiots a sort of separate, but parallel world where they can spend valueless money on worthless crap, compete with each other for meaningless honors, and attempt to impose preposterous narratives on one another through an unending parade of news shows, talking points, and blog posts. Meanwhile, the doers build and repair the infrastructure, pioneer innovations, bear and raise kids with a good shot at becoming perfectly decent human beings, and run the real financial system according to sound principles.

"Perhaps Kornbluth's Marching Morons [FullText] already covers this ground, but today we don't have to worry about the idiots out-reproducing the doers. Sufficient access to birth control, abortion on demand, not-especially socially costly diversions, inflated credentials and titles, food, and a few hundred square feet of living space in a "cool" urban setting will keep them content for a lifetime. In a few generations they will have chatted and partied themselves out of existence. The solution need need not have a eugenic dimension. Those children of idiots who show a strong desire to create (in the real, material sense), who like children, who want to raise them responsibly, and who believe that wealth is to be earned through toil could always be invited to the other side.

"Contempt is an important part of the scheme. Not of the doers for the idiots, but for the idiots for the doers. As the last idiot couple pops the last viagra and copulates for the last time to some life desecrating lyrics played on a sound system they could never understand, and as they die of simultaneous orgasms/strokes, they must die with contempt on their wrinkled lips for the doers. They must always be absolutely convinced of their superiority (that sound system would never have been built without us... you didn't build it... we did!). Given their hubris, I don't think that is a hard goal to achieve.

"And to be honest, I really don't think that we are that far from being able to put this plan into practice. Not that far at all."

Posted by: el baboso as a comment on Modern Love

Posted by gerardvanderleun at February 18, 2013 10:40 AM
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Good catch, Gerard!

He's right. The future belongs to the productive - and to their children. Well... the children who have not absorbed the Leftist Narrative riddled with logical fallacies, presumptions and pretensions.

Homeschooling looks better all the time as those kids will run circles around those who will populate the lower eschelons of the coming Idiocracy. Just keep their heads down, let the retards win the accolades and get to the business of living and doing. Keep that Moral compass all shiny and in good repair - the rest of the merits and goals will follow.

Posted by: cond0011 at February 18, 2013 11:19 AM

But, I caution to recall that, despite the tales and folklore surrounding this, in the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is not king. Rather, he (or she) is found to be suffering from a species of mental delusion which is found to arise from that growth in his(her) eye socket. Once that tumor is excised, a return to sanity is assured.

Posted by: Ike at February 18, 2013 3:14 PM

There is a giant asteroid heading for Earth. Those ones we saw recently were just a taste. Three giant spaceships are being built. The first will be for all the special people. The rest of us will follow in the second and third. Promise.

Courtesy Douglas Adams.

Posted by: Brett_McS at February 18, 2013 5:21 PM

This goes along with the Bill Whittle video Gerard posted immediately after the election. We should start thinking of ourselves as expats.

Posted by: Lorne at February 18, 2013 5:34 PM

I remember reading that story as a part of anthology about 20 years ago. I never suspected that I would live long enough to see that story's elements coming to life. Count me as sadly amused.

Posted by: Jeff Crump at February 19, 2013 7:27 AM

I remember reading that story as a part of anthology about 20 years ago. I never suspected that I would live long enough to see that story's elements coming to life. Count me as sadly amused.

Posted by: Jeff Crump at February 19, 2013 7:27 AM

Brett_McS, sadly there are people that do believe Obama, jesus and space aliens are working together to bring world equality and peace. The stuff gets really bizarre, and there are numerous religions.

UFO Religions

Posted by: Potsie at February 19, 2013 2:17 PM

Wow, I'm honored. Sorry I didn't thank you earlier. Been a little busy.

Posted by: el baboso at February 20, 2013 4:00 PM

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Posted by: heixerereda at April 26, 2013 1:57 PM

That's really thinking of the highest order

Posted by: share at December 31, 2013 3:07 PM