March 16, 2015

ESSAY OF THE DAY: What Conservatives Suffer in a Mad World Run By Fools

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"Imagine that you are sane. Now, imagine that you wake up one day, and almost all of the rest of the world has gone insane. Not 'wow things are crazy' but actually, clinically raving lunatics. They're mentally damaged - nearly everyone - and so many are so that they declare this totally normal.

"So now having mumbled conversations with yourself or your dog, seeing things, deciding you are an important historical figure and living that out, etc, that's all perfectly normal and the average person is this way.

"Now imagine you have to try to work and live among these people all the time. They argue down is up, that they are swimming in the ocean instead of driving a car, that they are a talking goose, that women are actually made of small bits of straw, that cats are the highest being and should be venerated and protected, pretty much every day some new insanity is insisted upon. Not just by a few people, but by many, in places of authority, education, entertainment, and in the news.

"These ideas aren't argued for, they are simply assumed, insisted upon, and forced upon everyone else. Movies and TV suddenly take one of these ideas and present it not just as normal, but so normal and right that anyone who differs is portrayed as not confused or wrong but evil, as a horrific person that must be stopped.

"Imagine that you're part of a small group that sees how crazy this is, how foolish the world has become, and all around you it keeps getting randomly and irrationally worse. That each day you wonder what lunacy you're going to have to deal with...."

That's only the beginning of a masterful essay by Christopher Taylor @ Word Around the Net: A MAD WORLD RUN BY FOOLS. If you are sane you will want to read THE WHOLE. It might not make you feel better but you will understand, more clearly, the roots of your suffering.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at March 16, 2015 10:12 AM
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That first sentence, that's me every fuckin day.
I can barely tolerate anyone.
That's why I HAD to move to the woods.
Otherwise I probably would have went insane.

Posted by: ghostsniper at March 16, 2015 11:55 AM

Taylor is not only right, he's an example.

Barack Obama was brought up in a Moslem country. He had a Moslem stepfather who sent him to the mosque and the madrassa. He's stated his affection for Islam and its traditions, and as president he's done everything imaginable, everything in his power, to elevate the prestige and power of Islam and undercut the power and prestige of the US and the West. Since he and his allies have steadfastly refused to give any sort of accounting of his past (at least, one that isn't transparent fiction), the only thing we can know of the man is the conclusion drawn from his public acts and utterances. It is not unreasonable, per se, to believe that Obama may be, in fact, a secret Moslem.

But to Taylor, such a belief makes you a knuckle-dragging idiot, "rightly mocked and derided." Why? Because that's what leftists shriek every time the subject is brought up? Because believing it -- or even just considering it as one possibility among many -- would make him Islamophobic, racist, a hater? Because he just doesn't have the energy to stand against it any longer?

Most of the West now lives in Stockholm; Taylor, at the very least, has a condo in the suburbs.

Posted by: SKD at March 16, 2015 1:10 PM

There is another way in which the left convinces so many that up is down, war is peace, etc., and that is by telling no small lies, only grandiose ones. Most people are in fact somewhat honest and assume that of those around them, so a person claiming that the red car right in front of the two of you is blue will be immediately seen to be liar. But if they tell you the the car is powered by a nuclear reactor, you have no immediate evidence to the contrary, except your learned sense of what is reasonable and what is not. It is not reasonable that an ordinary-looking red car encountered parked at the curb is nuclear powered, but it is not impossible either. It is ALSO not reasonable that an otherwise normal person would lie for no apparent reason in such a preposterous way!

The clever propagandist lies about preposterous things, and does so incessantly. This has the effect of making "reasonable" people doubt what is "reasonable". Continue this process over years, amplify it by enlisting celebrities and other easily-duped people, and you can destroy society by destroying its sense of what is reasonable and leaving it defenseless to any lie, no matter how preposterous.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at March 16, 2015 4:14 PM

they're correct about the cat thing. As for the rest of the Lefts' malignant antics, only a born-to-lose/can't-we-reason together "conservative" would be at all bothered. Those of us on the HardRight intend to speak to the Left in a somewhat harsher trans-rational language

Posted by: Haxo Angmark at March 16, 2015 8:23 PM

@Ray: you hit the nail on the head - small lies, big lies. Check this out, they been doing it for a long time:

"...in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily;
and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie,
since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods.
It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously.
Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds,
they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation." Adolf Hitler

@Haxo: this sums up my feelings about lefties and commies:
“I am tired of fooling around,” he said. “As for the rights of anyone, tell your people they can go fuck themselves.” The Colonel by Carolyn Forche
I used to Celebrate Assholes Get a Punch in the Face Day but there are too many assholes and not enough punchers.

Posted by: chasmatic at March 17, 2015 9:33 AM

I wish I knew what I could do to fight this national/international
"Cancer". I suspect most of us want some way to fight the power. I feel deeply that it's more important to do something rather than keep waiting for the one best technique. I'm often just waiting for the asteroid with our name on it.

Posted by: Scott M at March 18, 2015 2:28 AM

The American people, and that's everybody from the rich aristocrats to the poor illegal immigrants and hard-scrabble folks, they do not have the will to fight for anything
except tangential insignificant issues, like injustices to migrant workers or whether women were getting paid the same or whether queers could get married. We will sit in the metaphorical pot of water as the frog did, getting used to increased heat until one day ... we perish.
Yes, some folks have jumped out of the pot, but they are not participating in any fixit solutions, they are busy saving their own asses.

The only other way to "fix" our situation is with a deus ex machina like a giant asteroid or the earth's crust splitting open along mile-deep fault lines or space aliens like Ming the Merciless taking over or nuclear war or ... you get it.

Our descendants of the Greatest Generation are sitting on the couch grumbling and yelling at the kids and the only way they'll get up off the couch is when it catches fire.
Apathy, resignation, inertia, live and let live and bitch about it. No wonder the illegals and jihadists are coming over -
good food, medical care, four gentle seasons, free housing, a target people that won't shoot back - they don't need nirvana, they got their paradise right here.
Well, except for the virgins, the last known ones were living in a group home in Ohio.

Posted by: chasmatic at March 18, 2015 7:09 AM

Troops should be trained fast so that you never shed the war.


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