December 31, 2013
How Come?Why don’t those heavily armed kids in The Hunger Games just assassinate the tyrants?
Why doesn’t All Powerful Wheelchair Guy in the X-Men just cure his own paralysis? Television isn’t much better. Somehow, millions of supposedly intelligent viewers bought into Breaking Bad, a show about the only public-school teacher in the Western world who didn’t have health insurance. 2013: Reminiscences and Prognostications - Taki's Magazine
Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 31, 2013 11:25 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.
The "learned helplessness" is so deep it shows up even in our fantasy life.
This is why I beg people to find ANY way to fight back. Stop looking for The One way to fight back. To make up for not fighting back we imagine we, or someone that will fight on our behalf, will find the one unguarded and vital target where we can attack and win in an instant. Politically, we fantasize about finding the weak spot in The Death Star and firing a kill shot.
The Left didn't bring the country under their control that way. The Left has published books on how to fight the system. They fought the system. They now own the system. The Left waged a Long March through the culture. We keep engaging in Short Retreats to the next "gated-community" that we hope will protect us from liberal domination.
Start fighting in small ways, anywhere, and it will give you confidence to fight more and the tide will turn IF liberals find they can't rely on never finding opposition. Use direct language. Call them communists, racists, sexist, traitors, etc. You don't gain respect by speaking in moderate language about the people that are setting fire to this country. This isn't Sunday School. This is a Civil War. The Left already knows it. They already fight like it's a Civil War. You might as well face up to it.
Posted by: Scott M at December 31, 2013 1:14 PM
Uh... telepathy doesn't include healing nerve damage, and a dozen kids with bows and arrows would die horribly against an army with rifles. Is this guy just an idiot?
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 31, 2013 3:20 PM
If it weren't for the word, "somehow," we'd have no SciFi.
Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at December 31, 2013 3:55 PM
X-Men...so out of all of those tons of mutants with ridiculously contrived powers, not a single one has the ability to heal others?
Posted by: Mumblix Grumph at December 31, 2013 6:56 PM
Only seen three characters able to heal anything in the entire history of comics. Maybe there's been more but its very, very rare.
Certainly not Professor X.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at January 1, 2014 9:38 AM
Hey Christopher, when your chances of survival are 1 out of 24, why not just kill your murderer and accept slightly poorer survival odds? Indeed, most of those kids were certain that they are already dead.
Posted by: Michael Gersh at January 5, 2014 11:11 AM