With the company I keep, it’s no surprise at all, to in one moment, read this Proudhon quote from Jay:
To be GOVERNED is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed,
law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at,
controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by
creatures who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to
do so. To be GOVERNED is to be at every operation, at every transaction
noted, registered, counted, taxed, stamped, measured, numbered,
assessed, licensed, authorized, admonished, prevented, forbidden,
reformed, corrected, punished. It is, under pretext of public utility,
and in the name of the general interest, to be placed under
contribution, drilled, fleeced, exploited, monopolized, extorted from,
squeezed, hoaxed, robbed; then at the slightest resistance, the first
word of complaint, to be repressed, fined, vilified, harrassed, hunted
down, abused, clubbed, disarmed, bound, choked, imprisoned, judged,
condemned, shot, deported, sacrificed, sold, betrayed, and to crown
all, mocked, ridiculed, derided, outraged, dishonored. That is
government; that is its justice; that is its morality."
…and not but a moment later, this accounting of what likely will happen to you if you accidentally drop your iPod into an airplane toilet.
No, it’s not a joke. But I can imagine a lot of Islamic primitives just laughing their asses off when they read stuff like this. Imagine that. All of you safety-at-any-cost morons are the laughing stock of certain elements of a culture that has not produced a single original advance for the modern world since the 14th century.