Loyalty: The Bludgeon Of Con Artists and Scammers

I have no like or respect for Governor Bill Richardson but I did take a moment of pleasure at the thought of him delivering the Automatic Liars a good kick in the teeth. Now Radley has commentary on that most giant of lying pricks, that enormous fuckwad James Carville. But the politics of the thing are peripheral to what really interests me. I’ve always though the alleged virtue of loyalty is way overrated. Look, it's even simpler that that. The only reason the concept of loyalty really exists is to con, guilt-trip, or scam someone into signing onto something for which there isn't sufficient reason, value, or desire in it for them to do so on those bases alone. Loyalty is for stupid suckers, unless of course one is talking about loyalty to truth, honesty, justice, reality, morality. But if you really pay attention, loyalty is most often employed in the attempt to circumvent all of those. I have never in my life admonished loyalty to anything but reality. I would consider it an effrontery to do so.

This content is for Monthly Subscription, Annual Subscription, and Lifetime Subscription members only and is a preview. Login or Join for access at the level you choose. You can also subscribe to the Non-Pestering Newsletter with substantial free content on everything in your email every Wednesday and Sunday.
Login Join NowNon-Pestering Newsletter

Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2022, contains over 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More
Follow by Email8k