In comments yesterday, Spiro Agnew rose from the grave again,
just as he’s been doing several times per day since 1996.
“America, love it or leave
I’ve never, ever met a single
non-anarchist in 20 years who had the faintest idea where that
bromide originated. Yep: that shitbag, bribe taking USVP to the
shitbag USP, aka Dick “and not in a good way”
I deleted the comment. Two reasons. 1) It
was submitted by a moron wanker well known to me for his moron and
his wanking right out in public. 2) I just don’t entertain woefully
stupid in my comments, anymore; and I’m tired of getting wrapped up
in futile attempts at fixing same.
“argument,” always stated Just So, is a
frequent one anywhere and anytime someone complains about
State-backed force and coercion—especially in “The Land of the Free.” Unbeknownst to
its ignorant purveyors, it’s completely incoherent, illogical,
inconsistent, bankrupt and stupid.
I’m in a good
mood—we’re going to see George Lopez
put on a show at Mountain Winery, tonight—so I’ll take a moment to
explain. I want to help. It would be better if you didn’t walk
around making yourself look stupid so easily.
Not necessarily in any
order of importance:
- Though stated
as though you do, you don’t really own the
place; as such, you have zero standing to make
such an admonition or demand of anyone. America, much less planet
earth, is actually not your living room or
backyard during a party that’s gotten out of hand.
- Nobody died and left you King.
incoherent. It’s offered in opposition to an argument or example of
why force is wrong; it doesn’t address that argument in the
slightest. It’s non sequitur.
- It’s illogical.
If State force is a good thing, presumably so long as “checked by
democracy” (see: “Land of the Free“), then make
illogical. It actually emphasizes the nature of the problem at
hand, and to such an extent that its purveyors are perfectly
willing to stand in for any old common thug and tell you how and
where to move your ass.
- It’s inconsistent.
Offered as a lame bromide to argue for the democratic status quo,
it does the opposite by tossing democracy out, appointing one’s
self as dictator in opposition to anyone who disagrees and is
trying to persuade—or shame—the voters who democratically elect the
- It’s inconsistent. It
presumes the premise: “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness”
America—also often stated as “Life, Liberty, and Property.” But a
human life requires values (food, shelter, etc.). And that premise
was never meant to imply that someone had to provide
those values to anyone, but that anyone and everyone had
a natural right to seek them out through discovery or trade, and
when secured, direct their disposition. “LEAVE” means: leave
- It’s bankrupt. Not one single
human animal has ever chosen the time or place of their birth.
Animals—and all animals do—seek to survive…and humans
additionally seek prosperity and
happiness—NATURALLY. And because humans are
social animals, they develop social assets beginning from the
moment a random uncle plucks their cheek (and today, uncles get
texts—I do). They build social assets throughout life in terms of
family, friends, acquaintances, networking partners, business
associates. The value of such assets typically dwarf everything
material. “LEAVE IT.”
- America—indeed every
country on earth—is by no means, whatsoever, a free country. If you really believe
that, then I really have no time for you. I don’t do stupid—nor do
I care about fixing it beyond writing blogs. The argument is about
freedom; or, to put it another way, demolishing the Zoo
Human. Various Zoo Human cell blocks may be relatively
better than others, but merely admonishing to “just leave and move
to another one” simply exposes a failure to grasp anything but
one’s own impotence—one’s comfort as a Zoo Humanoid, happy to be
fed & sheltered at the expense of others.
- It’s an admission. “Love it or leave it.” “It is what it
is.” “Don’t worry, be happy,”—or, just leave…because you’re
crashing my pawnish, content, ignorantly blissful bone.
OK. It’s just really, really fucking stupid.
I’m glad I’ve never uttered it in my life and have always been
embarrassed for those who did in decent company. So, now:
If you ever did, don’t apologize, just don’t do it again. And if
you do it in the future, then you have no excuse for your obvious
display of stupidity.
Please consider being
so guided in life.