Thursday, April 28, 2011

Shut me up? Here's how...

Wanna know one thing that really makes me mad?

I am surrounded by pro-government extremists who constantly subject me to their silly and archaic opinions, but I am expected to remain silent and not express my opinion. My opinions are "not polite" or "socially acceptable", I suppose.

I am expected to not make any efforts to defend myself intellectually from the infectious memes of the government extremists, and certainly take no actions to defend myself.

Even the peaceful and humorous act of putting up a sign is seen as a shameful thing. I am apparently an embarrassment. Had I put up a sign supporting even a candidate they didn't like, it would have been OK, I guarantee. But because my sign exposes the illegitimacy of the whole rigged game, it is "wrong".

I don't make an issue of my disagreement with the one who gives lip-service to freedom while supporting the pro-life [sic] protesters and seeking quick "solutions" through Law and enforcement. It's that ridiculous mythical "harm to society", you know, that must be prevented.

I say nothing about the ones who work for and support The State with their careers in some of the most cruel institutions of The State (public schools and prisons), and with their votes.

I say nothing to those who belong to the most popular Death Cult in America, which celebrates the modern Crusade (and Crusaders) in its worship [sic] services while ignoring the realities of the War on Terror/War on Liberty and is fine with torture as long as it happens to "them".

Because I don't buy into all of that nonsense, and because I have previously dared to let them know where I stand (even though I don't harp on it constantly), I am the bad one.

How about this: You stop making it necessary for me to defend my life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness/property from your goverthugs and "laws" and I'll shut up. I don't want to think about The State or any other idiotic superstition, but I have no choice when you make it a constant threat. Keep your filthy government to yourself!



  1. I worked this out the other day. I'll use your definitions for clarity.

    The status quo is itself a moral norm. Whether it violates ethical norms or not.

    You're pointing out the fact that ethics prove that morals are wrong. Even though supposedly there's a moral saying you should be allowed, the status quo moral trumps it.

    And it hits home because ethics are (mainly) self-evident. Nobody gets much upset about birthers or truthers, because even if they're right, it isn't obvious.

    But it's completely undeniable that liberty isn't subject to a vote, even to the thickest and most deluded, once it is staring them in the face like that.

  2. Come to think, this is very sad. They can have their semi-totalitarian-welfare-police theocracy if they really want it. It's just that all the members have to agree to join. That's it. Signatures on contracts.

    That's all.

    But no, they're terrified that if they can't impose it on you, they'll lose everything.
    It really is tragic.

  3. Yep. I've long said I don't care if someone chooses to establish a communist state as long as it is strictly consensual and people can opt out.

    All the town cops cruised past the house today, apparently checking out the sign. I just wonder if they found it amusing or think of it as a reason to harass me more.