A Timely Reminder

The Armed Geek linked to this Whizbang! post, and it’s worth passing along and commenting on, I think:

Who Do They Think They Are?

“There’s a trend emerging in American politics. I don’t think it’s a new one, but it’s growth is disturbing to me. And it’s the amazing hostility to the common people.”

Go read it. Now. I’ll wait for you to come on back. Go.

While a reverence for the “wisdom” of the common man is silly, even more silly–and dangerous–is the self-reverence our political masters engage in and the complete disregard and disdain for the views of those they supposedly represent. It is “They” who are the real problem in these (dys)United States nowadays. And I’ll tell you who they are, plainly.

We all know who the “They” of the Whizbang post THINK they are–those who deem themselves our political masters, our social and intellectual betters. Instead, “They” are themselves the scum of the earth, little minds wearing other peoples’ shopworn and discredited ideas with pseudo-intellectual pride, the self-enstupiated, self-absorbed glitterati whose entire lives are all hat, no cattle; all sizzle, no steak. “They” are the Beltway elites deafened by their own echo chamber, the vacuum-headed Hollyweird script readers and the Mass MEdia Podpeople. “They” all fluff each other in a never-ending circle jerk of self-congratulatory rape of our liberties.1

There is no way to dehumanize this “They” that “They” have not already claimed as their very own by their empty, bobble-headed, vile, venal2 behaviors.

And now that I’ve listed their good qualities…


But still, remember this:

“The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time… the hand of force may destroy but cannot disjoin them.”–Thomas Jefferson

Or, in Randall Thompson’s presentation of Jefferson’s thoughts on liberty, from “Testament of Freedom”:


Or, for those not using Flash,

The God Who Gave Us Life

The bastards may destroy our lives, but apart from taking our lives, “They” cannot take our liberty… without our cooperation.

Don’t let the bastards wear you down.

Lastly, despite the destruction wrought on our society by the appeal to the lowest common denominator (I typoed, “demoninator” there. Freudian slip?) by the “They” seeking (apparently) to enstupiate the common man with toxic cotton candy (the end result of The Revolt of the Masses *sigh*), this:


And again, for non-Flash users,

Fanfare for the Common Man–excerpt

Despair is a deadly sin. Again: don’t let the bastards wear you down. “Rage, rage against the dying of the light,” as Dylan Thomas put it.

1BTW, the couple of vulgarities–verging on the obscene–I included in my indictment of “They” are just that: vulgarities. In the past, I’ve had some object to vulgarities such as that as “profanity” or some other subliterate appellation (“cursing”? *feh* Save me from burgeoning enstupiation and subliteracy!). I chose the specific vulgar comment consciously, because the very least, most inoffensive behavior of “They” is so far beyond the most offensive vulgarity I can imagine that it was just about the mildest way I had available to describe “They’s” obscene, evil, “…iniquitous, nefarious, sinful, vicious, wicked… ” etc. nature. Blame them, not me.

2“venal” is used here as shorthand for “mercenary; crooked, cutthroat, dishonest, unethical, unprincipled, unscrupulous; corrupt, debased, debauched, degenerate, degraded, demoralized, depraved, dissipated, dissolute, perverse, perverted, warped; bad, evil, immoral, iniquitous, nefarious, sinful, vicious, wicked, etc.”

4 Replies to “A Timely Reminder”

    1. TF, a half a tub of camel dung would be such a massive improvement, I’m afraid folks who’re paying attention would go into shock. As it is, the toxic sludge that is Congress, the courts, the executive branch, the entire “feddle gummint” buraucrappy, the Mass MEdia Podpeople Hivemind, all the Beltway elites, Hollyweird, Academia Nut Fruitcake Bakeries and the rest of the Hivemind spawn in the Loony Left Moonbat Brigade, the Dhimmicrappic Party, the Repugnican’t Party and the vast array of overlapping “community organizations” and unions and… *deep breath* as it is, THAT toxic sludge is so many orders of magnitude worse than camel dung that folks’d be tempted to make a cake from the camel dung… Why not? Half the electorate (at least) is lapping up the toxic sewage offered by “They” as though it were cotton candy.


    1. Yeh, well, I’ve had a few folks in the (not so distant) past email me comments demonstrating they haven’t the faintest clue what the differences between vulgarity, obscenity and profanity are. Illiteracy means more than simply not being able to puzzle out those weird markings on a piece of paper… And it is so tiring to have to deal with willful illiterates, those who have had ample opportunity to repair their defects but are simply too lazy to do so.

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