February 26, 2014

“Sanity” is in the eye of the beholder

And when we nurture and accept and then institutionalize the idea of a consensus-driven “truth” that in turn is born of an interpretive paradigm that grants itself permission to determine, by way of will to power, the intent of others, then ascribe it to them, it is a short step to dictating that to be sane, one must hew to the prevailing power’s orthodoxy – leaving the meaning of insane rather axiomatic.

It worked for the Soviets, after all.

But then, there I go again with all my fundamentally unserious language talk. When what we need to be doing is working on the Republican “brand” and ridding the party of junior troublemakers and constitutional fetishists! We have to win to fight!

Or so we’re told.

Fact is, we are living in terrifying times. And just because our President has yet to grow a mustache and start capering around in fatigues with medals pinned to his chest and ornate epaulettes on his shoulders doesn’t mean we aren’t living under a camouflaged dictatorship.

We are. But it’s of the post-modern leftist variety. Where all things military are vulgar, and so the proper uniform is a tailored designer suit and a law degree from an ivy league school — all while pretending that you are “for the little guy” who you wryly believe is too fucking stupid to see that you’re actually out to crush such vermin — or at least, re-situate them at the lower end of the economic scale where they belong so that you and your governmental agencies can more conveniently control the filthy, dull things.

ObamaCare will, in time, be used — along with the IRS and local complicit law enforcement agencies in complicit progressive-run state and local governments — to seize your weapons and justify, through “mental health concerns”, the rescinding of your 2nd Amendment rights. Many of we pseudo-intellectuals with our intentionalist clown noses have been noting this for years now.

Which I guess means you’ll just have to go outlaw and take your chances. Which are better, I’d say, once you go outlaw and decide to take your chances.

Better to die on your feet than to live on your knees and all that.

No. I won’t bow before Zod. In fact, fuck Zod. Who had better prepare himself for a Krytonite enema once the tyranny reaches critical mass.

Posted by Jeff G. @ 10:31am
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Comments (49)

  1. Lenin never wore epaulets or medals; that fell to his successor.

    Admit it : it would be funny to see Hillary in epaulets.

  2. Admit it : it would be funny to see Hillary in epaulets.

    Only if “epaulets” was a synonym for “handcuffs”.

  3. Krytonite and habaneroenema

    Augmented.

  4. Crap.

  5. This makes me keenly miss the whole #DarkBuzzFeed thing that was going on last October.

  6. “To reach critical mass or to not reach critical mass – that is the question.”
    – King Omelet

  7. going forward voluntarily enlisting in the armed forces of a fascist enterprise is probably not really a Good Choice

  8. By the way, Andrew Klavan from Your Mom’s Basement Media has joined Roger L. Simon in, ever so carefully, telling the Tea Party to get hosed. Shorter Klavan: Shut up, Visigoths. While I swear I really really like you, do as you are told and vote for electable Republicans.

    http://pjmedia.com/andrewklavan/2014/02/23/purity-or-strategy-the-debate-we-need-to-have/

    Because it is so indisputable that only such Republicans can win where it matters, and that they will defiantly refuse to endorse Black Nixon’s next SCOTUS nominee. Yes sir, you can bank on that. Solid.

  9. I’ve got two things to say to Klavan:
    1. Charlie Christ
    2. Arlen Specter

  10. Let’s face it. Lincoln Chaffee was about the best thing to happen to the Republican Party since the Whigs. That man was the future, baby. Future with a capital F.

  11. Chaffee has found the good sense to not run for reelection as Governor of RI. Apparently, he’s figured out that he’s an idiot. One hopes he’ll go back to shoeing horses.

  12. Mental, mental, what will be a disqualifying illness and what will not?

    Whatever they are the decisions will not be yours. Maybe the ClownDisaster can appoint a special panel to make these decisions too. Or IPAB could just enlarge their mandate. Once you have a good “death panel” why not use them for it all.

  13. OMG you GUYS!

    Nick Searcy is so sorry for calling liberal trolls fat that he sings them an apology song!

    I would just like to apologize to the gravitationally-challenged people on Twitter that I fat-shamed — with a song. https://t.co/K5kpwQN7Jm— Yes, Nick Searcy! (@yesnicksearcy) February 26, 2014

    WARNING!

    Swallow all liquids before watching. Mama can’t afford a new keyboard and monitor these days.

  14. Crazy, if you do, crazy if you don’t.

  15. Shorter Klavan: Shut up, Visigoths. While I swear I really really like you, do as you are told and vote for electable Republicans.

    Without the base, nobody is electable.

  16. Without the base, nobody is electable.

    You see, you’re part of the problem. Your vote is taken as granted. Don’t you want the lesser of two evils?

    Or are you one of those foolish people who think Mitch McConnell has to earn your vote?

    *shakes Hillary! totem to frighten interlocutor*

  17. Or are you one of those foolish people who think Mitch McConnell has to earn your vote?

    I am the worst of the worst.

  18. I am the worst of the worst.

    Oh come on. What do you want McConnell to do? Shut down the government or something? Are you mad?!?

  19. Let us note, not without some relish, that both Klavan and R. L. Simon are children of the Hollywood-Leftist complex. No matter how much they believe they have changed.

  20. [T]he proper uniform [of our post-modern leftist soft tyranny] is a tailored designer suit and a law degree from an ivy league school — all while pretending that you are “for the little guy” who you wryly believe is too fucking stupid to see that you’re actually out to crush such vermin — or at least, re-situate them at the lower end of the economic scale where they belong so that you and your governmental agencies can more conveniently control the filthy, dull things.

    Sadly, far too many “little guys” live down to the leftists’ low expectations of them. And I’m not so sure it’s a leftist thing so much as an elitist thing. The Republicans, after all, haven’t shown us any indication that they’d be much better, the —commentary of all too many “thoughtful” (some more genuinely than others) commentators on the so-called right notwithstanding.

    No. I won’t bow before Zod. In fact, fuck Zod. Who had better prepare himself for a Krytonite enema once the tyranny reaches critical mass.

    How many grains of Kryponite are in the enema, and at what velocity is it delivered?

  21. Shorter Klavan: Shut up, Visigoths. While I swear I really really like you, do as you are told and vote for electable Republicans.

    Because it is so indisputable that only such Republicans can win where it matters[.]

    Partei ueber alles?

    A purity test by any other name, blah blah blah

  22. Ye gods! How could I have forgotten Chafee!

    Anyhoo, I guess I’d also like to ask Klavan (and Simon, and Coulter, and Rove, etc.) to tell me exactly how much the size and reach of FEDGOVCO shrank during those halcyon days when Team R had the Administration, the Senate, AND the House.

  23. Ah, that was different. Sure, we had majorities, but we didn’t have supermajorities. Which is why we needed to elect more squishes back in ’06. But you silly hobbits had to go and fuck over Rove’s master plan.

    Swordfish style.

    Sideways.

  24. Tea Party is full of drooling, senile angry bullies who are ‘mad at everything’

    Hey, I resemble that remark.

  25. the #TeaParty used to stand for economic freedom. Now it’s for senile angry people mad at everything
    Luke Niles

    Now there’s a man who knows how to build coalitions. It’s bold, honest talk like this that ensures the groundswell of 2010 will repeat in 2014, as it did in 2012.

    *hic*

  26. Meanwhile, “The New Yorker” ran a piece by Andy Borowitz about the contentious bill before Governor Jan Brewer, in which he quotes a Tea Party activist. The problem herein is that said activist is ficticious and exists only in the mind of Borowitz and his editor who did not disclose this to the reader.

    Intent? Pretty damned clear to those who read between the lines.

  27. *** “Historically, the Surgeon General of the United States has been a position with the purpose of educating Americans so that they may lead healthier lives, rather than advancing a political agenda,” Paul wrote. “Dr. Murthy has disqualified himself from being Surgeon General because of his intent to use that position to launch an attack on Americans’ right to own a firearm under the guise of a public health and safety campaign.” ***

  28. What was your intent if you were reading Andy Borowitz? It couldn’t have been good.

  29. One of my friends sent it to me. It wasn’t intentional.

  30. There was a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee today on the subject of un-Constitutional Executive overreach. The Free Beacon is headlining an article on the subject right now. However, when I go to C-Span to look for a record (video) of the hearing, I see nothing corresponding to it on C-Span’s face page, nor in the “Committees” page under Judiciary.

    Anybody seen a link to the hearing? And what the heck is up with that at C-Span, anyhow?

  31. Ernst, just chronoed my first reloads this weekend. Success!
    But it was just copper and lead, no kryptonite. Wasn’t on the Midway site.

  32. Indeed it seems to be the video, newrouter. Thanks. I note that it’s on the Committee’s own website, which, not to make anything of it but that’s a new one on me, as I’m simply used to finding important committee hearings readily available at C-Span.

  33. Well, there’s your answer. Must not’ve been an important hearing.

  34. i noticed the committee hearings are “hit or miss” thing on cspan but congress got ‘em all

  35. must have to do with going to original sources.

  36. Fat-shaming is never ok.

    Unless it’s directed toward Rush Limbaugh, and then FLAME ON!

    Other kinds of shaming are still open for business.

  37. Sane candidates win.

  38. http://washingtonexaminer.com/ted-cruz-blasts-obama-for-failing-venezuela-negotiating-with-tyrants-and-bullies-never-works/article/2544734

    “This is the time for American leadership to speak out in defense of freedom, this is a time for the president of the United States to unequivocally stand against oppression, against totalitarianism, and for the desire of the Venezuelan people to be free and to be prosperous”

    It would seem the truth is taking the brunt of the blasting there. And this is the best R in the Senate, if not the Congress.

    But hey, this is the team we got. Go Team R!

  39. Because we all know Dear Leader deplores him some totalitarianism and oppression.

  40. Deep State“, failing State?

    The Deep State, based on the twin pillars of national security imperative and corporate hegemony, has until recently seemed unshakable, and the latest events may only be a temporary perturbation in its trajectory. But history has a way of toppling the altars of the mighty. While the two great materialist and determinist ideologies of the twentieth century, Marxism and the Washington Consensus, successively decreed that the dictatorship of the proletariat and the dictatorship of the market were inevitable, the future is actually indeterminate. It may be that deep economic and social currents create the framework of history, but those currents can be channeled, eddied, or even reversed by circumstance, chance and human agency. We have only to reflect upon defunct glacial despotisms like the USSR or East Germany to realize that nothing is forever.

  41. That article I linked above is really worth a read, despite the ‘where it is’ link.

    How did I come to write an analysis of the Deep State, and why am I equipped to write it? As a congressional staff member for 28 years specializing in national security and possessing a top secret security clearance, I was at least on the fringes of the world I am describing, if neither totally in it by virtue of full membership nor of it by psychological disposition. But like virtually every employed person, I became to some extent assimilated by the culture of the institution I worked for, and only by slow degrees, starting before the invasion of Iraq, did I begin fundamentally to question the reasons of state that motivate the people who are, to quote George W. Bush, “the deciders.”

    There’s OUTLAW! in that fellow.

  42. So, watching the House Judiciary Committee hearing held yesterday, I learn that “faithful execution of the law” is another thing found only in the eye of the beholder.

    That is, what is understood by one party to be a perfect failure of an executive to faithfully execute the law made by Constitutional means is understood by another party to be a perfectly faithful execution of the law made by un-Constitutional means . . . therefore, wherever can there be an absence of good faith? Why, surprise surprise! According to the Democrat party there simply is no absence of good faith.

    Meantime, the mewling stooges in the pretending Republican party seek some means by lawsuit to enforce the Constitution! They haven’t any recourse, you see, for a simple application of the perfectly lawful means of impeachment is utterly out of bounds. It’s just too Constitutional, and must therefore be faithless to the magic-shield.

  43. According to the Democrat party there simply is no absence of good faith.

    Until a pachyderm #occupies the Oval Office.

  44. @ Ernst 2:26: I’ll take minimum of 230 grains @ 950 fps for $500.

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