It's Like Al Fraken and Ann Coulter Having a Baby Together, Only Far Less Creepy
Is it just me, or are the far left and far right starting to seem very similar these days?
Don't follow me? Here's an example -- one which relates to the subjects to which I am frequently addressing these days.
Many members of the right wing fall into the racist far right, much of which is anti-Semitic. These groups claim that (if they will even admit that it actually occured) Jews had the Holocaust coming to them -- they claim it is a preventative measure meant to stop Jews from establishing a dominant and arguably repressive global order.
Now tell me what you think of these statements (paraphrased, of course): "The Holocaust was partially justified because Jews were keeping their wealth within their own families and communities. If Jews had shared their wealth and power with others, the Holocaust wouldn't have happened because they wouldn't have been a convenient scapegoat."
Who made these statements? If you answered that it was a neo-Nazi or a member of the Aryan Nation, you'd be wrong. This came from a local home-grown ultra-leftie... the kind of person one might call a "peace fag" if one was completely retarded.
What, you may ask, am I trying to infer by drawing this comparison? I shall answer you, but only because you asked so nicely... well, that, and I just stole your wallet and I kind of feel guilty about it. Although I must admit that I was rather disappointed by the lack of cash and credit cards. Really, you are one impoverished bastard, and I would ask that if you are going to make stealing from you so goddamned tempting, you could at least make it more profitable. I mean, FUCK!
Uh, where was I?
...Right. I am going to write briefly on the subject of "principle". Because it seems that organizing certain initiatives on "principle" these days is a common theme between the radical left and radical right, and unfortunately, these propositions fly in the face of a little thing called "logic". Let me take you through it.
Some radical righties suggest that anyone caught selling any amount of dope (be it pot, coke, or progressive metal) be sentenced to death. No appeals, no nothing. Guilty. Bang. Done. See ya in the next life.
Some radical lefties suggest that all combustion vehicles be outlawed because they pollute the environment. Motherfuckers need to walk more any way.
Never mind that a better way of dealing with the drug problem is to attack the supply lines and distribution networks rather than arresting petty dealers, or that cars trucks and fugly SUVs could be designed to be much more environmentally friendly (possibly electrically powered, or perhaps even driven by cheaply-acquired Chinese immigrants on treadmills). Nope. Outlaw cars and make petty dealers deceased. Problem solved, right?
Of course, fuck no.
One would have to wonder about how people will get around (given that a eutopian bus society is a nice idea, but a nightmare in conceptualization) without any semblence of personal transportation, or why drugs will continue to be bought and sold even as record numbers of blacks and hispanics are executed... many of which will be convicted solely due to racial profiling.
Nope. Each believes we must do these things, because it's the principle that counts. This is a similar approach taken to some of the blatant bias in the media right now. Many so-called pundits have concocted their arguments around a calculated core of lies, and justify this with "principles". It doesn't matter than I'm attempting to influence people's attitudes and opinions with lies, because I'm lying for my principles.
Can you say "give me a fucking break?" Because I can!
I find it remarkable how much far lefties and far righties hate each other, considering that they believe in essentially the same thing: a ruthless reconceptualization of society based entirely upon their own whims and beliefs, regardless of the consequences, and in complete ignorance of any other possible solutions.
The role of information is even being challenged. While many far lefties claim that the media and history books are blatantly biased and designed to suit the political needs of the far right -- a task which was undertaken, of course, by a right-wing conspiracy designed to obscure the truth -- many far righties are claiming that the media and history books are blatantly biased and designed to suit the political needs of the far left -- a task which was undertaken, of course, by a left-wing conspiracy designed to obscure the truth.
Is it just me, or are these idiots essentially saying the same fucking thing? By jove, they are!
Of course, conspiracy theorizing is much easier than actual theorizing, especially when you've taken all the steps you possibly can to shield yourself from any information or ideas that might lead you to reconsider your beliefs. Furthermore, conspiracy theorizing requires a lot less effort: everything is a conspiracy, and fascist pigfuckers are running the world. Whew. I just summed up all the world's problems in time for lunch. Let's eat.
Of course, what we really need to do is force feed some these fascist pigfuckers their own bullshit and make them swallow it before they mindlessly spawn the next generation of mindless fascist pigfuckers.