The Tyranny Of Do Gooders

September 22nd, 2020 No comments


Now that the pandemic season has run longer than any and all sports seasons, the constant drumbeat of ‘masks, masks, masks” by all media outlets has become ingrained into the consciousness of most people, making the absurd, seem an acceptable aspect of normal life.  The wearing of masks is now as much a part of life’s routine as putting on pants to go outside.

A good friend passed on a quote from the 19th century philosopher Clive Staples Lewis, which is as timely today as when he invoked it over a half century ago.  He writes:

“…Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive…it would be better to live under the robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies; the robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience…”

Who amongst us hasn’t run into the finger wagging Karens and Karls who exhort you to wear your mask at any opportunity as they exert their moral superiority on others not so enlightened in their ‘duty to society’.  Even as the presumptive source of authority on what medically works and what doesn’t, the CDC, has flip flopped on every supposed balm for Covid 19, including masks, yet the constant propaganda of “wear your mask” has burrowed its way like tattoos or rap music, into mainstream ubiquity.

Ironically, the adherents to the mask narrative scoff at the skeptics as being anti-science, when it’s exactly the questioning of ‘settled science’ that advances any hope of real progress in science.  While there are scores of actual practicing physicians extolling the benefits of hydroxychloroquine as a very effective treatment for this flu,  they are marginalized in favor of pushing the vaccine narrative.  If this is legitimate science, we may as well venture into voodoo dolls and eye of newt as prescribed treatments.  It’s as if you could solve a water leak by simply turning off the water valve, but your plumber insists that he needs to divert the flow of the river filling the municipal reservoir.

We can see where this is going.  Apart from the control of the naive masses, there is a potential commercial pot of gold to be gained for enterprising governments. It is not a big stretch to expect that some genius will create the idea that non mask wearers will be able to access the privilege of being mask free by simply paying a tax in some form.  Those not so prepared to pay will be forced to maintain their mask regimen.  In essence, they will be taxing people’s ability to breathe freely.  While this may seem preposterous, consider the global warming carbon tax schemes.

Recall that in the global warming charade, entities or people with big carbon footprints can offset their impact by paying for the privilege of doing so.  In other words if you’re rich enough, you can buy your way out of the charade.  Corporations acquiesce to the regimen by paying carbon taxes which they then recover by raising prices to the consumer.  Thus, the hapless public underwrites the do-gooder scheme.

When governments push out policies that are non sensical, it’s up to the governed to determine whether or not to abide by them.  When the weak minded aid the authorities in the implementation of a non sensical regime, they undermine the very free society they claim to be protecting.  These people are dangerous, because as C.S. Lewis states, they are convinced of their own morality which overrides any logical rationale.  They are the modern day Moonies telling everyone to drink their kool-aid.

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Joe…Joe…Over here…

September 4th, 2020 No comments


The Democratic candidate running to become the next President of the United States could not have been made up by a work of fiction. Teams of professional writers could not have come up with the comedy gold offered by the extemporaneous utterances of Joe Biden.  Joe Biden is a caricature of himself.

His record of 47 years of public service doesn’t exactly exude a record of thoughtful and effective public service.  As someone pointedly observed, Joe has been on the wrong side of every policy issue he has ever backed.  It doesn’t help that he’s been a Democrat all of these years since that explains away most of his poor legislative worldview.

But now, once again, he’s thrown his figurative hat into the ring to become the leader of the free world.  At this point in the process, people will have had a chance to assess his life’s record of work of 47 years working exclusively in government employment.  Voters can scrutinize his policies and their resulting effect on their lives.  Interestingly enough, there’s enough videotape of his impassioned arguments for any number of issues that he’s championed over the years which will show him decidedly on both sides of those issues. 

And this is why Joe’s not known as much for his intellectual gifts as he is for being likeable.  How can you not like a guy who is for everything and anything?  Recently however, Joe’s had to come out and stand definitively for or against some pretty core issues that affect the lives of Americans. Things such as whether or not they would be okay with being beat up in their streets, accosted in their homes, having their businesses looted and burned; simple stuff.

While it rarely happens, when Biden speaks to the public and takes questions, his appearances draw the crowds who are there only to sadistically witness the latest verbal train wreck.  Every session is like an episode of Jeopardy.  Vegas has an active over/under betting line on how many times he says, ‘hey man’ during a speech.

It’s pretty clear to any observer that Joe’s convictions on any topic are as flimsy as his tortured rhetoric.  You can virtually see his handlers standing just a few feet away ready to squirrel him offstage to be replaced by a sign stating that “we are experiencing technical difficulties”.  This can be explained away of course by his age; but upon looking back on some of his old speeches, it may not be just age.  He may really be that vapid.

So the point of the discussion is this: Pollsters regularly claim that either the incumbent Donald Trump or the contender Joe Biden is leading in their polls.  Those polls always show an ‘undecided’ vote.  We can state categorically that there is no such thing as an undecided vote; especially with all that’s happened in the last 6 months.  Only two possibilities exist.  One is that ‘undecided’ means they told the pollster to piss off, or that two, those responding are genuine morons.

It is impossible for any rational person to have lived through the past 6 months of the nation’s existence and have no opinion on who would make the best leader for the next 4 years.  It’s not exactly Sophie’s choice.

Few people that I know of (in fact none), want to wake up in world where an avowed Marxist and racist organization sets the tone for national policy; where the nation can be shut down for an indefinite time because of some wacko medical wonks; and where the President of the nation needs an English interpreter every time he speaks, even though it’s his only spoken language.

If such a thing as an ‘undecided’ voter actually exists, it’s far better off for everyone if they don’t vote.  These are the idiots who are tortured by chocolate or vanilla at Homer’s. If people are still vacillating over whether Joe is their guy given his 47 year record of incompetence, they should not be allowed to influence the lives of people who are not so otherwise mentally challenged. For these lyin’ dog faced pony soldiers,  it means that Darwinism is at a low ebb.