Friday, February 10, 2012

Feels good!


IOZ speaks:

Liberal objections to [drone strikes, endless war, etc.] were always mainly procedural and aesthetic. They didn't like the way Bush went about doing things. It was the way, not the things. Nothing is impermissible as long as the process gives the appearance of being rational and deliberative.

"Procedural"--yeah, that's the stuff.  American liberals prefer their mass death and destruction sustainable; when they see someone like Bush, who is so insane and idealistic he might someday paint himself into a corner and stop, they get very worried that the slaughter might peter out.  Obama's carefully managed everdeath is infinitely preferable.

Even worse, a genuine emopath like Bush might've pulled a Reagan, started chatting more with the enemy, and broken up the entire show.  For endless death, you need pure, intelligent evil, not naive, horny evil.

Which raises the cute liberal issue "lesser of two evils."  The Democratic Party is more evil than the Republican one, if such a quantity can be measurable, because it's evil is more knowing, calculated, sustainable, and in every other way more noxious.  The Republican Party deliberately asks for ignorance, nationalism, and hitting the rest of the world in the face with ironclad testicles, while the Democratic Party pretends to be your friend while slipping you roofies, then films your slasher-rape and acts surprised and apologizes for it afterward.

Well, duh.  This is all known.  Aside from self-validation, discussing too much the ills of the lords lends them strength.

You can't reject their food, or at a bare minimum, perhaps some portions of their entertainment, but by God, you don't need to go beyond that.  Reject their state "art;" reject their Games of Thrones and Twilights and Inspirational Yet Banal Celebrity Quotes and Major League Sportsahs.  For the love of Christ, reject their election charades.  Even the "most" progressive internet criticism now comes from the same slobbering following of major-media election and "issue" coverage that feeds the DLC and GOP talking points offices.  Cataloguing what new terrible thing they do each week--"bearing witness," if you will--feeds them just as much as buying tickets to a baseball game in order to track statistics to prove what a stupid, unnaturally-paced competition the game is.

They're not upset when pictures of dead children are compiled; they're pleased, like Genghis Khan, and you've gone to the work to photoshop it for them.  You just put up their trophy wall.  They know what they're doing; they do it every day on purpose, and find satisfaction in the results.  A useful act to chronicle it, perhaps, in targeting people stuck in certain stages (i.e., those who actually think Obama is humane), but not meta-useful.

Over the course of human history, a few among the generations have learned to identify tyrants and, at the very least, privately disagree with them and not go along with the high-school-pep-rally approach to life, where you vote and throw streamers and watch the Superbowl and the Super-election.

Withdraw.  No more paper, no more TV, no more major movies, no more voting.  Do the minimum possible; don't give them anything you're not forced to.  The human connection, and the inner realms of the human mind, hold wonders that their death machines cannot provide.  Our shock and misery feeds them as well as everything else we cause.  If we all stop nourishing them, they will starve, and we can build something better.  Withdraw.

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    Withdraw. No more paper, no more TV, no more major movies, no more voting. Do the minimum possible; don't give them anything you're not forced to. The human connection, and the inner realms of the human mind, hold wonders that their death machines cannot provide. Our shock and misery feeds them as well as everything else we cause. If we all stop nourishing them, they will starve, and we can build something better. Withdraw. "


    This is coming from the man who liked both Sin City and The Dark Knight despite what he perceived as negative messages? And in what sense do you mean withdraw? Like in the paleoanarchist sense of back to nature or what?

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