Tuesday, February 19, 2008

They're Coming

Instapundit has this, and I am reproducing it in its entirety.
I’d like to say something pithy and cutting regarding this newest asininity spewing forth from the bloated arse of the European Union, but that horse is seriously dead, no sense continuing to beat it.

Ted and I spent much of this last weekend discussing various things that are wrong, and how to fix them, and it really comes down to the fact that everything leading to the rise of the nanny-state cannot be fixed. There are too many corrupt bastards too happily taking advantage of too many acquiescent sheep. The number of sheep isn’t going to decrease, therefore there will always be corrupt bastards. And until we can start lining them up against the wall wholesale, nothing about that dynamic is ever going to change.

There are always going to be people who want to be told what to do. They need someone more powerful in charge and are fine with giving up whatever personal liberties they possess for a sense of security. How do the rest of us, who are perfectly frippin’ capable of providing our own sense of security, fight against that? There’s more sheep than there are wolves, that’s for damned sure, so how do we win? Do we all pack up and move to Montana? Buy up all the property we can get our hands on and secede? Limit immigration to those capable of demonstrating self-reliance and an IQ over 150?

How do we win?
(Emphasis added)

Don't they know that we really aren't that much better here either?

4 comments:

Hazel Stone said...

Waaaaahhh!!! /Lucy

carol said...

They always think it's better here. Actually it is, but not for that reason.

March duke said...

1. The nanny state relies on the majority to support an unproductive minority. Currently, most nanny states are running at about 60% supporting 40%. When that relationship reaches 50-50, the nanny state will become unstable. At 40% supporting 60%, the collapse begins.

2. The nanny state produces nothing in and of itself. It only redistributes the production (wealth) of others. Therefore a fortune can be made supplying an expanding nanny state with the goods and services it wishes to redistribute.

3. The only way to fight the nanny state, and enjoy a measure of independence and freedom while you are at it, is to avoid paying taxes whenever possible. The money saved can be used to negate further encroachments by the nanny state on your personal liberties.

Mark T said...

Good f***** grief!

"There are always going to be people who want to be told what to do."

You've obviously never hung around the halls of a corporation with its vast and empty cubicles populated with the bodies of former human beings. Or how the minions of corportocracy all come to think like "the man" as they blend their identity with the group.

I hear what you're saying about nanny state and all of that. Most of it is overblown - your perception of it and yourself as the cowboy. Neither one is fully explored here. It's a big subject.

Here's what Napoleon had to say:

"I have come to realize that men are not born to be free. Liberty is a need felt by a small class of people whom nature has endowed with nobler minds than the mass of men.”

For myself, I have come to realize that this class of nobility do not occupy the halls of corporations, or the barracks of military bases, or the officers' quarters, but rather the streets, carrying banners.