Unknowns Will Govern Our Future
This is important. The guaranteed fuc*-up of liberalism is due to at least three interlocking processes. [A] Political Liberalism is positivistic, based on ignorant and juvenile conclusions about cause and effect (their assumptions are based upon "knowledge" of people like themselves) [B] Rational actors, unlike liberals, always avoid or minimize the outcomes of Political Liberalism on themselves, and [C] Those who can't avoid the horrible outcomes of liberalism grow in number; to help them liberals start over at [A]. The cycle repeats and disaster ensues. It's the unknowns that matter most; to call this the doctrine of unintended consequences is wrong. It assumes that liberals understand what "unintended" means. They don't. This requres self-awareness as well as logic.
Somewhere, liberalism contracted the mechanistic germs of Marxism/socialism; Hegelian crap which poses that things can reliably be caused to happen, or will happen on their own if efficient or necessary cause is provided. Complex human organizations seldom respond in this way. Strangely enough, liberal thinking of the deep kind rejects the possibility of non-contextual understanding of anything, but that only applies to matters important to conservatives. At any rate, when you combine liberalism's retreat from the real world, with something like the next topic, the trouble starts...
ObamaCare Is In The Future
I'm hopeful. ObamaCare will die on the vine or become another burning plank on the barricades built to resist the lunatic forces of liberalism. I know that the flinty parts of ObamaCare grind immediately and the "benefits" commence in 2014, but that won't kill it in the public mind. The effect of rejection won't derive from the cause of tax pain or liberty-fear either, because the legacy media and the other propaganda arms of government, will santize their pile. They always do, but something else will happen. What? I don't know.
Remember this. The historical riddle we face is that, as the world has grown more complex, dangerous and broke, our ruling classes have become more stupid, insular, incompetent and fossilized in their mania to return to the past. This state of affairs always precedes a calamity.
Our movement through time is always governed by dramatic unknown-unknowns, good and bad - the arrival of the personal computer, the hot pants of Monica Lewinsky, The Twin Towers, the end of the Soviet Union, Barack Obama himself, or the appalling idea that James Taylor has talent.
History as conceived by historians like Doris Kearns Goodwin is bullshit. Their approach to history is the fictionalization of personality; the retrospective explanation of the obvious and magnification of the irrelevant. Prepare for chaos. You'll never go wrong if it's less. But, the bigger the government deed, the bigger the disaster, the more grandiose the personalities in charge are, the bigger the mass delusion, and the more impossible the promise, the more lurid the lie. Just don't despair. Some related thoughts...
The Opinion-Making Print Media Is Dead And Smelly
..And the influence of the syndicated columnists they employ. Even the known names in the syndicated liberalism of the "large" newspapers are the ring around the greasy old tub of oracular journalism - the place where a concerned citizen could go to feel smart, and where nobody of real intelligence or broad perspective can be found today. It's all reprints or recapped ideas from 1974 or earlier.
My old local newspaper is lighter than GI toilet paper. Where you used to find Reston or the Alsop brothers, or Buckley or Rowan you now find a keening local bureaucrat writing an unpaid-for summary of his memoirs at town hall, some small-town mayor promising Xanadu in the old downtown, or a school superintendent shilling for the latest money-cadging scheme from the NEA. The filler is library-purchases, what-happened-on-this-date, a novella obituary for Aunt Edna, an obituary/temple inscription for Grampa Marvin and the satirical Letters To The Editor. Today the Internet is the Agora. Newspapers are candle-lit celebrations of banality or gossip centers for liberals.
Revenge Fantasies For MSNBC Are Wasted
Forget them...Someone smart (I forget who) observed that Hell is not fire and pitchforks, it's watching yourself doing your despicable deeds for Eternity - like pulling the wings off flies, stabbing frogs with pins, cheating on your spouse, drunkenly importuning a mackerel or praising John Kerry in The Boston Globe, which is the worst of all. Imagine being Matthews or Olberman, or even Bill Maher, the three scumoisie of commentators. Those eye-rolling, slobbering fits of insane rage, that thundering, stinking, brown-water cataract of stupidity and hatred. The MSNBC Hellroom is down the hall from the James Carville wing. And though this seems to have little to do with the above...
Don Imus's Show Is A Cultural Graveyard
Why does Imus matter? Because if Imus devotes time to it, it's about to flat-line, zombiefy and eat your brain. I figured out his appeal to liberals in 1972. He's stupid, but that's just the first reason. More than that, his humor is based on the belittlement of the helpless, scorn for the culturally uncomplicated, and brutality for those with too much charity in their souls to fight back. This has been progressivism's battle plan against the liberty and dignity of ordinary people since the early 20th-century, and explains much about their literature and movie-making.
Objectification of a person, of a people, precedes all the enormities practiced by mankind, from spousal and child abuse, on up to genocide. It's also why the liberal mind can't comprehend the motive of a Tea Partier without framing it as some kind of evil.
Imus is also a phony and pantywaist. His bold, cowboy proletarianism melts to goo when he fondles the sloppy parts of Frank Rich, Mike Lupaca, John Kerry, Chris Dodd or John McCain. If his guest is liberal, Imus "loves" the guest completely. If the guest is conservative, Imus "loves" the guest but the guest is "insane". Why Sean Hannity, who I don't like, or Mark Levin go on Imus's show is a mystery to me. The rest, I can understand.