May 10, 2013

The Rise and Fall of Pretty Much Everyone

Protein Wisdom:

I realize we’re all supposed to pretend that we don’t recognize the enormous and surreal contradictions that are each and every day foisted on us by a cynical, self-serving government that drafts and forces upon us policy based on a rhetorical cocktail of emotional appeals and divisive identity politics, garnished with the tripartite tactic of shame, malign, and shun — everyone everyday is, at any given moment, either a racist, sexist, xenophobe, homophobe, nativist, chauvenist, misogynist, misandrist, ageist, or science denier — a person who wants to punish autistic children, destroy the atmosphere, pollute the ground water, deny the dignity of life to silverfish and chickens, allow instruments of death to wonder the street military-style, where of their own volition they mow down defenseless toddlers — and the only way to avoid this, the only path to redemption, is to embrace the anti-foundationalism of the statists and learn to burnish your personal bona fides by adopting their ideological line.
We as a nation have been so at war with ourselves for so long that now, at last, none of us are fit to hold even a shovel, lest we do evil with it.

Our only hope for redemption lies somewhere behind a ordinary looking door in an ordinary government building labeled with a rather ordinary looking Room 101. Where our colorless pre-approved hopes and dreams can installed by committee.

By Howie at 12:34 PM | Comments |