How to Fellate the Coming ProgNazi Fascist Tyranny

…and get paid per column inch too!

What an odious, scrote-washing, fascist bint this Sarah Conly is (h/t Q&O):

WHY has there been so much fuss about New York City’s attempt to impose a soda ban, or more precisely, a ban on large-size “sugary drinks”? After all, people can still get as much soda as they want. This isn’t Prohibition. It’s just that getting it would take slightly more effort. So, why is this such a big deal?

Why, in what was once known as “the land of the free and the home of the brave”, is anybody even asking that ridiculously unnecessary question? Unnecessary, that is, to anybody who isn’t into life-long BDSM, Oppan Government Style™.

Obviously, it’s not about soda.

Obviously, it’s not. But now watch the commie cocksucker cuntflapping crapsnatch go completely off the rails and utterly fail to understand what it is about:

It’s because such a ban suggests that sometimes we need to be stopped from doing foolish stuff, and this has become, in contemporary American politics, highly controversial, no matter how trivial the particular issue. (Large cups of soda as symbols of human dignity? Really?)

No, we do not “sometimes need to be stopped from doing foolish stuff”, the only ones who get to do that are called “parents” and, as somebody who is a parent will know, even that exercise is more often than not one in futility, as well it should be. Yes, the right to do as you will as long as you’re not harming anybody else is, indeed, at the very base of the whole concept of “human dignity.” Nothing is more undignified and revoltingly condescending, particularly to an adult, than being told what’s good for you. Except, of course, being robbed of the very unalienable right of an adult to “do foolish stuff” if the adult so bloody well desires.

That sort of thing is called “slavery” and, while His Imperial Majesty does realize that the particular party that you most assuredly vote for every chance you get has always been in favor of that particularly vile institution, slavery is considered highly undignified among civilized people. A group to which you obviously do not belong, you servile, sniveling, slack-jawed boot licker.

Americans, even those who generally support government intervention in our daily lives,

Also known as “slaves, serfs and subjects” and, as such, not really “Americans” in any of the original sense of the word.

have a reflexive response to being told what to do, and it’s not a positive one. It’s this common desire to be left alone that prompted the Mississippi Legislature earlier this month to pass a ban on bans — a law that forbids municipalities to place local restrictions on food or drink.

Also, we once fought a bloody war over this common desire to be left well enough the fuck alone. As a matter of fact, that war was what founded this entire nation.

We have a vision of ourselves as free, rational beings who are totally capable of making all the decisions we need to in order to create a good life.

Yes, you do. If by “we” you mean “us ProgNazi, self-proclaimed enlightened betters who are so much more cleverer than thou”.

As to ourself (and the rest of us, we assume), we know full and well that we occasionally fuck up, we know this because we have occasionally fucked up. And if we are about to fuck up and you have a better suggestion, you are most certainly welcome to offer it. In return, we fully expect that, should we after careful consideration of your proposal decide that we want to do it our way anyway, shut right the fuck up and get out of our face.

Or get a handful of hollow-nosed lead in your own, express delivery.

The only ones suffering from delusions of adequacy and terminal smugness are you, so kindly quit projecting. You’re making yourself look silly.

Give us complete liberty, and, barring natural disasters, we’ll end up where we want to be. It’s a nice vision, one that makes us feel proud of ourselves. But it’s false.

Nice strawman you built there. Oh, and you brought the matches and gasoline too? Anybody bring some Graham crackers and some marshmallows too? At least then something useful might come of your bout of verbal masturbation.

John Stuart Mill wrote in 1859 that the only justifiable reason for interfering in someone’s freedom of action was to prevent harm to others. According to Mill’s “harm principle,” we should almost never stop people from behavior that affects only themselves, because people know best what they themselves want.

That “almost,” though, is important. It’s fair to stop us, Mill argued, when we are acting out of ignorance and doing something we’ll pretty definitely regret. You can stop someone from crossing a bridge that is broken, he said, because you can be sure no one wants to plummet into the river. Mill just didn’t think this would happen very often.

And Mill was right. Oh wait, of course he wasn’t, was he? Do tell, o enlightened one who is so much ‘smarterer’ that John Stuart Mill. And probably Plato, Socrates and Descartes too.

Mill was wrong about that, though.

How can you possibly stand being so brilliant? Doesn’t it get to be a horrible burden to be so earth-shakingly, transcendentally smart?

A lot of times we have a good idea of where we want to go, but a really terrible idea of how to get there. It’s well established by now that we often don’t think very clearly when it comes to choosing the best means to attain our ends. We make errors.

That’s not what Mill was talking about, of course. Everybody knows that. Except for ProgNazis who firmly believe that government (which should naturally be controlled by them) is completely infallible and therefore ought to control every last minute detail of everybody else’s lives. Just look at what a bang up job government has done with our economy. OK, but there’s surely another example, right? Mill was talking about something that is self-evidentally, obviously, indisputably dumb, something from which no possible good can come. That something it would be a good a decent thing to at least try to prevent somebody from doing. Please note, however, that Mill doesn’t suggest putting up a TSA checkpoint and arresting anybody trying to cross the bridge anyway.

You know, when you set out to demonstrate how much smarter you are than somebody else, it really helps if you actually read what they wrote. Read it for comprehension, that is.

This has been the object of an enormous amount of study over the past few decades, and what has been discovered is that we are all prone to identifiable and predictable miscalculations.

Research by psychologists and behavioral economists, including the Nobel Prize-winner Daniel Kahneman and his research partner Amos Tversky, identified a number of areas in which we fairly dependably fail. They call such a tendency a “cognitive bias,” and there are many of them — a lot of ways in which our own minds trip us up.

For example, we suffer from an optimism bias, that is we tend to think that however likely a bad thing is to happen to most people in our situation, it’s less likely to happen to us — not for any particular reason, but because we’re irrationally optimistic.

Except for pessimists, that is, but other than that… Are you suggesting that it would be better if we all approached everything assuming that we would fail? If we were to do that, wouldn’t it then logically follow that we shouldn’t even try? We mean, to us normal people who live in the real world, it is blindingly farking obvious that of course anything you do is done assuming that it will turn out well. If you didn’t assume that, then why the everloving fuck did you go ahead and do it anyway? Huh? Bueller?

Do we think the odds are better than they actually are? Perhaps. But then the question is: Who knows those actual, indisputable “real” odds that we should be looking at? Oh, that’s right, government of course.

And what about the things we do knowing that the odds are bad, but we do them anyway because the consequences of not doing them are, to us, worse than taking a chance and failing? What kind of fucking entitled, narcissistic clown are you to tell US what we should do then? What’s it to you? Fuck off, sister, or bad things are bound to ensue.

Because of our “present bias,” when we need to take a small, easy step to bring about some future good, we fail to do it, not because we’ve decided it’s a bad idea, but because we procrastinate.

Because we have a G-d given right to do so, and you don’t have ANY right to tell us NOT to.

We also suffer from a status quo bias, which makes us value what we’ve already got over the alternatives, just because we’ve already got it — which might, of course, make us react badly to new laws, even when they are really an improvement over what we’ve got.

Also known as the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” principle, a principle that makes a great deal of sense when you think about it. Certainly it makes a heck of a lot more sense than the ProgNazi “we have to pass it so we can see what’s in it” principle, under which any change whatsoever is always preferable to the status quo, no matter whether any sort of evidence supporting said postulation exists or not.

We’ll take ours and tell you to stuff yours where your back is tallest as you pluck strawberries, thank you.

Is it always a mistake when someone does something imprudent, when, in this case, a person chooses to chug 32 ounces of soda? No. For some people, that’s the right choice. They don’t care that much about their health, or they won’t drink too many big sodas, or they just really love having a lot of soda at once.

But laws have to be sensitive to the needs of the majority.

No they fucking well do NOT. If the majority “needs” to drink less soda, then they can fucking well choose NOT to drink soda. The majority does NOT get to use the law to force everybody ELSE to drink less soda, whether they want to or not. The majority can, in that case, go fuck themselves with a giant nail-studded fuckstick of horror until they die of internal bleeding. Or they can wait for the rest of us to load up and get a good sight picture of their jackbooted selves.

Those are their choices.

That doesn’t mean laws should trample the rights of the minority, but that public benefit is a legitimate concern, even when that may inconvenience some.

Community before the individual, everything for the fatherland… Strange, those things almost always sound better in the original German.

So do these laws mean that some people will be kept from doing what they really want to do? Probably — and yes, in many ways it hurts to be part of a society governed by laws, given that laws aren’t designed for each one of us individually. Some of us can drive safely at 90 miles per hour, but we’re bound by the same laws as the people who can’t, because individual speeding laws aren’t practical. Giving up a little liberty is something we agree to when we agree to live in a democratic society that is governed by laws.

If you truly can’t tell the difference in potential harm between letting myopic old grandpa drive 90 mph through a school zone and letting Joe Average chug down a 24 oz Coke if he so desires, then you seriously need a new sense of perspective, because your old one is FUBAR.

The freedom to buy a really large soda, all in one cup, is something we stand to lose here. For most people, given their desire for health, that results in a net gain.

Is anybody currently holding guns to their heads forcing them to buy really large sodas? If not, then the only point we see in the above is the gigantic one on top of your head.

For some people, yes, it’s an absolute loss. It’s just not much of a loss.

It’s still more of a loss to them than it is a gain to the others. As it stands, the apparently totally bereft of autonomy health nuts ‘gain’ something they had already, namely the right to buy a smaller Coke, and a bunch of innocent people who were doing no harm to anybody whatsoever lose something they had. So that’s a net “gain?” Ever heard of something called “math” and “logic?” Try it someday. Maybe we should pass a law forcing you to. For the common good, of course. Surely you’d be OK with that.

Of course, what people fear is that this is just the beginning: today it’s soda, tomorrow it’s the guy standing behind you making you eat your broccoli, floss your teeth, and watch “PBS NewsHour” every day. What this ignores is that successful paternalistic laws are done on the basis of a cost-benefit analysis: if it’s too painful, it’s not a good law.

Almost true. The actual cost-benefit analysis being done is “if it’s too painful to the jackbooted fascist politician to pass the law, it’s not a good law.” And what’s “too painful” today will most likely not be as painful next week. Or next month. Baby steps. It’s called “incrementalism” and it’s very, very real.

Until you ProgNazi fiends get carried away with your own power and go too far. At that point we, the Browncoats, the Remnant, the Three Percenters, The Last of the Americans, aim to make it very, very painful indeed. We aim to misbehave.

And the use of the word “aim” in the above was a very deliberate one.

Take that to the bank.

That’s what the government is supposed to do, help us get where we want to go.

No. Government is supposed to enforce contracts, provide for the common defense and otherwise pretty much stay right the fuck out of the way. We don’t “need” the government’s “help”, as a matter of fact we absolutely insist on not having them constantly “helping” us when we’re not asking for it whether we want their “help” or not.

Or things could get really, really ugly. In a hurry.

Your move.

Thatisall.

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Tallulah
Tallulah

Well, we’re not free human beings in their “minds,” we’re livestock. To be penned, herded, and castrated, all at their command. “Gun Laws and the Fools of Chelm,” by David Mamet Karl Marx summed up Communism as “from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” This is a good, pithy saying, which, in practice, has succeeded… Read more »

NR Pax
NR Pax

Sarah Conly, an assistant professor of philosophy at Bowdoin College, That explains a lot. is the author of “Against Autonomy: Justifying Coercive Paternalism.” That explains a lot, part 2. And from her bio: We now have lots of evidence from psychology and behavioral economics that we are often very bad at choosing effective means to our ends. In such cases,… Read more »

HempRopeAndStreetlight
HempRopeAndStreetlight

In another life, I’d have felt a bit guilty for enjoying myself as fuckers like the bitch who penned the article Misha skewered swing from a stout length of rope, thrashing and gurgling. Not so much anymore. Death to tyrants – and their minions. They and every last thing they hold dear are fair game as far as I am… Read more »

LC Light29ID - The Imperial Asshole
LC Light29ID - The Imperial Asshole

And butt fucking ugly to boot. She she needs the gov’t to provide not only contraception but somebody desperate enough to actually perform any form of sex act with her.

Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery
Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery

LC Light29ID says: And butt fucking ugly to boot. She she needs the gov’t to provide not only contraception but somebody desperate enough to actually perform any form of sex act with her. Man….did you read her bio? Pretty scary. And she teaches at Bowdoin College? That’s the same college that Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain was president of What a stain… Read more »

LC IB CiSSnarl5.7 Imperial Foreign War Correspondent
LC IB CiSSnarl5.7 Imperial Foreign War Correspondent

This sort of shit makes my head hurt, not to try to usurp Misha but this also caught my eye, in her crayon scribbles, Squatting and squeezing out this logger she continues: In the old days we used to blame people for acting imprudently, and say that since their bad choices were their own fault, they deserved to suffer the… Read more »

LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch
LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch

Oh, goodness, Mish! I couldn’t even read the rest of that drivel! I read your comments, and just couldn’t bring myself to read the passage to which they referred, because it began to drive me into a rage! What the flying, festering, rolling fuck is wrong with these people??????? BTW – Rob and I will probably be in Austin for… Read more »

LC Gregory
LC Gregory

O My Emperor, and O the Delight of My Eyes, HOLY SHIT-SNAX!!!! What the Gehenna is WRONG with this woman? Just read that description of her next book – about, in the name of Population Control, preventing women from having more than one child. In One, I argue that opposition to population regulation is based on a number of mistakes:… Read more »

LC Ohio Right Wing Nut
LC Ohio Right Wing Nut

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under 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,… Read more »

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.

LC Gregory @ # 8: and everybody else. These things really do believe they are smartererer than the rest. Do as they say and everything will be unicorns and skittle showers. What is most baffling is: How were they allowed to get to that point where it made any difference what they thought? They had to have not been stopped… Read more »

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.

So, what is the answer? They say liberalism is genetic. :em03:

HempRopeAndStreetlight
HempRopeAndStreetlight

How were they allowed to get to that point where it made any difference what they thought? Honest, point blank answer? Because we haven’t killed enough of them to keep them afraid of trying to enforce their bullshit on us. They should be very very very frightened to attempt such nonsense. They will continue to loot, pillage, destroy and dishonor… Read more »

LC PrimEviL
LC PrimEviL

A prime example of why the vote means nothing anymore. The Government, Media, and Bureaucracy,
are all in the hands of the Elitist Intelligentsia; until the source of the poison is removed, changing ‘Representation’
won’t make one iota of difference.

It is these tenured Tools that need to be removed first. By whatever means necessary.

LC PrimEviL
LC PrimEviL

Meanwhile, Obamacare empowers Corporatist Facism: CVS Ordering Workers To Reveal Weight, Health Info The company announced Wednesday what it called “A Plan for Health,” that features a mix of rewards and penalties for employees. Among the measures, employees must report their weight, body fat, cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Workers must also be tobacco free or enroll in… Read more »

Fa Cube Itches
Fa Cube Itches

NR Pax @ #: The amusing part is that she’s quick to point out how fallible and irrational we are, but she thinks that being in the government magically makes you a more enlightened being. ‘ Mock her all you like, but history shows that she, or someone very much like her, will eventually making up the train schedules to… Read more »

Fa Cube Itches
Fa Cube Itches

Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery @ #:

What a stain she is on the legacy set by General Chamberlain

He did a pretty good job of enforcing the will of the collective over people who wanted nothing to do with it, too.

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.

Fa Cube Itches says: Mock her all you like, but history shows that she, or someone very much like her, will eventually making up the train schedules to send the rest of us for resettlement. The Bolsheviks, Nazis, Khmer Rouge, etc. were all jokes until all of a sudden they weren’t. If you want to keep society safe and people… Read more »

Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery
Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery

Fa Cube Itches @ #: Fa Cube Itches says: Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery @ #: What a stain she is on the legacy set by General Chamberlain He did a pretty good job of enforcing the will of the collective over people who wanted nothing to do with it, too. You’re not referring to that whole North vs… Read more »

LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch
LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch

Emperor Misha I says: LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch says: BTW – Rob and I will probably be in Austin for the Republican Liberty Caucus national convention. We’ll be in the same state, at least. Want to make a drive? Austin? When, sestrichka moya? Emperor Misha I recently posted..Gay Marriage We shall likely get there on the evening of… Read more »

Darth Venomous
Darth Venomous

Austin? When, sestrichka moya?

Is this an impromptu mini-Rottfest I sense brewing here? :em01:

Fa Cube Itches
Fa Cube Itches

Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery @ #: You’re not referring to that whole North vs South thing are you? I really don’t see much of a comparison Yes. The South decided it would prefer to go its own way. The North decided that they weren’t going to allow them to do that. Otherwise, it would have all been over… Read more »

Fa Cube Itches
Fa Cube Itches

Emperor Misha I @ #:

When, sestrichka moya?

Did he just call her “bunny?”
– Frank Moses

LC Jackboot IC/A
LC Jackboot IC/A

09 May and will fly back on 12 May.

Hey boss, check your email ASAP please.

Austin? *Perk* What have I missed?

LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch
LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch

Darth Venomous says: Austin? When, sestrichka moya? Is this an impromptu mini-Rottfest I sense brewing here? That’s what I’m thinking too! Emperor Misha I says: LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch says: We shall likely get there on the evening of 09 May and will fly back on 12 May. You available? It’s problematic, since I have the Imperial Family… Read more »

LC Moriarty, Imperial Goatherd
LC Moriarty, Imperial Goatherd

LC Gregory @ #8: Late to the party, but the thing to keep in mind about these people is this: As dedicated socialists, they always see themselves as being at the top of the food chain in Coming Enlightenment. They can’t bear the thought that you, you miserable fucking peon, have the right to be left alone, to be untouched… Read more »

LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.
LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.

Hi emperor it’s me walnut not crunchie .How is it going i miss you. When me and my dad (crunchie ) WENT TO THE RANGE AND WE WERE SHOOTING i RIPPED A WHOLE RIGHT IN THE ZOMBIE’S HEART. And I only shot two guns. I was shooting a my 22caliber pistol and another type of rifle with no kickback .

LC Spare Parts
LC Spare Parts

Come back P. J. O’Rourke. All is forgiven. We could dwell on B.F. Skinner’s doctrine of Determinism and the nullification of Free Will. Or we can exercise it, when we’ve had enough of their Shit! But the pevertpressor is on to something. Rush expounded on the relationship of the electorate as one of children waiting for Santa Clause. But this… Read more »

bruce
bruce

gay does not mean homosexual and marriage means a union of one man and one woman.when we use their definitions we lose.this is what our children learn in public school so she is not an exception as we have plenty of nit wits around like her.if there is one thing i really despise is a father who will not take… Read more »

HempRopeAndStreetlight
HempRopeAndStreetlight
Fa Cube Itches
Fa Cube Itches

HempRopeAndStreetlight @ #:

There is no saving this republic.

Oh ye of little faith! The GOP assures me that all will be well if we just give them two election cycles. How can you doubt our betters? :em01:

HempRopeAndStreetlight
HempRopeAndStreetlight

The GOP is the right head of the Prog-nazi snake. Death by fire is too good for ’em.

Special Ed
Special Ed

Just a word, and then I must go. Research by psychologists and behavioral economists, including the Nobel Prize-winner Daniel Kahneman and his research partner Amos Tversky, identified a number of areas in which we fairly dependably fail. They call such a tendency a “cognitive bias,” and there are many of them — a lot of ways in which our own… Read more »

Draven32
Draven32

Emperor Misha I says:

LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch says:
BTW – Rob and I will probably be in Austin for the Republican Liberty Caucus national convention. We’ll be in the same state, at least. Want to make a drive?
Austin? When, sestrichka moya?
Emperor Misha I recently posted..Gay Marriage

And I’m being considered for a job in Austin…