"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Aug 2, 2011

As Thunder Rumbles, From An Undetermined Distance

The contemporary likelihood of an event or set of events communicates little to nothing about the comparative value of an outcome one might prefer.

6 comments:

Landru said...

I'm choosing to take this personally*.

I yearn for simpler times when we could just Punch a Motherfucker. Not that either you or the rumbler qualifies as the receiving end, in my humble view. But surely, surely there is a motherfucker to be found to absorb our ire, no?

Warmth.

*No, I'm not. Clocks are funny, though.

Karl Franz Ochstradt said...

I found thunder's snark indicative of victimhood and comfort in that status.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

If you want to tell people "that Social Security that you like so much?...it's just an evil tool of the plutocracy", then you have to explain what will be better for them if they didn't have it.

Or at least, why their sacrifice will be worth it for the greater good. And that's going to be tougher.
~

Karl Franz Ochstradt said...

jesus

it's not Jack's fault the SuperCongress is doing what it's doing

does being such an obtuse, clueless cock come naturally to you?

Abonilox said...

I think I missed part of this, but I disagree that Mr. Crow is obliged to "explain what will be better for them if they didn't have [Social Security]".

Stating a fact about a particular state of affairs does not oblige the speaker to provide an alternative.

Jack Crow said...

I'm simply suggesting that the likelihood of an outcome says nothing about why or how one should preference it.

To argue that social security or the Presidency aren't going to abolished any time soon, so therefore the real struggle should be how to make them better is to limit the debate to begging for scraps from those who control both.