Philadelphia Phil

Mangan has an interesting quote on his blog-

“I ceased in the year 1764 to believe that one can convince one’s opponents with arguments printed in books. It is not to do that, therefore, that I have taken up my pen, but merely so as to annoy them, and to bestow strength and courage on those on our own side, and to make it known to the others that they have not convinced us.” – Lichtenberg

Herr Lichtenberg was a bit of a cynic, although undeniably a realistic one. I can’t even muster his reduced level of hope. Not only can’t we convince our adversaries, we can hardly convince our friends. I would like to find a way to alter the system; I will settle for some useful analysis of it, so that some form of alteration may become apparent later.

And still we must argue, for the reasons Lichtenberg stated. The system works more than anyway else by getting people to shut up. There can be no other explanation for people who offer so many insults and so few arguments. And the system is remarkably effective at this. On some subjects, such as race and public affirmation of homosexuality, they have been so effective they can mostly let the subject drop, with only the occasional maintenance “SHUT THE FUCK UP!” On others, like the current criticism of the Obama administration, more aggressive measures must be taken.

Essentially the degree to which they feel they have matters in hand is directly proportionate to the frequency and hysteria with which they demand that people “SHUT THE FUCK UP!”

It’s important to know they don’t have everybody intimidated. Irritating them keeps them off balance and absorbs some of their resources, although their resources are almost unlimited. And it gives the silent a little bit of strength, to know they are not alone, if only to use the “n” word in a conversation with a friend or vote Republican.

Philadelphia Phil is a character in a movie titled “Big Fan”, directed by the guy who wrote “The Wrestler” and featuring comedian Patton Oswalt as an obsessive New York Giants fan who calls into a sports talk show every night to argue the virtues of his team. Phil is a Philadelphia Eagles fan who calls into the same show for no other reason than to provoke and annoy Giants fans. He succeeds in getting under the man’s skin, a little too well as it turns out. But there is something to be said for just pissing people off.


About thrasymachus33308

I like fast cars, fast women and southern-fried rock. I have an ongoing beef with George Orwell. I take my name from a character in Plato's "Republic" who was exasperated with the kind of turgid BS that passed for deep thought and political discourse in that time and place, just as I am today. The character, whose name means "fierce fighter" was based on a real person but nobody knows for sure what his actual political beliefs were. I take my pseudonym from a character in an Adam Sandler song who was a obnoxious jerk who pissed off everybody.
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One Response to Philadelphia Phil

  1. apollonian says:

    Information Is So Precious–It's Worth All The Trouble(Apollonian, 30 May 10)I think u overlook the idea of INFORMATION–as reason for writing. For example, people nowadays are far more united and committed regarding issue of illegal immigration invasion–due primarily, I submit, to the great blogging network and artistry which has arisen in only last few yrs.People are now far better informed in way of basic details for the enemy and its outright SATANIC nature.Thus we patriots see we're up against absolute psychopathic CRIMINALS, at the top of things, who exert their tremendous power due to their ability to (legally) COUNTERFEIT the money supply–see and for expo/ref. on US Federal Reserve Bank (Fed)–thus they literally BUY EVERYTHING and nearly everyone. And anyone else who fails to go along w. "program" is assassinated and/or terrorized–such is the power of legalized COUNTERFEITING.Folks too easily fail to grasp the infernal subtlety of this COUNTERFEITING scam, so that's why it has to be emphasized so often for all the various modes of presentation and exposition of the subject.And then there are circumstances which must be understood–like the false "prosperity" to which all the fools are addicted, which "prosperity" fools think depends upon this COUNTERFEITING, poor scum, willing slaves to criminals.Information is that precious thing which has to be "treated," "processed," "presented," and even dramatized, never forget. And information has to be REPEATED so often, over and over and over so that internal process of INDUCTION can take effect for those folk slow on the up-take–or just pre-occupied with other things.Note blog-art has re-introduced into civilization the great art in itself of DIALECTIC by which information is treated and processed, truth discussed and understood for all the premises, not only conclusions.CONCLUSION: Blog art for information and dialectic is truly one of the great innovations of the INTERNET, itself such a late and new development. As long as people keep this so-far free internet, ZOG-Mammon empire-of-lies has much to worry about. Honest elections and death to the Fed. Apollonian

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