It’s all pointless, I know. Dissent in the US has gone from the foolish to the ridiculous. Nobody reads this. I try to harass the leftists, especially at the Atlantic, but I keep getting banned.
Dissent is now defined as agreeing to everything with the leftists, but just wanting to spend a little less money. The Tea Party doesn’t even depart from any real orthodoxy. After a historic confrontation on government spending- the rise, as the left would have it, of a vast movement of violent, mentally ill racists- spending was reduced by about one percent- the deficit itself being something like 35% of the total budget. A completely meaningless number, but the best the American political system can do.
The abuse heaped on naive people, who only want the government run on what a normal person would consider a sane basis, is appalling. I’m a conservative for the simple reason I don’t like bullies. Or, I suppose I should say I’m a violent racist fascist because I don’t like bullies. Somebody has to say something, however futile it is.
By dissent, however, I do not mean participation. To participate in the system is to dignify it, and to provide it with a scapegoat that helps it function. The only purpose a person like Paul Ryan or Scott Walker serves is to give the system and its enforcers someone to blame. If it wasn’t for those evil Republicans, those teabaggers, everything would be fine!
Say what you can, when you can, though you will be vilified and ignored. Do not vote and discourage others from voting. Make whatever plans you can for societal decay and collapse- I feel the worst for those who don’t have any options. Force the left to take responsibility for what they have created.