“Who Am I? Why Am I Here?”

It’s YouTube day at Deconstructing Leftism! It’s easy to insert videos on WordPress, a far superior place to blog than Blogger. If you are a blogger, and using Blogger, let me tell you right now your comment section sucks.

What purpose, if any- the emphasis should be in the “if any”- does the reactionary, alt-right, call it what you will blogosphere serve? Perhaps we ought to be like Admiral James Stockdale, Vietnam POW leader, Medal of Honor recipient, and 1992 Reform Party vice presidential candidate and address this issue directly-

The truth is the typical alt-right blogger- none more than I- is like “The Guy Under the Seats”, a character comedian Chris Elliot used to play on the David Letterman show. He would occasionally pop up from his hiding place under the seats, then after some exchange of pleasantries, get offended by something Dave said and issue a few dubious threats before disappearing, troll-like, back into it-

I would like to think my ravings are making the lives of the custodians of the system a living hell, but the only real hell they experience is when their private jets get delayed at Teterboro.

The inventor of the Frisbee, Fred Morrison, is supposed to have said “I’d rather lose a million dollars, and know why I lost it, than make a million dollars and not know why I made it.” If I had a million dollars I’d tell all you losers smell you later and go some place with warm water and cheap hookers. But knowledge still has some mental, personal, and even spiritual value. I want to know why things are the way the are. Thinking and sometimes writing about it help relieve the frustration of living in an apparently chaotic and meaningless world.

We should not kid ourselves this makes any difference in itself though. Understanding and awareness are only the first step. OK- we live in a hostile world that is only getting worse. Obviously we need to make the best of our situation, in terms of health and economic opportunities. But what of the long term?

Long term we need to look at the need to disconnect ourselves from the system. This is more difficult and less efficient, for reasons I will explain later, and that is why people resist it so strongly. But you can’t afford to have your safety, health, and well-being depend on the system’s ability to pay you to show up someplace at 8 in the morning.

Mindweapon deals with very practical stuff like house and car sharing, food production, and emergency preparedness. And in the longer term, simply how to create a society for productive people outside of the system.

The system wasn’t created by or for you, by or for your ancestors, and only cares about you to the extent you can be manipulated or intimidated to serve its purposes. It is not human. It has no heart. Far better to work with things that have heart.

Where Rush is wrong is that the men in high places are never going to start this. It’s us or nobody.

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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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