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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Let it be …

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“By contrast, another man simply denounced me because of what was said in that column. He did not ask for my sources but simply made contrary assertions, as if his assertions must be correct and therefore mine must be wrong.

He identified himself as a physician, and the claims that he made about guns were claims that had been made years ago in a medical journal -- and thoroughly discredited since then. He might have learned that, if we had engaged in a back and forth discussion, but it was clear from his letter that his goal was not debate but denunciation. That is often the case these days.

It is always amazing how many serious issues are not discussed seriously, but instead simply generate assertions and counter-assertions. On television talk shows, people on opposite sides often just try to shout each other down.”
— Thomas Sowell, May 01, 2013 (

In the broadest sense, thinking can not be obsolete, if for no other reason than that many people think they are thinking when they are merely regurgitating what they have been brainwashed to believe. Such is the state of mind of the mindless masses who think of themselves as liberals.

There is nothing for it but to withdraw from public debate, because real debate is obsolete. It has been subsumed by dueling assertions. We don't need no steenking logic. Henceforth, I will content myself with the occasional soliloquy here (oh, OK, let's dispense with euphemisms — it's a rant) knowing full well it is hopeless to convince anyone on the Left that he is a useful idiot.

I am convinced that the Left has achieved a supermajority that will enable Obamanation to "fundamentally change" our once-great meritocracy into the emerging idiocracy. Whereas our former meritocracy championed the pursuit of happiness for the very people who worship the ground Obama hovers over, namely the less fortunate, the ignorant, even the lazy and/or the stupid, our ascendant idiocracy will drive such losers into a great miasma of government dependency, while the movers and shakers lock-in their wealth and power for the duration. This will leave a dwindling middle class of diehard scrappers who will persevere to maintain a sense of decency, logical thinking, and independence.

Eventually, the miasma of dependency will dissipate via several channels of attrition, including over-consumption of government-cheese, mental retardation, and boredom. Perhaps a small fraction will come to realize that they traded-in their individuality for a stinking Obama-phone, and that it had been a very bad trade. Perhaps an even smaller fraction will muster enough energy to step up to the middle class of those who clung to personal accountability.

Let it be …

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