Tuesday, September 15, 2009
9-12 protests and Glenn Beck
Today at school in Public Administration class we talked about government efficiency.
A bunch of shitbrains said that government does everything wrong and there should be so little government we only need cops.
I wasn't saying anything the whole class and decided to yell, "No, we don't need interstates, we don't need roads, we don't public services like medicare or medicaid, we don't need services national park services."
Then someone was like, "They don't do anything good."
Then I was like, "We just passed a bill for 250,000 people to be in Americorps to help the homeless. And if you want your Nikes and your Chinese goods we need military protection of shipping lanes."
Then I went further and said, "No, we're in Iraq because we are stabilizing the world oil price. We saw a year ago how the price can get out of control."
I got called a socialist and some republican even said I was 'optimistic.'
I didn't know it was socialist to believe that the government does a good job with national parks, the interstate, policing the shipping lanes and especially being not for but showing the complexity of the Iraq War.
I wrote The Human War as a reaction to the war. Then I studied for years trying to understand why we went there. What I find was that Iraq is integral in stabilizing the price of world oil. Even if Americans don't use Iraq Oil, if WE STILL WANT to drive around cars and have plastic products like cell phones and computers WE NEED the world oil price stabilized.
It is completely impossible to be against the Iraq War if you live in modern civilization using oil based products. Even if you never use Iraq Oil because Iraq Oil is used to stabilize the price.
It seems that people are so ignorant that many of them do not know where roads come, and if they don't know where roads come from they must not know where products come from
Products come by semi-trucks using roads built by the government.
ROADS AND SEMI-TRUCKS REQUIRE OIL
I would like to say that this 'destroy civilization' movement has some great meaning, like that, the people of the world just want society to end. They want it to self-destruct so we could go back to a primitive state or something.
That's not true
A lot of people live shitty little lives and they feel alone. They are bored sitting in their air-conditioned houses, they are bored with their wives and husbands, they don't like their kids, they don't like themselves and they want to be part of something bigger.
Glenn Beck offers them the 'group nonsense'.
Glenn Beck doesn't require thought, he doesn't require any real work, he doesn't require anything but allegiance to him and his insanity.
Glenn Beck feeds on bitterness, because Glenn Beck is bitter himself. Glenn Beck is an uneducated fuckhead who no one has ever taken seriously. No professor, no politician, nobody cares about what he has to say and they never will.
He is that guy at the bar who has led a shitty little life, who talks endlessly, spouting one nonsense opinion after another, that even the other drinkers at the bar eventually walk away from.
The guy from The Young Turks is right, eventually they might become violent. But the Glenn Beck people don't know they only number like 2 million people. And most of them are total cowards.
I hope we don't see two years from now a horrible violent protest where several thousand Glenn Beckers get their asses kicked in by riot control police.
Of course if that happens everyone will see how truly fucked they are.