Sunday, July 27, 2008

Hate Index

I threw a few increasingly-worthless Federal Reserve notes into the Ron Paul money bomb, but was never really on-board with him. I'm pretty sure that what ails America is not curable through the hopelessly-corrupt electoral "process." I'm fairly sure that what ails America is not curable at all, other than in the sense in which it could be said that the patient's death is what finally "cured" his disease. Still, I was happy to send in my hundred bucks for, basically, entertainment value; it was the same sort of money that some people, whose tastes run that way, might spend on lottery tickets.

Still, it occurs to me after completing my usual online circuit of reading and shaking my head at train wrecks that I still have to like Ron Paul. I figure, when you attract hatred from venues as apparently diverse as this one and this one, you're doing something right.

This underlines, I think, the meaninglessness of the whole left-right paradigm which serves so many of us as an easy substitute for a coherent political philosophy. No doubt, these two sets of Paul-haters would be horrified at the thought of having anything more than a time zone in common. But those who think state-ishly understand, on a gut level, that the real enemy is liberty, even in a mild and diluted form; and they do their hating accordingly.

5 comments:

Damian said...

You really don't know anything, do you? you just hate that someone's exposing your beloved God-figure Racist Ron as what he is.

And yes, people from the left and the right don't like Racist Ron, mostly out of disagreement over various issues he and his cult know nothing about.

You keep chugging away at your delusion, Jimmy. You do that. Meanwhile, those of us who ACTUALLY care what happens to this country as opposed to caring only about a cult figure will be over here, trying to save this country form reactionary idiots like you.

Jim Wetzel said...

" ... those of us who ACTUALLY care what happens to this country as opposed to caring only about a cult figure will be over here, trying to save this country ... "

And how's that workin' out for you?

Damian said...

Quite well, actually - it means I'm not off my nut like you.

I also notice that you Paulites never respond to any actual point made about your God-figure, you just attack whoever's talking about him.

Tell me, what motivates you to like him? His racist beliefs? His desire to further corporate cronyism? His sexism?

Jim Wetzel said...

We can continue this discussion as soon as you acquire some elementary manners, and apologize for your lack of same so far. Otherwise, feel free not to bother.

Jim Wetzel said...

Hey, Damian, do yourself a favor and don't leave any more steaming turds here. I dumped the last couple ... but next time, I might not be feeling quite so charitable. I might frame them for public display.