Sunday, February 24, 2008

I really feel like this country is, for lack of a more eloquent word, fucked. I can hardly stomach any more Presidential politics. Everything I hear from Obama and Hillary I find abhorrent and revolting. On the other side the Republican's trot out their usual brand of crap because they know they can get away with it. (especially with the gun vote)

It's depressing to watch imbecilic, ignorant people clamor excitedly to be lead around with ever more burdensome chains by a fresh new face eager to promise them innumerable platitudes disguised vaguely and purposely as "change." They're all chomping at the bit to disregard the one thing that matters. Liberty.

I discussed with my dad my displeasure with the idiocy of the average voter recently and he really drove home a good point. He said, "you have to remember that you're an educated man who thinks for himself. You're the minority."

Education is the key, so why is it that we don't have required reading by Rand, Locke, Bastiat, Mencken, etc. and The Federalist Papers in school? (instead we discuss "The Feminine Mystique" in American Political Thought) Why don't they teach a class called "Philosophy and Ideas of The founding fathers" instead of some boring history class in high schools?

Of course if you allow emotion to mask rational thought then all the "education" in the world will do you no good. If you rush towards the promise of hope & change without stopping to think rationally and consider "unintended consequences" then I think you deserve your shackles. Unfortunately those emotional, ignorant masses are capable of burdening me with those very same chains and that's what truly scares me.

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