"Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority ... the Constitution was made to guard against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters." - Noah Webster

"There is no worse tyranny than forcing a man to pay for what he does not want just because you think it would be good for him."
-- Robert A. Heinlein

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A Better Example

A few days ago, I posted this piece.  Someone commented and left a link that showed it seemed to be a hoax.

Okay, so why weren't there some people in the audience who would be willing to do more than just smirk?  Why did they show that girl the respect of letting her waste everybody's time by presenting that rubbish?  Why didn't someone stop her as soon as she got to the idiocy and say, "We're sorry to have to be the ones to tell you this, but you need some serious help."  Hmmm?

I'll tell you why.  Because for a long time now, we've been showing a lot of deference for such lunacy.  And to prove my point, here is a segment from a broadcast that shows the kinds of things that EarthFirst types believe and do.

1 comment:

  1. More than smirking, this leaves me feeling pretty freaked out.

    You're right about the "deference" shown to tree-huggers, although it's really beyond that. So much in this world of tolerance passes by like the Emperor Who Had No Clothes.


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