Tuesday, April 06, 2021

The All-Star Game As Atonement For Sin

No one actually believes that twaddle about the new Georgia voting laws suppressing the vote. Certainly not the soulless creatures occupying the board rooms of our corporate titans. That's why they haven't given up their golf memberships at Augusta and they haven't divested from the slave state of China.

Similarly, only the fanatics within the Republican party, perhaps to include Rand Paul, believe in that babble about the debt. Fie upon restraint! We shall spend our children's money, yea unto the last farthing!

Once you have done away with Higher Powers and objective morality, this is where you eventually end. It's not that we've become secular, it's that we've become animals. How does X affect my ability to eat, mate and stay alive? Abstract concepts are dissolved in the acid of the physical world.

Is it possible to devolve and become simple primates again, creatures without a soul? There's a thought to ponder.

In any case, noodling about the fraudulent and empty posing and preening over Georgia, it finally dawned on me why I hated the "public service" ads during the election that told us voting was the most important thing we could do. That's only true if your elected officials control your life more than you do. It's also contingent on there being nothing to us but our flesh.

If that's the case, then voting is a sacrament and all that matters is getting right with the Man. That's the Man in DC, in case you were wondering.

Evolution at work.


Ohioan@Heart said...

"In any case, noodling about the fraudulent and empty posing and preening over Georgia"

I (like everyone else) have heard so much wailing, rending of garments, and gnashing of teeth about this (from both sides) that I finally had to bite the bullet. So read the whole thing. All 95 pages of it. All I can say is if that's Jim Crow, then I'm a potato. I could go through the actual contents of the law, but you shouldn't trust me anymore than I trusted anyone else. Read it for yourself.

It is clearly not a voter restriction law. It is an anti-fraud law. I hope somebody in CA converts that law to the appropriate form and gets it on the ballot here in CA as a Proposition. (Sure I know it won't pass due to all the folks who can't, and won't, read and think, but it would still be fun to see all the wailing and shenanigans the left would put up.)

"That's only true if your elected officials control your life more than you do."

On that matter, our Goober Newsome (aka Please-don't-recall-me-Gavin) has let out that his crazy quilt of a tier color coding will end on June 15. He is so smart and so wise that he can see 10 weeks into the future to know that all will be well by then. Or maybe his political calculus tells him that if he gives up his control then, then by the recall election enough morons, er I mean, voters, will have forgotten all about how he screwed with us for 16 months.

tim eisele said...

I think their biggest mistake with the law is the "95 pages" part. Is it really necessary to write something about a third the length of an average novel to explain something as fundamentally straightforward as "how to vote"? All it does is guarantee that hardly anybody is willing to read it clear through, and the ones who do are the ones who have a motive of cherry picking things to complain about.

They are also not doing any favors for the election workers, who are going to have to be careful not to miss something in it when they are doing their jobs next election.

Ilíon said...

=="Goober Newsome"==



Ilíon said...

"I think their biggest mistake with the law is the "95 pages" part."

And that is true of nearly all bills/laws these days.

The whole point of such monstrosities -- written by lawyers, for lawyers -- is to promote judicial supremacism, to make "the law" inaccessible to the People.

When I am dictator of the world, one of my first dictates shall be that no bill may be voted upon in a legislative chamber until it has been read aloud, in its entirety, by the respective Speaker/President of that chamber, and that only those members who were present for the entire reading may vote.