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May 24, 2007

Misery Loves Company

What is the true point of the endless prohibitions and regulations heaped upon us by nanny state bureaucrats like NYC's Mayor Mike and their PC amen corner, the mainstream media? The global warming hoax and our own health are thin pretexts. Jens Jessen suggests that the real motive could be to make life less pleasant:

Alcohol and tobacco, dogs and fast cars, flights and computer games, television and fast food — everything that is fun, that promises a bit of warmth or distraction and comfort, that bolsters self-confidence or aids in escaping the every-day, even the modest pleasures of the working man are to be limited, regimented, taxed or simply made impossible. The process is disconcerting and almost grotesque in its systematization.

Why don't moonbats want us to have any fun? Possibly because, due to their neurotic, guilty-ridden ideology, they won't let themselves have any:

Anyone who prohibits himself something, for whatever reason or neurosis, doesn't like to see someone else indulging in it. […] That's the most dangerous thing about the spirit of prohibition; once it's out of the bottle, it spreads like an infection whose first casualty is tolerance. Where much is being prohibited, it's easy to prohibit more because the unprohibited is so conspicuous; in the end, the tolerated takes the form of the explicitly permitted. It's wrong, by the way, to see the state or frustrated politicians as the sole cause; the state is no more than the agent of a society living out its dark, censoring, egalitarian basic instincts.

At least the puritans of old prevented society from sliding into decadence. Today's puritans actively seek the decline of Western Civilization, hemming it in so that it can't grow, knowing that when a society stops growing, it starts dying.

On a tip from V the K.

Posted by Van Helsing at May 24, 2007 9:01 AM

Comments

Well said! The enemies of the USA have been at it a lonnnnng time, and knew even back then that the media was the way to do it. LONG LIVE FRANCE! lol Seriously one of the best books on it is O'Reilly's Culture Warrior its a must read.

Posted by: wiz at May 24, 2007 9:28 AM

The concept of moonbats as joyless neurotics who want to subject normal people to their joyless neuroses by depriving us of things that make us happy explains a WHOLE LOT about why moonbats are the way they are.

Posted by: V the K at May 24, 2007 9:55 AM

The only thing fun about Moonbats is making fun of their moonbattery.

Posted by: Jenn at May 24, 2007 10:04 AM

I read the article, and found out that the author Jens Jessen is German. I lived in Germany for a number of years. In Germany you can buy beer in the movie theaters, and at MacDonald's for that matter. In Germany, there is no such thing as a no smoking section in most restaurants. I think poor Jessen's head would explode if she came to the United States.

Posted by: phil at May 24, 2007 3:52 PM

This is a parody and it says so in the comments section.

Posted by: NoJustNo at May 24, 2007 4:09 PM

NoJustNo,
This is what I wrote on another topic. It fits here too:

Now this MIGHT turn out to be a hoax, but the problem today is that we hear all kinds of INSANE and OUTRAGOUS things that COULDN'T POSSIBLY be true and yet, they are!

Posted by: KHarn at May 24, 2007 4:19 PM