There is an evil stalking the land, “It can’t be bargained with, it can’t feel pain or mercy, and it will stop at absolutely nothing until you are dead!” … No, it’s not the Terminator played by “Arnold Schwarzenegger” in the movies of the same name.
It is a fascist totalitarian mentality, it is as anti-American as it is possible to get, yet, it has become so profoundly entangled in our culture and society that half of our country see absolutely no problem with it. In fact they embrace it as though it were the greatest ideological concept to have even been created.
It exists as a form of social zombie, an undead idea so repugnant that even it’s greatest practitioners recoil in anger and disgust when it is turn upon them, yet never the less, when it is them doing the applying, it’s somehow good.
What is this dreaded and vile mentality, this ideological concept of undeadness you ask… (ok, go ahead and ask it…. ) It is “Do gooder syndrome” it is the mentality espoused by those who are going to save the world, society, and every man woman and child on the planet by telling each and everyone of us what we are and are not allowed to do.
They are legion, they are faceless and nameless (Ok, NY Cities Mayor Bloomingidiot isn’t nameless, he’s just brainless, moral-less and ethic-less) and they are absolutely every stinking where. You name it and they have staked out a position on it. From San Fransisco’s ban on regular flow flushing toilets to New York Cities ban on 32oz soda’s.
Here is today’s example of that viral mental disorder.
Stubbing Out Cigarettes for Good
By RICHARD A. DAYNARD
Published: March 3, 2013
This provides an opportunity for states, counties and cities to adopt the Smokefree Generation, a proposal by A. J. Berrick, a mathematics professor in Singapore.
The idea is simple: no one born in or after 2000 can ever be sold cigarettes. Under such legislation, which jurisdictions like the Australian state of Tasmania are considering, the vast majority of this cohort — the oldest are now 13 — would never begin smoking. It’s hard to imagine too many parents objecting, and it would be easy for retailers to enforce. In the United States, it would provide a useful focus for state and local public health officials to do something game-changing, rather than sitting on the sidelines waiting for Washington to act.
Critics will say that, even if a state or city passed such a law, would-be smokers could go to an adjoining one to buy cigarettes. But evidence suggests that border-crossing and smuggling would be minimal. States that have sharply raised their cigarette taxes, after all, have not only increased tax revenue but also reduced rates of smoking prevalence, even among nicotine addicts. Young people, who are generally not addicted (yet) and who tend not to have peers who smoke, are even less likely to chase cigarettes across state or county lines. …
(Ed: emphasis mine)
Richard A. Daynard no doubt thinks (It of course requires a willing suspension of disbelief to accept that he is actually capable of thinking) that what he writes is an objective fair-minded and ubiquitous opinion. Daynard is so comfortable with this mentality that it never even occurs to him that what he is proposing could even remotely be considered offensive to anyone. After all, who wants to die a slow lingering death, right?
The writer famous for the “Narnia Series”, CS Lewis, committed to words in so much more elegant a manner than I am every likely to a summation of this mentality, this philosophical ideology, this intellectual Ebola virus.
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
C. S. Lewis
This could not have been more perfectly epitomized than when Nancy Pelosi stood in front of the American People with that giant gavel in her hand, and proclaimed victoriously regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) (Yea, that’s Obamacare) “You have to pass the Bill to find out what’s in it”.
That phrase alone, in a saner time, would have been all that was required to win Pelosi a date with a hangman’s noose, or at the bare minimum a good tar and feathering just before she was run out of town on a literal rail.
One of the very first flags ever used to represent the United States of America was the “Gadsden flag” it was a yellow field with a coiled rattlesnake on it with the words “Don’t Tread on me” appearing under the coiled rattlesnake. It meant then, pretty much the same thing it means today. “Leave me the hell alone, you’re not the boss of me”.
Benjamin Franklin, was speaking about this mental viral infection as much if not more so when he said “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety” than he was abut any actual government. Like so many of America’s Founding Father’s, the wisdom of Benjamin Franklin has over the decades revealed itself to be profound and manifold.
Totalitarianism and tyranny have existed for as long as the human race has existed, yet never before perhaps have the tyrants been the fellow citizens of those whom the tyrants would oppress. Starting in the late 1800′s, right after America’s Civil War (around 1879-84), America’s most prestigious and respected Universities and Colleges began casting around for educators who could heal the horrific wounds of the Civil War.
Educators who would hold unique philosophical and ideological views, the age of reason was upon mankind, there were no problems that enlightened men could not solve. Thus the American educational institutes did sow the seeds of their own destruction. For what they introduced into the American educational institutes in the guise of enlightened reason, was none other than Marxism.
Once you have distilled Marxism down to it’s purest spirit, that spirit is this. The end justifies the means. For those of you who still don’t get it, that means that the only thing that counts, is winning, and how you win is of no importance or consequence, only that you do win.
Do gooder syndrome is the next logical step, now that you have won, what are you going to do. “but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience”.
Smoking is bad for you, so we will not permit you to smoke, drinking (32oz soda’s) is not god for you, so we will not permit you to drink. Riding a motorcycle without a helmet is dangerous, so we will not permit you to ride a motorcycle without a helmet, riding in a car without a seat-belt is dangerous, so we will not permit you to ride in a car without a seat-belt.
The list gets longer and longer and more and more intrusive every day many times it is even buttressed with the argument “It’s for the Children”. An argument that any sane rational person knows is a lie, if anything ever done in America were done “For the Children” rather than as a method of coercion then abortion would have not only never been legalized in America, but any doctor or other individual who performed one would be charged with first degree murder, convicted and publicly hung.
50 million dead children murdered by doctors at the bequest of their own mothers and backed up by the full weight of the United States Governments monopoly on violence makes as incontrovertible and indisputable a statement as can even remotely be imagine being made regarding just how precious children are to those who have succumbed to the false intellectual allure of Marxism. Nothing that these totalitarian do gooder’s do is “For the Children”, it isn’t even for “Our own good”. It is about control and power.
Once upon a time in America, patriotic citizens hoisted a Gadsden Flag and said, “Leave me the hell alone, you’re not the boss of me”, and they backed that statement up from the barrel of a gun. When considered in light of “those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience” it makes all the sense in the world that those same people so desperately want and need to disarm the American people.