Friday, October 16, 2009

Be Reasonable? -OR- Gotcher Reasonable Ritecheer!

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.- George Bernard Shaw

I don't think GB had today's GB or the whole wingnut movement in mind when he formulated this bit of wisdom. Being unreasonable in Shaw's day meant that workers shouldn't be fungible commodities, chattel or property. That equity, while subjective, is REQUIRED in modern life.

Shaw's brand of socialism, embodied in the Fabian Society, was considered unreasonable by the haves in their dealings with the rabble. Then, as now, the privileged's positions were considered inhuman by everyone left out of the day's relative prosperity.

I'm not sure where Beck is getting his mojo. Every globule of feces he's flung should rightfully arc right back into his shit-eating grin. What's most difficult to understand is how any normal unreasonable soul can accept his opposite world rantings as reflective of anything in this plane of reality.

This makes him a shill and a charlatan of the nastiest kind. Speaking in opposites is the wingnut tongue. How can it possibly deceive? Are mouth-breathers that large of a demographic? If they represent only 20% or less of the population, why is that enough to sustain their control of the market/talking points?

So many questions. Oh but wait, the haves have control, despite the will of the majority. How unreasonable of us not to just accept their unreasonableness.

Maybe the best delusion of the wingnuttiness is that they would prevail in a revolt.
Once survival of the fittest takes hold, pissants are extinct.

1 comment:

Suzan said...

I know that you don't need this comment, but Murdochia controls the mindspace of this 20%, and thus it's more like 80%.

But it's not (really).

Thanks for this apt dissection.

S

If they represent only 20% or less of the population, why is that enough to sustain their control of the market/talking points?