UC Berkeley, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Insanity

When I think of liberals, I think of the fight against the Red Scare.  I think of how people on the left came together to fight against a government who was all about fear, deception, and manipulating to convince the public that if you weren’t with them, you were against them.  I think of thousands of people who came together to champion the rights of free speech and for unpopular opinions to be said.  That’s the left that I think of.  However, that is not the left that I see now.

For those who didn’t know, Milo Yiannopoulos was invited to speak at UC Berkeley.  He didn’t ask to go there, but rather was invited.  A person there to speak his mind.  Now, because Milo is very openly conservative, and has a lot of far-right positions, it’s natural that there would be people who would disagree with him.  Indeed, many of them gathered at this event.  So, what did these people do?  Did they come with well-reasoned arguments and try and have an open discussion with Milo?  Did they allow him to speak and then have their rebuttal?  No.  That isn’t what happened.  What happened?  Well, take a look for yourself.

Listen to all those champions of free speech!  Listen to the chant “Shut it down!” over and over again!  Can’t you just tell how much they value the traits that the left is supposed to stand for?  Because, after all, in today’s society, Milo’s views are unpopular.  The popular consensus is much more left-leaning.  With that in mind, you’d think that, even if they didn’t agree with him, my fellow left-leaning people would at least want to hear the guy out.  That way we could form educated opinions on his views and then disagree with them in the most effective way – with good argumentation.

Fuck that noise!  We gotta riot!  Let’s destroy property! Let’s assault people!  There was footage of some asshole tear-gassing a girl with a MAGA hat who was just minding her own business.  One guy was beaten and stripped.  There was even a story of someone who was shot when someone acted in self-defense after the mob went after him.  Yup.  That’s the progressive-left, everyone.  That’s what it’s come to.  But hey, maybe you think that that is hyperbole.  After all, it’s not like celebrities are in on it or anything.  Oh wait, here’s a link to a Tweet by Sarah Silverman, who lays it out that the military will eventually be coming in to help the left with an armed revolution.  Hey Sarah, they call that treason, you know.  Good thing that the Internet never forgets, because now Sarah is going to have this little nugget following her around forever.

Never in my life have I been more ashamed of the left in this country.  We once made fun of the Tea Party and what a bunch of assholes they were.  But you know what, as bad as their demonstrations were, I gotta say, even I am starting to agree with the conservatives who say that the left is worse.  At least it didn’t come to guns and lighting garbage fires in the street.  I remember saying that I wished America was more like other countries, who indulge in a good riot every now and then.  Well, I got my wish.  And it makes us look so pathetic.

Do the people like Sarah the retard Silverman not understand how absolutely horrific it would be to have armed revolution?  Do they not realize what that would do to this country.  Trump won, people!  Fair and square!  It’s all your fault.  You made this monster.  All the endless yelling about sexism and racism and all this other bullshit.  Organizations who chant for dead cops, and then get their wish.  You bear the blame here.  Trump won on the backs of the people who are sick and tired of all the PC bullshit.  Now we have a protest that had no illusions about being anything other than a riot, all to shut down someone that they don’t like.

The irony is that this will have the exact opposite effect.  See, Milo really wasn’t a name in the mainstream.  He is huge on the Internet, but he isn’t a name that the public at large knows.  Now they do.  Now they know exactly who he is.  This riot has caught national attention.  CNN was being just as hard on these idiots protesting as Fox News.  That’s understandable.  Any media outlet has to see this for the bat-shit crazy mess that it is.  Milo’s name will just get bigger and bigger, while the people screaming in the streets, or taking to Twitter to call for violent uprising will be made to look like raving lunatics.  Congratulations.

We can’t do like this, people.  We just fucking can’t.  Political discourse in this country cannot devolve into crowds screaming and burning shit in the street.  If that’s where we’ve gone, then we might as well just go back to the Coliseum and have people settle their differences with swords.  Then the mob could gamble on it and our descent as a nation into madness will be complete.  Worse still, we have people defending this bullshit!  Are you fucking kidding me?!  This behavior is indefensible.  But hey, it’s easy to defend when it isn’t these PC assholes who will be out in the street fighting the cops.  It won’t be them in this “revolution.”  They’ll be at Starbucks.  Fuck these people.

Until next time, a quote,

“The blood is already on our hands, it’s only a matter of degree.” – George Carlin

Peace out,

Maverick

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Americans Should Riot?!

I have talked at length about how the bulk of this country is perfectly fine taking political dick.  We are screwed over, again and again and again, and nobody gives a shit.  People don’t care.  We are trained not to care.  George Carlin wasn’t kidding when he said –

There’s a reason education sucks, and it’s the same reason that it will never, ever, ever be fixed.  It’s never gonna get better.  Don’t look for it.  Be happy with what you’ve got.  Because the owners of the country don’t want that.  I’m talking about the real owners now.   The real owners – the big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions.”

The fact is that people don’t give a damn about any of the things that happen in this country because the system tells them not to.  The system tells them that the cops are above the law, that even when our soldiers do crazy shit, like The Kill Team in Afghanistan, they don’t get punishment in any significant way.  They get slap on the wrist sentences, like one soldier who recently was sentenced to three years in jail and dishonorable discharge.  Yeah, America really threw the book at him!  Never mind that he was involved in the killing and mutilation of four people, with plans for lots more killing, we’ll give him a nothing, bogus, bullshit sentence.

So people in this country are pretty accustomed to taking political cock.  They have no problem with the system screws them over.  And even if they do have a problem, like those in Wisconsin recently had, the system wins!  Every fucking time, the system wins!  The unions in Wisconsin are now going to be forced to pay (maybe metaphorically, probably literally) for having the balls to fight back.  They are going to pay for their will to change things.  That’s how it works in America.  If you want change, they put you in your place and villify and hate you.  Look at Fox News and how they work and tell me I’m wrong.

Henry Ford once said, “religion is the only thing keeping the poor from murdering the rich.”  He’s right about that.  There was also a really sweet quote from on of my favorite characters on any show ever, Alan Shore –

He threw a rock, Denny. He’d had enough of being ignored, neglected, he rose up and threw a rock at some rich guy. Thirty-seven million, Denny. You ever wonder what would happen if they all decided to rise up?”

That is a question that I have been pondering for years.  I love that show.  James Spader’s brilliant portrayal of Alan Shore in Boston Legal is nothing short of brilliant.  What would happen if all the poor in this nation decided that they were fed up with the fact that the system does nothing but chew them up and spit them out, what would they do?

It is very unusual to live in a country with as little care for what happens as this one.  Part of me wonders when this happened.  Like a closing argument that Shore made, I wonder when people stopped caring.  When you choose to fight authority now, you are labeled as “unAmerican.”  You are told that you have to protest in “free speech zones.”  You are removed from society, villified, and treated like a criminal, and all because you asked the most important question that democracy has – why are we doing this?  Why can’t this change?

When people say that they don’t like a cop throwing a teenage girl onto a police car and macing her in the face, even though she posed no risk, they hate the cops.  If somebody wonders why exactly the Tea Party is cheering the fact that they have been responsible for screwing this economy, they are told that they hate the American people.

I’m with TJ here, the American people are like a bitch.  We are the system’s bitch.  The real rulers of this country come with increasingly bigger dicks to fuck us with, and the people are just fine.  And if they do decide to protest, they are treated a like a bitch, and put in their place.  We are the system’s whore, and they are our pimp, and we have to get fucked by whoever they tell us to get fucked by, and enjoy it.

One point that TJ brought up in a video he did about this was that we all have the same problems that they do in the UK, so the reason why nobody has had enough and decided to take matters into their own hands really is a mystery.  Our infrastructure is shit.  Our education system is shit.  Our healthcare system costs more than any other part of the industrialized world.  Gas prices suck.  Really, we have all the reasons to be angry that they do in the UK.  But, as usual, nobody in this country gives a shit.

But every once and a while, I get hope that maybe, just maybe, something can change.  When Dylan Ratigan went off on a tirade on his show, I knew I was supposed to be upset with him losing control on television, but what he was saying was perfect, and exactly what this country needs to hear.

I’m saying we’ve got a real problem and I’m tired of Republicans and Democrats who either, Republicans want to burn the place to the ground and Democrats, with all due respect, who want to offer a plan that gets it through the end of the second term of their Presidency and then screws me and my kids when its over!”

Angry, passionate, and damn right.  Both sides are content to ignore the issues and just screw the public so that the Republicans can get tax cuts for their rich friends, and the Democrats can put shit off.  The middle class gets screwed, but part of me wonders if in Washington they say that that is the cost of doing business.  The cost of progress.

So, should Americans riot?  I don’t know.  At this point, I don’t know what can possible fix anything.  I mean, look at Wisconsin.  They fought tooth and nail to fix things, to change things, and in the end, it all was for nothing!  All their efforts will go to shit and the unions will pay the price.  I just want something to happen, anything.  I want this country to actually give some evidence that they give a shit about what is going on right now, because at this moment, things aren’t looking very good.

But when I hear Dylan Ratigan go off, and see his efforts continue like I did today in an article in The Huffington Post, then I feel that maybe, just maybe, we are not beyond redemption that that maybe, just maybe, things will work out for the better.  People need to do something, because if we are so accustomed to doing nothing now, what will happen when it is too late to change anything later?

Until next time, a quote,

“Money and politics is the root of all political evil.  It is corruption at its worst.”  -Jimmy Williams, The Dylan Ratigan Show

Peace out,

Maverick