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March 23, 2015

middle american libertarian mind rot

Filed under: General — Xero @ 10:37 pm

Libertarians want the cake and want to eat it too. they’re the worst, and their political stance took literally no thought to come up with. Same with “anarcho-capitalism” it’s like, literally, no thought required. No rules! Weee!

They’ve got the same bullshit mindset of ring-wingers when it comes to “give me all the money, damn government taking our taxes” when they’re usually stuck in some shitty failed career and have no skills or talent to speak of, but then it’s the governments damn fault! They’re just making excuses for their own stagnation, and blaming the government for it, just like most right wingers I know. Ronald Reagan was a failure, libertarians need to admit this too.

And now it’s the norm for these folks to have this paranoid sort of ‘question everything’ attitude. Everything’s a conspiracy. From the federal government to vaccines to global warming, everything needs to be questioned, just in case, regardless of whatever the qualifications are of the person doing said questioning. It’s all part of this sort of growing anti-intellectualism in much of america, which almost seems in spite of the acceptability of geek chic in our fashion culture.

There’s a fundamental core to this anti-vaxxer movement and it comes from this just smart enough to be dangerous, middle-american crowd, where they’re just confident enough to believe they are questioning the right things, but not smart enough to realize they aren’t actually qualified to be questioning it at all.

For example, people arguing about vaccine safety on the internet who clearly aren’t vaccine scientists, and don’t have one stake in any of this other than taking on some holier-than-thou belief based on the hearsay and opinions of others like themselves. Thus it’s cyclical, it’s unqualified people, making unqualified statements, making no attempt to have any proper research or studies done, and just further spreading their baseless, paranoid belief onto others like a religion.

And the fact people are even driven into these cycles of anti-intellectual stupidity is problem in and of itself. Vaccine denial is just the surface, there’s large congregations of people right now who are routinely being convinced dinosaurs aren’t real, or were less than 6000 years old, regardless of the facts, fossils, not to mention living relics like alligators and crocodiles, but hey, someone else’s superstition said you were wrong!

It seems churches everywhere are adopting these more and more extreme viewpoints in spite of common sense, in what appears to be an attempt to further pacify the masses and test their loyalty and obedience. Once they have this stuff thoroughly drilled into your head, once they tell you where to march next, you will, because your reality now has no validity if not based upon their suggestion.

It’s even silly shit sometimes, one time I heard a middle-aged-man’s superstitious stories about the judeo-christian reasons for why the number 13 is unlucky. When they told it to me, not only were they being totally serious, but they were acting as if they were letting me in on some kind of top-secret, in-the-know, sort of knowledge. I can’t help but laugh sometimes how anyone can take themselves seriously spouting this kind of nonsense.

They think they’re being smart by questioning the ‘status quo’, but by questioning science without actually doing research and using the scientific method, they’ve just become a religion of pseudoscience and bad thought process. And all the while, these people think they are being smart, for exposing whatever they believe is the so called conspiracy at hand. There is no devil’s advocacy to be played here, we’re literally talking science versus making shit up.

America has become a country full of reactionary and superstitious people. This honestly scares me quite a bit.

1 Comment »

  1. When I wrote this, Donald J Trump was not yet a serious presidential candidate.

    Now that he is, it’s beyond clear, libertarian mind-rottee’s have found their leader.

    Comment by Xero — March 17, 2016 @ 4:33 pm

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