Sunday, August 22, 2010

Mind. Your. Own. Business.

MYOB.  Call that the libertarian motto.  I am always amazed about the fights people put up to preserve the status quo, even if directly contradicting the Constitution.  After three centuries of running this little experiment called the United States, we have seen:
  • Slavery Abolished;
  • Women's Suffrage;
  • Civil Rights Movement;
  • Repeal of Ban on Gay Marriage.
At the end of each battle, usually including physical altercations and hundreds of casualties, but always including mountains of time and money, the Supreme Court hears the merits of each argument and that group of cornerstone principles called the Bill of Rights comes down on the side of ... equal rights.  Just like we learned in 3rd grade?  Go fig.

The problem with being a self-righteous prick isn't that one can't handle one's emotions, though that's certainly a factor, the problem is that self-righteous pricks earnestly believe that the status quo somehow turns wrong into right.  None of the above issues should have been politicized.  None of the above issues should have been issues in the first place.  Neither should the Ground Zero mosque be such a hotly debated topic.  Does it make America look like trite, stupid, douche rockets to constantly ignore our own Constitution?  Yes, it most certainly does.  Are there more serious issues to spend time and money addressing than fighting a battle that cannot be legally won?  I think the unemployed 20% of Americans would probably agree that there is.  At least they would if ever the specter of cessation of extended benefits became real.

Did you know that people feared JFK becoming President for fact that they believed he would make policy decisions based on the Pope's whims?  Absolute buffoonery.  Here's what he had to say:
I believe in an America that is officially neither Catholic, Protestant, nor Jewish ... where no public official either requests or accepts instructions on public policy from the Pope, the National Council of Churches or any other ecclesiastical source ... where no religious body seeks to impose its will directly or indirectly upon the general populace or the public acts of its officials ... and where religious liberty is so indivisible that an act against one church is treated as an act against all.
So, unless you plan on imploding St. Paul's, St. Peter's, or vigorously fighting the reconstruction of the Greek Orthodox church building, put your pretty head to rest, and mind your own business.

Buddha, Jesus, Mohammed, Ra, Thor, Viracocha, the walking Darwin fish, and all the other gods are probably up there playing poker anyway ... and talking about what retards we all are, for acting with hate under the guise of "defending their ideals."