Thursday, June 11, 2009

Callous Objectivist Thought for the Day

I don't want to have to pay for someone else's irresponsibility. I'm sick of being the financier for everybody else's stupidity.Here I am, working my butt off 60 to 70 hours a week just to pay off my school debt before I'm run out of medicine by my own government, trying to raise a respectful child, keeping my nose clean, paying my ever-increasing taxes...and some bozo wants to try and jump his skateboard off a building or something. I don't call that an accident. I call that natural selection.

Ever seen that show "America's Dumbest Criminals"? How about "Scarred"? Those are just a couple of the exhibits in my case against socialism. Under Obama's health care plan, those idiots will reap infinitely more benefit than they'll ever pay into the system. Why? Because they'll probably be "permanently disabled" by the time they're 20.

Grown-ups should pay their own way, as much as it is possible for them to do so. They shouldn't blame white people for all their problems. They shouldn't run through waist-deep water in the aftermath of a hurricane, seeking to steal televisions instead of trying to find food, water, and shelter. They shouldn't BASE jump with a parachute they rolled while they were stoned.

I'm sick to death of continuing to subsidize this sort of short-sighted self-obsessed looting. Anybody who looks at the state of affairs and says "Yeah. This seems okay. All that's missing is more money from the people who work for a living so we can give a higher quality of life to the lazy" is not simply intellectually lazy and wrong. Increasingly, I am starting to feel that they are actively engaged in trying to steal food from my own family's mouths.

I can no longer have a calm conversation with a self-professed "Liberal" or "Progressive". They are starting to look more and more like thieves to me. And I can't have an intelligent conversation with a thief about the relative merits of thievery.

Additionally, politicians who facilitate this sort of behavior merely to maintain their voter base are worse than criminal. It is a satanic sort of self-obsession.

Grow up, America. Get a job, stop whining about how somebody dun you wrong, and pay your own damn way. I'm sick to death of this crap.

Thanks. I needed to vent. I feel a little better now. Seriously, though. Get a job, jackass.

Thank Goodness for Bad Habits

The U.S. Senate has cleared the way for the FDA to regulate the hell out of cigarettes. The logic? Cigarettes make people sick, sick people go to doctors, and since nobody wants to pay for their own doctor bills, we all get to pay for their health care. Yeah. I get it. Makes perfect sense.

That's certainly one way to go about it. It's like motorcycle helmets. Riders hate them. But when they splatter their heads on the pavement, they have to go to the hospital, where (once again) we all have to pick up the tab. So the government makes them wear helmets. You know. For the public good.

But according to that logic, if motorcycle-related accidents are expensive, and if mandating the wearing of helmets is good, then why not just outlaw motorcycles altogether? I mean, since we're all about the greater good, then one person's individual liberty and exercise of their right to splatter their head on the ground shouldn't trump our right to not have to pay their bills. Or am I missing something?

Therefore, I am proposing the super-duper ultimate mega-solution to smoking-related deaths. Let's outlaw cigarettes completely. Let's make the sale, purchase, possession, distribution, or use of cigarettes punishable by...oh, let's see...oh yeah. Beheading. Yeah. We should behead all the smokers.

What's that? What do you mean they already tried that with booze? Prohibition? Well, there's no need to get all historical on me. Besides, it was a dumb idea anyway. We could never pay for SCHIP without smokers. So light up, brothers and sisters! It's your patriotic duty!