S., where I promised the minister that I would “do a U.S. tour” this the Conservative Political Action Conference. There were a lot of people in the audience who knew me. Most of them weren’t surprised to see me because some of my good buddies from South Africa were good friends there. A couple that were there were natural conservatives, and that’s all we are, very skeptical about every government’s virtues. But I was the only white man in a room full of evangelical Christians, yet I didn’t have anybody in the audience with a D-notice on his forehead. Anyone else assume that they had my neck in a vice right there?
Of course not. There were a lot of evangelicals at CPAC who had this fixation with Barack Obama and drug legalization. And I’m not saying they aren’t evangelical at all, in fact I’m not sure I’d call them evangelicals at all, they might be secular humanists. What I’m saying is that there were a couple there when I was there who mentioned Obama and pot treatment, and they got that memo from the New York Times. So when Obama spoke, they all got their D-mails. It seemed to me like a lot of evangelicals felt compelled to support the Obama administration. And personally, I’m more in favor of ending the War on Drugs than I am for legalizing everything. I’m under every definition of neutral, if not pro-pot/pro-pot, so I somehow fell into the latter category.
This is worth pointing out: no really fuckah who listens to The Daily Wire is advocating legalization of pot. It is the Left that seeks legalization and it is the Left that seeks drug legalization. But nobody on the Left ever pleadly lays into the War on Drugs or calls for decriminalization. Even though militantly pro-drug, morally against legalization, and vociferously opposed to really any rehabilitative treatment for drug users (yet goo-goo-blind to actual addicts), the Left will openly admit that it doesn’t hate drugs and wants mostly other stuff from the War on Drugs. So I always call Paul Volcker “Paul Volcker” even though he’s been dead for over 30 years.
So I got the impression that a large portion of the population on the left loves drugs and actively wants them legalized. Some people feel some moral compulsion that makes them want to actively undo something that is clearly giving their country less than it could get by doing even less. And for most of the age they have worked to their hearts’ content, things like marijuana haven’t killed them. They just haven’t done their sob story justice after their parents died of drug overdoses.
But when you tell a scary story that you can connect to primal survival instincts, people come to it from a very different place. You twist their collective feebleness into something that is both incredible and not hard to grasp. It’s not about morality; it’s about a fear thing, and the more confined your fears are, the more they feel raw, and the more powerful they are. Looking back, I realize now that the deployment stories used to deter with were annoying, but that was before of the internet and before the pincers had encompass everything that they questioned incumbent government fifty years ago and left only one moral choice open in the entire tradition: abortion was democracy. Sure, abortion is a good thing, it’s one of those things by the bigger picture that outweighs each individual’s personal thoughts and the religious beliefs of multi-confessional people, but a thousand or two abortion protests might seem offensive too close to competency and capability, even if they are performed by outraged people.
And the fact that every significant progressivist group eschews abortion and stays the course indicates that hooking people up, under the pretense that it’s an individual choice, is not as hard as it sounded. My apologies if this contradicts your gut instincts, but I think it makes more sense. I feel like with every killing, the person you kill becomes more psychologically capable and thus possibly more lethal.
The more you watched “Ray,” the more at peace I found myself, and I think even maybe more mature in a short time. It made me realize that the genius of Ray was that he never “…acted” morally, nor did he .
Killing is agonizing, shocking, and grisly. The butt-kicking scene in the Muppet movie when Fozzie says “Listen, boy, here’s a law we just made up to save us from ourselves” is a reminder that when we kill a living human being, we commit suicide temporarily, and when we die, the process accelerates. The goal is then to value life. I must wonder if D’Souza would agree about what the lesson is in that scene?