Jack Ass Show
by Brian Wilson: Big
After the show,
2 olives and a grey goose yesterday, I steeled myself to watch a
few minutes of the Jack Ass Show. The Jack Ass doesn't have opinions,
the Laws of Nature flow from his lips. JA doesn't need to know economics
or history. A word-a-day vocabulary is the knowledge of all knowledge.
His audience doesn't need to think. He already has all the answers.
he is a man of principle. But he is an emotional rowboat lost at
sea without a philosophical anchor. It takes years to lay a philosophical
foundation and build a principled life on top of it. Any fool knows
the right and wrong of the 10 Commandments. It takes wisdom to see
the folly of pretty ideas that are really tyranny draped in velvet.
manufactured point of his "talking points ad ridiculum"
was the principled intransigence of the Tea Party Movement standing
firm for real spending cuts in the so-called "debt debate".
The hyper-ventilated allegation the Tea Partiers would be branded
as "Extremists" and the confidence of the American people
is a non-sequitur. The Tea Party Movement is the American people.
It isn't an organization that claims to represent anyone. It is
a collection of individuals who associate in common cause. Many
claim to be Tea Party leaders but they are charlatans walking in
front of the parade. The Tea Party people listen to everyone. Take
orders from none. And for better or worse, make their own decisions.
They may not be the American people but they are a hell of a lot
closer than a Jack Ass with a loud mouth and a TV studio.
When you assume
the Republicans are shills for progressivism, the actions make sense
and are easily predictable. If the Republicans won the Debt Debate,
government spending would really be cut. Which of course, they don't
want. So they had to throw the fight. Unfortunately, like TV wrestling,
it becomes more and more obvious the game is rigged. It's as if
the rulers in Washington don't even care if we believe their staged
fight. It's just a kabuki ritual they have to perform before stealing
more of our Freedom.
on the subject, let me add Sean to the list. He says all the right
words but there is no brain behind them. He knows all the correct
conservative answers but can't defend them intellectually. He is
like Abba: singing a song in English perfectly without understanding
any of the lyrics.
Oh yes, why
are the 38 at the same time "uncompromising and irrelevant"?
It is the insecurity of emotional decision. They hated John Galt
because of his confidence in his own beliefs. Where they had doubts,
he had none. Hosts like the Jack Ass are never sure their opinion
is right - yet they demand everyone agree with them. The uncompromising
and principled make them loath themselves. The Principled Man is
willing to stand alone with his beliefs because they were not formed
from the consensus of others.
the latest news await….
Wilson [send him mail],
nationally ignored talk show host and occasional LRC un-indicted
co-contributor, is currently annoying miniscule audiences in a number
of markets from his technically challenged studios safely outside
the dictatorship of Toledo. Brian may be endured from 3p–6p at www.wspd.com.
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