Re: Let Me Get This Straight . . .

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From: Stephen D. Williams (
Date: Sun May 13 2001 - 06:58:20 PDT

I completely agree with this, especially as it pertains to overstepping
the Democrats also do in the name of PC, although I think and hope that
path has been safely discredited at many levels in the last 4 years.
Similarly, extreme feminism is getting the scrutiny needed to reach a
rational point.


Jeff Bone wrote:
> Sigh. There's *so* much wrong with this whole thread that I don't
> even have the energy to get fired up and deal with it. My
> good-natured poke at Geege was just that; this Jay yahoo is makin' me
> mad, though. Briefly, just a few random mortar lobs...
> > I would *LOVE* to see this country go back
> > to a 1950's kind of Leave It To Beaver lifestyle.
> What a fucking nightmare. Jay, you realize that many, many people ---
> such as myself --- would equate the above with Hell itself, right?
> Jay, why the desperate need for the predictable, familiar,
> understandable, static, homogeneous, non-threatening, and safe? Why
> do you need those things so badly? The implication is that people who
> do not fit into your Leave It To Beaver mode are somehow negatively
> impacting your life. Why? How does it impact you *at all* if someone
> else chooses to do non-LITB things that I assume you disapprove of,
> such as being gay, smoking weed, listenting to music you don't like,
> using language you don't approve of, frequenting strip clubs,
> whatever?
> IMO, THE major problem in this country today is that people are just
> too damned concerned with other people's behavior, when it's none of
> their goddamned business. The fucking GOP wants to turn back the
> clock to Leave It To Beaver, while the Dems just want to make sure
> everybody's PC, and want a program for everybody. Both parties just
> want to make sure that gov't is a good parent: GOPs want to be a
> "good moral authority and disciplinarian parent," while the Dems want
> to be a "good nurturing parent." But dammit, *why the hell* do we as
> adults need parental oversight? We DON'T!
> Bottom line, "do unto others" and "mind your own fucking business" are
> things we all seem to have lost sight of. We all need a big helping
> of "be responsible" and "help yourself." Those who live in terror of
> how our society is evolving and wish to turn back the clock could do
> with a dose of "embrace change" and a dash of "don't worry, be happy"
> as well.
> I've used this quote before, but it's perenially appropriate:
> "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the
> good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be
> better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent
> moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes
> sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated: but those
> who torment us for our own good will torment us without end,
> for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
> - C. S. Lewis
> $0.02,
> jb

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