Discussing some stuff with e-migos, I got to thinking about those deeply nuanced freethinkers: Our Betters, the Liberals. Anyone who pays attention to what Liberals do, rather than what they say, knows that Liberals are the most binary critters in captivity. They behave as if every question that could ever possibly be asked has The One Right Answer (TORA), and of course they — being Our Betters — know it.
This explains most, if not all, of their most annoying tics. For instance, they instinctively politicize every-fucking-thing…. and yet, seem clueless as to how this “politics” stuff actually works. E-migo Morgan cited their recent blather about how Congress “hasn’t done anything” about gun control after the Las Vegas tragedy. He pointed out that yes, Congress has done something about gun control; lots of somethings, in fact. It just didn’t turn out the way Our Betters wanted it to. They proposed a bill, they couldn’t get the votes to pass it, it was defeated.
That’s what Congress does. That’s the only thing Congress does. “Voting on bills” is literally the only action that Congress, as a whole, can Constitutionally take. To those of us who use Earth-logic, that’s what “politics” means — you make your best case, you call in all your favors, you make all the deals you can, and when it still doesn’t work, you accept the result and move on. Hell, even Hillary Clinton pretended to subscribe to this definition back when she thought she was going to win. Of course, that didn’t work out the way Our Betters thought it would, either, and so she changed her tune…
See what I mean? Our Betters don’t really “get” politics, because when every possible question has The One Right Answer, what’s the point? Politics is the adjudication of competing preferences. But with TORA there is, by definition, no competition, because there are no preferences. How could there be, since it’s unpossible that someone might actually prefer the wrong answer? It’s the Fundamental Paradox of Internet Liberalism at the ballot box — if you were smart enough to understand what Lefty is trying to tell you, you’d have to agree with him, because he’s telling you The One Right Answer.
And If you’re too stupid to get that, you shouldn’t be allowed to vote anyway…. which is why Our Betters don’t really “get” democracy, either. Oh, they’ll be happy to “explain” TORA to you until they’re blue in the face (“explaining” things to Dirt People gets them wet), but when it comes down to it, it doesn’t really matter if one million people vote for TORA, or nine weirdos in black bathrobes do, or just one Lightworker does — it is, after all, The One Right Answer, and those who know TORA are duty-bound to implement it, though the heavens fall.