November 16, 2012
Well, at least once, for educational purposes.
Have been working with socialist coworker. He collects guitars, and has been winnowing out his collection. In exchange for an unnamed item I would like, I have been repairing guitars, cleaning up & replacing electronics in pedals, etc. for him to sell on ebay. Was really only wanting a decent wah pedal, but none came along & caught my eye.
Then I saw this.
I picked out the replacement parts (new CTS pots to replace the ones that sounded like they had sand in them, orange drop tone cap, pearl pickguard) & had him order them; installed the usual ground shielding.
Then I said this would be the trade.
“That’s not really fair, is it?”
I explained to him:
Yes, it is. It may not be an equal trade of my services for it.
It may not be right, depending on your values.
But thanks to socialism, we not longer live in a country of blind objective equality. We live in a country of subjective fairness, where the definition of what is “fair” changes with the whim of whomever is in control. And I was in control of the trade. He had more than I did, and could afford to give it up.
It is the definition of “fair.”
And to add insult to injury, we’ll be screening my wife’s SHRUG symbol onto the pickguard.
1992 Fender Jazz Bass
November 15, 2012
“In one combination or another, these three super-states
are permanently at war, and have been so for the past twenty-
five years. War, however, is no longer the desperate,
annihilating struggle that it was in the early decades of the
twentieth century. It is a warfare of limited aims between
combatants who are unable to destroy one another, have no
material cause for fighting”
“As for the problem of
over-production, which has been latent in our society since
the development of machine technique, it is solved by the
device of continuous warfare (see Chapter III), which is
also useful in keying up public morale to the necessary
Emmanual Goldstein, “1984”
From 1984: “The Theory & Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism, by Emmanuel Goldstein”
“Wars are constant and pursued without Congressional declaration” -Ron Paul
He nailed it.
November 13, 2012
A High School socialist classmate on facebook, aside from calling me dirty names, yelled that old white men are no longer in power, and the election shows we are the minority.
As I see it, this could be a good thing.
I can now have government support programs & special study groups set up for me. No one can call me middle-aged, white, or married, or I can threaten them with hate crimes. I can start up a an exclusive club, group, or political action group (WASPs For Personal Greed, maybe), and promote my cause freely.
Think about it, as Jeffy would say.
Even though I’ma minority, I don’t think it’ll be allowed to happen.