Monday, September 5, 2016
That's MISTER Revolutionary to you, cupcake
Immanuel Kant said of immaturity that "...is the incapacity to use one’s intelligence without the guidance of another."
Somewhere around the same time a bunch of racist, sexist, homophobic pigs got together and signed a document that said, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
Less than a century later a tall, scruffy-bearded cat in a stovepipe hat said, "Now we are engaged in a great Civil War, testing whether that nation -- or any nation so conceived and so dedicated -- can long endure."
Less than a century later some mackerel snapper from New England said that America was "...unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this Nation has always been committed...And so," he said, "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."
Twenty years later an old, washed up actor said, "From time to time, we have been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to government for, by, and of the people. But if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else? All of us together, in and out of government, must bear the burden."
In 1949 some English dude published a book wherein he noted that "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."
Well, here's the truth, America. You don't have to unfuck the government. You only have to unfuck yourself. Then all the rest of that shit will work.
But you can't just say you've done it. You've actually gotta do it. Opera non verba.