A few topical news items, including this one, made me write this post. While many of my previous posts about the issue of social reciprocity have touched on this topic. For the purpose of this post I am going to use one specific and current example.
The reaction of both LIEbertarian nutjob Ron Paul and the aging, decaying white subhumans in the recent Tea Party debate for the republican presidential ticket.
Some of you might think that their reactions were aberrations or the result of a a loaded question. I disagree- because the whole episode is remarkably consistent with the default CONservative and LIEbertarian world view. People who view that clip often try to understand what those subhumans were thinking. In my opinion that question is redundant. People, through the ages, have believed in many things without basis in reality or often actively contradicting it. From believing that epidemics were divine punishment, giant eels causing earthquakes to bleeding desperately ill people to ‘cure’ them- the bizarre nature of human belief, frequently by educated people, in every age is a sad commentary on the “ability” of the human mind.
The most important question in that ‘let him die’ episode should be- Why would any sane person express such sentiments?
The answer to that question is easy yet troubling. It goes something like this- the aging, decaying white tea-partiers believe two things..
1. There will be no consequences, direct or indirect, for their verbalizations (delusional thinking).
2. They will somehow be magically provided for- inspite of the world around them going to shit (magical thinking).
Both these beliefs are sadly linked to them being old and white. You see, they grew up in a world where “white was right and would always prevail”. As some of you might have noticed- the overall direction of change does not favor that scenario.
These morons believe that expressing their beliefs will be seen as another auditorium outburst. However that is no longer the case in our age of YouTube, Blogs, FaceBook and similar information dispersal/archival platforms. This clip is going to become another nail in their coffin. While individual events rarely shape the course of history, a steady stream of small but similar events do eventually affect public perception. The younger people these human scumbags will have to depend on will be increasingly non-white and contemptuous of older whites. Moreover even younger whites increasing harbor less than fuzzy feelings for these greedy subhumans. These aging white morons have just painted another metaphorical target on themselves, but they are too delusional to realize it,
Their second belief, that they will be taken care of, also ties with their outdated view of white privilege in the present and near future. I cannot resist the irony of pointing out that most of the people make less than 100k a year, are one serious illness away from uninsurability and effectively dependent on government ‘handouts’ for healthcare in their old age. Realistically, their vote is the only thing they can offer to any politician. Voting does, however, requires them to be alive in a system where society and laws work. I have a feeling that those conditions could, and will mostly likely, be violated by circumstances beyond their control. However their demise will not a total loss since their remains could be used to feed scavengers.
Some readers might say- “but, they represent are a minority of older white people”. While that might be true- it is hard to argue that such greedy, autistic and older scumbags do have a disproportionate influence on which candidates and views become official party dogma.
Irrespective of where this particular episode ultimately leads to, it is possible to make a prediction-
In the near to medium range future- most older whites will likely die from some combination of lack of food, shelter, care, medical treatment and simultaneous neglect, abuse and violence.