Daily Archives: July 6, 2007

A Rant

Kate took the What SciFi crew do you best fit with quiz and found she was a good fit with the crew of the Serenity from Firefly. She wasn’t familiar with the show or the movie however and said she didn’t know what it meant to be a good fit for that crew. I was very tired and tried to get some sleep but woke up after about an hour and couldn’t get back to sleep unless I ranted.

Firefly, the series and Serenity the movie take place in a future where the liberals have won completely and utterly. The government is our friend. The government knows what’s best for us.

This is a world where the phrase, “We’re from the Government and we’re here to help” isn’t met with distrust, but welcomed and believed.

This is a world where failing schools, while publicly denounced, are privately welcomed because they result in an ignorant electorate who believes that the Government is there to help.

This is a world where the “right” to privacy is highly regarded, especially that most sacred “right of privacy”, the one where an expectant mother can void her womb whenever she wants for whatever reason she wants, without notifying anyone even if she is under the age of majority – especially if she is under the age of majority – up to the time that the “contents” of the womb could possibly take a breath.

But this is also a world where the government has its grubby hands in everything else that one could possibly have a “choice” about. They tell you that you can’t eat or cook with trans fats (even though they previously told you that trans fats were better than real fat for you).

They tell you that you can’t serve or eat fois gras because its cruel to geese, but abortion is fine, it’s not cruel to unborn children.

It’s a world where a woman running for the post of President of the United States can say, “We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good,” and she’s applauded.

The crew of the Serenity looks at the Government official and shuts the door in his face when he rings the bell and says he’ll help. They are, actually, pirates. They believe in individual choices, the free market, and the less government interference the better. They are, in other words, conservatives or libertarians rather than liberals. Small government, big individuality.

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Happy Birthday

to George Bush and Nancy Reagan! Also Burt Ward (Robin in the Batman TV series) and Tia and Tamera Mowry and Geoffrey Rush amongst others.