It stands to reason that self-righteous, inflexible, single-minded, authoritarian true believers are politically organized. Open-minded, flexible, complex, ambiguous, anti-authoritarian people would just as soon be left to mind their own fucking business.
In How To Mutate and Take Over The World
[From a conversation and followup email from Kevin at The Smallest Minority.–Joe]
I told you the quote was far more eloquent than my recollection of it.
Yup. That’s the advantage of being able to spend an hour to carefully select your words for one sentence when writing as opposed to speaking in an ongoing conversation.
Very nice. Thank you.
Reminds me of Jon Stewart’s quote:
‘The country is run by extremists because moderates have shit to do.’
Because I have shit to do, because I want nothing more in all the world than to mind my own fucking business while other people mind theirs, I am an extremist for Liberty. I therefore want the country’s government under the management of similar extremists for Liberty. Moderation has no place when we’re talking about human rights, except maybe, rarely, as a ruse for deceiving extremist socialists.
John Stuart’s head is on crooked. What he should have said, but never will, is, “The country is run by socialists and thieves because honest capitalists have shit to do.” The reason he will never say that is he is a socialist.