From someone on Facebook:
In response to this, my first thought is what Henry David Thoreau had to say about this sort of thing:
If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life.
The second thought is:
You won’t be judged by your intentions. You will be judged by your actions.
Your intentions will only be considered during the penalty phase of your trial.
“We are here from the [benevolent] government, and we are here to help you” Товарищ
Funny, they never mention how many man-hours it cost to pay for all those good intentions? Love is relentless! (with someone else’s money).
And when it runs out?
At which point their intention become about as fleeting as their feelings.
Spot on Joe!
More harm has been caused on Earth by ‘do gooders’ than by people who simply kept their busybody noses out of other people’s business.
IOW; The road to hell is paved with ‘good intentions’.
I know people who wouldn’t run away, but would welcome such an opportunity for a ‘profitable’ outcome.
I only hope it stays peaceful enough for a trial to be reached. I fear, seriously fear, that the situation will devolve, eliminating that alternative.
The Real Kurt
That offer sounds more like conversion via the sword with a carrot or cherry added.
There is a long history of people in this country rejecting government help. Even in the fifties in our area it was shameful to accept government handouts and most people did not want feds or officials sniffing around. But today based on the direction of this country most people accept government help without question.
Just the federal rules and regulations that we have today would make my grandfathers turn over in their graves. And now we’re getting more of them tomorrow from Inslee.
And, sadly, these and other intentions are already happening. Get ready for a host of reversals, new rules, regulations, and taxes along with a few do-gooders and a lot more just shut up and do as your told.
Inslee’s announcement comes tomorrow at 11:00 AM on Sunday – a time that official’s even a year ago would not dare to choose. Advance release says he will mandate NO, that’s ZERO, social gatherings. I wonder how he is to going to enforce his rules or if he just expect all of us to be good little Washingtonians and comply.
Elon Musk just blew the whole Covid-scam right out of the water the other day. Four test in one day same nurse, equipment, protocol. Two positive, two negative.
Not that it’s not a serious bug. Just a lot trick-sies seem to be going on.
And is it just me, or don’t you always get lock-downs with information control during coups?
Americans have a long history of telling The Man “FU, and the horse you rode in on.” I suspect such things are coming, even here in the Soviet of WA.
And more “Intentions”:
And no, I am not so naive as to believe that we can hold hands and kumbaya our way to progress and reconciliation. There are deep, structural changes needed — to our electoral system, to the control of the media and in many other arenas.
And what happens when you run out of other people’s money, Sandy Lee?
Oh that’s easy. You print more money.
See Weimar Republic. And remember most things are imported.
They have their very own pet academics to tell them that you can actually print all you want without any adverse consequences. It’s called “Modern Monetary Theory”, a brand new quack nostrum from the idiot left.
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
C. S. Lewis
That was floating around in the shadows of my mind and I couldn’t quite capture it.
Frankly, I’m surprised you don’t have that in a needlepoint on a wall in your house, Joe 🙂
It really is a poignant and accurate observation about the minds of certain ‘do-good at any cost’ types.
If we could pull it off, 70m people just slow rolling it, refusing to work for liberals, and refusing to deliver products and services to liberals could be very effective. And more importantly those 70m people would then able to make demands and if necessary back them up.
If we continue to stand alone, we’re going to be picked off one by one no matter how well prepared we are.
And that is what the deep state did to Trump (we only heard about the more failed attempts such as the Russian Collusion).
What harm have I ever caused you, Sandy, that you would wish to curse me so?
I prefer enjoying my customary state of actually being happy, as opposed to the freakish misery and rage that appears to be the default emotional state of collectivists.
(Of course, it’s highly probable that my customary happiness *is* the harm I have caused Sandy….)