We’re living in a time of complete idiocy, nothing makes sense any more. For two decades the masses have slowly accepted any and everything thrown at them; an event takes place that results in legislation that is fundamentally against the ideals of a nation but people accept it out of fear, a famous celebrity writes or records something that goes against most people’s views but people accept it out of loyalty, a news report or TV show subtly tells society how to think or act on a particular topic and people obey. By accepting everything that’s suggested or uttered by the people in charge whilst simultaneously trying to uphold the morals and ideals of yesteryear, we are now in a state of complete confusion. The mainstream is a mish-mash of conflicting opinions that everybody seems to accept as correct without looking at the glaring contradictions. Ignoring fundamentally wrong concepts over the years, especially since the start of Millennium, has resulted in this kind of idiocy…
- We love cheap products but we hate sweat shops and slave labour
- We love the concept of government but we hate politicians
- We love the concept of freedom but we allow new laws to take our freedom away
- We love the the concept of the Police but we hate the Police themselves
- We allow the Police to be militarised but we’re anti-gun
- We love the military but we’re anti-war
- “Lest We Forget” the World Wars but we forget about every war currently being waged
- We hate American history but we wave the American flag
- We hate colonialism but we’re proud to be British
- We hate apartheid but we love Israel
- We hate prejudice apart from whichever demographic it’s currently okay to demonise
- We hate people on welfare but we want welfare when we need it
- We hate the immigrants of today but we ignore immigration throughout history
- We hate liberals but we love peace and unity
- We hate conservatives but we love order and punishment
- We hate the rich but we love money
- We believe everything people in the media tell us but we ignore what real people tell us
- We encourage Freedom Of Speech but we accept that it has consequences for work and money
- We encourage Freedom Of Expression but we ban everything we don’t agree with
This is just a taste of the illogical bullshit that people accept as normal today. Mainstream opinion no longer makes sense and deep down everybody knows it. If you want something such as cheap oil, cheap technology, cheap food, cheap clothing, then some kind of moral price has to be paid; slave labour, animal cruelty, war, displacement. You name it, it happens directly because of your desires, and you can’t have one without the other.
On a bigger scale, if you declare that you’re for freedom you’d better be for everybody’s freedom, not just your own. If you want peace, you’d better want peace everywhere not just in your country, because a combination of selfishness and ignorance is blighting our morality, ethics, and world view.
I guess this era of contradiction isn’t that surprising, what do you expect when most of the world is built on a foundation of hypocrisy? Take The United States for instance; Thomas Jefferson, a slave-inheritor and keeper who wanted Native Americans to “assimilate” with the new white population (surely it should be the other way around) or else they’d be killed, also wrote “All men are created equal” in the U.S. Declaration Of Independence. Obviously he didn’t listen to his own words.
The Star-Spangled Banner which contains the line “The Land Of The Free” was written in 1814 but slavery still existed during that time, it was only abolished in 1865 and even then the U.S. had obvious inequalities for their black population, not just back then but all the way to the 1960s and even to the present day. If you can openly sing or quote these lines whilst simultaneously oppressing a particular section of your own country, then is it any wonder contemporary Americans think and act like they do? When your own history is built upon layers and layers of contradiction, what else do you expect?
The American Right these days have become especially contradictory, they vehemently state that they’re oh so proud about how “free” their country is, but as soon as someone refuses to sing the national anthem at some sports events they’re up in arms pissing and moaning about how “un-American” that person is, oh the irony.
Recently when the far-right were protesting against the statue of Robert E. Lee from being removed in Charlottesville, their argument was that it was “removing history”, and yet these same bigots had no problem with the destruction of the Firdos Square statue of Saddam Hussein in 2003. If someone loses a war then like it or not their statue gets toppled and the losers’ history is either rewritten or erased. The Alt-Right need to realise that the South lost the Civil War and if there’s enough American people wanting a Confederate statue removed, then tough, you lost just like Saddam. But oh no, we have one rule for one and one for another, people can’t seem to have a consistent opinion on anything these days, especially when making the right decision isn’t in their own favour.
Don’t get me wrong, the left these days are also hypocrites, they also claim they’re for freedom but they’re always trying to quash anything that doesn’t comply with their opinion, banning or suppressing everything they don’t agree with. In addition the liberal left claim they’re “for peace”, they act like pacifists and protest against every single war but as soon as the subject of troops comes up they start to act like doormats – “they’re all heroes!” – who do you think drops the bombs and shoots the guns? The very “heroes” you’re polishing the boots of.
I don’t care whether someone is right or left-leaning, but whatever you declare you are, at least be adamant about your opinion. There’s nothing more annoying than some sellout who jumps through hoops to please the mainstream or their peers, someone who tries to follow and adapt to popular opinion and who sullies their very soul by switching stances every time the political wind blows. This kind of hypocrisy and contradiction has resulted in an opinion that makes absolutely no sense when you step back and look at it as a whole. Stick to your fucking guns.