(Via The Daily Wire)
One of the great conservative gripes about government interventionism is that it sucks the marrow out of the capacity for self-reliance. If the government tells millions of Americans that licensing is required for hair care, Americans begin thinking that people without government licensure will surely singe them to the bone. Now, Oregon has proved the case beyond a reasonable doubt.
This week, Oregon’s legislature voted to allow people in small towns to pump their own gas. Yes, in Oregon, laws on the books have forced you to allow an attendant to pump your gas, a bizarre fact I learned when I worked in southern Oregon. But now, liberty has been achieved: retailers in small counties can have self-service gas pumps, and drivers in most of those counties can pump their own gas. A few counties will still be forced to use attendants during daylight hours.
The outpouring of insanity on Facebook has been simultaneously hilarious and sad. Here are a few samples from outraged Oregonians:
“No! Disabled, seniors, people with young children in the car need help. Not to mention getting out of your car with transients around and not feeling safe. This is a very bad idea. Grrr.”
“I’ve lived in this state all my life and I REFUSE to pump my own gas…This [is] a service only qualified people should perform. I will literally park at the pump and wait until someone pumps my gas.”
This drew widespread mockery, as well it should: I’ve been pumping my own gas since I began driving, and my 3-year-old daughter helps me work the machine because she likes to push the buttons. But it speaks to a far deeper problem in the psyche: the notion that once you’ve been taught you can’t do something, you refuse to unlearn the lesson. Why should it require a government license to pump gas? This insane make-work program has relied on millions of people with one hand and a functioning prefrontal cortex to unlearn what they are innately capable of doing.
And yet this is the message constantly promoted by the Left more broadly: that without the government, we’d all be dead. If not for the FDA, we’d all be poisoned; if not for the EPA, we’d all be ridden with tumors; if not for government licensure for basic tasks, we’d all be murdering each other with kitchen implements. It’s nonsense. It doesn’t only distort the market, it also teaches people that they are incapable — and an incapable people isn’t capable of liberty.
But that, of course, is the point. Making people believe they are dependent ensures a population of people voting for a master. Oregon is a wonderful case in point. The only question is how far such re-education can proceed without blowback from people who finally stand up on their hind legs and begin to pump their own gas.
OCD: Conservatives Suffer From Ocasio-Cortez Disorder
What was the #1 mistake the media made in the 2016 election?
In the past, the mainstream media ignored anti-establishment candidates it disliked. Slowly, but surely, their poll numbers would fall. Yet they couldn’t help themselves when Donald Trump came on the scene in 2015… and they covered him all the way to victory.
Now, Conservatives begin to make the same mistake: memeing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez like the world is going to end in 12 years. It would be fine if AOC memes weren’t so juvenile, shit-tier, & flat out not funny.
They fall into a category called “Boomer memes.” It’s a term that pokes fun at the “2nd Greatest Generation” for not being particularly tech savvy, but it’s used here to describe low quality content: Think fuzzy/irrelevant pictures, generic fonts, usually too much text, and toilet humor. They might as well call her a “poo-poo” head, because they aren’t changing minds.
You cannot scroll down your Facebook timeline without seeing her face on one of these perversions posing as “memes.”
Like an ex-girlfriend, she wants your attention. She wants you to call her back. She wants you to hate on her. It fuels her. You’re essentially working public relations for the DSA Party when you continue to post about her.
You may think you’re doing some kind of public service calling out her stupidity. In reality, you’re pushing the disenfranchised right into her arms. Like an ex-girlfirend, the best thing you can do is be indifferent to her existence. The opposite of love isn’t hate, it’s indifference… and drives women crazy. Hanging on her every word and blunder is what the media did to Trump, and it skyrocketed his campaign at every turn. Think “Grab her by the p*ssy.”
Stop memeing Cortez unless you’re going to do it intelligently.
And if you think she can’t be president, you weren’t paying attention during 2016.
P.S. Notice I didn’t use her image once. I did this even though I knew posting it would have given me 100s, if not 1000s of likes. Don’t be a slave to AOC. She IS your boss if you meme her. You don’t work for her. And neither do we.
Desmond’s Amazing Parent’s Ask Facebook Followers To Ban Conservative Pages, Including This One
As of the past hour, Desmond’s Amazing Parent’s, who apparently own and operate his Facebook page full of photos of the who some call a ‘drag’ or ‘transgender’ kid, are asking their Facebook page to ban and report pages that are sharing their posts in a disagreeing way. This includes this companies Facebook page and another page called VFC – Vigilantes For Children, a group self-pronounced to protecting kids.
Photos Below of Desmond’s Amazing Asking Facebook Followers to Report Two Pages:
13 Reasons Why America Is Already Dead
- Texas will be blue by 2020
- Gun Confiscation begins in states
- Socialism is more popular than Capitalism to Democrats
- Being a man is a mental illness
- Being a woman when you’re born a man isn’t mental illness; it’s brave
- Pedophilia (endorsed by Good Morning America) spreads
- California is unlivable; no really, it’s unlivable
- Freedom of speech is dead
- If you use freedom of speech, you will be punished
- It’s ok to be racist against white people
- Illegal immigration is killing black & hispanic communities
- AI will destroy more jobs than it creates; we’re not ready for it
- China is taking over the world aligned with big tech giants
Time to do something about it, don’t you think?