Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Hooray for the Aryan Race

One of the things that impressed me about Oz was Schillinger and his wacky band of Aryan Brotherhood groupies. I mean sure he is a nazi fuck, but he always seemed to know which side of his bread the butter went on, and his dedication to the cause was something I found to be rather impressive.

All around me a hear day in and day out are people complaining. Lets take today for example. Today I was relearned why I don't go and hang out at TBS comics very often. I was happily building netrunner decks and the game next to me went from happily moving along to a conversation about politics. Now most conversations about politics tend to boil down into a pointless shouting match between two groups of people. Which is what would of happened had I joined in. However, I had something to do and I didn't see the point.

Thier conversation consited of being mad at the government. Claiming that a vastly increaded sales tax would eliminate the need for an income tax, american environment concerns are inconsiquencial when it comes to China, how america is a dictatorship, and some increadbly halfbaked conversation about free market monopolies and some other stuff that is so wildy incoherent that I don't even know what was going on.

One of the reoccuring themes of thier conversation that kept coming back over and over again is the future. It is always things are bad now and they will get worse with the future. So things are bad with china and they will get worse because they ignore environmental concerns. America isn't really a dicatorship now but it will be in 15 or 16 years. The future.

The main thing that bothers me about the incident is the way it unfolded. See all the people involved were intellegent. Okay well one kid wasn't but he just kept making stupid comments so he doesn't count. The problem was that they only half understood what they were talking about. They took a highly fractured understanding of the world around them and created reasons for why they are all so unhappy about the way things are. They made myths.

Myths were around to explain why things happened the way they did. Its one of those amazingly human things, myths. People ask what is the diffrence between humans and animals and I got to point to the sun. Just about every culture on the face of the planet has a diffrent reason as to why that thing rises and sets every day. They explain why it gives light, burns, makes crops grow, and why it gets colder sometimes. Everyone did it, and we all did it diffrently.

The Aztecs did it pretty much the best though. Aztecs are badass. Stupid Cortez.

Anyway yeah myths. That's what they all were. Little ideas that they cobbled together from scraps of information gathered up here and there. It was ugly and brutish, and not paticularly well concived. I am kinda disapointed it happened around me.

Mostly because it made me think of the Aryan brotherhood again. See shortly after finnishing Oz season 2 went out and started researching the american nazi movement just out of curiosity. I wanted to know if these people really were as scary as they appeared to be on OZ. No seriously how much do you know about skinheads. Or the diffrence between skinheads, the kkk, and the aryan brotherhood? Yeah not a whole lot right? I generally think that all of their beliefs are supercifially stupid because they are based on a superficial racial qualifyer. But I mean how stupid? Are they dangerouse? How dangerouse?

So I turned to youtube for the answer. Several documentaries later I walked away with some relief and a little bit of disapointment. All in all they are a sad SAD group of individuals that are in seriouse need of a reality check.

Picture a guy with a beer gut hanging over his belt claiming to be a warrior in the upcoming war with the blacks. If that is the case I'll side with the blacks. There was another moment that I think will stick with me for the rest of my life. Okay now this was an A&E documentary that couldn't be more than 5 years old. This guy was saying that the Jew were going to bring about an economic collapse and then the blacks would rise up and take over. When that happens they will be ready.

So now our economy has crashed and there is a black president. What the fuck more are they waiting for? Where is the great uprising? Where is the war? What is going on here.

There was this other guy who would recruit kids to the cause. This guy was creepy. Honeslty though I think he just liked having people around him all the time. Whatever.

Oh yeah I suppose you want a connection between the two? Oh well if you took big corporations and government out of the mouths of the TBS kids and replaced them with jews and blacks, they wouldn't be to far off from the skinheads.

People.

Mindlessly railing against the government makes you no smarter than mindlessly railing against a race. Seriously now.

Learn some shit.

I may not be the smartest person in the world. And I don't have a fully functioning understanding of freemarket ecconomics. But I got enough of a handle to understand that getting rid of your income tax in exchange for a sales tax would be a good idea. Especially when you are in a FUCKING hobby store which is the very epitome of pointless spending. Oh well. I wanna switch topics now so I am just going to start a new post.

1 comment:

invalidtag said...

Replacing income with sales tax though, in a tight economy would decrease consumer activity. If we're already holding tight onto our cash, a higher sales tax would discourage further progress in the markets. Maybe good for another time when the economy is fluctuating. But not now.