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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Beck: Notes On The Representation Fallacy

From Billy Beck:

At Faceboook, McPhillips had written:

"As best as I can tell, Republicans spent the day rapidly falling behind the curve of their own success last night. I expect that by January they will be suited up in the usual coveralls to perform their traditional duties as janitorial socialists as they take the baton in the House from the aggressive malignant socialists. If you don't believe me, listen to the language they are using.

For instance, this more or less composite statement: 'We have to work together to get things done for the American people.' No, you have to look this monstrosity in the effing eye and rip its entrails out."

What you're seeing in this aspect, Martin, is the fallacy of "representation". What that word connotes is an epistemic matter, and the fact is that the entity (man) which is the subject of this whole affair simply doesn't work the way that democracy purports for it.

("Everybody gets to go to hell in their own go-cart." Beck's Axiom of Pedagogic Reality)

The upshot is that the leadership is not and cannot be representative of all the values and ideas which are presumed to comprise whatever happened last night. They simply have different values to act for, and the principal among them is power. They don't even have to be malicious in order for this: compromise is the grease on all government bearings (so long as those bearings hold up under the contradictions), and it is possible for these silly people to hold TheAmericanPeeple as paragon in their political cosmology all while they're necessarily trading those individual lives in strictly rear-guard actions at the lip of the cannibal pot, which is ever more on the boil.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with Becks analysis completely. To hear this bunch of ass kissers (the Republicans) saying stuff like; working together, finding common ground, etc. is nauseating!

Did anyone watch Boehner's speech after the results? He is not the stuff leaders are made of. Weepy, all choked up when he speaks of his working as a bartender and waiter and then getting elected to congress. What a pussy!.

Don't forget that Reid, Pelosi, Frank, Boxer and many of the other socialists are still there.

There should be no compromise. Stuff everything back at O and let him veto all of it. That will be the way to show who is not working for the American people. Draft legislation that will gut this monstrosity and down-size government. How about a pay cut for all federal employees for starters? How about eviscerating the IRS? How about legislation to recognize concealed carry across the land (and no, not a national registration of gun owners but a national law that recognizes a CCW from one state is good in any other state, just like any drivers license)? How about putting a leash on TSA and Homeland Security?
How about an across the board cut in everything, including military spending?

November 4, 2010 at 7:51 PM  
Anonymous Defender said...

Conservatives (and moderates) need to remember that when Barry Zero thought the Dems were going to walk away with the election again, they were "the enemies" who "needed to be punished" and "put in the back of the bus."
Cooperation with THAT is suicide. The Left is going to hate them no matter what, even if they cede all power and commit seppuku on the Capitol steps. Mass graves are full of collaborators with tyranny who thought they were "in" right up until they felt the muzzle of the executioner's pistol on the back of their neck.

November 5, 2010 at 1:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


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anyhow onward through the fog bro.

November 5, 2010 at 1:32 AM  
Anonymous Witchwood said...

I think this election has been a positive event, but not for the reason most Americans do.

Either 1) the newly-appointed Republicans do as KPN says and go to war with Obama to totally repeal the healthcare bill and socialist spending in general, or 2) they will consider their election a mandate to do whatever they like, then "reach across the isle" to "get things done," and we're back to business as usual. I consider the latter to be the more likely scenario.

This will be useful. It will let the American people know once and for all (hopefully) that the Republican Party is not a vehicle for conservatism and the future election of Republicans will have no effect on the government's steady unconstitutional growth. Obama's election was likewise useful. The Tea Party and all the outrage we see today would not have been possible under President John McCain.

I agree with Billy Beck on many points, but I'm wary of anyone who considers the Constitution too restrictive.

November 5, 2010 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger Hank Brown said...

Disgusting, and yet predictable. We saw all this back in '94. The principled candidates were mostly eliminated at the primary stage. The RINOs put on their "conservative" drag and talked the talk right up until the polls closed. Now they climb back into bed with the goose-steppers across the aisle and compromise us right into oblivion. The consequences of their treachery will be blamed on the free market and "right-wingers," of course.



November 5, 2010 at 3:23 PM  

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