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In the United States of Guilt, the social crisis has replaced the Constitution

In the United States of Guilt, the social crisis has replaced the Constitution and legislatures, courts and executives casually rewrite that old yellowed document for the sake of the social crisis. The crisis, whether it is the heat death of the planet, racism, obesity or health care must be perpetuated endlessly because it has become the source of political legitimacy and national illegitimacy.

The political legitimacy of the presidents of guilt derives from that national illegitimacy, the heaps of books, articles, documentaries, wall graffiti, pamphlets, sociological texts, scatological poems, speeches and cave paintings that thoroughly and completely prove the past and present day criminality of the nation and the complicity of its people in that criminality.

This Constitution of Guilt, with its hundreds of thousands of pages, its multimedia apparatus and its glorious flag of guilt waving bleakly everywhere, is the true source of political legitimacy for the elite. It has displaced democracy and law with social crisis after social crisis whose very existence shames us all and makes all other forms of government, other than the emergency response to the crisis, irrelevant.

To protest anything that the crisis managers of the United States of Guilt do is to display racism, criminal selfishness, disdain for the planet, a lack of concern for the future heart problems of six year olds drinking soda; along with a legion of other crimes, all of which add up to being a bad member of society. A guiltless sociopath.

The social consensus determines who is and isn’t a good person. It says that good people feel a sense of responsibility toward others. Guilt is the emotion of failing to live up to those expectations and responsibilities. When it is universally cultivated, then everyone feels guilty for not living up to their social duties and guilt for not feeling more guilty about it; except those high-achievers totting back organic fair trade groceries in reusable Amnesty International bags on the way to prepare lunches for homeless gay illegal aliens while wearing buttons condemning the occupation of Afghanistan and Gaza, nuclear power, West Virginia, hunting wolves, drilling for oil, driving cars and not being more engaged with the problems of the world.

People will only do so much in the name of virtue, but they will do far more if they are hag-ridden in the name of guilt. People tire of being virtuous, but they are never allowed to tire of being guilty.

They will allow their own freedoms to be stripped away from them if they can be convinced that they do not deserve those freedoms because they have taken them from others. They will allow their money to be taken from them, if they are convinced that their hard-earned money is actually ill-gotten loot. Most of all, they will allow their happiness to be taken from them if they are convinced that their happiness indicts them for not caring enough about all the misery that they have caused.

And yet virtue is the gateway to guilt. If you allow politicians to spend enough time singing your praises, eventually they will force you to live up to them. If they praise America as a generous nation, that means they expect to take your money. If they praise it as a tolerant nation, that means it is expected not to put up a fight against any imposition. If it is praised as being willing to meet all challenges, that is a blank check. If it is praised for its willingness to come to terms with the past, that means the guilt is about to be piled on with a wheelbarrow.

Be wary of praise, for it often implies obligation. The easiest way to trap a population in guilt is to praise them to the skies, swell their heads with their own greatness, and then pull out the rug from under them by blasting them for their shortcomings. Make a people think that they are possessed of extraordinary virtues, and it is a matter of child’s play to entrap them by showing them that it is not so. As virtue easily becomes guilt, so the dictatorship of virtue becomes a United States of Guilt.

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The Who understands: "Another Tricky Day"

Another Tricky Day

You can't always get it
When you really want it
You can't always get it at all
Just because there's space
In your life it's a waste
To spend your time why don't you wait for the call

(Just gotta get used to it)
We all get it in the end
(Just gotta get used to it)
We go down and we come up again
(Just gotta get used to it)
You irritate me my friend
(This is no social crisis)
This is you having fun
(No crisis)
Getting burned by the sun
(This is true)
This is no social crisis
Just another tricky day for you

You can't always get higher
Just because you aspire
You could expire even knowing.
Don't push the hands
Just hang on to the band
You can dance while your knowledge is growing

(It could happen anytime)
You can't expect to never cry
(Patience is priceless)
Not when you try to fly so high
(Just stay on that line)
Rock and roll will never die
(This is no social crisis)
etc.

Another tricky day
Another gently nagging pain
What the papers say
Just seems to bring down heavier rain
The world seems in a spiral
Life seems such a worthless title
But break out and start a fire y'all
It's all here on the vinyl
(No crisis)
etc.

Repeat verse 1.

(Just gotta get used to it)
Gotta get used to waiting
(Just gotta get used to it)
You know how the ice is
(Just gotta get used to it)
It's thin where you're skating
(This is no social crisis)
etc.

Just another tricky day for you fellah

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

People

just blindly accept the evil idea of collective guilt for the transgressions of past generations, other members of their assigned collective. All whites are guilty of racism because some whites owned slaves years ago, all white Europeans are guilty of the atrocities against indigenous natives, all men are guilty of "oppressing women", all Muslims are guilty of the atrocities of Islamic fanatics, all Catholic priests are child molesters, all blacks are Noble and Oppressed, The entire Penn State University is guilty and must be punished for the crimes of the men in power who enabled Jerry Sandusky (and probably were covering, not for Sandusky, but for powerful donors Sandusky pimped for who will never be mentioned).

Thank you.

I was just talking to my kids about forming a band and calling it the "Guilty Rich." Another telling sign, you'll find most of the Obama bumper stickers on cars in the richest neighborhoods. It's much easier to let the government take yours and others' money than have to put the effort into actually helping people yourself.

Too True!

"It's much easier to let the government take yours and others' money than have to put the effort into actually helping people yourself."

My ex husband would aways lament about the injustices of the world with the comment, "Somebody outta do something!!" meaning someone other then he. When I asked him if it so important then why don't you start a foundation and organize the action to save the ______? (Fill in the blank with what ever it was that week). His response was, "Why me, that's what goverment is for and why I pay taxes".

So there you have it...

If my need to be RIGHT is greater than my desire for TRUTH, then I will not recognize it when it arrives ~ Libertybelle

Great article!

Great article!

The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. - Heinlein

Funny

I was in a discussion the other day about a local restaurant that was supposed to be reopened under new management that did not open. Someone asked why and another person responded that they could not reopen because the restroom was not handicapped accessible, it was downstairs. I asked why do the rights of the possible handicapped patron override the rights of the person to have a business? Another person at the table said "I never thought about it that way".
This is how the state uses regulations to keep people out of the economy, protects big business like McDonalds who have no problem complying with these regs.

I never thought about it

that way either. This just goes to show you, you never know who is reading what you write and will learn something from it. Then go on to use those same words...and then it spreads.