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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Strother Still Doesn't Get It

First, let me say that your response actually just boils down to "nanny-nanny-boo-boo," so whether it even merits a rebuttal is arguable at best. But I'm just a glutton for punishment...

But I do think the majority is always right as long as they agree with me.

This much has always been obvious. No need to belabor it here. You claim it's a joke, but truth has managed to squeak through. I'm sure your tune would have been very different if we were discussing this during a time when conservatives managed to beat back a couple of increases in the minimum wage and the whole country supported them.

But regarding 'I repaired the defect,' is Steve talking about raising kids or repairing robots?

Admit it Strother, you're just peeved because there are some people out there who were exposed to the Marxist indoctrination but it was negated by their parents. The only remaining question is whether you're upset because you don't like the idea of independent thinkers or whether you're just jealous.

Is he sure? Is he a mind reader?

Of course I'm sure. Once you defeat the Marxist mind-control effort, you don't have to wonder whether your kids are telling you what they actually believe or whether they're just regurgitating the party line.

Maybe there are a few 'downsized' middle management folks out there that don't realize typing, e-mailing, blogging, and sitting at a desk all day is a pretty easy gig, I don't know.

This might be one of the most idiotic things you've ever posted on here. I think I'll just leave it at that.

And I'm still waiting on my economics lesson - the tutorial on 'employment economics 101' seems to have been left out of Steve's post.

Inability to comprehend on your part does not constitute lack of clarity on my part. You haven't responded substantively to anything I posted, instead you chose to repeat your claims that the majority is always right and made juvenile comments about the non-salient portions of my post.

But in the interest of the vague possibility that some of this might slip through the muddled, Marxist concrete that has been poured into your skull, here's the employment economics lesson boiled down to a few sentences. Employment is a contract. Before the contract, the employee is entitled to nothing from the employer and vice-versa. After the contract, the employee is entitled to nothing more than the terms of the contract. A minimum wage represents government interference in the employment pricing system. It forces employers to hire fewer people and to lay off employees when the government inevitably raises it. "Fairness" is just another term for the mythological system of cosmic justice in which all liberals believe. The only thing resembling fairness in the employment contract is the fact that both sides of the contract receive something they want.

Oh, and by the way, of course I'm in the minority. I always have been. But to hang annoyance due to that fact on me is simple transference on your part. You see, it is you that founds his entire system of belief on the fact that the majority is always right as long as they agree with you. The fact that I find myself in the minority doesn't mean I take my fellowman to be stupid. That's just more transference. It's you and Tucker who believe humanity to be stupid, greedy, and evil, remember? Being in the minority means to me that I just have to work harder to get the word out.


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