Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I Know I'm Going to Regret This

I Know I'm Going to Regret This . . .

. . . but it needs to be done.

Billy "Doesn't Play Well With Others" Beck has once again more than eloquently expressed his overweening misanthropy, not just here but at his own blog, and since Mr. Beck doesn't allow comments at his site I figured I'd go ahead and stick the proverbial fork in the wall outlet here at TSM. It seems Mr. Beck was less than enamored of Bill Whittle's recent video paean to Star Trek, TOS after Maureen Dowd's attempt to hijack it for her own nefarious purposes:
If that guy is what passes for an intellect in these times, we are more fucked than I have previously imagined, although it doesn't surprise me.
Mr. Beck expounded further at his own site on the topic, sort of (excerpts, skipping multiple contemptuous references to Glenn Reynolds):
If you're going to take seriously someone who dresses up in a goddamned Star Trek outfit and tells you that reason and logic are impotent, in order to explain the intellectual rot in America today, then you deserve where you're going.


As for Whittle, he's a wanker and a creep. Sooner or later, he will expose himself to the dumbest among you, and I am content with all I have to say about him until then.
Odd, that wasn't the message I took from Whittle's piece at all, but then I'm not the towering philosophical intellect Mr. Beck is and have never claimed to be. Still, somehow I doubt that that was Billy's last word on Mr. Whittle.

Thus I generated this:

We're just not worthy to share the planet with you, Billy. Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. Please forgive us and allow us to scrape lick the mud off your boots, since that's apparently all we're suited for.

UPDATE: Billy posts a response:
You're wrong.

Of course. That's what the poster says!

UPDATE II: Apparently I struck a nerve. Via email:
That's my photograph, and I'm not going to let you use it for that.

You will take it down, quietly or with an explanation to your audience --
it doesn't matter to me -- but you will take it down as fast as you can
arrange it after you see this.
It's not worth the hassle of arguing over it. I've had enough of Drama Llamas for one month. Use your imaginations. Or just go here.

UPDATE III: Since I asked him, Beck sent me a picture with permission to use it for the poster. Picture updated. Who says Billy doesn't have a sense of humor?

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