Choice Wingnuttery

2 comments August 23rd, 2007at 11:53pm Posted by Eli

P. Drano has won another round of Spot The Looney!:

I can no longer keep track of how many incredibly stupid things “Jane Galt” has delivered herself of, but I think this is the most idiotic yet:

Moreover, as a class, the old and sick have some culpability in their ill health. They didn’t eat right or excercise; they smoked; they didn’t go to the doctor as often as they ought; they drank to much, or took drugs, or sped, or engaged in dangerous sports. Again, in individual cases this will not be true; but as a class, the old and sick bear some of the responsibility for their own ill health, while younger, healthier people have almost no causal role in the ill-health of others.

Perhaps they deserve it by virtue of suffering? But again, most of them are suffering because they have gotten old, often in high style…

(At her fantastically idiotic blog, via Alicublog and Eschaton.)

I detect that she has rewritten this several times to make it seem less stupid. Hence all the “arguendo”, “a priori”, and so on. It’s camouflage. Underneath it is a fairly commonplace dumb idea that looks stupid as soon as it’s stated in normal English, but in this case, her “arguendo” cleverness only succeeds in making her look more insane. Per impossibile, I might add. As they stand now, her words imply that people age through choice, which she can’t possibly mean.

I wonder if it’s her own fault that she’s that stupid? No, no, that’s a low, uncharitable thought.

Hey, if people can choose to be gay, then they can choose to be old, sick, or stupid as well. People like Jane Galt realize that they can simply will themselves to stay young and healthy forever (smart is apparently tricker, or… optional). Me, I’m trying to will myself a D300, without much luck. I only just started today, though.

Entry Filed under: Blogosphere,Republicans,Wankers

2 Comments

  • 1. PoliShifter  |  August 24th, 2007 at 2:07 am

    Anyone who calls herself “Jane Galt” an allusory to John Galt the “hero” in Atlas Shrugged doesn’t score points with me.

    That in light of the John Galt Corp that was in charge of destroying the “Deutsche Bank building where two firefighters died on Saturday, is every bit as shadowy and nearly as fictional as its namesake.”

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/08/23/the_skinny/main3196976.shtml

    Nope. I think her place is cupping Alan Greenspan’s balls while he fucks the corpse of Ayn Rand.

  • 2. Eli  |  August 24th, 2007 at 10:21 am

    Ayn Rand’s John Galt was at least competent. All the namesake company shares with him is disdain for others.


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