Monday, May 20, 2013

Another Douche With a Blog

Every time I write about the Free State Project, some members of the hive elect to respond. Their responses are always condescending, because only an idiot who doesn't understand their marvelous theories would dare disagree them.They just can't imagine that anyone could research their whole belief system and still decide it's a clown show. 

The latest responder is this guy. robotnotes takes FSP commentary to a new level. He's responding to my most recent column for the Conway Daily Sun. I wrote about the recent Senate finance committee hearing at the State House:
People who have disabilities and rely on wheelchairs were there to speak about how much they need and value their personal care attendants, and how little these people are paid for the great work they do. A family with a deaf son was there to speak about his special needs. Other families spoke about their fears for their children with disabilities, and the possibility of being put on the infamous developmental disability wait list. This is all painful stuff, put out there in public, while members of the committee listen for hours with their eyes glazing over. It’s a process that is awful for everyone involved, a process that lacks any sort of kindness or compassion.
robotboy's response to this:

So pathetic and exploitative were their performances, these people had no shame bringing out their own mentally-disabled children, bring them in front of a room full of people, point at them, and tell the committee and all there to hear how worthless and incapable they are, how they will never amount to anything, never overcome their struggles, never make anything of themselves, and can only survive on the government dole. Seriously. That level of dependency was a disgusting sight to see.
In any other circumstance, my heart would go out to these struggles. The pains of life can be heavy. I know it. But to see these “my life is so hard, so unfair, give me your money” was vile. To parade your mentally-disabled children, who had no idea why they were trotted along to sit through a totally boring hearing, to be used as props to get free money is pathetic.
Allow me to summarize roboboy's remarks: people in need are vile. They will never make anything of themselves. They are dependent and disgusting. To his credit, he's far more honest here than most of them. They only hint at their contempt. roboboy is saying it out loud and proud! 

This is what the FSP thinks of the residents of our state. 

The cultists dream of a world where "gummint" is gone, and they will all be manly men doing brave deeds, and engaging in free enterprise. But - there's always a new boss, and he's often same as, or worse than the old boss. Someone is subsidizing the roboboys, and the day Someone takes over, the subsidies will end, and roboboy is going to find out what it's like to work for a living. They'll shove his copy of "The Ethics of Liberty" up his ass sideways and send him out to spread nightsoil on the turnip fields.

roboboy describes himself thusly:

I’m an atheistic yet spiritual, Rothbardian-inspired anarcho-capitalist homosexual with a degree in Computer Science, Animation, currently living the caveman/paleodiet lifestyle, desiring AI to learn from our unfortunate hubristic mistakes, and about to bring some LA sensibilities to this god forsaken place called New Hampshire.
Gag me with a shrugging atlas. The most honest thing this guy says:
Or, really, I’m  just another douche with a blog.

h/t to Eric Jackson for the nightsoil and turnips.


Anonymous said...

Is it OK if I call him an asshole? Don't want to do that if it's not allowed. ;)

K. Darien Freeheart said...

I laughed so hard at the fate of that copy of The Ethics of Liberty, and I'm a Free Stater. :P

Notes for Robots said...

I appreciate the epic mischaracterization of my opinion. I only shared you my posts, as you made 3 blog posts about my performance. My final word on this will be made by Bastiat (1850),

"Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all. We disapprove of state education. Then the socialists say that we are opposed to any education. We object to a state religion. Then the socialists say that we want no religion at all. We object to a state-enforced equality. Then they say that we are against equality. And so on, and so on. It is as if the socialists were to accuse us of not wanting persons to eat because we do not want the state to raise grain."

Eric Jackson said...

Take him away....

susanthe said...

Ah, yes, how dare anyone dare with the lofty opinions of roboboy!

You're gonna love the turnip fields, roboboy.

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a sicko. Is he and his ilk following the Nazi blueprint for taking care of the disabled?

Anonymous said...

This sentiment is what simmers just below the surface of most libertarians. That's why Libertopia is so perfect for assholes, it provides them with philosophical cover for being misanthropes.

Anonymous said...

Roboboy's subsequent comments tell all. Those pesky "socialists" -- or anyone who believes that living in a free society means being a responsible member of the community. To roboboy, if you're not a 40-year-old virgin living in Mommy's basement, you must be a socialist.

Anonymous said...

Hey robojerk, are you one of those historical illiterates who likes to think he's a "patriot" with a tricorner hat and Gadsden flag? That you are just like our forefathers? Think again, social-phobe. Here is one of your favorite guys saying it like it is:

"I had come to realize the importance of the Nation, and of shared, communal, social responsibility, to be held as equally important as individual concerns. The elderly, the widowed, newly married couples, the poor, the unemployed, disbanded soldiers and children, who would be required to attend school, must be provided for from state funds. And all this support is not the nature of charity, but of a right.

Thomas Paine