Monday 10 December 2007
War of the Muppets
Image - This is not the Beast of the Apocalypse. This is a muppet. There is no reason to be afraid of muppets. Muppets usually kill themselves by strangling themselves on their own puppet strings in their own time. There is never any reason to begin a holy war against muppets, as muppets are only ever a threat to themselves and an annoyance to others. Muppets cannot destroy the world, though some people will destroy themselves by waging idiot wars against muppets.
There is an old saying that has particular relevance at this point of time - If you cant do the time, dont do the crime.
Those who so lose grip with reality that they get involved in juvenile, stupid stunts which they are know are wrong before they undertake them, should not then complain if they get caught.
Regardless of the righteousness of their cause, it is according to their actions how they will be judged.
Those who have a true cause, but who do stupid things in support of that cause, deserve no support or loyalty.
Loyalty is predicated on loyalty, it is not predicated on tolerating stupidity.
There are some problems that can only be resolved with the problem using its own rope at their own time.
Give them enough rope and they usually end up hanging themselves.
This is the lesson that I have learnt over recent years, that all REAL problems resolve themselves according to their own nature. That in time the problems resolve themselves without too much pushing or forcing.
Trying to push the problem to a premature solution through tactics that are bound to blow up in your face, is the actions of idiots who undermine their own cause.
Trying to make a monster out of a muppet and then undertaking a crusade against it as though it a fearsome beast that we all need fear for it may destroy us all, is the basis of a psychosis not a political solution to a problem.
Once you lose perspective on a problem, then you become part of the problem.
It is their stupidity that undermines their cause, and this stupidity therefore discredits them and their cause. In such cases where those who have a true cause do stupid things, all they do is strengthen the problem.
This is even more true when they incite others who understand the nature of the problem, to leave the struggle and decamp with them into an army of stupids led by stupids going nowhere fast.
This is because it leaves those that understand the problem in the position where they are then left alone to face the problem, as all those who have also understood the problem have left. This merely strengthens the problem and makes it even less likely to be resolved.
In war as in politics, the last man standing is always the winner.
By inciting others who understand the problem to abandon the game, is to hand total victory to the problem.
Those that do stupid things and then who get caught and then demand that people follow them deserve no loyalty - primarily as they were stupid enough to do it in the first pace, stupid enough to get caught and then stupid enough to incite others to follow their stupidity.
Regardless of the righteousness of a cause, once you have been caught doing something stupid in pursuit of that cause then you cannot plead for forgiveness on the grounds that you were doing wrong in the name of right.
Those who say 'we did this for the benefit of the cause', reveal their true nature when they refuse to admit what they did was wrong and stupid and then incite others to do even more stupid things.
Loyalty ends when stupidity is compounded by inciting others into disloyalty.
Those who like to cheat when they play their games, should understand that when they have been caught cheating then they have lost.
Pretending they have anything at all left to win by trying to stay in the game, is simply delusional.
When you are in a deep fucking hole, it is best to stop digging.
In war as in politics one must strike only when the enemy is vulnerable and you are strong.
To attack an enemy in a strong fortified defensive position when they are strong and you are weak, in a way that will guarantee you lose before even the first shot is fired, is suicide. It is the equivalent of planting landmines in your own path of attack.
Such idiocy is judgement enough on those that embark on that strategy.
Those that complain and whine when they have been caught out should also not seek to incite others into supporting their stupidity.
An army of stupids is an army that will simply kill itself going nowhere fast.
In politics it is not the righteousness of your cause that matters, it is how you play the game.
So here endeth the lesson.