Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, January 29, 2021

Word of the Day: Anocracy

Thanks to Donald Trump and his antidemocratci supporters, the United States is no longer a democracy. We are an anocracy. We've gone from being a full democracy to an anocracy in very short order.

None of this should be a surprise to anyone. All you have to do is surf a collection of blogs on the right side and you'll find ones that are advocating for secession or insurrection. What happened was that their side lost an election, bigly. Rather than sit down and figure out how they can persuade a clear majority of Americans to vote their way, the nutjobs on the far right are ranging from ways to cook the next election to yelling about how they're going to take their ball and go home.

What a bunch of spoiled children: "We lost, noooo faaaiiirrrr, whaaaa!"

There is no unity with such brats. The danger is some of them are seriously crazy. They've been fed a steady diet of lies and conspiracy theories and some of those fools have even been elected to Congress, like the lunatic who has blamed wildfires on Jewish space lasers. Or the one who allegedly was shot-calling for the 1/6/21 insurrection.

Anyone who thinks that there is any negotiating with people who are eager to cut your throat is delusional. And yes, that includes you, Mr. President. The only negotiations that should be conducted with insurrectionists are called "plea bargains".

(H/T)

5 comments:

Stewart Dean said...
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Comrade Misfit said...
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Eck! said...

Must be referring to Boebert's video.

She is a nut bag like Greene.



Eck!

Glen Tomkins said...

Hey! I learned something today, so thanks.

I thought that I knew what "anocracy" meant based on the modern take (https://www.baysidecolonics.com.au/single-post/2018/12/29/whos-in-charge) on the Aesop fable of the dispute among the parts of the body as to which of them should be in charge. In the modern version, all of the other body parts make fun of the anus's claim to rule, but after the anus goes on strike for three days, they all submit and bow to his rule. This is the etiologic myth that explains why, wherever we look, assholes are in charge. Livy also had a version of the cleaner, classical version in which it's the stomach rather than the anus that wins the contest. Shakespeare has Menenius Agrippa use this in the first scene of Coriolanus.

At any rate, no, anocracy is not rule by the anuses, but rather the absence of rule, sort of like anarchy. You learn something every day.

Ingersollman said...

Agreed. Just ran across this blog. Love the title and will do my best to comply with the rules.