Friday, August 22, 2014

Professional Left Podcast #246

“If time travel is possible, where are the tourists from the future?”
-- Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time

Da' money goes here:


Monster from the Id said...

How does Professor Hawking know they are not here, incognito? ;)

Mister Roboto said...

The "Tinkerbell Politics" to which Bluegal refers is but an extreme crystallization of a fundamental facet of Baby Boomer mass-psychology. This thinking stems from the notion that one is entitled to have one's ego-fantasies served up to one by the world on the proverbial silver platter. The result is a baffling existential narcissism in which one believes not that one's fantasies are ultimately accountable to reality but instead that reality is ultimately accountable to one's fantasies. No generation before or since the Boomers have subscribed to this frustrating head-trip in such vast numbers. Aging Boomers (along with some Gen-X enablers) are the heart and soul of today's movement conservatism. So it really shouldn't come as any surprise that a feature of this movement is this idea that you can make something so by simply believing with sufficient intensity.

The sad thing is that they (both Boomers and movement-conservatives) get away with it so often by virtue of their numbers and their position in society. The lamentable result is they come to believe that the entire notion of consequences just doesn't apply to them. Accountability is always for other people in this mindset. How unfortunate for our entire society.