I learned about this story from someone else's site but I had to mention it here because the foolishness of Keith Olbermann, and most of his followers, is astonishing to me. I seriously did not think that these kind of people are this foolish.
Keith Olbermann made a special report on MSNBC in response to the Arizona shooting here. The title of his report is "Violence and threats have no place in a democracy". Keith Olbermann also begins with the note by saying that "we need to put the guns down".
If you are reading this cannot see the foolishness of Keith's statement then you should probably just shoot yourself in the head. You have a mind that is worthless and you live an unexamined life. An unexamined life is not worth living, so I would encourage you to do your only wise decision in your life and end it right now.
I am astounded by the foolishness of Keith's statement. How can a man in his fifties, who lived for so long already, not realize that politics is just the act of using violence against groups of people to achieve your goals? That is all what politics is.
This is precisely why I hate politics and consider it to be meaningless time waster. I have stayed away from discussing politics on this blog for quite a while now (all my other seemingly political posts are not politics, but political philosophy, there is a big difference). You see, the masses have this really foolish view of politics. They think that politics and government is just "society" (whatever the fuck that word means) getting together and cooperating about what needs to be done for the "country".
I have mentioned this many times before on this blog but I will have to mention it again. Politics is the act of using violence, or the threat of using violence, on groups of people. That is all what politics and governments are about. When a politician signs a piece of legislation that requires a all citizens to pay a new tax he is saying, implicitly, that violence or the threat of using violence will be used against any person who breaks this law. It is as simple as that.
When a politician signs into law the mandatory health insurance law he is saying that violence, most likely the threat of violence, will be used against any citizen that disagrees to comply with this law. Violence is not used immediately, but it is used ultimately, first there are warnings, then threats, then violence. But ultimately violence is the method that will make sure that the citizens comply with the law.
There is an ongoing war right now that has killed something as much as 200,000 or 300,000 people (different sites count this number differently) in Iraq. This war is part of politics.
Everything about politics is the call to use violence ultimately. Politicians are simply people who direct the flow of violence to one aspect of society. Sadly, most politicians do not realize this, they are not philosophers after all, if they did truly and honestly realize it, they will most likely not be politicians. Sadly, most political commentators do not realize this either, they too are not philosophers, if they did truly realize that politics is just a game of violence against citizens they would most likely stop being political commentators or at least being pro-peace activist commentators.
It is complete foolishness to suggest "we need to put the guns down" when all of our society and most of the world is organized with guns pointing to people's faces. Of course, I do not mean literally pointing in people's faces, if you smart enough you would realize what I mean by this metaphorical language.
Why is it okay for the state to use violence or the threat of violence against people, but not individuals? I do not understand. It makes no sense to me. Saying that politics should not contain any violence is like saying sex should be practiced by prostitutes, and it is like saying drinking should be removed from bars. How about you also screw for virginity while you are at making politics free from violence.
At least statists, in political philosophy, are smart enough to see the gun of the state. They have some really strange justifications for it, and terrible double standards, but at least they acknowledge it. I do not have to sink so low and explain to them that politics is just a game of violence of one group against another group.