Thursday, August 10, 2023

Statists aren't flies, but they are attracted to the same thing

First, a little ad to pay the bills-- I really need an infusion of money for some unexpected expenses (including car repairs), on top of the expected ones. PayPal and Venmo are faster, so that would be preferable. Thank you, and onward to the content.


If you're doing the unthinkable and telling someone a harsh truth they don't want to hear, you may be told "You'll catch more flies with honey than with vinegar". 

It's true I've never seen flies drawn to vinegar, but I've never seen them attracted to honey. either. Generally, when I've encountered a congress of flies, they were either convening around something dead and rotting or a smelly pile of politician paste.

Also, I've rarely been interested in catching or attracting flies, anyway. I prefer to kill them. Shooting them with rubber bands being my favorite method of dispatching the little nuisances.

When you shock a government supremacist with the harsh news that he or she is advocating evil, you aren't offering them honey or vinegar. Neither are you offering them what flies want. Nothing you offer is going to appeal to them because nothing can compete, in their mind, with the evil they want to keep supporting. 

You have no bait because you can't ethically offer them the filth that attracts them.

Still, they imagine they need it, and they think they are entitled to force it on you.

So, you might as well tell them the bitter truth. At least, that way won't be able to say they weren't warned if they force you to act in defense as a response to their political abominations.

Thank you!