April 25, 2012

Minority Rules!

Buon giorno. It's time for another rant. Some people miss my rants. This one outta hold ya for a while!I don't get it. This Constitutional  Representative Republic were I live called the United States is getting weird. On one hand, we have people wanting total democracy. "Majority rule" is mob rule. Do not want. On the other hand, what we are supposed to be living with is great, and it works.

Or it used to. Special-interest groups spoil things for everybody. We have atheo-fascists like the "Freedom from Religion Foundation", "Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers" ("freethinkers", that's a laugh based on a genetic fallacy) and similar weasels protesting practically everything in public life that even resembles and "endorsement of religion". United States Marines put up a cross to honor the fallen. Losers have to protest it. Makes me believe we're devolving into lower life forms, capice?

Want to outlaw something you don't believe in? How about unicorns! Get all references to them removed from school textbooks. Then, go after leprechauns! And the Norse gods! You believe in the intellectually bankrupt "goo-to-you" evolutionism and try to outlaw competition to that view, may as well go after mythology.That is, if you can sober up long enough to do something. Or get jobs where you actually contribute something to society instead of trying to make life miserable for the majority.

Atheists are about four percent of the population, but want to ruin things for everyone else. Leave it alone. Get lives. They claim to be offended. Wusses. I'm with Brad Stine on this: "Know what offends me? Offended people!" People use political correctness as a weapon to stifle free speech and trample the rights of others.

In another area, Starbucks decided to stop using a dye made from crushed beetles because it annoyed the vegans. I'm not all that fond of learning that bug juice may be in my foods, but oh well. How many vegans are there, anyway? About three percent of the population claim to be vegetarians, and about a third of those are vegans. They think their numbers are sizable enough to pressure food vendors across the country.

Betelgeuse
(pronounced "beetle juice").
NASA.
I have a Starbucks gift card that is five years old, so I am not exactly a frequent customer. Anyway, I do have some sympathy for them. People are skittish about the miracles of modern chemistry in their food, so the food dye must be natural. Ground up beetles are natural, right? But no, some people don't like beetle juice. Starbucks can't win, it seems.

Both cases have a loud minority making people change to cater to their whims. The first is religious bigotry, the second is business. Starbucks can cave in to the whims of the small minority. So can other businesses. That's right, I said it! It is business. They have the choice.

People have the right to fight injustice. Businesses have the right to fight pressure, or to give in, whatever they decide.But I think that letting the minority groups make the rules for the rest of us, like the misotheists and leftist courts are doing, encourages businesses to fear the minority.

As Kevin Jackson says, "That's my rant!" That was fun. I wanted a break from the logical stuff anyay. As a bonus, here's Brad Stine's rant:

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