The Conservative Hippy has listened to the op-POSE-ition taut their laws and regulations. He has heard the audacity of promising openness and transparency, while insisting laws be passed before they can be reviewed. He watched in what he thought was horror at the sheep and ewe as they get in their corral and do exactly as they are told. The elephants who all at once could break the tiny tether which holds them, cease to resist, The chains of their youth and the traditions of the circus demand that they remain docile. Elephants on a rampage are put down. They are executed and labelled dangerous and a threat to the greatest show on mirth. Even though the natural tendency of an animal is to do just that when threatened, they don’t. Natural tendencies are looked upon as fixable, malleable, xenomorphic.
Conservative Hippyism does not believe in the fixing and shaping of one man’s natural tendencies by rule of law. Not man’s law. Natural order – if any exist- will flush out the fallacies and bark knots of one’s twisted states. The same may be the proper strategy when the twisted states and bark knots are not naturally caused. The law of man has caused enough knots. Those who are not qualified to do anything but legislate against or for those who have qualifications hold a certain contempt it seems. Since they can’t tax one’s feelings of accomplishment or achievement, which is their ultimate goal-the manipulation of behavior- they will condemn those achievemnets as unfair and ill-gotten. Ill-gotten is the only means by which those POSERS can concieve of such achievement. It seems that everything in our lives is either regulated or mandated. That which isn’t, those few things which we are free to experience and achieve on our own, is still relegated by the law-makers as only happening by virtue of their allowance. I remember being told that the POSERS saved my job. My hard work and achievement and the money that my customers earned to spend at my bar had nothing to do with it. THEY saved my job. There is no law against writing blogs, and no mandate that says we have to. All of us who blog are told that we only do it by virtue of the governments allowance. Is this true? Is this necessary?
The same goes for how the Conservative Hippy allows these machinations and false assumptions affect his life. It is a tenet of Conservative Hippyism that in order to become a victim, one has to allow. The knappy-headed-hoes of the Rutgers Women’s basket ball team had to be told what power victim-hood provided before they could be insulted. They allowed that to happen to themselves. To what avail? A few folks followed them for a minute? A tired old hack of a disk jockey finally had excused himself outside of a job just long enough to make people feel better. The news cycle turned and he was back at his job, more popular than ever. External criticism is to be expected. Jokes occur too. Joke you if you can’t take a fu*k. That rule is solid.
When some poser wants to cut down my person or my movement. I have to allow that. I am not a tree. No ax, regardless of swing, can cleave my bark without me first giving it permission. I have been downright despised by some adversaries. There are a few other blogs out there blasting the notion of conservative hippies. It’s not a notion. We exist. They do not apply to me, I do not allow it. Most are tired old hacks themselves espousing and spouting the tired old argument. They continue to call conservatism, “HATE SPEECH” while excusing the same thing on their side, and downright ignoring the real thing since it doesn’t garner attention anymore. They call the conservative hippy (uncapitalized since ut does not apply to me) someone who hates gay marriage but wants to be validated by claiming gay friends. This is in the same breath which defends the classification of marriage as gay or straight so that they may create the argument which informs their opinion, a self-serving strategy. Be sure, Conservative Hippyism is not a trend. It does not describe the Republican who also smokes pot, nor the Democrat who claims “fiscal conservatism.” It is not a comprimise. The two-party system, however…..
When The Affordable Care Act, which is what I have been told to call it by those who wrote it then demanded it be passed before we could read it, becomes law, I will follow it to the letter. The absolute letter. I will not scream, “victim.” I will allow the attrocity to play out. I will stand in the lines. I won’t say thank you. Thank implies a gift. Apparently other’s long tenure in medical school is a process in securing my right to their services, at others’ expense. I will obey the law. Problem is: many corporations have been granted exemptions, so the full effect and consequence of the law can never truly be felt. Oh yeah, that and the fact that the law makers, will be the law breakers, as usual. Gov’t jobs will be exempt from the mandate. In order for me to be victimized by a system which constantly shouts unfair at people who have achieved and remain loyal to their stockholders, while providing services to the public with which the private sector can not compete and who is refuses to be accountable to their funders (taxpayers), I will have to accept that system as valid. I will have to attribute some kind of code, or standard to that faulty system before I can claim that it has done me wrong. None applies. Only following it to the letter can draw the vampire into the sunlight. Insisting on back-alley deals and refusing to acquesce gives the falsehood factuality. Play along with the joke, and you will never be it’s punchline.
By the way, I didn’t write this.