Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Duh, Vin, See? Code

Rad Geek has already pretty much pwned Vin Suprynowicz's posterior (see comments), but really this situation (and not just with respect to Vin) is well past the "Requires An Intervention" stage. It's tough love time.

Yo, libertarians: Put down the Hoppe / Brimelow / Wooldridge crack pipe. Please. You're embarrassing yourselves, and frankly this business of having to constantly roll your semi-conscious carcasses out of your own ideological vomit is getting a little old.

For Vin's part, he now asserts that those who favor even a slight move toward the libertarian position on immigration are "speaking in code to disguise what they really mean."

Odd allegation, coming as it does from a guy who, to even facially substantiate it, has to preemptively impose a downright Byzantine code of his own on his readers: A code characterized by a state-as-deity re-definition of terms like "immigrant" and "trespassing," an assertion of "constitutional" powers found nowhere in the Constitution, and a bizarre moral comparison of the "crime" of working for a living without first bowing and scraping before some bureaucrat, begging the privilege of handing over baksheesh for "identity papers" to ... wait for it ... rape and armed robbery.

Fuck that noise, Vin. You know better than this. You are better than this. All you have to do to prove that to yourself is read your own column and count the number of irrational twists you had to put on the language and the number of willful denials of reality you had to weave into the narrative to get that column to "work."

The first step toward recovery is admitting discovering that you have a problem.

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