So kids, you are in for a treat! Plum St. Chili is a blog I visit daily, because I like the writer’s irreverent, delightfully witty, and occasionally filthy style, and I want to share her with you. She offers her take on current events, politics and policy, women’s issues, and giving the well deserved shout out to worthy artists, all with a refreshing mix of honesty and humor. She posts what she wants, calls out the rogues and rascals in our lives fearlessly, and that turns me on. In a humorless world, its nice to hang out with a experienced bad-ass trash-talker who can think around the corners for a bit, don’t you agree?
The Practical Limitations of Government – or – Dance like it is 1975
“Comfort the afflicted; afflict the comfortable.” – Finley Peter Dunne
Because I am a women’s issues gadfly and mean to be, I troll the Internet message boards for a chance to argue women’s issues. One argument I hear pretty often goes sort of like this:
“No, you are not in control of your body because The Gummint makes laws about what you can do with it. You can’t just take drugs, for example.”
Actually, I can if I choose too. And I have. I am astounded that anyone thinks The Rules keep people good, instead of what is plainly evident. It is humanity’s goodness and longing for peace that keeps The Peace of the Rule of Law. The nonviolent revolution that we call Egyptian Spring being a case in point.
In real life, I can choose whatever I want and pay for it. The government has only two responses to behavior it wishes I would not do: prohibition and punishment. These are both weak responses in the face of psychoses and/or casual and joyful wrongdoing. How so? Follow me. Read complete post @ http://plumstchili.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-practical-limitations-of-government.html