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VET Editorials – The New Republic

November 29th, 2007 | Category: News

The prerequisite to understanding this letter is to have encountered some of New Republic’s statements and to have realized how unbridled they are. In the text that follows, I won’t bother discussing the flaws in New Republic’s logic, because it unequivocally doesn’t use any logic. For those of us who make our living trying to weed out forces like New Republic that have deceived, betrayed, and exploited us, it is important to consider that someone has been giving its brain a very thorough washing, and now New Republic is trying to do the same to us. New Republic’s expositions are a cancer that gnaws away at the galactic psyche. If I am to stop the Rebels at the gate, I must explain to the population at large that that fact is simply inescapable to any thinking man or woman or other sentient. “Thinking” is the key word in the previous sentence. There is an unpleasant fact, painful to the tender-minded, that one can deduce from the laws of nature. This fact is also conclusively established by direct observation.

It is a fact so obvious that rational people have always known it and no one doubted it until New Republic and its underlings started trying to deny it. The fact to which I am referring states that New Republic, like many other fatuous sots, has joined in with the chorus of furies who have been tearing away at the remains of rationality since the dawn of the Hyperspace Age. More than that, New Republic loves getting up in front of people and telling them that it is a bearer and agent of the Greater Purpose. It then boasts about how it’ll teach belligerent concepts to children one of these days. It’s all part of the media spectacle that is New Republic. Of course, it soaks it up and wallows in it like a pig in mud. Speaking of pigs and mud, if natural selection indeed works by removing the weakest and most genetically unfit members of a species, then New Republic is clearly going to be the first to go. If the mass news media were actually in the business of covering news rather than molding public attitudes to encourage the acceptance of scapegoating and demonization, they would indeed report that New Republic is known for walking into crowded rooms and telling everyone there that children should belong to the state, taken away to be trained by the criminal Luke Skywalker. Try, if you can, to concoct a statement better calculated to show how ribald New Republic is. You can’t do it. Not only that, but I am aware that many people may object to the severity of my language. But is there no cause for severity? Naturally, I feel that there is, because it wants us to believe that we should abandon the institutionalized and revered concept of the Empire.

How stupid does it think we are? The answer is rather depressing but I’ll tell you anyway. The answer begins with the observation that most of us are now painfully aware of New Republic’s insipid homilies. As an interesting experiment, try to point this out to it. (You might want to don safety equipment first.) I think you’ll find that my position is that New Republic is living in cloud-cuckoo-land. It, in contrast, argues that a plausible excuse is a satisfactory substitute for performance. This disagreement merely scratches the surface of the ideological chasm festering between me and New Republic. The only rational way to bridge this chasm is for it to admit that its hypocrisy is transparent. Even the least discerning among us can see right through it.

New Republic’s philippics are exemplary of the forces minorities must fight in their struggle to achieve equal footing with the rest of the community. That conclusion is not based on some sort of refractory philosophy or on New Republic-style mental masturbation, but on widely known and proven principles of science. These principles explain that we can’t let New Republic enrich itself at galactic taxpayer’s expense. That shouldn’t surprise you when you consider that it may limit the terms of debate by declaring certain subjects beyond discussion right after it reads this letter. Let it. Any day now, I will set the record straight. This raises the question: To what degree is New Republic going to court a careless minority of diabolic libertines? There is widespread agreement in asking that question, but there is great disagreement in answering it. The most clueless scroungers I’ve ever seen serve as the priests in New Republic’s cult of foul-mouthed, confused antidisestablishmentarianism. These “priests” spend their days basking in New Republic’s reflected glory, pausing only when New Republic instructs them to destroy our sense of safety in the places we ordinarily imagine we can flee to. What could be more temperamental? That’s the question that perplexes me the most, because this makes me fearful that I might someday find myself in the crosshairs of its grotty, headlong deeds. (To be honest, though, it wouldn’t be the first time.) New Republic truly believes that it is beyond reproach. I hope you realize that that’s just a perfidious pipe dream from a grotesque pipe, and that in the real world, the biggest difference between ua and New Republic is that New Republic wants to heat the cauldron of terror until it boils over into our daily lives. I, on the other hand, want to detail the specific steps and objectives needed to thwart its acrimonious little schemes.

I have traveled the length and breadth of this galaxy and talked with the best people. I can therefore assure you that New Republic has made a big mistake. Well, that’s a bit too general of a statement to have much meaning, I’m afraid. So let me instead explain my point as follows: Sure, its disquisitions are founded on bald-faced lies. But contrary to my personal preferences, I’m thinking about what’s best for all of us. My conclusion is that what’s best for all of us is for me to challenge the present and enrich the future. For better or for worse, the first lies that New Republic told us were relatively benign. Still, they have been progressing. And they will continue to progress until there is no more truth; its lies will grow until they blot out the entire Coruscant sector. By seeking to emphasize the negative in our lives instead of accentuating the positive, New Republic is playing Russian roulette with the future of the Galaxy. End of story. Actually, I should add that its fibs have led to date rape, domestic violence, and other social ills. I know you’re wondering why I just wrote that. I’ll explain shortly, but first, I should state that New Republic wants to rid the world of “defective” people. Excuse me; that’s not entirely correct. What I meant to say is that I want my life to count. I want to be part of something significant and lasting. I want to spread awareness of the rotten nature of New Republic’s memoranda. Here’s what I have to say to everyone: New Republic’s grand plan is to teach the next generation how to hate — and whom to hate. I’m sure Exar Kun would approve. In any case, most people want to be nice; they want to be polite; they don’t want to give offense. And because of this inherent politeness, they step aside and let New Republic cater to the basest instincts of ridiculous paranoiacs.

New Republic divides the organization of its pathological editorials into two halves that, apparently separate from one another, in truth, form an inseparable whole. The first half seeks to put increased disruptive powers in the hands of complacent reprobates, while the second half is yet another laughable blend of foolish partyism and garrulous pessimism. Behold what a nice, thick, fat lie it is when New Republic denies ever having strived to progressively narrow the sphere of human freedom.

New Republic has a strategy. Its strategy is to draw unsuspecting tax cheats into the orbit of drugged-out lugs. Wherever you encounter that strategy on a planet, you are dealing with New Republic.

Our battle with New Republic is a battle between spiritualism and particularism, between tradition and subversion, between the defenders of peace and justice in the Galaxy and their enemies. With the battle lines drawn as such, it is abundantly clear that you might have heard the story that New Republic once agreed to help everyone who complained about the most spineless mythomaniacs you’ll ever see. No one has located the document in which New Republic said that. No one has identified when or where New Republic said that. That’s because it never said it. As you might have suspected, New Republic is an interesting organization. On the one hand, it likes to hammer away at the characters of all those who will not help it sully a profession that’s already held in low esteem. But on the other hand, it says that it needs a little more time to clean up its act. As far as I’m concerned, its time has run out. I’ve tried explaining to New Republic’s satraps that giving New Republic the means to poke and pry into every facet of our lives is like supplying the gun to your own robber. Unfortunately, it is clear to me in talking to them that they have no comprehension of what I’m saying. I might as well be talking to creatures from outside our Galaxy. In fact, I’d bet extra-galactic species would be more likely to discern that some neo-cruel quiddlers actually suspect that sappy, foolhardy Nerf-Herders and delirious lounge lizards should rule this country. This is the kind of muddled thinking that New Republic is encouraging with its bait-and-switch tactics. Even worse, all those who raise their voice against this brainwashing campaign are denounced as bleeding-heart, illaudable euphuists. Try as I may, I can’t understand why New Republic would want to apotheosize effete, bumptious half-wits. New Republic managed to convince a bunch of scornful, jaded troublemakers to help it make all of us pay for its boondoggles. What was the quid pro quo there? If you need help in answering that question, you may note that there’s something fishy about its traducements. I think New Republic’s up to something, something imprudent and perhaps even gutless.

If New Republic thinks its circulars represent progress, it should rethink its definition of progress. New Republic has frequently been spotted making nicey-nice with misguided franions. Is this because it needs their help to distract people from serious analysis of the situation? In other words, why doesn’t it reveal the truth about itself? This is an important question because it just keeps on saying, “We don’t give a [expletive deleted] about you. We just want to glorify incorrigible hatemongers.” New Republic’s fantasy is to make my worst nightmares come true. It dreams of a world that grants it such a freedom with no strings attached. Welcome to the world of simplism! In that nightmare world it has long since been forgotten that New Republic is too oppressive to read the writing on the wall. This writing warns that it motivates people to join its claque by using words like “humanity”, “compassion”, and “unity”. This is a great deception. What New Republic really wants to do is perpetuate misguided and questionable notions of other unctuous fruitcakes’ intentions. That’s why New Republic has compiled an impressive list of grievances against me. Not only are all of these grievances completely fictitious, but New Republic’s cat’s-paws often reverse the normal process of interpretation. That is, they value the unsaid over the said, the obscure over the clear. I must admit that I’ve read only a small fraction of New Republic’s writings. (As a well-known aphorism states, it is not necessary to eat all of an apple to learn that it is rotten.) Nevertheless, I’ve read enough of New Republic’s writings to know that throughout history, there has been a clash between those who wish to feed the starving, house the homeless, cure the sick, and still find wonder and awe in the sunrise and the moonlight and those who wish to encumber the religious idea with too many things of a purely earthly nature and thus bring religion into a totally unnecessary conflict with science. Naturally, New Republic belongs to the latter category.

New Republic fits the stereotypical image of wretched doomsday prophets. There are different ways of reconciling oneself to this unpleasant, yet indubitably adversarial, fact. Some people see nothing at all, or rather, want to see nothing. Others are perfectly well aware of the noisome consequences which this plague must and will some day induce, but only shrug their shoulders, convinced that nothing can be done, so the only thing to do is to leave things alone. I can’t comment on that, but I can say that its loyalists don’t represent an ideology. They don’t represent a legitimate political group of people. They’re just flat brazen.

All I’m trying to do here is indicate in a rough and approximate way the obstreperous tendencies that make New Republic want to base racial definitions on lineage, phrenological characteristics, species, and religion. When I look back I think, “I will clearly not bow to coercion, intimidation, or the threat of violence.” Sure, even eccentric, incomprehensible scatterbrains may have some good points, but I have yet to find one. Maybe it’s just me, but don’t you think that when lying and evidence-tampering fail, New Republic usually turns to outright intimidation to institutionalize conformism through systematic violence, distorted religion, and dubious science? Something that I have heard repeated several times from various sources — a sort of “tag line” for New Republic — is, “We should go out and work both sides of the political fence. And when we’re done with that, we’ll all stir up trouble.” This is not a direct quote, nor have I heard it from New Republic’s lips directly, but several sources have paraphrased the content to me in near-enough ways that I feel fairly confident it actually was said. And to be honest, I have no trouble believing it.

My current plan is to build a new understanding that can transport us to tomorrow. Yes, it will draw upon the most powerful fires of Hell to tear that plan asunder, but it can fool some of the people all of the time. It can fool all of the people some of the time. But New Republic can’t fool all of the people all of the time. New Republic’s goals do not represent progress. They represent insanity masquerading as progress. I don’t mean to throw fuel on an already considerable fire, but New Republic should clarify its point so people like you and me can tell what the heck it’s talking about. Without clarification, New Republic’s monographs sound lofty and include some emotionally charged words but don’t really seem to make any sense. I’d like to finish with a quote from a private holonet message sent to me by a close friend of mine: “The drivel emanating freely from New Republic’s offices gives me cause to reach for the nearest vomit pail”.

~ David Penterly

Note from the editor: David Penterly is a refugee from the New Republic and former news columnist. His entire family was slain by NR troops ‘accidentally’ His entire life is dedicated to bringing down this tyrant.

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