But-cept

Nobody asked but-cept …

“But-cept” is a portmanteau word created (as far as I know) by my first four grandsons in their private conversations.  I intuit that it is a more powerful way of signalling a perceived contradiction.

I was thinking today of a people who went to revolutionary war over a couple of pennies on the dollar in taxes.  The colonists of America grew  sick and tired, purportedly, of being led around by the nosering by a demented king in London, England.  Then the big “but-cept” irony punched me in the side of the head.

It must be a fiction that the colonial man in the streets had any cohesive thought on the matter.  The American Revolutionary War was promulgated by the landed gentry to protect their already-claimed advantages.  They got the peasantry to fight and die, to freeze to death, to starve for the pretty abstraction of freedom.  This war, like all others, was fought for the status quo.  But-cept, how do I know?

I know because today’s peasantry, the persons-in-the-streets, cannot be motivated to do something logical, to rise up against the taxation theft that steals a third — going on a whole — of their output.  They cannot get their but-cepts in gear to rise up against the self-serving ruling oligarchy.  They (we) are too busy chasing fictional butterflies at the border wall.

— Kilgore Forelle

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Freespirit
Freespirit
1 year ago

The totally amazing matter is that they CANNOT do any of the things, they do to us , or have us do for them, WITHOUT, OUR CONSENT (Statutory Rules). They KNOW that, so they devise many methods to obtain that consent and most insulting of all, call them PRIVILEGES, such as but not limited to SIGNING for Social Security (or as in Canada- “Social Insurance”) and “Drivers Licenses” !!! In effect, we GIVE them, via Government ( Latin for “Mind Control”), figuratively,, 50% of our money and they return 10%, if that.. We are paying the price for lack of… Read more »

Freespirit
Freespirit
1 year ago

Kilgore Forelle:

My comment was not personal nor an insult and I cannot figure out how you interpreted it as such. I believe you used the word “insult” in your comment

I find absolutely no reason to “insult” you but if people continue to “insult’ themselves by “doing the same things over and over again and expecting different results” they get what they deserve !

P.S.The REPLY section would not work so I answered your concern this way

Freespirit
Freespirit
1 year ago

No problem

Freespirit
Freespirit
1 year ago

I shall look for it