The LARPing photo of the Uvalde Police accompanying this long piece from Ben Hunt is like something from a Gun Porn magazine. I look at those posers and shake my head.
Meanwhile, if a few more billionaires show their wart covered a$$es on Twitter, I could make a case that Elon, Peter Thiel, Jeff Bezos, Jack, etc., will all lose support of their respective businesses because the masses want representation without American Oligarchs dictating foreign and domestic policy.
In my lifetime, I hope we overthrow Citizens vs. United.
Being Human in a LARPing World
June 8, 2022 | Ben Hunt
To be clear, I am all for policy reform around both guns and police. Here’s the article I wrote about all that two years ago: The Anti-Anarchist Cookbook. Defund the police? No. Demilitarize and deunionize the police? Oh my god yes. As for guns, of course I think we should prevent teenagers, criminals and mentally ill violence-fantasists from buying any firearm, much less ridiculous cartoon rifles like AR-15s that are specifically designed and marketed to appeal to violence-fantasists.
But I also know this: policy reform, of whatever degree and whatever type, is not enough.
It will never – by design – be enough.
American politics IS an equilibrium, where all of our social ideas and narratives – not just those around guns and policing – are intentionally constructed and molded to support an extremely stable system, such that LARPing and play-acting at all of our social practices – not just those around guns and policing – have become the path of least resistance and the best way to get a pat on the head from the Nudging Oligarchy and the Nudging State. Hey, I got retweeted by Don Jr/ AOC / Elon! I am part of an important social movement!