Tuesday, May 22, 2012

In Re Snitches

Claire Wolfe (et al.) have had a run of posts about snitches, in part because of a more-or-less Free Stater pot activist-turned-informant-turned-semi-remorseful.

Lookit, three people can keep a secret -- if two of them are dead. Better you should make like Caesar's wife and doubly so if you are hoping to get an animal, mineral, vegetable or activity de-illegalized.

Does this suck? Yep. Life's not fair, get used to it.

Here's the deal: you can either sneak around, doing [$PROHIBITED] or you can agitate to un-prohibit while livin' in a squeaky-clean glass house. You can't do both; it doesn't work.

Assume you will be snitched upon. Strive to ensure the worst they can come up with is overdue library books or eye-rolling at Authority.


Anonymous said...

I think that people like to "share" such secrets because what they REALLY want is for the listener to tell them, "Dude, like, that's TOTALLY OK" as if that will cut ice with the police and courts.

Divemedic said...

I like coffee flavored ice cream, but it is not my place to outlaw strawberry ice cream,

I am not interested in drugs other than caffeine( and I don't smoke, nor do I have more than a handful of alcohol containing drinks each year), but it is not my business to force my views on others,

I am not gay, nor am I interested in marrying another man, but it is not my place to force my life choices on others.

Why can't everyone leave others to live their own lives?

Dave H said...

I'm reminded of something I heard a preacher say once. "Sure, I can keep a secret. But none of the people I talk to can!"