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DON’T BE A DUMBFUCK.
It seems as if every town has an organization that, for our purposes, we shall refer to as the Group of Residents Outraged and United in Common Hostility. It doesn’t matter where you are. They all have an active chapter of the G.R.O.U.C.H. that wants all services delivered to their front door, and the tax bill that comes with it forwarded to the rich folks on the other side of town.
How can you tell if you are dealing with a chapter of G.R.O.U.C.H., and not a branch of the Responsible, Ethical Association of Sensible Outcomes Negotiated?
When a R.E.A.S.O.N. chapter approaches city government with a list of grievances, they will generally provide a road map for a direction they would like the city to take regarding the issues that they are concerned about.
G.R.O.U.C.H. makes baseless allegations without providing a shred of evidence. For instance, here’s a Black Lives Matter Organizer demanding that white people simply sign over their property to poor people:
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As a citizen interested in community involvement, we find ourselves drawn to R.E.A.S.O.N.
R.E.A.S.O.N. tells us that a citizen’s property is the fruit of his labor, and belongs to him. Only a G.R.O.U.C.H. would suggest that someone else has a right to his property for their own use.
Consider this paragraph lifted from a Myrtle Beach G.R.O.U.C.H. chapter’s Facebook page:
Now it is all about gouging everyone for money, rudeness, and lining their own pockets and if they get in trouble, bribing their way out with cash. Now they are dealing w/ a windfall of cash from the TDF which is the penny sales tax only due in MB city limits, and they know they can personally use the money, pay off people to shut up w/ the money, and when a local person or business has a reasonable problem, they are abused, harassed, and their businesses are targeted for closure.
Let us dissect this single paragraph to see why this group qualifies as a G.R.O.U.C.H. affiliate.
“It’s all about gouging everyone for money…”
Examples? Do you know of anyone who has been gouged? How do you define “gouging?” Maybe what may seem like “gouging” to a G.R.O.U.C.H. may look more like a reasonable price adjustment if one takes the time and effort to discern the facts. A more recognizable example of “gouging” would be when a hard-traveling vexatious litigant files multiple Federal lawsuits, all seeking tens, sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars in nonexistent damages for butthurt suffered at his own hands, in far-flung places like Maryland, Wisconsin, and Illinois before finally settling in South Carolina and filing another one after just three or four weeks of residency, before he has even secured better than transient lodgings.
Why would someone do that??
“…lining their own pockets…”
Oh. Of course. If your only source of income is a pittance from the government earned from the sweat of 30-40 posts a day on political websites for eleven years on the taxpayer dime, and your inflat-a-skank gamer girlfriend blows it all on gaming account subscriptions and incestuous gay pornography, you’re going to need to seek extra income. Especially when WalMart won’t hire you, even as a greeter on the overnight shift when the store is closed.
“…and if they get in trouble, bribing their way out with cash.”
The Federal Jails are FILLED with corrupt public officials who thought they could get away with taking bribes as enticement to exert influence. Four words. Democrat William J. Jefferson. Where is your proof of this gross misuse of the taxpayer dollar?
The writer goes on to rail against the crooks who would use their positions of trust – say, at the NIH – to suck up tax money as salary while spending all day on the Internet posting their uninformed political opinions and claiming to be unable to walk.
A little proof would go a long way to make this person sound more like a concerned citizen and less like an ignorant DUMBFUCK narcissist with Dunning-Kruger expertise in every subject and skill he’s ever read about.
To be affiliated with R.E.A.S.O.N. means to approach real problems with real solutions.
We all want the street lights on at night, the streets paved and repaired, the water to be clean, the police to be well-paid and respected, the criminals to look elsewhere for victims. If you approach the issues with R.E.A.S.O.N., you know the money to pay for all that has to come from somewhere.
R.E.A.S.O.N. also tells you that people who live their lives on the government tit, claiming poverty, disability and screaming “FEED ME AND MY SIXTEEN FATHERLESS CHILDREN” are the true drag on the taxpayer.
If you are a G.R.O.U.C.H., then you believe the fact that you level unproven accusations such as defamation, libel, intentional infliction of emotion distress, abuse of process and “saying mean things about me to ALL THE LANDLORDS!!!” means they are true, so tell your lawyer to settle already so I can own your houses and cars, but not your wives, kids or pets, because I’ll just abandon them on the side of the road or toss them in a river or something.
Like any city during these turbulent times, Myrtle Beach has issues that need to be faced. Who do we want facing them?
Well, if you come from a place of R.E.A.S.O.N. you don’t approacch problems and toss the ultimate question off without suggesting a solution.
Ask yourself, “WHAT WOULD A DUMBFUCK DO?” and then find someone who wants to do the exact opposite. You’ll be glad you did.