Hey, Hey, We're Dangerous Sociopaths!

Column by Leonidas.

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So, I was listening to the Monkees theme last week, and it suddenly struck me that behind that chirpy upbeat bubblegum rock facade were some seriously disturbing lyrics full of threats and antisocial attitudes. See if you agree:
Here we come, walkin'
Down the street.
An assertive group identity proclaiming an aggressive takeover of a public venue.
We get the funniest looks from
Ev'ry one we meet.
Weak self-image and a self-conscious inference tied to an unstable group dynamic full of young males. This is usually a catalyst for self-indulgent anti-social behaviors and violence in order to assert dominance.
Hey, hey, we're the Monkees
And people say we monkey around.
But we're too busy singing
To put anybody down.
To "put down" is a euphemism for euthanasia. Hey look at us! We should be the focus of everyone's attention! But we won't kill you so long as we're happy . . . .
We go wherever we want to,
do what we like to do.
A definite statement of capacity for violence coupled with a complete disregard for legal authority and the rights of others.
We don't have time to get restless,
There's always something new.
Young males are often mercurial and easily distracted. This along with poor impulse control can, and has, led to tragedy in many ways.
We're just tryin' to be friendly,
Come and watch us sing and play,
We're the young generation,
And we've got something to say.
And if you don't listen? Violent gangs often approach their victims with smiles and a friendly demeanor, then things swiftly change and victims are created.
Any time, or anywhere,
Just look over your shoulder
Guess who'll be standing there.
If you don't think that line is creepy, you need to think again. Try it out on a stranger. Heck, try it out on your Mom. Try saying it in a flat tone while staring into a mirror with a blank face and you’ll creep yourself out.
Hey, hey, we're the Monkees,
You never know where we'll be found.
so you'd better get ready,
We may be comin' to your town.
They will be taking their predatory violence on the road. Beware.
Let’s face it, these aren’t the happy-go-lucky mokes they want you to think they are, this is a smiley-faced version of Alex and his droogs from “A Clockwork Orange.” Alex and his boys embraced the exact same ethos as the Monkees:
There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie and Dim, and we sat in the Korova milkbar trying to make up our rassoodocks what to do with the evening.
Four young men, bored, members of a group that is heavily invested in a group identity. Good things will not result. It is rare in the extreme that a group of bored young males has ever spontaneously started doing community service. They get restless, so then there’s something new:
It was around by the derelict casino that we came across Billyboy and his four droogs. They were getting ready to perform a little of the old in-out, in-out on a weepy young devotchka they had there.
I think you get the point. You can go through “A Clockwork Orange” and find far more similarities between Alex, Dim, Georgie, Pete, and the boys from the Monkees than dissimilarities, provided you look past the surface and peer into the subtext.
I could go on for pages and pages pointing out one striking similarity after another, and supporting each claim with cites from psychiatry and psychology publications, but I won’t.
Why not?
It’s all crap.
The Monkees were a bunch of lovable playful, non-threatening pretty boy doofs meant to appeal to teenage girls. The boys in “A Clockwork Orange” are vicious, evil sociopaths incapable of anything approaching humanity or humaneness. The two groups couldn’t be more different.
So, finally, I’ll get to the point. That point is: just because some jackass makes a claim, then supports it with various reasonable sounding cites to back up his contention, it doesn’t render it a valid claim. Potential specious folderol should always be approached with a stringent critical eye.
Remember to do that the next time the apparatchik news is wailing about some government claim that there are terrorists all around, and we need to surrender more freedoms because of it.
Every time any government agent makes a claim, no matter how innocuous, your default belief should be that the claim is a bald-faced lie until proven otherwise. Every single terror plot since 2001 in the US has been either completely or in major part a creation of Federal agents. Every. Single. One. Then they proudly crow about having halted yet another threat to our freedoms, which they then use as an excuse to strip us of more freedoms.
When the Feds said that four cranky, swollen, prostated old men sitting in a north Georgia Waffle House were the second coming of the Abu Nidal Organization, that should have been a wakeup call for everyone with regards to their credibility.
Don’t give into the lie. Don’t give into fear. Don’t submit to imbeciles in uniforms like TSA agents who now think they can harass passersby in the street at a whim. They are growing in day-to-day streetside influence just like the Black Shirts under Mussolini and the Red Guards under Mao, because we let them.
Tell them to go to hell while you still can. Start resisting them in any way you can. Make their lives difficult. Be a pain in the ass. Make them want to quit. Make every corrupt government agent you come into contact with want to quit. Because if you don’t, well, then:
Any time, Or anywhere,
Just look over your shoulder
Guess who'll be standing there.

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Suverans2's picture

I'll give this...

    "Every time any government agent makes a claim, no matter how innocuous, your default belief should be that the claim is a bald-faced lie until proven otherwise." ~ Leonidas

...ten stars!

Glock27's picture

Nice piece and clearly entertaining along with sharp wit and literary skills. As I see it, the piece is an opinion. As much could be said of Strike the Root.

I am in 100% agreement that our government cannot be trusted and it does not make any difference what group is in the lead. I think this was clear in the very beginning when the debates began at the "Constitutional Convention". Then, as now, there exists no guarantee for freedom or Liberty although it might be implied. Our political system is nothing more than a "Game of Thrones", melded with the "Borgias". I am wondering if it might have been easier to have just flatly stated "don't trust the government", as a premises and then make a few catagorical remarks with cites to substantiate the claim.

Still a nice article, but it seems to me that the same thing is simply being said over and over--just in a different literary style.

We have no Liberty nor do we have freedom. Each carries a proposition that to live in some degree of harmony we must be willing to give something in order to achieve that goal. Honestly the government, especially the one in charge now, just don't give a s*^# what we think or believe (but they might want to keep track of us since the FBI is working to get Google and etc. to not resist the bill to provide them a back door into their systems so they can keep more tabs on me, you and everyone else).

They possess the power because the majority of Americans are lazy, and get their political perspectives fed to them by the "Tonight Show", "SNL" and other comic programs that attempt to proport themselves as journalists in some delusional degree. They think they have the truth and we don't.

I agree that it is nice to have a site as this to bleed out the anguish each of us feel Militia group that would be intellectually honest about being ready to resist a totalitarian take over of our Nation (NOTE: No Terry McVeigh style of cognition).

Good and fun article a solid 8 stars

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    "They possess the power because the majority of Americans are lazy, and get their political perspectives fed to them by the 'Tonight Show', 'SNL' and other comic programs that attempt to proport [sic] themselves as journalists in some delusional degree. They think they have the truth and we don't."
Samarami's picture


    "We have no Liberty nor do we have freedom..."

Don't know who you mean to include in the "we", Glock. But I have liberty and I have freedom.

Of course I am a sovereign state. When you're writing "...our political system..." I think you must be referring to YOUR political system, because I have no "political system".

My President is in charge of the rotation of the earth on its axis. I suspect few on this site understand that. I could be wrong. There might be more than I think.


AtlasAikido's picture

There is something really big going on that is NOT being reported by the media... .

Subject: 'Ron Paul’s Mega Crowds… No Media Coverage!'

Date: Sunday, May 6, 2012, 7:34 PM

Ron Paul’s mega crowds… no Media coverage!

by Jacque Fresco

Saturday, May 5th, 2012 Veterans Today

Did you honestly think the Ron Paul revolution would be televised? Here’s a check on reality as to who is really the #1 presidential nominee for 2012.

Whilst the supposed front runner Romney barely gets over 100 people to a rally, Gingrich and Santorum dropped out after talking to empty rooms of 30 people, one man has been pulling in the masses. That man is Ron Paul.Ron Paul is the only one in polls who can and would beat Obama, the NWO puppet.

“Freedom is popular” – Ron Paul

His message of individual liberty and freedom to all is growing a worldwide following.

People are taking heed to the liberty movement as Ron Paul and others expose the criminality of our governments and institutions that have enslaved us for so long.

He has the #1 support from not only the troops who no longer wish to be at war, he also has the support of the youth. The intellectual revolution has begun…


Ron Paul Rallies Feb-Apr 2012:


Ron Paul Delegates in Oklahoma Fight Back and Win!!

Samarami's picture

Exciting, ain't it? And tempting.

Almost enough to make a feller wanta believe Walter Block when he sez all "true" libertarians should get on Dr. Paul's bandwagon. And I'm being sincere when I say I truly admire Ron Paul and all his supporters for bringing the lie that is political action out in the open. Tempts a man to want to run with the crowd -- the Ron Paul Crowd!!!


Abstain From Beans.


AtlasAikido's picture

It is an educational struggle and this is why I think Lew Rockwell's point is well made: "Ron Paul [has] already won the election"

Speak up, speak often and don't worry about those that at this point can not understand as they can never *un-hear* what we tell them." ~ Ron Paul

An idea whose time has come and what that means: Ron Paul - 5000+ Crowd - UC Davis CA. - 5/3/2012

A *Reality Check*: Bound Delegates May Not Be Bound After All

This IS wonderful as is Mary Willison a Ron Paul supporter: Ron Paul victories upsetting the Republican establishment?


PS RNC Cheats Ron Paul and "The Unit Rule" UNBINDS ALL DELEGATES!

Samarami's picture

Atlas, please don't misinterpret my feelings on this Ron Paul phenomenon. Two of my sons and daughters-in-law and their families have worked their hearts out securing Iowa delegates to the Ron Paul entourage at the Repub convention. I love and support my family. I've met Dr and Mrs Paul and many of their children. They are genuine, delightful people. I would not hesitate to refer my girls and/or my "grandgirls" to his care as a GYN physician.

I support and am greatly pleased at Dr Paul's dedication and that of his huge following to expose the fraud that all political action is. Dr. Paul is not a fraudster. I strongly doubt that he can be elected -- not that I'd want a dear old honest gent who is a few months older than I (and that's old, my friend, and tired!) to be thrust into being the top target of the evil that is labeled Government. Because target is all he would be if indeed elected.

Even if "we" (US central government, that is -- which does not concern me except to whet my guerrilla survival skills) were to magically revert to a monarchy with Ron Paul at the helm I doubt that he could indeed convert a sow's ear into a silk purse.

You and I, Atlas, are in tune on this. I'm indeed delighted to have been privileged to live in good mental and physical health long enough to see the beast that is political government exposed for the fraud that it is. I often wish Harry Browne could have lived to see this thing come into fruition. I'm glad Pamela Browne has.

I am genuinely grateful to the Ron Paul's of the world and their supporters for sticking to their guns and seeing this thing through. I have a vested interest in seeing parasites and predators that make up what we know of as The-State "hoist on their own petards".

Ron Paul activists believe there are rewards for mankind in political action, and that's what galvanizes their resolve. I do not. But I intend to show love and support to my family and all their friends who are working so arduously to make "Ron Paul Happen!".


AtlasAikido's picture

Sam, I understand and concur.

Ron Paul, LewRockwell (Austrian Economists) and this site have been making it possible to see thru the political myths men have lived by since Neolithic times. Making it possible to understand that liberty is the mother of order not its daughter and that If revolution comes by violence and advance of light the struggle will have to be begun again. Paraphrased from Morris and Linda Tannehill's "The Market for Liberty" Book review--Freedom Naturally

As in literature and economics Bankruptcy is the solution at this point. John Galt turned down the post of Economic Czar in Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" for all the right reasons and left--(a direct alternative as opposed to an indirect one as Harry Browne points out in "How I Found Freedom In An UNFree World".

The beast is indeed out in the open and at the very same campus Ron Paul spoke at recently in a prior link...
May 08, 2012
Nasty as They Want to Be
The Crackdown on Occupy

Samarami's picture

I liked Kevin's last fusillade:

    "...The system can’t work when too many people notice the man behind the curtain..."


AtlasAikido's picture

Sam, I especially enjoyed Phinn's comments (paraphrased below).

"...[Ron Paul's]...relevance, effectiveness, and significance is based on the fact that he’s using the outward appearance of an electoral campaign to run a media operation — to promote Austrian economics, and mention the Constitution on air a few times.

Media is powerful. Voting is not..."

Excerpted from Walter Block vs. Wendy McElroy vs. Stefan Molyneux vs. Ron Paul

And after reviewing ALL of Phinn's beautiful points I found this companion piece:

The Irrelevance of the Impossibility of Anarcho-Libertarianism
by Stephan Kinsella on August 20, 2009
Mises Blog Posts

AtlasAikido's picture

RP Campaign Will No Longer Contest Primaries
Headline on Drudge
Posted on May 14, 2012 by Lew Rockwell

PAUL OUT [Good for him] http://www.lewrockwell.com/politicaltheatre/2012/05/special-announcement...

As in literature and economics, John Galt turned down the post of Economic Czar in Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" for all the right reasons and left. It is the proper solution...

AtlasAikido's picture

But wait. Is he out? Nope! Some historical perspective for Ron Paul activists
Posted by Ryan W. McMaken on May 15, 2012 12:47 AM


AtlasAikido's picture

The Market for Liberty | Introduction

Jim Davies's picture

Good job, Leonidas! Delightfully fresh approach.

Clearly your piece had a major effect on the crisis fabricators. No sooner did it appear than the CIA foiled another bomb plot! See http://yonkerstribune.typepad.com/yonkers_tribune/2012/05/cia-foils-unde...

They don't know yet where exactly the briefs were to be worn and exploded, nor where the wearers are, nor who sewed them together; but they sure didn't include any metal so even more rigorous airport screening will be needed in the future.

But the story is not bad, given the short time you gave them to concoct it.