As regular readers will know, bestselling author Larry Correia and I (and mutual friends Lawdog, Old NFO and others) have known each other for decades. Lawdog's and my reviews of Larry's first book, "Monster Hunter International", were quoted on the back cover of the first edition of that book, to our amusement and gratification. You might even find certain vague resemblances between one of the book's minor characters and yours truly.
Larry is anything but politically correct, and is somewhat . . . emphatic . . . in his opinions. (It's one of the reasons we love the big lug!) He recently wrote a long thread on Twitter about how to fix our current political problems. Having given a few thoughts about that in my first post this morning, I thought you might enjoy Larry's perspective. The outline below is taken from Threadreader, which does a good job of combining the original tweets into a cohesive whole.
(Note that Larry is equally scathing about both major political parties. He's right. They're both part of the problem.)
1 There's a red wave coming because normal voters are fed up with democrat bullshit. They suck at governing and they cater to their base, which is psychotic.
But the GOP has a history of being lame, cowardly, corrupt squishes, so our government keeps sucking.
How do we fix it?
2 this is my opinion, based upon working as an accountant/contractor for the most efficient part of our stupid government, which was still a ****ing clown show when compared to the corporate world (or at least the non-woke corporate world)
3 A well known, yet denied, truth is that most government employees are entrenched and don't do ****. They're utterly useless.
Depending on the department you could fire a ton of them and all it would do is free up parking spaces.
4 Now, there are some government employees who work their asses off. Good. There are some government functions which are necessary. Great.
A great many don't work, or the work they do is utterly pointless.
5 As any honest gov employee. They will admit this to you in private.
If they say no, everything we do is vital and everyone here is vital, they're a liar protecting their budget, or one of the useless ones.
Most places, if there are 5 employees, 2 do 90% of the work.
6 Pournelle's Iron Law says that as it grows over time any bureaucracy's purpose will change from its original mission, to a new mission of protecting and growing the bureaucracy.
7 so now our Department of Labor by itself is bigger than LBJ's entire federal government. This stuff never shrinks. It only grows. It's an endless leviathan.
8 the leviathan needs to grow and protect itself against all threats, which is how you get super evil **** like the CIA and FBI meddling in US elections...
Or constantly expanding its powers into new places, like the #MinistryOfTruth
9 This leviathan will find allies which help it expand in size and power. The more power/money you give it, the more it can bribe and co-opt other institutions. Academia, media, corporations, etc.
Whichever political philosophy is the most unprincipled will rock this arrangement
10 as the leviathan grows in power, it will become more malicious, spiteful, and controlling. Dissent is crushed. Freedom dies.
@elonmusk is currently a speed bump in this, which is why the control freak contingent is super pissed at him.
11 the big question is, do the people own their government, or does the government own its people? If we are just assets of the gov, we can be spent freely, and bad assets get eliminated.
The leviathan is compelled to own EVERYTHING.
12 slowing the leviathan down isn't enough. If you concentrate on stopping one part, others keep growing. Then when our bipolar country elects a new leader, those parts start growing again. Repeat forever. And it just keeps getting bigger.
So we've got to shrink the whole thing
13 if the GOP had a brain/spine (lol) they'd slash the **** out of everything. They'd starve the beast. They usually don't, because they are total chicken****s. They'll pay lip service to this, do nothing, or feed their favorite parts.
The DNC gleefully feeds the whole thing.
14 Trump's biggest weakness was he surrounded himself with people who loved government, and loved expanding government. Of course all of those ****ed him at every opportunity.
We need somebody who actively HATES the government to run it.
15 if I was President (ha!) I would only create a single new executive branch entity. The Department of **** Your Job Security.
16 the DoFYJS would consist of surly auditors, and their only job would be to go into other government agencies to figure out-
A. do you ****ers do anything worth a shit?
B. which of you ****ers actually get shit done?
Then fire everyone else.
17 right now it is pretty much impossible to fire government employees. The process is asinine.
It is so bad that the worst government employees, who nobody else can stand, don't get fired. They get PROMOTED.
Its easier, and then its somebody else's problem.
18 but the DoFYJS don't care. If your job is making tax payers fill out mandatory paperwork and then filing it somewhere nobody will ever read it?
**** you. Gone. Clean out your desk.
19 we need to get rid of entire agencies. Gone. WTF does the Department of Education improve? NOTHING.
Gone. Fire them all. Sell the assets.
20 any agency that survives this purge, move it out of DC to an area more appropriate to its mission. Do we need a Dept of Agriculture? Okay. Go to Kansas.
This will also cause all the DC/NOVA power monger set to resign so I don't have to waste time firing them.
21 oh, and right wing pet causes, you're not safe. I worked for the Air Force. We all know that we could fire 1/3 of the GS employees tomorrow and the only noticeable difference would be more parking available on base.
22 Cut everything. We never do, because somebody might cry. Too bad. They're called budget cuts because they're supposed to hurt. Not budget tickles. **** you. Cut.
Shutting off the money faucet will also destroy the unholy alliance between gov/media/academia/tech.
23 right now there is a revolving door, government job, university job, corporate board, think tank, the same crowd who goes to the same parties and went to the same schools and all that other incestuous **** just take turns in the different chairs.
Sell the ****ing chairs.
24 every entity that gets tax money inevitably turns into a pig trough for these people. Cut it all off. All of these money faucets ALWAYS cause some kind of financial crisis later anyway.
25 see the student loan crisis caused by the government, here is free money, oh college has become expensive and useless, so now we need more government to solve it. You dummies get to pay for it. Have some inflation.
It's all bullshit.
Quit pretending any of this makes sense.
26 The only way the leviathan shrinks is we elect people who actively hate the government to the government, and then only let them stay there long enough to **** the government without getting corrupted by it.
27 the instant you see the small government crusader you sent to DC going "Oh, well maybe an unholy alliance between the state and OmniGlobalMegaCorp to develop a mind control ray is a good thing" FIRE HIM.
28 So there you have it. That's my platform if you elect me president. Fire ****ing everybody. And only give me one term. Thank you.
Oh wait... why did I just get these hot insider stock trading tips in my inbox from Blackrock? I guess a second term is cool.
29 seriously though, something has to break. We can't afford the loss of money or more importantly, freedom. The government either has to start cutting off parasites and control freaks, or stuff is going to get way way worse.
I can't argue with a single word. And you, readers?