“America’s Future” Plays Imaginary Game from Harry Potter Books

Shameful. America’s “best and brightest” are playing a “sport” in which they pretend to ride on flying brooms and chase a magical ball. And now they have the audacity to claim there’s a “world cup” for what must surely be the lowest form of LARPing (this is the highest form) and no one has the guts to tell them how disappointed the country is in them. Horrible.

At least the nerds in the S.C.A. are “living historians” and learn useful skills. Hell, even the over the hill goths who do the live action Vampire games basically go clubbing and the weirdos who play Nero get to pall around with girls in chain mail bikinis. But this is just bizarre and a fitting metaphor for the uselessness of 20-somethings who have been taught to dwell in perpetual adolescence by their rotten, indulgent parents.

Notice in the video that Jared Katz, the adult representing his “sport” refers to his fellow supposed grown up as kids. Tells you everything you need to know. It’s interesting to note that a few weeks ago NPR ran a hatchet job on the Steampunk sub-culture where young people are actually building beautiful and useful devices. So far I’ve seen no attacks on these time wasters by anyone.

Enjoy the realization that America is doomed. And yes, I’m covering this because I think it’s a crime – against human dignity:

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17 Responses to ““America’s Future” Plays Imaginary Game from Harry Potter Books”

  1. loup Garou on November 15th, 2010 12:20 pm

    I’m glad that the Geeks of the world now have someone to beat up and call Homos.

  2. Ajax the Great on November 15th, 2010 5:56 pm

    So what?

  3. Rob Taylor on November 15th, 2010 6:03 pm

    So one day as an old man when you call the cops because of a home invasion one of these perpetual man-children will be responding. Or when you’re in an ER it’ll be one of these people who has their life in your hands. One of them will prance down the isle to marry your daughter, one of them will be the guy you call to report a power outage.

  4. Ajax the Great on November 15th, 2010 8:23 pm

    I wouldn’t be too worried. No more so than if it was a middle-aged man who likes to drink beer while watching Monday Night Football to pass the time. We all go through phases and enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities. Doesn’t bother me, live and let live.

  5. Rob Taylor on November 15th, 2010 8:37 pm

    Drinkers who sit around all day are a problem as well, to be sure but how does cultural collapse not have consequences. The fact that we ceded more than 1200 acres to cartels is a direct result of a nation with an adolescence extended into a person’s 30s, as is the financial problems we have.

    People like this fought for the “right” to be on their parents insurance until they are 26. Which is subsidized by the rest of us. That doesn’t concern you?

  6. Ajax the Great on November 15th, 2010 8:43 pm

    So any sort of cultural change you don’t like or understand is “collapse” to you? Just proves that the middle-aged brain is less capable of thinking in new ways, relative to young adults. And what you say about the cartels is largely irrelevant to the discussion at hand, and is actually the result of prohibition of certain substances. Face it, the War on (people who use a few particular) Drugs is an EPIC FAIL.

    And in Canada, people are covered by national health insurance from cradle to grave, not just until 26. Actually, “prenatal to grave” is more accurate. What are you saying then about 33 million Canadians? Are they all immature?

  7. Rob Taylor on November 15th, 2010 8:51 pm

    So we should legalize heroin and crack? Interesting.

    Canadian health care (and English NHS) have lower levels of service and higher mortality rates than America, you know, because it’s rationed by the government. Look up that stats sometime – like the waiting periods for cancer treatment which range from weeks to years.

    The cartel take over of Arizona is not due to drugs being legal, the cartels also traffic in sexual slavery and arms smuggling. I suppose you’d legalize those as well? The cartels also smuggle coke and meth, are you saying we should legalize that?

    Canada is a socialist country who used the money they don’t have to spend on national defense to pass out freebies to lazy people. But how will that work out for them once we make the deep cuts in our military we need?

  8. Ajax the Great on November 15th, 2010 9:07 pm

    Funny how Canadians and Brits have a longer life expectancy than Americans do. Why is that, if their healthcare is as inferior as you claim? And they will do fine once we reduce our military, as will we. We need to get out of Iraq and Afghanistan ASAP and close the majority of our foreign military bases. Maybe then we will actually be able to concentrate on our own borders and stop ceding land to the gangs and cartels.

    Actually, it probably wouldn’t be a bad idea to legalize some substances beyond cannabis as well. Then it could actually be controlled and taxed, and the cartels would really collapse. That’s not to say we should be willy-nilly about it, though, as these are very powerful substances that can be quite dangerous. Look at what the Swiss do about heroin with their maintenance clinics for registered addicts, and what a success that has been. And if the lesser amphetamines were legal like they were up until the late 1960s, there would be no need for meth. Cocaine could also be sold strictly in pharmacies behind the counter in carefully controlled doses, and coca leaf tea (weak and basically innocuous) could be treated the way we do coffee and tea. Psychedelics such as mushrooms and peyote would fall under religious freedom I guess. But the worst ones like meth, crack, PCP, roofies, and fentanyl derivatives should remain illegal, except perhaps for veterinary use.

    Mind you, I don’t do any of the substances I just listed, so I’m not speaking from self-interest. And slavery and arms-smuggling are obviously deplorable, and are a minor portion of the cartel’s revenue.

  9. Rob Taylor on November 15th, 2010 10:34 pm

    As usual you’re wrong.

    http://www.immortalhumans.com/british-healthier-than-americans-but-life-expectancy-is-shorter/

    But you know what. Let’s try this. I’ll just say you’re right – let’s pull all our military back and legalize all the drugs you like and then we’ll give everyone free health care. Then the cartels, who only make pennies in sex trafficking, will give up all their power because dealing is no fun anymore and addicts won’t neglect their children and burden the system. We’ll ride unicorns to work and pay for our weed with silver coins embossed with Ron Paul’s face.

    Happy? Will you leave me alone now? Or will yo now take the plunge and ask me out?

  10. Ajax the Great on November 16th, 2010 12:43 pm

    According to the CIA World Factbook, both Canada and the UK had a higher life expectancy than the USA in 2009, the most recent year avaliable.

    https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2102rank.html

    Would you please read what you just wrote? You still did not refute my claims with hard facts.

    I guess there is no point in arguing with you anymore. Peace.

  11. Rob Taylor on November 16th, 2010 3:27 pm

    The study I link to is more recent and is “hard facts” as you say. But why exactly do I need to refute your claims which are as follows:

    A)People shouldn’t be concerned with the next generation of adults wanting to be treated as children well into their late 20s.

    B)Legalizing every drug would lead to less crime.

    C)Even though we’ve experienced declining rates of addiction and drug related deaths the war on drugs is a failure

    D)I should spend large chunks of my day interacting with a pretentious, racist, stoner man-child who’s clearly unemployed.

  12. Ajax the Great on November 16th, 2010 5:09 pm

    “A)People shouldn’t be concerned with the next generation of adults wanting to be treated as children well into their late 20s.”–Just because some people engage in recreational activites you personally disapprove of, does not mean that they want to be treated as children well into adulthood. For those that really do, blame the parents for overprotecting them so much that they did not have a real childhood.

    “B)Legalizing every drug would lead to less crime.”–I never said every single drug, but yes, it probably would. Over 80% of crime is drug-related to one degree or another, and the majority of that is due to turf wars, inflated prices, black market, and other prohibition-related factors.

    “C)Even though we’ve experienced declining rates of addiction and drug related deaths the war on drugs is a failure”–LOL! Drug-related deaths have been rising for the past decade, especially for those over 30. And hard-drug addiction rates among aging Baby Boomers and Generation X (your generation) have also been rising. And both are higher than when the War on (people who use a few particular) Drugs began. If that’s success, I’d hate to see what failure looks like.

    D)”I should spend large chunks of my day interacting with a pretentious, racist, stoner man-child who’s clearly unemployed.”–All of which are false.

    Try again, Rob. Without ad hominem attacks. Can you do it?

  13. Rob Taylor on November 16th, 2010 5:43 pm

    If 80% of crime is drug related how does legalizing stop those crimes. That stat includes child abuse, prostitution, theft, burglary etc. How does legalizing drugs change the essential behavior of drug addicts?

    And why do you come to every post and turn the subject to drugs? Do you have any interests besides getting high? And do you have any other people to talk to about it?

  14. Ajax the Great on November 16th, 2010 6:03 pm

    You were the one who turned the subject to drugs, not me. The subject of the article was LARP, not drugs.

    Most “drug-related crime” is due to turf wars, inflated prices, black market, and other prohibition-related factors. Take a look at the “essential behavior” of nicotine addicts, who are hooked on a substance more addictive than heroin. Do they rob and kill people for their fix? Very rarely if ever, since even the most destitute and severe ones could make the money they need by panhandling instead. Ditto for alcohol addicts, caffeine addicts, and lotto addicts.

    Of course I have plenty of interests that have nothing to do with substances. But when I see you spreading misinformation, I feel it is my duty to correct it.

    LIVE FREE OR DIE!

  15. Rob Taylor on November 16th, 2010 6:14 pm

    No Ajax most drug related crimes are done by addicts. They include hooking, stealing, break-ins, fraud etc. Gang violence is dictated by internal policy not prohibition – for example the Avenues in LA were the target of a fed investigation where it was found they targeted Black people at random in a hate crime spree. Drugs had nothing to do with it.

    The same holds true for many gangs.

    Nicotine is not the same as heroin because YOU CAN DIE by not shooting up if you;re an addict. Literally die. I quit smoking years ago an all i got was crabby. Really, you should stop getting information from NORML.

  16. Ajax the Great on November 16th, 2010 6:35 pm

    You seem to know very little about the subject. Read the following, AND the studies referenced by the link below.

    http://www.drugtext.org/library/articles/summaryo.html

    And economic-compulsive violence IS prohibition-related.

    “Nicotine is not the same as heroin because YOU CAN DIE by not shooting up if you;re an addict. Literally die. I quit smoking years ago an all i got was crabby.”

    Actually, the only drugs with a potentially fatal withdrawal syndrome are alcohol, barbiturates (secobarbital, phenobarbital, etc.), and benzodiazepines (Valium, Xanax, etc.). Heroin withdrawal is terrible no doubt, and it can make you WISH you were dead, but the withdrawal cannot actually kill you.

    “Really, you should stop getting information from NORML.”

    I get my information from far more sources than that, mostly peer-reviewed. Do you?

  17. Rob Taylor on November 16th, 2010 7:48 pm

    You link to a NORMAL piece then claim you don’t use NORML. Got it. But please, tell me more about the “peer reviewed” article from 1994 that was originally published in by NORML and how that is what we should all be basing our opinions on.

    If Heroin withdrawal isn’t deadly explain why addicts must go on methadone rather than cold turkey. Alcohol can only be fatal for people who stop if they’ve spent decades drinking heavily enough to make their body physically dependent. I’ve known recovering alcoholics, trust me none went through bad withdrawal.

    However even the studies your comment relies on doesn’t contradict this:

    “Although heroin withdrawal is considered less dangerous than alcohol or barbiturate withdrawal, sudden withdrawal by heavily dependent users who are in poor health is occasionally fatal.” – National Institute of Drug Abuse.

    You’ll also notice that in none of the literature does it claim your original point, that cigarettes are as addictive as heroin and in fact your so-called sources agree with me in the showing that heroin withdrawal and dependence is far more severe than nicotine.

    Use your head, if nicotine was as addictive as heroin why can’t you get a blowjob for a cigarette?

    Hey, you do know that almost everything is peer reviewed right? Including studies that are later proven false (the hockey stick climate model comes to mind) but again, what’s your point besides needing my attention. Shouldn’t you be working on a dissertation?

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