A signature line denoting “I know better than you what you need”

Progressives – they are just so SMUG when they use one of the classic phrases that just screams “I an intellectually and morally superior than you – *I* will make the decision for you (moron, evil, uneducated, politically incorrect, or conservative) sub-human.  Here, take my hand and I will lead you to the Enlightened Utopia we have planned for you  (because, pretty much, you’re too dumb to do it on your own)”.

That phrase, by the way, is “you don’t need that” – or in this case at TreeHugger (they are still so much fun to poke, even though I’m still banned from the comments), the plural “we don’t need that“.  The signature thought run concurrently:

  • I have no idea why someone would want that
  • You would abuse that
  • I don’t know anyone that has that or wants to do that
  • Or in the space that TreeHugger occupies intellectually – “how DARE you do something that would violate the orthodoxy of our environmental Religious vows”

It was in a post concerning the “GE Kitchen of the Future” and while the author liked some things and didn’t like others, this one seemed to be a show stopper on this feature:

Just what we needed dept.

Be afraid, be very afraid.

The smart faucet in GE’s Home 2025 not only dispenses filtered water, but also ice and carbonated water, vitamins and various beverages. Just place your finger on the faucet and the built-in hydration sensor lets you instantly see your hydration level.

I can just see this getting a soda pop button and all kinds of branded Vitamin Water type things that cost far too much money and that we don’t need.

Filtered water is good.  On the idea that you always want the functionality closest to where it is needed, having ice at the faucet makes sense.  And if it did carbonated water and ice, well, add some flavoring and ya got ya Mtn Dew right on tap – I LIKE IT!   Yo, Lloyd – if I can afford some flavored water, a vitamin or two – that can make my life easier and raises my standard of living a tad.  IF I think that the cost of it is less than my utility for it, why not?

Who MADE them gods and lords over the rest of us? How DARE they decide what is best for me just because he thinks it a bad idea for him. Who are you to tell me how I should spend my money – or deny me that?  How does he and the rest of the Enviro-Tyrants believe they have the superior knowledge over what I would like – or even need.

I really don’t care if he doesn’t want it – and either should you.  But the rest of us should be telling the rest of them: shut UP and mind your own business – and leave us alone.  The problem is that they live, AND Government is full of these Nanniers,  to believe that they can and should do exactly this – shape our lives for us.  Time to start figuratively punching these bullies in the nose – and keep punching every time they try it again.