With the economy now gone to hell and life an extreme struggle trying to support a family, is there anything more annoying during these difficult times than the academia types who think of themselves as economic guiding lights when all they have to offer is the most inane and horrific advice possible?
I've now been told several times I haven't been very polite to those annoying distributist writers. And while I suppose my comments could be seen as nursing a grudge, and some such about being passive aggressive . . .
A better understanding of my writing, and what it is really far more akin to is something along the line of my framing a house where I'm trying to nail into place some heavy akward beam in 3d space while having some observer below, (who couldn't cut a board straight if his life depended on it), standing there giving me inane advice. What I really want to do is climb down to his level, drag him to the edge of the subfloor and throw him off for all he's worth.
The annoying observer, of course, isn't what is really causing me problems, the beam is. But winging the beam off the subfloor would not only cause me to have to go down and drag it up again, it also wouldn't give me the enjoyment of listening to it scream in horror while in midflight.
Now I suppose some people might consider my reaction a bit off, but it really isn't. Whereas "nursing a grudge" or being "passive aggressive" would be off. Men don't hold grudges, nor do we nurse wounds seeking revenge. We kick butt, throw annoying observers off of subfloors and then it's over with. We pull out the beer and shake hands all around. And if the annoying observer does it again, well, kick his butt until he figures it out, some people are slow learners.
Of course we now live in a society full of girly boys and manly women. So we get all sorts of unnatural reactions. But nevertheless, nursing a grudge, or being passive aggressive, is not what I am doing.
And I suppose some people might consider my reaction a bit extreme, but the real extremists are the distributists. What is with those people that they insist on pushing such lunacy? It's not as if distributism has any affect on their lives in academia where they're pampered and coddled, and ownership of the means of production at the university is simply never going to occur.
What distributist writers want to do is save the world, because like good little liberals they've been brainwashed by modern society to think of themselves as exceptional when what they really are is simply an ideologue version of Procustes who would chop my family down to size to save it from the usurers.
Society can only be properly formed and transformed organically. In contrast, what the distributists want is really no different than what the communists in russia did, they want to rebuild society and control it. They're like the new bride who grew up as a single child without real family experience who has grand visions of how she's going to raise perfect children. But children have wills of their own with fallen nature. Societies are complex. Extremely complex.
A society which develops organically will naturally order itself to fit the given complexity, so that if that society is culturally Catholic, that society will order itself along Catholic lines. Which would not make it the utopia distributists envision, to be sure, but it would at least have a semblance of Catholic order.
And to answer my own question : is there anything more annoying? Yes there is. Libertarian Jeffery Tucker's In Defense of Bourgeois Civilizaion
Of course Tucker is correct in his portrayal of those he vies against because the distributists, and agrarians and similar have made those same absurd arguments he gleefully grinds under his heel.
But Tucker is even worse because he sells his soul for mass produced pottage which ruined the economy in the first place. The Misiens think themselves brilliant because they predicted the collapse, but they cheered on many of the destructive entities which lead to the collapse with their defense of offshoring, conspicuous consumption of cheap and inexpensive goods, etc.