Just had a look back and yes, abumazen.Here is an example:"Unbelievable, Pete, just like that I am sold on the idea of a Monarchy and wish the US had a King.It's kind of like the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - the Castle of the Person Who Can't Do Jack. It's a symbolic warning to those would would tell me I can't smoke cigarettes or something. You're not the King, and even if you were, you couldn't tell me what to do! A daily proof by example of freedom...It's like the story of Yertle the Turtle, let's people know that being a micromanaging busybody is a dead-end pursuit from the get-go. But instead, here in the US we have a President, which teaches every little kid the lesson that yes, you too can aspire to one day manage the economy or something.If I were to write a new Constitution, I'd require that we have a national clown who live in the "Clown House" and be an eternal object of doom and ridicule for meddling in everyone's business. You know, like those statues of Saddam Hussein or Kim Jong Il, except with a clown nose and orange wig.We need to have the precedent and example of impotence reenacted every day of every week, lest people forget and think the idea of a king is something novel. Kind of like a perpetual fire drill, teach people how to react to an overlord so that no spark of one can ever take hold.I know the metaphor I'm looking for: A vaccination against royalty. Or, kind of like a rattle you give a baby, lest it should be wanting to stick something more dangerous in its mouth, or how you pressurize a hazmat suit with clean air, lest the vacuum serve as an invitation to something else...MP Edited: Mon Nov 10, 03 at 09:09 AM by abumazen"on royalsIt's hard to know for sure, but Mob Psycho is pretty clear and abumazen often signed off as "MP". Writing style too is very similar... Kerouac did Benzedrine too.
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