On Facebook, and on other “social media”, people often post, repost and re-repost all sorts of encouraging axioms and other droll examples of wisdom; here are two recent examples:
How wise! Consider, then, a consequent situation:
In a grimy, urban garage in a large, formerly well-developed but increasingly decrepit city, a masked youth approaches a mechanic, lounging against a wall covered in painted and printed slogans.Masked Man: I’m a friend of Mad Mo. I hear you have some AK-47s you might be able to sell me, and ammunition, and stuff.Mechanic: Uh-huh.Masked Man: I could do with some guns and ammo, see, because right now there’s a convention of Jewish oil-men in a hotel in town—one owned by Jews, by the way—and I’d like, y’know, to shoot them.Mechanic: Are you sure you want to do that? Would that be a wise or good thing to do?Masked Man: What are you? A critic? The world has plenty of critics already. You should be an encourager. Look, you have a poster saying so.Mechanic: True. Sorry. Right, I encourage you to run through all that again; how might I help you?Masked Man: If you have the power to make someone happy, you should do it. The world needs more of that. It would make me happy to kill quite a few Jews, and did I mention that it’s a convention of gay Jews? It is. Very gay and very Jewish. And they’re climate-deniers. Making profits from fossil-fuels, y’know.Mechanic: All right, I’ll grab you a couple of AKs and a back-pack of ammo.Masked Man: It would make me very happy indeed if you would arm me to the teeth at a considerable discount.Mechanic: Well, if it will make you happy. Would you be happy if I threw in armour-piercing rounds and a reloadable RPG with a sixpack?Masked Man: Very happy indeed.Mechanic: All right then, will do.