Ron Paul Spawns Dishwasher Dissent and Ziploc Zeal?

Monday, May 16, 2011
Posted in category Ron Paul

The funniest things often happen when you least expect it. Based on Jeffrey Tucker’s article, “Three More Attacks on Civilization,” I was finally moved to buy some phosphorous, tonight, in order to elude this so-called environmental piffle powder that is currently being sold as dishwashing detergent. As Jeff explains, the government, as with everything else, has taken another totalitarian step towards attacking civilization in the name of some fictitious environmental conviction.

Our conveniences, like clean plates and the machines that make them so, must be sacrificed to the false gods of environmentalism. One of the great innovations in human history must be reverted because governments are enthralled by the witch doctors of Mother Earth. Thus must mankind take yet another step back on the path of social progress. And to heck with your fetish for clean things!

I went to to make my purchase of Savogran Trisodium Phosphate (Jeff’s recommendation) for $3.27 for a 1 lb. box. When I am buying these types of protest goods on Amazon, I am always interested in looking down the Amazon page to where it has that bold heading that reads:Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought”, and then it lists the related items bought by the consumers who bought the item you are viewing. All of those items listed were products people tend to buy to circumvent the government’s assorted lifestyle decrees, such as various brands of phosphate, Ziploc bags (see me and Anthony Gregory on anarcho-Ziplocs), pure lye, Huggies disposable diapers, soon-to-be banned incandescent bulbs, a bacon press (!), coconut oil, iodine supplements, a survival firestarter, etc. Except there was this one item in that list that was in contrast to all the others, but only in its material form: Ron Paul’s new book, Liberty Defined: 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom.

I dissolved into laughter. The Amazon statistics are amazingly accurate here. Certainly, the Ron Paul types are the people who will do anything to sidestep the government’s special interest-driven decrees in the name of defending personal freedom and advances in civilization. So yes, Paulistas do savor clean dishes, clear drains, bacon loaded with saturated fat, beautiful incandescent bulbs, and heroic Ziploc bags. And yes, when we don’t have the time to clean the cloth diapers because everyone in the household is working all day to make the mandatory payments to fund the government, we like to throw them puppies away, dirty and all, and pull out a new diaper.

It is undeniable that Ron Paul inspires people to think about freedom, pursue independence, and reject conventional wisdom in favor of self-rule. That is why the regime is desperate to disparage him and paint us all as aberrant political solitudinarians. So be it.

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9 Responses to Ron Paul Spawns Dishwasher Dissent and Ziploc Zeal?

  1. Nathan Aleknavicius says:

    May 19th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    I’ve read several articles now on how dish washers, clothes washers, refrigerators, and other appliances have been dumbed-down to the point of being nearly ineffective these days. I can attest to that fact, the washing machine I bought new with “load-sensing technology” has left me wishing I had opted for the beat-up, $75 Craigslist special. I still might.

    I wonder what the market might be like for retrofitting or modifying these modern machines back to usefulness would be.

  2. Jeannie Queenie says:

    May 20th, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    A little ziplock sandwich bag is one thing, and by the way, I rarely dispose of them preferring to wash and use over, but a disposable diaper is a whole other matter. In fact, I often wonder why one would even bother to have a baby if they are not going to ‘be there’ for the child preferring some stranger to care for it. And if that wasn’t bad enough, for the last couple of generations disposable diapers have been the cat’s meow for many mothers…or so they think. Fact is, it came out about 20-25 years ago that baby boy’s sperm count was being hampered by the heat quality within those pampers made from oil products. So in one full swoop, women have been aiding the decline of american male’s sperm count, while filling landfills with these god awful products. I have found so many women so clueless, so lazy that they allow their kids to wear these things for hours, and not just urine filled which ends up in severe rashes for any baby. These mindless morons think because they are ‘fantastically absorbent’, then they can take the lazy way out and let the kid drown in their own urine filled pants. Speaking as a woman who used mainly cloth diapers for five kids, I only indulged disposables when we traveled..and am glad I did. Adding to the world’s shit supply of garbage in landfills was never high on my list, nor was cutting short my son’s sperm supply. In THE POOP ON ECO FRIENDLY DIAPERS in a Wired article, you can see for yourself that these diapers are no friend to man or beast, but most of all to the poor kid stuck with a lazy ass mother. Surely the BIG mother, known as Mother Nature will wind up someday with a major bitch slap for our growing landfills harboring all these non essentials, often getting into water supplies. So a woman decides to work for exta money..and for what…to pay the frickin govt more in taxes…to have a second car to pay five bucks a gallon for gas and maintain the costs of two cars?? Wtf!!…to pay a daycare to watch her kids, and possibly abuse them….to have a special career be so tired at the end of the day she has no energy for the good life in the bedroom that makes it all worthwhile….all I can say gals, is that you may have won the right to be equal to men, but from my vantage point, you have won the right to be a slave three times over…first to a paying corporate american job which having worked there, I can tell you it sucks and never understood why women wanted to hang up the woman in them so they could be a man…that is, unless you enjoy being part of a corporate collective. And no 2, you have to work at the job of being a wife and mother, and third, unless you have extra money to throw away for housekeepers, errand runner and daycare, you have the entire job of keeping a house, cooking, shopping, dr and school visits, not to mention the rest of parties, lessons outside of school, a smidgen of time with your hubby. For the life of me, I just DON’T GET IT..that is, how these new found freedoms of women get them much in the way of QUALITY of life…I will stick with of you can take your quantity, be that more buckage, more landfill waste or a lower sperm count for your offspring. Check wired article here……..

  3. John Q. Galt says:

    May 21st, 2011 at 5:04 am

    Phosphate is fertilizer. Seems no ecologically-tuned hipster figured out that clean clothing + fertigation is a economically beneficial combined cycle.

  4. Kevin Benko says:

    May 21st, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    A few months ago, we noticed that our preferred dishwasher detergent left our dishes cloudy and nasty-looking. After a quick Google search to discover the cause, I went to Lowe’s and bought 3 4_1/2 pound boxes of TSP (trisodium phosphate).
    Given the rate at which we are using it, we should have enough TSP to give us clean dishes until the heat-death of the universe.

  5. Karen De Coster says:

    May 21st, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Kevin: I got the same stuff at the same place (for $10 or so).

  6. Pam Maltzman says:

    June 4th, 2011 at 7:17 am

    Well, up here in the high desert in So.Cal. I found TSP at both Lowe’s and Home Depot.  Home Depot had the better deal, a 4+-pound box of TSP for $10 or so.  Lowe’s only had a 1-pound box for about $4.50.  Wal-Mart only carried small bottles of liquid.  There’s also a TSP substitute out there; have no idea how well it performs compared to TSP itself. 

    I’ve been adding some to my boxes of dishwasher powder detergent, and also to my laundry.  Luckily I have one of the old, used pairs of laundry equipment.  After reading about how poorly the new, shiny laundry equipment performs, I’m no longer drooling over it.

    I must check out how cheaply TSP can be had over the internet…

  7. Pam Maltzman says:

    June 7th, 2011 at 5:19 am

    I read somewhere that one should add about 1/3 of a cup of TSP to a box of dishwasher powder.  I’m adding about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of TSP to each load of laundry.  I don’t know what the correct amounts “should be,” and I see subtle differences with TSP instead of world-changing ones.  

    Does anyone here know how much TSP is the right amount to add to the dishwasher and/or laundry loads?  Or can someone point me to the answers?

  8. Pam Maltzman says:

    June 7th, 2011 at 5:20 am

    Just FYI, Gary North recently had an article on the subject of TSP on his mailing list and website. 

  9. Karen De Coster says:

    June 7th, 2011 at 7:26 am

    Dishwasher: I add a half teaspoon TSP to each of the two dispensers.

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