THE NEUTRON bomb that trumps any other argument:
When you get down to it, A.C.O.R.N. employees — experts, highly-trained and -valued employees — were willing to countenance slavery — child sex slavery — in order to Stick it to the Man.
There. Is. No. Good. Deed. That. Can. Wash. That. Away.
And, as Lab Rat has put it, if you even find yourself considering bistirring yourself to defend the organization, you really need to spend some alone time examining your soul.
And, by the way, this has been — like most overnight successes — a long time coming. For all of its existence, lovers of liberty, integrity, and fair play have protested that A.C.O.R.N.’s avowed tactiacs had no place in an open, free society. That the corruption the organization introduced into the political process seemed intended to break it down, to deny the franchise to certain members of the electorate in order to privilege others. That their claims to defend the defenseless, to help the helpless, to feed the hungry and help the homeless were so much persiflage, concealing a saboteur’s agenda which sought to bring our country down.
Giles and O’Keefe have only confirmed what the rest of us have long suspected: you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.