I posted this on the comments of the article about a Peggy Noonan commentary over at Pajamas Media. I reposted it here because I liked it but also because sometimes and with some writers, my comments get lost. I’m not sure who I’ve irritated over there but oh well, thems the breaks.
Her thesis statement was that not all Americas have always assumed their children would do better than they, but that Americans are always spoiling for a fight;
Of course not all Americans have ASSUMED their children would be better off. Good parents and citizens, however, hoped that the rising generation will have it better than they did. How selfish, egotistical and short sighted it is when adults are unconnected and unconcerned about the fate of the children within their, to use a Hillary phrase (yech) “village”.
As a society we have for the last 60+ year abdicated our responsibilities to assure that our children, be they by blood or by citizenship, have better lives than those who came before. While we still look for and develop new medical cures and procedures the emphasis is not on posterity but on “fix this for ME now!” While we plan city development the focus is “how can we bring in more tax dollars to pay for our new (fill in the blank with the expensive but oh so “necessary” activity/building/ service). Contrary to the hype the party with the most self-centered, self-absorbed, selfish, hubristic platform is not the “big business, greed, corruption” Republican Party. No it would be the party of redistribution of wealth (you have, I want, give it to me), abortion (the killing of viable fetus’ in some places would be classified as murder), health care (all you old people are too expensive- you have to go, for the good of all -meaning ME, of course), government corruption (intimidation at polling places, vote early vote often vote dead -Chicago style politics)
Oh and if something isn’t worth fighting for, how much is it actually worth to you? Would you stand by idly while someone beat your child, raped your wife, shot your husband, abused your mother or father? Here’s an even tougher questions for the libs out there. Would you stand by and watch someone beat a dog, drown a cat, gut a shark or terrify a snail darter? It’s all about what is sacred to you. That’s what you fight for. The problem today is that most people in this country today can’t even define sacred let along identify it.
So as usual with the elite media types, of either flavor, Noonan had the initial premise right. It’s when she had to dig deeper that the hidden progressive made it’s appearance.
It’s what happens when reality becomes a spectator sport.