May 18, 2006
May 18, 2006
And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.
My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
Shrinkwrapped starts his post, Demographics And Narcissism, by reminding us of words that are as familiar as those of the Gettysburg Address.
He then goes on to discuss how words that were the fire in the belly of so many, passionately stated by John Kennedy have been reduced to dream like, abstract and very different ideals.
The question is a fair one. How did the inheritors of the Kennedy legacy come to support Castro, Che and repressive despots all over the world? How did the words of John Kennedy come to be translated as support of bigotry and religious hatred?
The conversation is a long one (we suspect SW will follow up this original post) and complicated. He starts by tying together youthful rebellion and narcissism:
The 60s became a celebration of "ME"; sex and drugs and rock & roll became a mantra because if I am all there is, my sensations and my pleasures are all that matter. Instead of JFK's charisma corralling his young followers into helping others, we had Timothy Leary's charisma leading his flock into a celebration of the inner ecstasy of LSD.
The Narcissist sees no one outside of himself as having enough worth and value to risk any of his own gratification. A charismatic leader can harness their inner emptiness for an over-valued Utopianism, but the history of most revolutionaries and "do-gooders" is that the needs and wishes of the "victims" they set out to help almost never enter into the psychic equation of value.
Now, think about what that means for a minute- " the needs and wishes of the "victims" they set out to help almost never enter into the psychic equation of value." In other words, the high minded 'Utopianism' were just words. It was never really about 'justice' or 'fairness' or any other noble ideal. Liberal ideals morphed and were redefined. They became about a kind of self gratification- and that is the exact opposite of the ideals espoused by John Kennedy and the liberals of those times.
Can anyone imagine John Kennedy and his vision of America, supporting Hamas? Does anyone believe that Hamas and other regimes in the region contribute to the 'freedom of man'?
Can anyone imagine what John Kennedy would have to say about repressive Marxists referring to themselves as proponants of liberal values? Does anyone believe that John Kennedy's vision of America included sub par education for minorities, kept that way because of 'liberal' teacher unions? Did his vision include a government fostered dependency on welfare?
Are parents of today instilling the values of JFK liberals?
Think about it, and read Shrinkwrapped.
May 18, 2006
This post will our last vent on the matter of immigration, border security and politics. When we are done here, we will return to our insightful regular posts (the ones most of you gloss over because they are either too long or too boring).
We decided to write two rants, because most of you cannot deal with too many ideas and concepts at one. Most of you are idiots. All one has to do is look at who gets elected to Congress to confirm the validity of that remark. Notwithstanding what you believe, you are not special, exceptional or talented in way, shape or form. Neither are your children. If you want special kids, you actually have to parent and care. You need to understand that wearing someone else's name on a pair of $200 jeans is idiotic. You have to understand that spending $5.00 for a cup of coffee at Starbucks does not make you cool- it makes you stupid enough to spend $5.00 for a cup of coffee- just so you can speak 'Coffee'- you know, "I'll have a double double, light with a diuretic, please." Think about that- you're paying $5.00 to speak 'Coffee.' Idiots. What exactly do you think you're teaching your kids?
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