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Annoying the Pig

This weekend, actually yesterday, a "friend" that I have known on Youtube posted the following article from the Washington Post to Facebook:

"What Will Future Generations Condemn Us For?" By Kwame Anthony Appiah

From the first paragraph, it was apparent to me that I was about to read a "Blame the USA for all the world's ills" disquised, none-too-obliquely as a pseudo-intellectual diatribe by an yet another left-leaning Ivy League jackass. I was not disappointed. I am not sure why he bothers to even ask the question in the title of the article since he and most of the rest of those on the Far Left of the political spectrum are doing a fine job condemning the US in the current generation.

What set me off is that almost everything he describes in the first paragraph is still currently going on in many of the countries in the world, and yet the USA is to be condemned because we reformed ourselves from these ills. In the mind of the left there is no forgiveness for past sins of a nation, but only continual self-flagellation, especially if the country involved is the United States.

I usually just let these things slide from my "friends" on the left, because my philosophy is that the truth is only known by personal discovery, epiphany, or revelation, and you cannot force someone to accept the truth until it is a part of their own personal experience. Truth is recognized more than it is learned. I have for the most part stood in silence waiting on the conversion moment. For intelligent people, who think things through, and are not hypnotized by the shiny sparkly media talking heads, those that take the time for introspection and evaluation of their own beliefs, there is that moment. For some, they are so used to the political pablum being fed to them that they are nothing more than a kind of "pod" ala "invasion of the body snatchers", and swallow the entire lie and live a lie and die in ignorance.

When I was young, (in the good old days of the 60's and 70's) I argued with these people. But over time I found that it truly was like casting pearls before swine, and in the end every argument that began in what I thought was intelligent debate, digressed into insults slung at me in an effort to shut me up. So, for years I was silent. Or I would speak in whispers with like minded people in the corners of rooms as the Left in screeching bellows took center stage deriding, dividing and delirious. Unfortunately, my silence was interpreted as agreement, and assumptions were made that I was "one of them". When in fact my heart was breaking as I watched the America I knew, the America I loved, slowly be destroyed from within by people who knew more about some drunken starlet in Hollywood than about the greatness of the nation they live in.

I still do not have the time or inclination or patience to sit and slowly explain what should be as plain as the nose on their faces, because to tell the truth, if they are not awake yet, they are not going to be awake. They have no personal curiosity and would rather parrot the lines they are given. It is like wearing a ribbon in support of some cause. (Something the left is very fond of...colored ribbons). It is easier to just wear a color of the week ribbon to show you are the "caring one", then to get up, get out, and actually DO something. Wearing a ribbon makes it feel like you are doing something, when in fact it is nothing but a little "feel good button."

But no more will I tolerate these people into my inner circle of friends. My own silence lo, these many years was brought on by their intolerance of me, so they can take their toys and go elsewhere. Come see me when you grow up and put away those childish things.


( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 29th, 2010 02:13 am (UTC)
Easy 'ol girl...
Some of us old friends are more awake now then they ever were and still don't want to grow up. :) We'll see you soon sweetie.

Nov. 30th, 2010 05:40 pm (UTC)
Re: Easy 'ol girl...
Wish you would find me and many of your other friends on facebook. You know my name. FIND ME.
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