While America Blathered

Maybe we could solve the two biggest problems facing mankind with the push of one button (so to say). We could kill all of those who seek to destroy us AND end global warming with a nuclear winter centered over one of those middle eastern countries...the countries most of today's youth can't locate on a labelled map.

Posted by gabrielpicasso at March 29, 2007 3:23 PM

Yup, that pretty much says it all.

Ain't it great.

Took the Romans 300 years to throw it away.

We're doing it in one congress.

Must be a record.

But let's see what happens when they blow up a school.

And [G-d forbid] parents are burying their kids--as punishment for living in a dream-dance to the tune of cumbaya.

Maybe there are still enough Jacksonians left.

Posted by Professor Plum at March 29, 2007 4:10 PM

All just revellers at Prince Prospero's ball now, hoping the Green Death will pass, or Kassandras, going mad from foresight. What to do anymore?

Posted by DB at March 29, 2007 5:09 PM

I am sickened by what we are allowing to happen right before our eyes. It's really not THAT complicated to understand -- yet, we simply sit and watch, as if (nahhhh), it will never happen ....

Posted by Gull at March 29, 2007 6:37 PM

The ant and the grass hopper, Humptey Dumptey, the goose that laid the golden egg. All gone now, no longer lessons. Just vaguely remembered faerie tales.

One nation under God took us pretty far. If we do lose it now, perhaps some future group will take it a bit more to heart.

Posted by Dennis at March 29, 2007 7:13 PM

You forgot about The Little Red Hen.

Another fable now apropros.

Posted by Yanni Znaio at March 29, 2007 7:49 PM

Someone said, "Cheer up, things could be worse." So I cheered up and, sure enough, things got worse.

Posted by udopia at March 30, 2007 7:34 AM

Funny thing about this website, and this article in particular: it's both uplifting and depressing at the same time.

Posted by Joe Fusco at March 30, 2007 10:04 AM

Baha'is view this dissolution of the old, dysfunctional ways as a natural outcome of the attitudes and values generated by UNBELIEF.

Jesus warned us that the Righteousness that is Christ would be returning when 3 processes came to fruition, and although those 3 processes (Matt 24:14, Luke 21:24, Matt 24:15) CAN BE SEEN to have come to fruition in 1844, humankind has little interest in investigating the One Who came May 23, 1844, let alone OBEYING Him and His successor, the Lord of Hosts promised in 6,000 years of prophetic records from around the world.

So we blather.

Terrified by what we've become, bereft of the Love and Knowledge brought by Baha'u'llah, we rationalize our hatred and ignorance, our sloth and greed, our lust and cupidity, institutionalize it and go to churches and mosques and temples AS IF the Lord of Hosts had not come, AS IF Jesus chose the wrong words or didn't know His words would point to 1844!

Oh, yeah, that's right... religion is unimportant because God is dead. Business as usual. Pass me the Loboto-Sauce, please...

Posted by Karridine at March 30, 2007 8:00 PM

Yes, the nanny staters, multiculturalists, education establishmentarians, and all the other "progressives" have done a thorough job of putting Emersonian self-reliance on the endangered species list. I suppose we must add to this rogues' gallery a certain type of big business person, for while the social democrats have actively invaded our standards of personal responsibility, he has contributed to our passively accepting the insults. But, of course, we must not excuse ourselves, for ultimately each of us chooses whether to accept at least one of these enervations whenever we harken to the siren song of "social justice." Milton Friedman once remarked that all we need do to find whom to blame for the massive debts resulting from our nationalized pension scheme was to look into the mirror.

Posted by Gilbert Brahms at March 31, 2007 8:03 AM

The media likes to refer to 9/11 as a tragedy. Ah, the 9/11 tragedy, those poor souls, taken down by those tall weak structures (as though the towers fell because they were shorted on cement)...Ah, yes, what can you do? - it was a great tragedy after all.

That's the attitude I don't get. To witness
the lethality of jihad murder on 9/11 and think that you can appease it or face it down with benevolent equanimity.

We, Americans, don't know how good we've got it (had it). There's a rough ride on the way; hang on everyone.

Posted by Das at March 31, 2007 11:46 AM

Now you have made me feel bad, and I have to take anti psychotics, so I can calmly deal with my kids who are demanding counseling because I ruined their lives.

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Posted by 2801 Fulton at April 2, 2007 1:59 PM

Is there any hope for the future or do we just listen as the band plays on and the stewards rearrange the deck chairs?

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Posted by CeeCee at April 9, 2007 12:53 AM

Woodstock Diplomacy

I was ten years old when Woodstock occurred so I really didn't know all that much about it. But now I've come to the conclusion, after checking things out a bit, that this one event began the decline of Western Civilization. I'm sure that those in attendance would all be proud of that.

First off, I discover that the bastards actually made money on it. Capitalist pigs!!!

Thanks to that fab generation we still have plenty of sex (along with plenty of STD's) and drugs, but the rock seems to have gone the way of Janis and Jimi. We now get to enjoy all that Rap, though, wit da ho, ho, hoes. Who needs to talk in syllables and sentences, anyway?

I don't know if Nancy Pelosi ever attended Woodstock, but she acts as though she never quite got over that one "bad trip". Her eyes fluttering and she's always wearing some kind of weird smile. Maybe it is just a natural high.

To me she is the modern feminist version of Neville Chamberlain. Her and her party are willing to concede Iraq to whomever, the same way that Chamberlain gave up Czechoslovakia to Hitler. So much for freedom. What country will be next? And then? And then... I guess it just isn't worth it when so much can be gained politically by retreating. After all there is no more Global War on Terror. The dems just declared it. Puff. Gone. Just sit down with Assad, place a daisy in the barrel of his AK, kiss his tookis. Problem solved.

Nancy took this oath: I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.

Does she care one iota about the Constitution? After all, it was written by dead white guys a long time ago. It appears that the job of most politicians today is to dissolve the United States of America as quickly as possible. We are the problem. Not China, Russia, Iran, Syria, or Islamists.

Nancy, are you going sharia on us in the name of "peace"? You looked great in the Khimar. You'd look so much better with the standard black niqab, though.

Where are the feminists in NOW concerning Islamic women and children? Nowhere. That's because you are FOS. You got your power. You made out OK. How about the women in the Middle East? You say "that's their culture". You say that because you are FOS. If you really cared about women you'd be marching on embassies and the UN demanding women not be treated as property and submitted to female circumcisions.

My contempt for this generation of "liberals" is utterly immense. Freedom is an archaic term to them now.

Posted by JD at April 13, 2007 8:29 AM