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“Progressives” in a Nutshell

Posted by jemartynowski on May 21, 2009

One of my favorite reads, IMAO, threw out this statement in a random thoughts post:

There is never going to be respect for the Muslim world when they’re the children we can’t upset and we’re the adults expected to know better. Why can’t Muslims in the Middle East ever be like, “Don’t worry, that’s just those silly Christians. They don’t know any better.”?

The reason I bring this up is that it completely encompasses the liberal thinking in our nation today.  When someone treats a black man like crap for doing something stupid, he’s racist.  Really, though, he’s just being treated like an individual who did something stupid.  It’s like someone is saying, “hey, they’re black.  They don’t know any better.”

It’s not just with black and white people.  It’s everything else.  “They’re treating Hillary like crap.  It must be because they hate powerful women.”  Or they just think she’s being an idiot.  Isn’t treating someone with kid gloves and patronizing them basically saying they are not worth as much as a white male?  It’s awful. 

Perhaps worse than an annoying liberal saying these things is when someone does it to their own kind.  Jesse Jackson leads the league in this.  He acts as if black people need hand-holding, free handouts, and a leader.  I would argue to Jesse that I, unlike him, think that black people are just as capable and just as smart as anyone else, so they shouldn’t get any special treatment.  Who’s the racist person here?

All I’m saying is that in a free, capitalist society, there is no room for racism.  It’s stupid and doesn’t make any sense.  Differentiating between people based on the color of their skin would harm you or your business.  If you passed up on the best workers because of something so trivial, you’d be out of business or have crappy relationships for the rest of your life.


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Donna Shalala (hehe) On CNBC Making No Sense

Posted by jemartynowski on May 12, 2009

Watch It Here!

Donna Shalala, despite the hilarious name, is an important person in our country.  She is the former Health & Human Services secretary which means people listen to her when she talks about things like socialized health care.  This interview from a couple weeks ago started about some swine flu or something I’ve never heard of but eventually worked its way on to health care reform.  The important sentence that I think is a prime example of the idiocy of the liberal mind comes at the 01:37 mark. 

She says that we are all paying for the uninsured one way or another because their health care gets paid for by all of us paying higher insurance costs.  Now, this is the classic “take water from the deep end of the pool, pour it into the shallow end and think the water is rising” thinking that liberals have.  Backwardly, she says that we need to change health care so that everyone gets insurance.  Yay!  Except that all that does is make us all pay it through higher taxes, not higher insurance costs.  So, all you’ve done is make it so that all of the costs that stayed in one sector are spread out through all taxpayers.  Seems dumb to me, but maybe I’m missing something.  It appears that the only way this could be better is if we are under the assumption that the government bureaucracy would be better at being an insurance company and deciding who gets what treatment and whether someone is worth living or not.  Is this what I’m missing?  The government would be able to do a better job of offering timely, clean, professional health care at the same or higher level than the country with the best medical care in the world?

Something tells me that nobody would agree with that.  Our government, with the exception of the one thing they’re supposed to do (defense), can’t do anything right.  I’m OK with that, because that’s what our founding fathers envisioned.  They just wrote a constitution that doesn’t allow idiots to screw it up too bad.  If we followed that document, we wouldn’t even need to waste our time pointing out the complete stupidity of those looking to take away individual freedoms.

Oh yeah, and I love the complete willingness everyone has now to admit that the crappy economy and the fact that Democrats were all elected is basically a blank check for them to do what they want and they’re happy about it.  Wow.  Just wow.

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