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A Liberal Realizes that Liberalism is Wrong

And negative and pessimistic and just an all around drag. “Everything is always wrong” is the mantra of liberalism. Just as Dirty Harry notes at LIBERTAS in his description of his experience with Hollywood liberals:
But it’s what Mamet writes about the liberal belief that everything is “always wrong” that most struck me. Having lived in L.A. for five-years now I spend more time with liberals than ever before and while I like many of them they are a negative bunch.

Drive through a poor part of town with a liberal and the people are “exploited.” Drive through a nice middle-class suburb and the people are “brain dead robots of corporate America.” Drive through a wealthy neighborhood and the people are “exploiters.” In other words: nothing’s ever right, everything’s always wrong. There is no good, only bad.

Liberals are more than just wrong, they’re kind of bummers to be around.

Yep. That is my experience too. I don’t know any liberal who has anything good to say about anything except getting wasted and getting laid. And even then they complain, because of drunk driving laws and abortion laws or whatever else they can think of to put a negative spin on things.

But, as Dirty Harry notes, when those following liberalism actually take a step back and objectively look at things and look at liberalism, they realize that it is not all that great. Thus, we have Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and screenwriter David Mamet appearing to see the light about liberalism.

These cherished precepts had, over the years, become ingrained as increasingly impracticable prejudices. Why do I say impracticable? Because although I still held these beliefs, I no longer applied them in my life. How do I know? My wife informed me. We were riding along and listening to NPR. I felt my facial muscles tightening, and the words beginning to form in my mind: Shut the fuck up. “?” she prompted. And her terse, elegant summation, as always, awakened me to a deeper truth: I had been listening to NPR and reading various organs of national opinion for years, wonder and rage contending for pride of place. Further: I found I had been — rather charmingly, I thought — referring to myself for years as “a brain-dead liberal,” and to NPR as “National Palestinian Radio.”

This is, to me, the synthesis of this worldview with which I now found myself disenchanted: that everything is always wrong.

But in my life, a brief review revealed, everything was not always wrong, and neither was nor is always wrong in the community in which I live, or in my country. Further, it was not always wrong in previous communities in which I lived, and among the various and mobile classes of which I was at various times a part. …

Do I speak as a member of the “privileged class”? If you will — but classes in the United States are mobile, not static, which is the Marxist view. That is: Immigrants came and continue to come here penniless and can (and do) become rich; the nerd makes a trillion dollars; the single mother, penniless and ignorant of English, sends her two sons to college (my grandmother). On the other hand, the rich and the children of the rich can go belly-up; the hegemony of the railroads is appropriated by the airlines, that of the networks by the Internet; and the individual may and probably will change status more than once within his lifetime.

What about the role of government? Well, in the abstract, coming from my time and background, I thought it was a rather good thing, but tallying up the ledger in those things which affect me and in those things I observe, I am hard-pressed to see an instance where the intervention of the government led to much beyond sorrow.

March 12, 2008 , 11:55AM Posted by | Hollywood, Liberalism, Marxism | Comments Off on A Liberal Realizes that Liberalism is Wrong

It’s Obama Crush Mania!

Via Kyle-Anne Shiver in The American Thinker: Women Voters and the Obama Crush

[ … ] It’s Obama Crush Mania.

And liberal women are leading the Obama Crush pack.

It’s wonderful; it’s delicious; it’s positively grand.

Just watching the mindless, female ninnies, who have fallen into this Obama Crush Mania, is even better than getting that raving compliment on my $10 Wal-Mart skirt from one of my high-salaried, liberal-feminist girlfriends, who regularly pay $200 for their skirts and still don’t look as good.

Thank you, Barack Obama!

Everywhere Obama goes, before he even opens his mouth, Democrat women fall all over themselves in awe. They chant. They swoon. They get so all fired up and excited that they don’t even seem to consider what utter fools they are making of themselves.

They say they don’t care where he is leading, that they’ll follow him anywhere.

They contend they need no reason, that hope is enough.

He understands them, they say.

I’ve actually heard women say they love him, though they know nothing about him except that he is running for president.

Some of the most vocal Obama-Crush Maniacs are the college-going, proudly chanting V-monologue women, who actually think qualities like self-esteem and independence are found in a body part.

These liberal Dem co-eds seem to instinctively understand that they will need a nanny-state someday to help them through the crises their dimwitted decisions will create for them. Single women and single mothers overwhelming vote Democrat. They want their government to subsidize their birth control pills, because it never seems to occur to them that it might be wiser to value themselves enough to demand the legal protections of marriage before they offer up the benefits casually.

I have a sneaking suspicion these Obama-crush maniacs are the women who dumbly accept the preposterous notion that marriage has nothing whatsoever to do with economics and everything to do with “how he makes me feel.” These are the women who wake up in the morning feeling stupid, used and disrespected, precisely because they have been. But instead of being taught to take any responsibility for their own actions, these young women have been taught by their feminist mothers or professors that it’s all the man’s fault.

What balderdash!

I have yet to meet or converse with a single Republican woman who isn’t completely disgusted with Obama’s campaign. We would sooner buy our next automobile from the handsomest, smoothest-talking salesman on a used-car lot than vote for the same kind of guy for president, knowing that as president, he will have the security of this Nation and our children in his hands.

We didn’t need a women’s studies program to teach us self-respect. We learned early how to create respect for ourselves by earning it the old-fashioned way. Discipline. Hard work. Taming the bent towards evil in our own human natures. Taking responsibility for our own actions.

Standing on that firm foundation, we have demanded the respect from men that we have earned, and therefore deserve. We don’t behave like alley cats in heat, and then wail for respect from men due to our body parts, the way many liberal women do. It’s no accident that we traditional women are married to responsible men and don’t go running after a politician to provide life’s essentials.

We already know what a stupid pipe dream that is.

When we Republican women hear the roundabout, sweet-talking rhetoric of Barack Obama, we have the sense to know that this is the exactly the way those way-too-smooth and oh-so-cool, but unreliable, dates made us feel. These guys are the ones that promise you the moon on Saturday night under the stars, then completely disappear the first time the going gets tough.

And all wise women know how to spot ’em a mile away.

This wisdom, lacking in our dimwitted Democrat sisters, is what renders us immune to Obama Crush Mania.

Has there ever been a more demonstrable refutation of progressivism than these swooning ninnies in the thrall of Obama?

Last year, some college guys decided to see just how intelligent and well-educated the modern female co-ed really was. They drew up a petition to end women’s suffrage. Then they went from campus to campus with their microphones and video cams, gleefully capturing all the women who willingly signed without the slightest clue that they were giving up their right to vote.

The young women seen on camera didn’t bat an eyelash. They loved the idea of government completely eradicating what they assumed was women’s suffering.

Women dumb enough to believe that a government can end all their suffering with the simple flourish of a pen and a couple trillion dollars that magically grow on a beanstalk, owned by some guy named Jack.

These are the women who make perfect fodder for Obama’s velvet, white-gloved political machine. [ … ]

March 12, 2008 , 11:36AM Posted by | Barack Obama, Liberalism | Comments Off on It’s Obama Crush Mania!