Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Imagine...Living For Today

It takes little more than a quick perusal of Democratic Party policy to recognize that it sides always with evil over good, wrong over right and the behaviors that lead to failure over those that lead to success.

From their efforts on behalf of Saddam Hussein to their protection of the terrorist Yasser Arafat to their demand that failed students be promoted for "social" reasons one recognizes that the left is wrong on literally every issue.

So, why is this? Does the left side always with evil because they themselves are evil? This explanation is unsatisfying because we all know too many Modern Liberals who are good and decent people.

The next logical place to go is that they are all stupid. That is, they simply don't recognize what it is they're doing. But, again, this answer doesn't satisfy as, if they were all just stupid, there would be a randomness to their policies and, like a broken clock, they'd be right simply by accident now and again.

So, if they're not evil and they're not stupid what is it the Modern Liberal hopes to accomplish by siding always with evil over good, wrong over right, death over life (except in the case of child rapists and murderers) and the behaviors that lead to failure over those that lead to success?

The answer can be found in the John Lennon song of the Sixties era (1970) "Imagine." Note the be all and end all of Lennon's paradise, a world in which everyone "lives for today."

Suddenly the childish "war is not the answer" makes sense. It's not the answer because war -- today -- is unpleasant and the terrorists are not likely to hit until tomorrow. Suddenly it makes sense why the leftist believes that children who fail tests should still get the reward of a promotion to the next grade. After all, their inability to read and write won't really affect them until they join the workforce somewhere down the line. For TODAY why not make them "feel good" with the gift of graduation?

This idea of "living for today" is what is behind the left's arguments for homosexual marriage -- something that may well destroy civilization TOMORROW but for today, well, it feels good. And it explains why the left's ideological brethren in France would refuse to get up from their Chablis to go check on their parents during a heatwave that saw 15,000 of their moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas suffocate to death two summers ago. Sure they'd have to bury their loved ones...tomorrow...but today? Well, they had just barely gotten a good buzz on.

Doing what is right often doesn't pay off immediately. Sacrificng today's pleasures for tomorrow's gain, well, that's just not what John Lennon -- or the Modern Liberal -- imagines.

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Hillary Clinton is pushing to allow child rapists and murderers to vote. In the far-leftist state of California there is a movement to give young teenagers a similar franchise. Does it strike anyone else as telling that the left believes that felons and children are natural Democratic Party constituencies?

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Missed in all the rightful (and sad) coverage of Terri Schiavo's killing were two telling stories of the leftists' education agenda.

First, the SATs were taken last week and, for the first time ever, they are no longer "standardized." Now the test includes an essay where professionals from the leftist teaching establishment will subjectively decide a full one-third of the final scores.

My suggestion to anyone taking the test from now on? Start your essay -- no matter your ethnicity or economic status -- with "Growing up poor and black I..." or "As someone who is one-sixteenth Native American I..."

Why not? The latter worked well for Ward Churchill.

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The other story is that the professional "educators" in California (of course) are working to remove the merit from the Merit Scholarship program. It makes perfect sense, after all they've
already succeeded in taking merit out of the requirements for promotion, and are doing everything in their power to keep merit out of their own profession.

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4 comments:

Bearhums said...

Right on target... I've often thought the liberal mindset was like a 16 year olds view of the world. Live for today. Their moral compass got stuck at left when they were teenagers.

Jerry McClellan said...

Who was it that said when you are young you are liberal and when you finally grow up and become a man you become a conservative?

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Anonymous said...

How exactly, will homosexual marriage destroy the society tomorrow?