Sunday, January 11, 2009

You Have the Right to Remain Helpless


Welcome to the Obama Era. You should no longer worry about taking care of yourself. You should no longer expect to clean up your own messes.  Your bailout is on the way.  You have the right to remain helpless.

Now that Obama is your ruler, you can expect the government to evolve into a more dynamic and transformative element of your life.  Here's Obama complaining about our old fashioned Constitution:  "...the Constitution is a document of negative liberties, says what the states can't do to you, says what the federal government can't do to you, but it doesn't say what the federal government or state government must do on your behalf."  

Obama wants you to demand more!  So, what has the government done for you lately? You have rights...have you cashed in?

"Time was, rights were defensive. They were to prevent government from doing things to you. Today, rights increasingly are offensive weapons wielded to inflict demands on other people, using state power for private aggrandizement. The multiplication of rights, each lacking limiting principles, multiplies nonnegotiable conflicts..."


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How NERDY are You?

Forward this article to your favorite liberal: Congregating at the intersection of human tragedy and human greed.

Scary picture.  Warning: Not safe for anywhere.

7 comments:

Humble wife said...

First Off- I did not take the nerd test(oh I wanted to):)

I pray that we can get focused in this nation. I pray that we can step away from the game systems and the new season of 24, so that we can really see what is going on- so we can take measures to curb things.

I feel like I am in a nation of Lemmings, sigh.
Jennifer
penofjen

I added your link to my post on penofjen...good post and I am once again enjoying your blogging style!

Critical Thinker said...

Welcome to the New World of guilt patronization where we are going to be expected to act like adults and be treated like children.

-suitepotato- said...

First things first... Remember to back up to the first page of the Townhall articles and then copy the URL or people go to the page of the URL you did copy. No biggie, but some people are easily annoyed (not me though).

Second, the meat of that article... I've been saying this since I was in grade school over thirty years ago but no one listens because it is in opposition to unenlightened self-interest. The entire point of this Olympic sprint to chaos is to grab as much as one can.

We're spreading nihilism, cynicism, sarcasm, ennui, estrangement, and all the rest in a colossal self-abrogation of our own self-determination. In our fanatic flight from the perceived stifling of our spirits by responsibility, we enslave ourselves to insubstantiality by ejecting all notion of our own part in our own lives.

The political class does this to gain power. Present an endless series of non-issues as all-powerful threats, and themselves as the solution to the neverending struggle.

Problem is, you burn out and after a while, the fear becomes less, and the imagined threats must grow ever larger like a heroin addict kicking up the dose towards overdose.

Then we do and it all falls apart and we make it speed along to denoument by believing it and acting on that earnest though idiot belief.

This comes to mind from Hamlet
KING CLAUDIUS:

Not that I think you did not love your father;
But that I know love is begun by time;
And that I see, in passages of proof,
Time qualifies the spark and fire of it.
There lives within the very flame of love
A kind of wick or snuff that will abate it;
And nothing is at a like goodness still;
For goodness, growing to a plurisy,
Dies in his own too much: that we would do
We should do when we would; for this 'would' changes
And hath abatements and delays as many
As there are tongues, are hands, are accidents;
And then this 'should' is like a spendthrift sigh,
That hurts by easing. But, to the quick o' the ulcer:--
Hamlet comes back: what would you undertake,
To show yourself your father's son in deed
More than in words?

robert verdi said...

not for me, I prefer freedom

cube said...

I'm scared.

RightKlik said...

HW: Thanks for the link.

CT: "Brave New World" is become a reality.

"Do you like being babies? Yes, babies. Mewling and puking," he added, exasperated by their bestial stupidity into throwing insults at those he had come to save. The insults bounced off their carapace of thick stupidity; they stared at him with a blank expression of dull and sullen resentment in their eyes. "Yes, puking!" he fairly shouted."

SP: Good points. One day when my brain is actually working, I'm going to post my thoughts on a [?new] analogy. I want to compare the process by which hydroelectric dams harness the energy of falling water to create electric power with the process by which sleazy politicians harness the energy of a falling civilization to create political power.

Thinks for pointing out the link thing. Now corrected. I've done that more than once before.

RV: No freedom for you...not if Barack, Nancy and Harry have anything to do with it.

RightKlik said...

Cube: welcome back. Enjoyed your site.