You’re personal principles are based in hubris and selfishness, and not a small amount of the childishness we’ve come to expect from Liberals and Progressives, if you feel compelled to place them before the needs of your people, your culture, and your nation.
Your Personal Principles?
Yes, I’m talking about the selfish children of the #NeverTrump “movement” – the people who are willing to allow Hillary to be elected when we have an open seat on the Supreme Court because they’re personal principles are offended somehow by Donald Trump. I’m talking about the people who’ve in order to feel good about themselves, either out of raw pettiness over the primary’s results or out of some delusion of moral superiority, have turned their backs upon America.
These are people who think solely or primarily of themselves and mistake and inflate the value of their own goals, feelings, and beliefs. They do not understand or do not care that one’s personal principles must always be subordinate to the good of the people whenever there is a threat to the latter. They either do not know or choose to ignore that there is no honor in “doing the right thing” when doing so harms the innocent. In that there is only hubris.
Understand that it doesn’t matter if you like Trump; I don’t. Nor does it matter whether or not you’ll think he’ll be a good or even marginal POTUS; I rather doubt it. What matters is that you accept the will of the majority of the American people, form up, and block Hillary’s path to the White House. What matters is that you reach deep inside yourself and find the patriotism to dirty your hands, mind, and if necessary your soul for the sake of your people, your people’s children, and your people’s children’s children. What matters is that you not become the generation that caused freedom to become extinct.
Various sorts scream pretty loudly whenever they feel that we Americans are profiling Blacks. To this I say, “Too bad! I will continue to profile Blacks until the day I die.”
Let’s face the plain as day genetic facts – you don’t find profiles like these anywhere but Black women. 😛
Recently, astronaut Neil Armstrong’s widow uncovered and notified the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum about an old bag of relics from NASA’s historic Apollo 11 mission that she found tucked away in a closet and forgotten.
As is to be expected in these times of bloated and intrusive government, it didn’t take long for some people to interject politics into this event.
America’s Misplaced Moxie
As I stated, it is to be expected in these times of bloated and intrusive government that politics will get interjected into almost anything. That said, I find this to be a childish, naive, and ignorant interject in specific. America’s moxie, as applied and exemplified by NASA’s space program, was not misplaced, it was discarded as no longer needed or affordable.
As much I love NASA’s space program and miss what it was billed as during my childhood – Yeah, I loved sitting in front of the TV and watching the landings – none of what NASA was doing during that time was for the sake of space exploration or science. The entire program was nothing but the US and USSR sublimating the Cold War into the “Space Race” rather than starting a thermonuclear WW3.
In this, our space program was quite similar to our Interstate Highway System, more properly named theÂ National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, which President Eisenhower had built for the purpose of improving America’s ability to get our troops to anywhere in the US, especially to embarkation points, quickly.
The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason.
— T.S. Eliot
Murder in the Cathedral
What was and is also sadly similar is that NASA was allowed to languish just as the Interstate Highways were allowed to more and more fall into disrepair when the fear, pride, and perceived need and value that engendered it lapsed with the passing of time and reduction of the specific societal triggers that provided its impetus.
Yes, it could properly said that we fell to T.S. Eliot’s last and greatest temptation and the treason we caused and suffered from was the misplacing of our nation’s moxie.
Hubris Is A Sin
One should remember, if one is Catholic, that the Confessional is for the confession and repentance of sins, not the boasting of good works. 😉 Of course, it’s also important to remember one’s catechism so that one can tell difference between sin and community service.