Abortion is the only event that modern liberals think too violent and obscene to portray on TV. This is not because they are squeamish or prudish. It is because if people really knew what abortion looked like, it would destroy their pretense that it is a civilized answer to the problem of what to do about unwanted babies
ROFLMAO Yep! Now, admittedly, I’m old – older than 85% of the world’s population, so my upbringing was decided different than the younger crowd’s is. I was raised to expect the Apocalypse and trained to lived and thrive past it… in the highly unlikely event that I survived its beginning. 😉
And, Oh yeah; I always figured I be something akin to some cross between Mad Max and a 19th Century American pioneer. But no! Instead, I am The Dude. 😆 Well, except that the grocery store shelf are a lot more empty thanks to Brandon and Co..
That’s the Gods’ honest truth! Once I aged enough and gained enough experience to stop giving a shit about other people’s opinions – right or wrong – about me, my stress reduced, my success increased, and my life got measurably better. And, once I became wise enough to realize that my detractors were both the enemy and unworthy of my respect – beyond respecting their capacity and propensity to do harm, I fully stopped allowing their opinions of me to affect me in any internal manner.
Of course, this is all and only a matter of not giving the enemy the hand-out of power over my self. It’s very much not the platonic ideal of iconoclasm and free thought. It can’t be; not so long as the Democrats and their ilk are so ready to act upon their opinions and to do so in ways designed to cause as much harm to Americans as they can without risking themselves.
If it was so destructive to our nation, the Millennials’ dreams of Socialism and enforced equality of result – along with a total lack of discernment in any matter except where and when said discernment can be used to further a meritless egalitarian State – would be utterly and completely hilarious due to these Millennials complete lack of self-awareness and/or rank hypocrisy.
Truly! Seeing, hearing, and/or reading of these younger “Latte Liberals” decrying capitalism, America culture, and their own race while bedecked in- and festooned with so many iconic trappings of capitalism and American-style consumerism just makes a person want to laugh.Â It’s almost as if they don’t know that so very much of their accoutrements are made by “Brown” and “Yellow” people who are working for wages and in conditions that are by normative Western standards quasi-slave labor…but hey! The companies say the right things and donate to leftist causes…
Some things pull at one’s heartstrings and evoke thoughts and feeling that, at first pass, seem quite good for the state of the society one lives in. Sadly, some of those things are wrong and/or manipulative and go against the underpinnings of reality. Worse, far too often those things which are wrong and/or manipulative become entrenched in the collective psyches of whole demographics of the population.
Supposedly You Don’t Need A Reason To Help People
A case in point is “You Don’t Need A Reason To Help People.” It’s nothing but a call for totally unreasoning largess and it has no basis in fact or human thought and logic processes. People reason and, hence, need reason for any and all actions, though it’s true that many of those reasons are internalized and/or subconscious in nature. Even the insane have and need reasons for doing whatever they do. They’re just not reasons that most of the rest of us have the data to understand.
Some of the various real reason for people helping other specific people or specific groups or classes of people are:
Either seeking the blessings of the God(s) or avoiding punishment by their the God(s) through acts of charity;
Seeking approval of other people or avoiding disapproval other people through acts of charity;
Assuaging feelings of guilt brought upon by segments of their society’s disdain for wealth or material success;
Because it feels good to do so, either through feelings of superiority and self-validation or a more general feeling of worth.
Also, in all reasoning cases, the person needs to believe or to convince themselves that the largess they give has some meaning and will have some quantifiable and qualifiable benefit. It’s somewhat rare for normal people to just render aid, assistance, and charity when they know it will do no good – unless there’s a unrelated or tangentially related benefit to themselves for doing so.
Entrenched In Liberalism & Progressivism
The myth of “You Don’t Need A Reason To Help People” is sadly entrenched in the collective psyches of the Liberals and Progressives. It, mostly at an unconscious level, forms one of the underpinning of their dogma and colors and informs a great deal of their agenda.
Liberals and Progressives actively reject the fact that there is always a need for reason for largess. Even more, they reject and quite stridently disdain and denounce the idea that the person needs to believe or to convince themselves that the largess they give has some meaning and will have some quantifiable and qualifiable benefit. They believe that such things are discrimination.
This is a large part of why the Liberals and Progressives so strongly demand that voluntary charity be replaced by largess by fiat. As they believe that there should be no reason for charity or qualifier to how, to whom, or how much largess is granted, any reason applied to such is seen by them, instead, to be reason to withhold such largess.
The greatest irony in this is that these same Liberals and Progressives have no qualms about applying social pressure – approval or disapproval – to goad people into granting such largess, and are the ones who foster feelings of guilt in those of the societies they live within who have achieved wealth or material success.
Sadly, this isn’t really correctable. It can only be ameliorated through educating people in reality. This is the sad effect of something that sounds so good but which is false.
This entry was posted on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 at 9:06 am and is filed under Ethics & Morality, Politics, Religion, Society.
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Self inspection is for most people very difficult, especially when such musing and pondering centers on one’s place in the grand scheme of life.
Oh My God! I’m An NPC!
And yes! We are most of us merely NPCs, bit characters in someone else’s story, forever doomed to play out our small parts and be forgotten, having done little at all which will be remembered by history. But this would be a harsh realization and most people won’t ever make it and will vociferously reject it if it is pointed out to them.