Fishing, it’s a thing – a great thing and a great thing to love. Well, to the sane people among us at least; others, not so much. Great or not though, it underscores a lot of the key differences in outlook between the two primary ideologies in the US.
I would hazard the guess that most people, at least most people older than the Millennials, in the Civilized World are at least passingly familiar with Aesop’s fable of the The Ants & the Grasshopper. But I’m also willing to hazard the guess that, with the Progress our civilization has endured, certain all to populous elements would reject that fable in favor of one more suited to modern Liberalism.
The Ants & the Grasshopper Today
The ant works hard in the withering heat and the rain all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.
The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.
Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while he is cold and starving.
CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.
America is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so unfairly?
Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper and everybody cries when they sing, ‘It’s Not Easy Being Green …’
Occupy the Anthill stages a demonstration in front of the ant’s house where the news stations film the Black Lives Matter group singing, We shall overcome.
Then Reverend Al Sharpton has the group kneel down to pray for the grasshopper while he damns the ants. He later appears on MSNBC to complain that rich people do not care.
A Twitter firestorm erupts with Millenials declaring that #IstandWithGrasshopper. This results in Twitter mass banning pro-ant users.
On college campuses across the nation students riot, demanding ant-free safe spaces.
Former President Obama condemns the ant and blames Donald Trump, President Bush 43, President Bush 41, President Reagan, Christopher Columbus, and the Pope for the grasshopper’s plight.
Nancy Pelosi & Chuck Schumer exclaim in an interview on The View that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.
Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer.
The ant is fined for failing to hire an proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the Government Green Czar and given to the grasshopper.
The story ends as we see the grasshopper and his free-loading friends finishing up the last bits of the ant’s food while the government house he is in, which, as you recall, just happens to be the ant’s old house, crumbles around them because the grasshopper doesn’t maintain it.
The ant has disappeared in the snow, never to be seen again.
The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident, and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize what’s left of the ramshackle, once prosperous and peaceful, neighborhood.
Sadly, the above rewrite of Aesop’s teaching tale perfectly fits with the ideology of the Left and their minorities. It hammers home the moral that they so stridently proclaim – that the productive majority must always surrender their property to the shiftless eaters.
What makes it worse for we ants aka productive, responsible American citizens is that the grasshoppers we have to deal with are the species that left unchecked turn into locusts.
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Old Hillary, who just won’t fade into a well-deserved and proper obscurity, has found yet another group of people to blame for her failure to become the 45th POTUS. This time it’s married, White women, specifically the 57% of White women voters who didn’t for her.
We do not do well with white men and we don’t do well with married, white women. And part of that is an identification with the Republican Party, and part of that is an identification with the Republican Party, and a sort of ongoing pressure to vote the way that your husband, your boss, your son, whoever, believes you should.
— Hillary Clinton
India Today Conclave 2018
Nor was this the first time she blamed White women, especially married White women, for her election loss. It’s a theme with Hillary, who felt that, as the symbol of modern Feminism, she was owed their support and votes.
Her Slip & Fall Self-Injury
And, Hillary being Hillary and being who and what she is, when the public’s response to her statement was outrage, rather than apologize she claimed she was right and lamented that so many women were to stupid, ignorant, or brainwashed to understand and appreciate her statement for the revealed truth that it was.
I also mentioned something in passing that’s gotten a lot of negative attention: that there is anecdotal evidence and some research to suggest that women are unfortunately more swayed by men than the other way around. As much as I hate the possibility, and hate saying it, it’s not that crazy when you think about our ongoing struggle to reach gender balance – even within the same household. I did not realize how hard it would hit many who heard it.
I understand how some of what I said upset people and can be misinterpreted. I meant no disrespect to any individual or group. And I want to look to the future as much as anybody.
Yep. Hillary is shocked and lamentful that so many people “misinterpreted” her statement and were offended by it…but she was right and it’s solely the fault of the offended for being offended, or so Hillary is convinced.
This non-apology apology, nonpology, or fauxpology is one of the classic behaviors of a narcissist – the inability to truly apologize or take responsibility for their failures and/or wrongdoings. It’s extremely condescending and, since it it subtly – or not so subtly – insinuates that the people taking offense were excessively thin-skinned, overly emotional, and/or irrational in taking offense at the remarks in the first place, it’s not that far off from being a gaslighting technique – again, a common tactic of the narcissistic.
More ironically, this is behavior that Hillary and her ilk amongst the Feminists constantly and stridently harp upon as something that men do to women and that women must fight against.
Yeah, as Hillary throws herself down the stairs of irrelevance, I’m guessing that right now there’s a bit more than 57% of White women voters who aren’t with her. 😉
Maybe Women Just Don’t Feel She’s Got A Leg To Stand Upon
But perhaps people’s offense isn’t related to the substance of Hillary’s accusation but due to the fact that she, Bill Clintons wife even to this day, had the unmitigated Chutzpah to make them in the first place. Because, to paraphrase Moochelle Obama, no woman of prominence in modern times has voted by her words, actions, and inactions against her own voice and the voice of women than Hillary Clinton.
Because, after all, aren’t we all suppose to proclaim #IBelieveHer when we hear about Juanita Broaddrick’s, Paula Jones’, and Kathleen Willey’s of being sexually assaulted by Bill Clinton and then intimidated, threatened, and publicly shamed by Hillary? Are we, especially women, not suppose to same the same thing to and about the plethora of other women who’ve said #MeToo to being assaulted or coerced into a sexual relationship by Mr. Clinton? And let’s not forget Monica Lewinsky, who could no more say no than any of Weinstein’s victims.
But let us all just hold on to hope, in vain though it might be, that this self-injury will be lethal to Hillary. The sooner she’s cast down the stairs of irrelevance into the cesspit or landfill of history, the better for America.