Pretty Blue Pill

Victims

Have you ever noticed that every part of the liberal agenda starts with a victim?

And why not? Getting the emotions stirred is probably the most sure-fire way to prevent good thinking. That’s why we conservatives seem so heartless to the typical liberal. When they’re outraged, we’re asking questions. And while they’re boo-hooing, we’re constructing logical arguments.

Now, I use the term victim loosely because typically a victim is someone who has been taken advantage of in some way by another person. We don’t usually use the term to refer to people who have been taken advantage of by themselves.

Maybe you can see where this is headed, but I caution you, don’t get me wrong. I’m not at all suggesting that everyone in America who is down on their luck is there because they’ve been stupid. But I am suggesting that it happens much more than you think.

I first became a conservative voter (I had always been a social conservative) by listening to my wife talk about her job. She worked as a social worker in Atlanta and in New Orleans when we moved there, and then in Atlanta again when we moved back after Katrina.

Most of her clients, personality-wise, were awesome people. I even had a chance to meet a few of them. But the single biggest problem she had dealing with them was the fact that none of them (and I mean none of them) made wise financial decisions.

They were trapped in a culture where it was acceptable to buy your kids $100 shoes, but depend on the government to get them food. Or they’d spend over $150 a month on cable television, but continually used the excuse that they couldn’t find a job because they didn’t own reliable transportation (and taking the bus is just so expensive, you know).

Naturally, after continually hearing this (and seeing it too), and then observing how my own family was scraping by while I was in school—my wife working full time in the midst of the most dangerous cities in the country, I worked five odd jobs while I was a full time student, working toward my Masters degree, and our daughter spent nine hours a day in daycare while my wife and I worked to pursue our dreams—I soon got over the bleeding heart liberal syndrome.

And the problem I have with liberal ideologues is that they encourage these people to see themselves as victims. They’re not at all interested in helping these people get out of the cycle of bad decisions while hard working tax payers foot the bill. Fixing the problem doesn’t give them a political advantage.

Which brings me to the point of this post: who’s really the victim in America today? Is it really the lazy welfare recipient sitting on the sofa watching Jerry Springer every day? Believe it or not, I’d say yes. Yes it is. Though not in the way liberals would say. They are actually the victims of a system that empowers them to live like this.

But we are also victims. Working class Americans who are making wise financial decisions, only to see their hard-earned money taken from them to expand the government and given to people who aren’t even trying to help themselves. That is very frustrating to say the least.

And who’s doing the victimizing? Well, I’ll leave that for you to figure out…

March 25, 2010 Posted by | abortion, bias, charity, conservative, emotion, Healthcare, liberal, Obama, politics, Uncategorized, victim, welfare, welfare state | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Ugly Truth

Ugly Truth

Ugly Truth

Where’s the anger?

Where’s the venom?

Where’s the coverage?

When a right-wing extremist murdered abortion doctor, George Tiller, the establishment media (and much of the rest of the left) had a all-out ball reporting, laying blame, generalizing, and smearing the right.

Their logic went something like this:

Hey you know, one guy on your side committed murder. Therefore all you guys are murderers and extremists and need to be controlled.

Doesn’t the Ku Klux Klan employ similar reasoning?

Hey, one of you niggers raped a white woman, therefore you’re all rapists.

Never mind the fact that only about 14% of white women raped are raped by black men. Facts are such an inconvenience to those intent on hating an entire demographic.

But the difference is this; the Klan doesn’t run the national media.

Yesterday, an anti-abortion activist was targeted and killed by an abortion advocate. Not surprisingly, the press didn’t cover the story with nearly as much enthusiasm as the Tiller killing. Both murders were wrong, according to my beliefs. But for the media it seems that one was more newsworthy than the other.

Interesting. And telling for obvious reasons.

But the truly interesting thing here is the reason why the killing took place.

Evidently the alleged gunman didn’t like the fact that his victim, James Pouillon, held a sign that showed a healthy baby on one side with the caption LIFE, and an aborted (murdered) baby on the other side with the caption ABORTION.

What’s the big deal?

Well in case you’ve haven’t noticed, for many liberals (I won’t say all, for fear of committing the sin of generalizing myself) nothing gets their goat like the uncompromised truth. The last thing they want anyone to see is a real-life image of their version of “rights,” “freedom,” and “choice.”

It is a sad fact of life, manifested in that great time-honored tradition of killing the messenger. Many folks don’t want the truth, and will even kill you to avoid it.

September 12, 2009 Posted by | abortion, bias, conservative, liberal, media, murder, Obama, politics, pro-life | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment