You may or may not know, so let me echo the announcement this morning.
Time has designated Barack H. Obama as their “Person of the Year”. . . . again.
He is one of the few who have been named twice.
I can only imagine the gnashing of teeth, the beating of dogs, the broken furniture, and the howling at the moon that is going across America among the insane Right. The great enemy of mankind, the anti-Christ, the destroyer of America has yet again duped the world. Not only did he manage to pull off an extraordinary re-election coup by fraud and deceit, but the editors of Time bought it!
With the tragedy at Newtown, no doubt he will soon remove the 2nd Amendment from the Constitution, erasing it from the very parchment. He has done this with his dictatorial secret powers, and all will soon be lost, as America becomes the cornerstone alone with the EU of the new WORLD ORDER.
If you hadn’t noticed, guns sales are skyrocketing as smart survivalists grab up the last of the high-power weaponry before it is banned. Ammo sales are following in lockstep, as the preppers spend their last thousands tricking out that arsenal that will be their salvation when Armageddon descends upon the quaint towns and countryside of the beloved Republic. Camouflage is the new color of the season.
If it weren’t close to being absolutely accurate, I would laugh. But frankly it’s beginning to send a shiver down my spine. As the world continues to fail to see the obvious danger and insanity of the Black Guy in the White House, the fringe element becomes more frantic in its claims and assurance that the vast majority of citizens are unable to comprehend what to them is blatantly obvious. And they are going to have to save us from ourselves.
That is the part that scares me. If they would all just go hunker down in the wilds of Wyoming or North Dakota, I guess I would be fine. But they lurk in the most normal places. I don’t mind at all those folks who go “off the grid” and live primitively in the outback of Alaska. That is fine with me. They do no harm there except to the critters they kill to eat. It is sad that they inculcate this madness into their kids, some of which will carry on the tradition. But it is no worse than those crazies from the Westboro Baptist Church and what they are teaching their kids.
Funny isn’t it, or sad, really. We would be aghast at the suggestion that there should be any rules of the road when it comes to birthing children and raising them any old way, save outright physical torture. We would not even let the idea cross our minds let alone be the topic of conversation. We freely allow people to raise their children with boatloads of hatred and revulsion at all sorts of people, places and things. In doing so, we perpetuate for another generation a fringe element of insanely crazy ideologically driven nuts.
And so the world turns.
If our children are so damn precious, and I believe they are, don’t they deserve to be raised by competent people? I don’t mean the average dsyfunctionality that perhaps most of us live with. I’m talking about parents who are so twisted that they preach hate, teach fear, and prepare their children for a future that has statistically zero chance of happening.
But of course, the devil is in the details. I recognize without even spending three seconds, that HOW you would devise such a standard and enforce it would be impossible. If we can’t figure out the budget or gun laws, what chance would we have here?
And frankly, I’m pretty sure we should not.
The chances of it being administered by the “wrong” people are gigantic. It would always be the wrong people by someone’s estimation. It’s a bit like the filibuster rule. Change it and we can get some things done finally, but whoa, what happens when THEY have the majority? Yeah, therein lies the rub as the Bard would say.
But when I read that the Loonie Right is blaming gun-control advocates for the Newtown slaughter, because we have made schools “gun-free zones” and bright lights like Gohmert and McDonald and Perry ponder whether we should “arm our teachers”, well, I have pause to consider why we don’t have SOME standards of fitness to be a parent.
I mean, I can’t even adopt a dog without filling out an application, asking me a few psychologically directed questions.
Ya know what I mean?
Having met plenty of people who should have NEVER become parents, I hear you. In addition to parents who indoctrinate their children in hateful, paranoid ideologies, there are the abusive parents, the neglectful parents, the drug-addicted parents, ad nauseum, who do lasting harm to their children. As much as I’d like there to be sensible criteria for breeding, it would be impossible to implement them in policy without running the risk of human rights violations.
Part of it stems from our culture’s idea that women should want to be mothers. The pressure to conform to this comes from everywhere, so you end up with people who didn’t feel they had a choice and really didn’t want to be parents. And the second part, make it easier and teach people realistically how to just prevent pregnancy. Not as many unwanted children and fewer abortions.
Yes, we definitely push the idea that something is wrong with men and women who don’t want to be parents, women especially I think. And we would do well to push better contraceptive care and hopefully reduce the number of unwanted children. For it is not just the pregnancy which is unwanted, but all too often the kids who are raised with almost no real parenting. And we wonder why we have so much violence. Handing a kid a game is not parenting. !END
yep, hence my dilemma. lol…I cannot propose what I cannot define. !END
Kiterea — All great points. Our society needs to stop pressuring people to be parents if they don’t want to have children (or lack the skill set). Even in this day and age, it can be challenging to be childfree. Accessible family planning services and comprehensive sex education are also important.
Like I keep saying, “The wrong people are having babies.” (and you know who you are, don’t make us point you out…)
I spent a few minutes at a store called “Big Lots” recently, and other than the comic relief it provided, the visit was disturbing. Aisles full of mumu-wearing mamas and beer-bellied mouth-breathing knuckle-draggers, and all of THEM being followed around by little inbred clones of themselves… sporting the NASCAR shirts and the Confederate flag belt buckles.
When you consider the fact that our public schools are FULL of the children of these people you have to wonder if there’s any hope for the country.
I tuned into Rush Limbaugh’s show for a few minutes this morning and he was going off (like a bottle rocket) about Time’s selection of Obama as Person of the Year. I guess he preferred himself, or maybe Grover Norquist.
Squalto — We have Big Lots here in the mid-Atlantic region too, but redneck sightings there are infrequent. I find that the local Wal-Mart is a more reliable place for sightings. Western Pennsylvania is probably the best place for avid redneck-watchers to visit.
Birther Queen Orly Taitz is now claiming that Adam Lanza was drugged by the Obama Administration and brainwashed into killing those children so that Obama can take away all guns and become a dictator. Is there any sanity left?
that’s probably beyond insanity. It belongs to the planetoid Pluto. Orly bless her, is crazier than a wombat.
Snoring Dog Studio said:
Yeah, no background checks at gun shows and on the Internet – yet when I adopted a dog, I filled out several pages of an application, met with the Rescue Foundation people, and still had to try out the dog. I even had a home visit from a representative of the Foundation! Dear GAWD. We live in an insane country.
yes, it’s beyond conprehension at this point. It’s all so very political and frankly I’m leaning toward becoming an anarchist. I am tired of both parties afraid of the Corporate leaders.