The current attitude held by liberals is, apparently, that EVERYTHING must be legislated and lawyered. I read an article in a hippy magazine in which the author felt the need to raise a stink and go on the news about some dumbass bitch who took a 4 year old into a violent R rated movie. Yah, you know I hate children in movies AT ALL, but it’s not this dude’s place to “correct” this woman’s behaviour. I was then told about a town that legislated no children under 4 are allowed in PG or R movies and no children under 12 are allowed into R movies at any time. Of course, this action was taken to court as “age discrimination” and overturned. What the fuck ever. Again, NOT the government’s place (OR that dude’s) to monitor behaviour in the first place.
The current belief that government should legislate behaviour (thus ensuring conformity) is completely misguided. I don’t really understand how people in their right minds would ever think that the government should legislate behaviour. It seems that the common opinion is that everything should be lawyered up and legislated “for our own good”. Have you read A Wrinkle in Time? Enforced conformity is never a good thing. People should be able to do as they please as long as they do not harm others, period.
I think that the current batch of hippy liberals would be JUST FINE with the government running everything so they can sit back and collect their checks, living in the soft cocoon of never having to THINK. I’m NOT a fucking nutbag right winger, either! I’m a centrist who values independence and self sufficiency. Some of the stupid shit I see posted about the evils of paying your OWN way makes me want to vomit. Yep, looking at YOU Facebook.
The pervasiveness of enforced political correctness is also alive and well on FB. If you DARE say anything that is not watered down (read: politically correct), some asshole will inevitably step in and “correct” your post, letting you know that you are not being nice and someone might be offended. Well, so the fuck what? If people spent less time being offended by everything and trying to control what others think and more time minding their own back yards, the world would be a better place. Every fucking comment on FB is not about YOU, oh Enforcer of PC and Conformity. Sometimes a comment is just a comment and not up for debate. Grow up and get a thicker skin.
Nick and I were talking about entitlements the other day. People these days have no problem asking for money for anything. I want a new camera! Will you guys pay for it? And VOILÀ, people WILL! WTF? Now, having a dire emergency like surgery or something is one thing, but begging money just because you can? That rubs me the wrong way. Nick and I were toying with the idea that we should start begging money to finance our move – why not? But we can’t do that. We are FAR, FAR too independent to ask for help like that when there is no emergency, just WANT.
It seems that independence and making your own way are antiquated ideas these days.
Nick and I are saving up our pennies to make the move happen. While having a pile of money handed to us would be great, we would NEVER EVER ask our friends for it. It just seems crass and rude to me. ::sigh:: I guess I’ll never understand the entitlement attitude of Millenials. I was not raised that way. I was raised by entrepreneurs who did for themselves. They resisted giving me money for college fer chrissakes! Tighter than two coats of paint. I suppose I’m the same. I don’t like Southern culture as a whole, but I do like the independent streak that I got from it. If you don’t like it, KISS MY GRITS, jackwagon! Heh.
I know I’m old, but DAMN, has everyone lost the ability to do for themselves? Judging by the bent of the current political race, I’d have to surmise YES. Half of this country is people who want entitlements (Democrats) and the other half is preoccupied with controlling all behaviours and making sure the Baby Jesus is #1 (Republicans). How about we take care of ourselves, leave others alone (what those precious few of us who are NOT partisan think) and make the government fix the goddamn infrastructure that’s crumbling out from under us? How about that? Federal government is for military, infrastructure and collecting taxes to pay for the above. It’s not for monitoring citizens’ activities, preaching about the Baby Jesus or handing out entitlements.
It seems that conformity, political correctness and entitlements have become the wave of the future. Those of you who think this is awesome might as well bail now, because I will rail against it as long as I draw breath. And I won’t change my opinions if they offend you. Deal with it.
We will make it out of this ghetto. We will start again in Phoenix. We will make our dreams happen. And we will do this ON OUR OWN. It will take longer (much longer) than bumming money, but by the gods, it will be OUR victory. THAT is worth the sacrifice and the wait.
It’s a shame so few people understand this ideal any more. Our country is the worse for it.