For All

Settling into a new community and routine has absorbed most of my time, but I’m still around.

Still around, but tired.  Pointless arguments with friends of friends on Facebook, the ludicrous media response to violence in the Middle East, and a relentlessly muggy Tampa climate haven’t helped matters, either.  (Tomorrow is the first day of autumn?  Oh, but to see sign of it!)

Really, things have gotten so ridiculous that it’s a little hard to keep blogging.  After the eternity that has been Obama’s first term, continually explaining why 2 + 2 = 4 becomes a tiresome chore indeed, especially when one suspects that she is only preaching to the choir and making little headway otherwise.  I know, I know, speaking out is still important . . . but the little things get me down.

Like when I ran into a friend from three duty stations ago, and the upcoming presidential election came up.  I was treated to a casual remark that, while the current President’s record is unsatisfactory, she was afraid that an elected Romney wouldn’t let people have the freedom to marry who they want, and also he would require all women to wear skirts. (!?!eleventy!?!)

National security is more important than homosexual “rights,” I said, bringing up the hot mic incident, during which Obama demonstrated that he is willing to say one thing to the electorate, but another thing entirely to Russian leadership.  She had never heard about it.

Sigh.  Since I ran into this person at the commissary, at least I was able to soothe my nerves by buying some extra nonperishables.

Now, don’t you worry or nothin.  I haven’t given up hope.  I’m just running low on steam.  There’s not much for me to add to the conversation right now . . . at least, not anything that you and I haven’t said a hundred times apiece.

Only thing new to me is a little tidbit from Older Son’s curriculum.  I’ll share it, and see if it’s new to you as well.  You see, I’ve heard comparisons aplenty of the Democrat hold on black voters to the slavery of old.  C.L. Bryant made a whole movie on this very idea.  Click here to see if Runaway Slave is playing at a theater near you.

What I’ve never heard before is a positive comparison of slavery with the protective nanny-state progressives are always striving to achieve.  Apparently, though, pre-civil war Southerners made this very argument.  All defensive about their “peculiar institution,” many Southern apologists sought to explain why slavery was not a necessary evil, but actually for the best.  One of those apologists was George Fitzhugh.

Fitzhugh asserted in Cannibals All! or Slaves without Masters that Southern slaves were luckier than free Northern workers.  The Landmark History of the American People by Daniel Boorstin explains Fitzhugh’s argument:

“They were slaves with masters.  They had the best kind of social security.  Whatever happened, it was not their worry.  They did not have to pay any bills.  They had no problem of unemployment.  Slavery, as Fitzhugh described it, was a kind of socialism, where all property was put in the hands of the people (the white people) best qualified to use it, for the benefit of everybody, whites and Negroes.  Three cheers for slavery!”

Hmm.  Property put in the hands best qualified to use it for the benefit of everybody?  For the benefit of all?  Oh, yeah, I get it#ForAll.

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22 thoughts on “For All

  1. For All « Disrupt the Narrative 21 September 2012 at 10:28 pm Reply

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  2. Wraith 21 September 2012 at 11:11 pm Reply

    Really, things have gotten so ridiculous that it’s a little hard to keep blogging. After the eternity that has been Obama’s first term, continually explaining why 2 + 2 = 4 becomes a tiresome chore indeed, especially when one suspects that she is only preaching to the choir and making little headway otherwise.

    This is why I’m not as prolific as I used to be. Dear Lord…my mother is a raving moonbat Obamanoid. At 77, as a former business owner and head of household and a survivor of the Carter years, you’d think she’d know better.

    I’m thinking Ron White has it surrounded–”You can’t fix stupid.” :(

    • nooneofanyimport 21 September 2012 at 11:15 pm Reply

      Wraith! Thanks for commenting. I’m embarrassed to admit how long since I’ve been over to yours. Sorry about your mom’s moonbat proclivities. Reckon you can’t fix stupid, but it would be nice to at least stop it from voting. Wink.

  3. Teresa Rice 21 September 2012 at 11:20 pm Reply

    Hang in there. Apathetic and misinformed citizens sure are a pain in the butt. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you get settled into the new community. Try and take it easy though.

    • nooneofanyimport 21 September 2012 at 11:32 pm Reply

      Aw. Thanks, Teresa. We can all use the prayers.

    • heathermc 22 September 2012 at 2:14 pm Reply

      “Apathetic and misinformed citizens” will I believe, be why Romney wins in a landslide. The citizens who have been paying attention, and care about their country, will be up at 4am, and (if necessary) crawl over glass to get to the voting booth. So, I am still hopeful.

      Altho I think it is a measure of a comprehensive decadence that Obama still has support among Americans. But back in the day, Canada’s Trudeau had lots of support, altho he despised Canadians. It’s a question of ‘ethos’, that is David Brooks noted Obama’s great suits; his seeming cosmopolitan attitudes, etc. After all, he was the editor of the Harvard Law Review!!!! Well, he, the Commander in Chief, in a speech, pronounced “corpsman” with a hard “p”. He is so cosmopolitan that he hugged Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain and gave her an IPod loaded with his speeches; and he bowed to the Emperor of Japan whilst shaking his hand. These are really bushleague mistakes for a President of the US. It has, in fact, been the pride of the American Republic that NO ONE bows to ANYONE!!! No one bows to the President, and the President doesn’t bow to any other world leader. Except, of course, Obama.

      Also, Dinesh D’Souza’s argument, that Obama’s anti colonial intellectual background, is in fact, shared by many American Liberal intellectuals. One of my friends, now a lawyer in Oregon, said that North Korea’s terrible regime is the fault of the USA. Ask Jane Fonda and friends, and every world problem is caused by the Evil American Hegenomy. Right now, in Canada, China is replacing America as an economic power. Something tells me that there will be a time in the near future that many people will talk of the ‘good old days’ when the stars and strips dominated our economy. Last night, I came across a Chinese woman, on her way north. Cold eyes there. Most of the money coming into the Northern mining industry is Chinese.

  4. edge of the sandbox 21 September 2012 at 11:36 pm Reply

    I never thought a military wife would think gay marriage is an important issue. Shows how much I know.
    I am all for making all women wear skirts. Fashion police, hello?

    • AHLondon 22 September 2012 at 10:02 pm Reply

      You’re good at the fashion police. And NoOne you’re doing good work on those threads. I’m pretty sure they’ve all hidden me. Thread replies might be the only way some people hear relevant news.

  5. Mind-Numbed Robot (@mnrobot) 22 September 2012 at 12:47 am Reply

    As always, I love your style, Linda. You consistently find a way to connect politics with the effects on the every day and make it interesting. Maybe I should enroll in one of your homeschooling creative writing classes? :) God bless you and yours, young lady.

    ps. If you need some hope, check out these girls from a little town of 2-3,000 near where I live. They are standing for their faith in a big way and getting national recognition for it. Inspirational. http://www.texasconservativenews.com/2012/09/19/students-fighting-religious-freedom-kountzetexas/1021

  6. nooneofanyimport 22 September 2012 at 8:26 am Reply

    Missy S, that sorta surprised me, too, but then, the stats are something like 2 out of 3 active duty members vote GOP, which still leaves a third as the progressive type. And the wives are probably even more likely to identify Dem than that. LOL re wearing skirts. Guilty as charged.

    Bot, aw, thanks for the compliment. But you hardly need to enroll in my classes; I’ve read some powerful stuff over at yours. Thanks too, for the hope. I’ll never get enough of it.

  7. Anne! 22 September 2012 at 8:28 am Reply

    Love your posts, but alas, I, too have been bogged down by friend of friend slammy-slam-slams. Hang in there!

  8. Freedom, by the way 22 September 2012 at 10:07 am Reply

    The skirt comment got me thinking that the libs watching the hilarious hand-wringing of Sandra Fluke during the convention must have somehow taken her embarrassing little coed-that-needs-someone-to-buy-me-birth-control-because-while-I’ve-got-a-humongous-taxpayer-backed-student-loan-I-still-need-$40-worth-of-protection-for-recreational-sex diatrabe seriously.
    You are coming into the truly magical weather months in Florida. You will be praising that warm sunshine soon when the rest of us are pulling out our gloves and hats!

  9. Yos / Si Vis Pacem 22 September 2012 at 8:17 pm Reply

    Heh. Hang in there Lin… that sloshing sound you hear in the background is the Obama campaign rowing hard against the flush.

  10. flyoverhere 22 September 2012 at 9:54 pm Reply

    I know exactly how you feel, preaching to the choir for sure. I don’t run into many Obama supporter around these parts but since people here aren’t faced with so much of what goes on in areas with a lot of Progressives they just think I am a crazy lady with too much time on my hands. Frustrating to watch them go about their daily lives like nothing is all that wrong.

  11. sfcmac 26 September 2012 at 6:18 am Reply

    With all of Obama’s train wrecks (Keynesian socialist economy, circumventing the constitution, foreign policy disasters, and just generally making America into a global laughingstock) you’d figure that the libtards would have better worries than gay marriage. But, you can’t fix dumbassity.

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  13. pjMom 30 September 2012 at 7:19 am Reply

    I’m right there with you and planned to comment longer, but now a nearly 3 month-old just woke up. So will later. Miss you. I don’t miss blogging right now. I’m just too disgusted with … everything. Except my little family. So I’m retreating into my little family and sewing and cooking and ignoring the idiots around me.

    And trying to find a place to live when the empire crumbles serving the idiots their free birth control and abortions and “uterine rights.” South America, maybe? Or central? I’m tired of arguing with people so stupid they can’t connect the dots.

    • nooneofanyimport 30 September 2012 at 9:21 am Reply

      Hey there PJ, it’s good to hear from you. Glad you are doing well. Election Day just can’t come soon enough at this point. I’m thinking maybe the place to get away, should that ever become necessary, might be British Columbia. Beautiful mountains. Cheers miss lady.

      • pjMom 1 October 2012 at 5:34 am Reply

        You’re absolutely right. I abhor hot weather. British Columbia has a nice ring. Skiing, snow. I could grow our food during the summer and learn how to hunt. lol.

        How is Tampa? I hope you have settled in well. This has been our hardest PCS to date. I’m sure being 8 and a half months pregnant had something to do with it. Sigh. I had forgotten what it feels like moving here–from a tight-knit unit to the wilderness. And being labelled a transient. Um, yeah, but we’ll be here a few years! Geesh. We’ve finally found a network of friends for the little one (thankfully–her daily tears and drawn pictures of old house and friends was painful) and have settled into a semblance of routine again.

        As for the idiot show and the election, I’m right there with you. Can’t come soon enough.

  14. [...] I’m not the only one. This cross-country move was the hardest we’ve faced. I feel like I’ve earned a little nesting time with my family, cooking, sewing, finding donations for my church sale and boxing already outgrown newborn clothes (far too soon!) for the crisis pregnancy center. Making matching skirts for my daughter and her baby doll. Cuddling my son. Avoiding the reality of the culture outside. [...]

  15. Conservatives on Fire 2 October 2012 at 11:55 am Reply

    You did good, Lin. I feel better already. Thanks!

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