It is not yet Christmas and here I am thinking of New Year’s resolutions. The subject was not on my mind until I saw MTV’s New Year’s resolutions for white men. To quote Dave Barry, “I swear, I ain’t making this up.” Go check it for yourself.
When you choose one group or another as the reason for your perceived failures without so much as a peek into the mirror might it be that those reasons reside within. Is it not within the realm of possibility that our failures are a product of our works? History shows for any society to lay their problems on the doorstep of a particular group of people is a precariously tread path.
“To find the cause of our ills in something outside ourselves, something specific that can be spotted and eliminated, is a diagnosis that cannot fail to appeal. To say that the cause of our troubles is not in us but in the Jews, and pass immediately to the extermination of the Jews, is a prescription likely to find wide acceptance.” – Eric Hoffer, The Passionate State of Mind
I do not imagine that an attempt at exterminating white men would be very successful, but if you listen to some of these rabid haters it is clear that if some thought they had the power they would certainly give it a try. Christians are another story. It seems we offend a lot of people these days also. For many years, there has been a concerted effort to strike us and what we believe from the American psyche and to the extent that business owners are sued and fined because they do not support homosexual marriage. Exterminating Christians? It is already being allowed across the Middle East and North Africa. Here? If we are the perceived root of problems?
I have spent a lot of time trying to figure out how we turned into such a whiny, self-absorbed society. A real wuss society. I believe we have turned many of our children into neurotic messes. I read the news and look at the cover of a National Geographic magazine picturing a 9 year-old transgender. I am at a loss as to how that happens. Most certainly the child was coached up by a parent. We turn out masses of partially educated “college” graduates who are convinced that the world’s problems rest on the shoulders of white men. Did they arrive at their institution of higher education with this preconceived notion? Or, was it pumped into their partially filled brains at one of our universities few of which require any study of Western Civilization? Students arrive at these institutions largely illiterate of US history and civics and leave there not much better off. They are offended by everything, they need safe spaces, free speech zones and when the reality that much of America does not think as they do hits them they require crying rooms and counseling. Men who want to be men cannot. Masculinity is frowned upon. Women who want to be women cannot. Feminism outweighs femininity. Anyone who endorses the natural order things is scorned as a bigot – an ist or a phobic.
How about we arrive at some American resolutions? Let us be a country once again. A people united with a commonality, an allegiance to the ideals that made us great in the first place. Not divided groups vying for superiority. And make no mistake that is where we stand. That is where we allowed career politicians and activists to bring us. Right on the brink of self-destruction. Right to the point where some half-educated, half raised, brainwashed, participation trophy recipients feel the need to come up with resolutions for my life. Go to hell. Geeze, does that make me an angry white man?
Take a look in your mirror. A long hard look. Physician, heal yourself! – From Luke 4:23
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