Skip to comments.Making A Virtue of Decline
Posted on 02/15/2012 5:42:51 PM PST by Davy Buck
A number of Civil War & History bloggers, academics, and "me too, me too" types have jumped on the "enemy of American Exceptionalism" bandwagon. Why? It's chic, hip, cool, sophisticated. You know, it's rad man. It's also the current ruling political philosophy in that cesspool we call Washington D.C. It gets you better gigs, it makes one look better (so they think) in the eyes of the world (like I care), and it also gets you noticed - an important thing for the insecure and self-absorbed (most politicians). And, of course, its also misguided and embarrassingly non-thinking.
But anti-American Exceptionalism is in all reality little more than the regurgitated and warmed over (like vomit) "anti-establishment" mindset of the '60's. It's lipstick on the pig. Think of it as the "sanitized" version of "Hey, hey, ho, ho, Western culture's got to go!"
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Those least exceptional (most socialist and/or government-connected) will pay the most consequences for their mischiefs. They are now the “establishment.” Good riddance.
The ancient Greeks considered being poor a virtue. Nothing like seeing Leftist throwbacks bring back Shi’ite from the past.
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