Skip to comments.What about “Absolute Moral Responsibility,” Ms. Sheehan?
Posted on 08/24/2005 12:38:03 PM PDT by pabianice
Writer Maureen Dowd, presumably while being driven to the office in her chauffeured limousine, recently dictated to her onboard secretary that parents whose children have been killed in battle have an absolute moral authority regarding anything they say or demand about the war being waged. Despite their childrens having repeatedly volunteered for combat duty. Even if that means the President of the United States must jump up during a Cabinet meeting and rush off to (again) hold the hand and listen respectfully to a deranged, life-long America- and Israel-hater who is holding court on a dusty roadside, standing upon the rhetorical coffin of her dead son, accompanied by The Usual Suspect Gang of 60s gray-ponytailed radicals, chic Hollywood millionaires, Starbucks Marxists, and the under-educated twits that pass for journalists these days at New York Times and Washington Post. Apparently unconcerned that 79% of America says Deranged Anti-American Women do not speak for them, the marketers of the Left are now encouraging this sideshow to move to Washington after the president returns there at the end of the month. Thus we have the modern Left: 20% of the people insisting they are 60% of the people and that they exercise 100% of the ethers moral authority. Somewhere, Lenin is smiling.
As with all things Left, such claims of having absolute authority are simply lies. Aside from the inconvenient fact that the Left bases most of its authority upon deeds of OTHER people, it also completely misses the boat regarding responsibility. There can be no authority without an equal, coexistent responsibility. And responsibility for construction is something the Left has always refused to accept or even acknowledge for itself.
I graduated from college in the late 60s that halcyon period so enshrined by the Left. Yes, the 60s were something, all right. My class entered college in a time of freshman beanies, student curfews, football rallies, and an unabashed reverence for the bronze statue outside the Student Union: The Minuteman, musket at the ready, guarding our freedoms. When I graduated and left for Navy flight training, times had changed: bra-burnings, all night parties (and the random impregnations and swapping of STDs that has become a national disgrace of rampant VD, teen pregnancy, and abortion through the fourth trimester), radical feminism, and a spittle-flying hatred of the US military which might interrupt ones selfish life with the demand that someone enjoying the fruits of American life give several years back. Of course, it only got worse, so much so that during the next ten years my college went from the academic excellence of retiring undefeated on TVs College Bowl to becoming a sick joke a place where students were admitted upon the basis of their being oppressed, their coursework replaced by Bachelors Degrees with Individual Concentration (i.e. four years of parties and anti-military rallies, led by my former classmates who had returned as hard Left assistant professors) or a degree in that wonderful oxymoron Feminist Anthropology, and where the ROTC building was burned to the ground by hate-filled, cheering thugs impersonating students. Anyone who received a degree in education from my school from 1968 until the 1980s stole the taxpayers money and graduated with absolutely no professional qualifications. An angry demand by what had come to pass for students at my college to tear-down the Minuteman statue as being racist, sexist, and war-mongering was defeated only when alums finally roused from their sleep by the publicity -- threatened to shut-off the money faucet.
Missing in this explosion of self-discovery, sticking it to the Man, Power to the people! If it feels good, do it, and Viva Che! was any hint of taking responsibility for ones actions. Nor has this changed since the 1960s. Then, getting the US out of Vietnam was its own reward, period, and what about responsibility? After the US pulled the plug on South Vietnam, an estimated two-and-a-half million Vietnamese and Cambodians were slaughtered by the victorious Communists while the Left put its fingers in its ears, shut its eyes, and, like a 5-year-old having a tantrum, yelled, La La La, Cant hear you! to drown-out the shrieks of the former US allies in Southeast Asia being shot, stabbed, hacked to death, drowned, suffocated, and pushed through industrial shredders so as to re-educate the masses. Heck, the war was over and America had lost! What in the world did the Left have to listen to?
Thirty years later and a career Leftist whose son enraged her by twice enlisting in the US military has, for the moment, taken her fingers out of her ears long enough use them to clamber up onto a soapbox alongside a dusty Texas road and, with the excited help of the Dinosaur Media that has bestowed upon her absolute moral authority, demand that President Bush pull out of an Iraq liberated by the US and thus spared the same happy fate as their cousins in Vietnam and other SE Asian garden spots -- continuing hell holes of torture, deprivation, and the institutionalized insanity that is totalitarianism. Was invading Iraq good for Iraq? Ask several million Iraqis who live there. Was invading Iraq necessary? People of good faith will argue that for years. But not the Left. Only their point of view is valid. After all, Bush Lied!
And now The Oracle of Crawford announces to the fawning nitwits at the New York Times and Boston Globe that she is coming back to Crawford for my son... as long as the president, who sent him to die in a senseless war [for the Zionist Occupation Government and for Bushs oil buddies] is [also] in Crawford Rather than be pitied as a bitter woman who has long hated the US and has now lost her mind, she will continue to be the center of the Get Bush Show until she either goes so bonkers that she starts wearing a tin foil hat, eating kitty litter with a soup spoon right out of the bag, and screaming that the Jewish Space Aliens are controlling our minds with their Thought Control Rays, or until an even more sensational fiction comes along to displace her as the Lefts newest weapon.
In Iraq, there are no more labs and scientists dedicated to the quick construction of WMDs (those in the country having been spirited away while the dictatorships at the UN dithered and gave them plenty of time to get rid of the evidence). In Iraq, the people are creating a republic, warts and all, and a lot more quickly than did the USA, which dumped its first Articles of Confederation and then took another four years to write and ratify a Constitution after the end of the Revolutionary War. Meanwhile, the Left has its fingers back in its ears while screaming that it wants what it wants, and dont bother us with being responsible for the consequences.
Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha, lmao, slapping knee, rolling on floor, doubled over, tears rolling down face, lmao, rolling eyes, are you SERIES????????
Kudos for a clever phrase.
As Ann Coulter wrote last week, the problem with Mo Dowd's anointing Cinderblock with "absolute moral authority" is that it is reckless rhetoric, which is usually what comes when the left starts using terms they don't understand, like "absolute" and "moral."
She sure is smiley and happy for someone who is "grieving".
Listen, just because I said "This country is not worth defending",the Insurgents are "Freedom Fighters" , and dishonoring my son, doesn't mean you have the right to be mean to me! How dare you challege my patriotism. I'm as patriotic as the rest of the democratic party I am working for. Boo Hoo!
Inquiring minds want to know. Does Mo support Lynne Stewart too?
Here is your noble cause Ms. Sheehan.
Great article that says it all. Leftists are very immoral people. It's noteworthy that no crisis or disaaster is occurring in Iraq to merit discussing giving up. Leftists are just demanding that we stop being there, that we get out now and they don't care what happens to the Iraqis or us as a consequence. The left is really protesting the success of the operation.
Here is your noble cause Ms. Sheehan.
I sent this article link to a friend of mine who replied:
Starbucks Marxists - I want that tattooed on some people I know.
There are too many good lines to quote in here. This article is great.
Ok, it's Scrappleface - but damn - that was good.
Click here for a message to Cindy Sheehan from General Douglas MacArthur!
Turn your sound on to hear MacArthur's actual voice!
I've come to realize that this is why affluence destroys cultures. Affluence gives people the ability to shirk their responsibilities and be completely and horribly wrong about anything and everything without it being instantly fatal. In a less affluent society, such people would be Darwin Award winners, killed by their own mistakes or abandoned by everyone because they are deadbeats. In an affluent society of plenty, they manage to survive comfortably to drone on and on about how they need to be given another chance until the quantity of leaches exceeds the carrying capacity of their culture. By then, it's too late and their culture vanishes, only to be replaced by another that still hasn't been spoiled by affluence.
Wait a minute, it's the RAT-bastard left that proclaims, "there ARE no absolutes" (except the statement itself, which is self-referential, and they can't comprehend that anyway). And the use of the word, "moral"? Whatever happened to their lovely gray shades of nuance?
Mo dowd's annoiting process shows how research-challenged she is..I mean they is ;)