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An America that no longer knows itself (Kathleen Parker)
Washington Post Op/Ed ^ | 9/11/11 | Kathleet Parker

Posted on 09/11/2011 5:30:40 AM PDT by Haiku Guy

The legacy of 9/11 can’t be fully measured even now, but perhaps the most damaging aspect can be found in our national discourse.

Taking the long view, it is possible to see the roots of today’s political dysfunction — the hate, fear, anger and resentment — firmly planted in the soil at Ground Zero.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elitism; enemedia; kathleetparker; parker; rinospew; vichyrepublicans
Hold your nose and read the linked 600 words of navel-gazing nonsense.

How far are we going to go down the rabbit hole to explain the strange fact that nobody likes President Obama anymore? The problem isn't him, you see. The problem is that the rest of us are crazy...

If we cling to the notion that Obama is wise and competent, in addition to being articulate and bright and clean and a nice looking guy, then the only reason for his failure must be mass national psychosis.

I would suggest the simpler explaination. Obama was never wise or competent. The exact opposite, in fact. But people deluded themselves, for the obvious reasons, and now they are unwilling to fact up to the fact that they lied to themselves back in 2008.

1 posted on 09/11/2011 5:30:42 AM PDT by Haiku Guy
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To: Haiku Guy

I refuse to read anything this liberal cow has to write. Not worth the time.


2 posted on 09/11/2011 5:35:52 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Scotsman will be Free
I refuse to read anything this liberal cow has to write. Not worth the time.

I agree with you, of course. She is the very worst kind of "conservative" columnist, who is always trying to tell people reasons to vote for the other side. But I couldn't resist this piece, where she finally loses her last tiny grip on reality.

3 posted on 09/11/2011 5:38:57 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you have a right / To the service I provide / I must be a slave)
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To: Haiku Guy

The Conservative Chronicle(a paper with nothing but opinion pieces by conservatives)had her columns very briefly. Never did understand why she made the cut in the first place, but at least they recognized their mistake after a couple of months and cut her.


4 posted on 09/11/2011 5:41:45 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Haiku Guy

She’s not even a good writer of this crap.


5 posted on 09/11/2011 5:41:54 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Haiku Guy
KATHLEEN PARKER SPEW ALERT!

She said: "...Putting it bluntly, Sept. 11 caused us to go temporarily insane..."

Yeah. Watching your fellow Americans leap to their deaths rather than burn to death might have something to do with this being "temporarily insane".

I have a different take on temporary insanity. I think it is what happens to liberal libtard moonbats who write opinion pieces for liberal newspapers on the 10th Anniversary of September 11th. No, wait. Someone who is insane, is insane. Temporary doesn't even begin to describe it.

6 posted on 09/11/2011 5:42:09 AM PDT by rlmorel (9/11: Aggression is attracted to weakness like sharks are to blood, and we were weak. We still are.)
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To: Haiku Guy
A nation cannot heal itself without self-awareness. On this score we have fallen short. We seem not to want to recognize that we don’t have a problem; we are the problem. Putting it bluntly, Sept. 11 caused us to go temporarily insane.

Typical liberal garbage.

It isn't "self awareness" that heals individuals or nation, it is God. And by that I mean The God of Abraham, not Allah, crystals, Buddha, or bent spoons.

The "problem" is sin - and only Jesus Christ can overcome that - a fact this liberal is not willing to recognize.

Her charge is that we fought back, for a short time, against the evils if Islam. For this act, she lashes out in venom.

We elected a Muslim sympathizer, and her newspaper shares much of the blame.

There is a portion of the population that is (using her words) "insane" - they are called Godless liberals. They refuse to acknowledge God, good, evil, heaven, hell, salvation, and truth.

7 posted on 09/11/2011 5:42:20 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Haiku Guy
These missteps, nonetheless, don’t justify the “You lie!” hysteria of his opposition.

Except that Obama WAS lying. So in Parker's antiseptic view of politics, pointing out that truth is hysteria.

President Obama understands that the nation has a psychological problem, but no president in his right mind can afford to speak publicly of such things.

Are you kidding me? Obama has contributed considerably to the national pyschosis. A prime example is his bashing of Bush national security policies during the campaign, and then adopting many of them as president - without explanation or admission that he was wrong during the campaign.

Yet is is the fault of his critics, apparently, and not Obama's.

Parker is pathetic.

8 posted on 09/11/2011 5:46:36 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Haiku Guy
Dear Ms Parker,

I hear this guy is giving out brains. . .you might want to give him a call.


9 posted on 09/11/2011 5:47:31 AM PDT by McBuff
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To: Haiku Guy

The Socialist Utopia™ couldn’t be bought by Reid-Pelosi-Obama Triumvirate. Now the had wringing. O woe is me. /sarc


10 posted on 09/11/2011 5:47:39 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Haiku Guy

This is by far the strangest piece I have ever read here; and that includes posts from tinfoil-hatted trolls, LOL!

“At the risk of sounding bossy: America, heal thyself. Please.”

I’m sorry. I can’t help but put all of the blame for this squarely on the shoulders of the Democrats. If you look to our pre-9/11 world, everything, and I mean EVERYTHING they did, politically and on the world stage set us up for this disaster.

And there is much more to come.


11 posted on 09/11/2011 5:48:23 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Haiku Guy

American Conservatives: Kathleen, we know your ilk, and its stench.


12 posted on 09/11/2011 5:50:43 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Haiku Guy

An author that no longer knows herself (Kathleen Parker)


13 posted on 09/11/2011 5:57:08 AM PDT by paudio (The 0bama Downgrade Part Two (a possible sequel to the current horror movie))
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To: Haiku Guy

I think it’s partially correct. Americans no longer know America. That’s due to America haters like her who have been spewing at the public, through the media, through the government, through the schools for the last 60 or more years.
Joe McCarthy was right.
He was the first to be Alinski-ized.


14 posted on 09/11/2011 6:09:04 AM PDT by Rytas
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To: Haiku Guy

Where was Obama and what was he doing yesterday during all the remeberance ceremonies? Was he hiding out on a golf course?


15 posted on 09/11/2011 6:09:19 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: Haiku Guy
The only kind thing that I will offer about Ms. Parker's article is that it does not take terribly long to read, which is a good thing because otherwise it might cause in its readers the same sort of brain damage from which the authoress appears to suffer.

I am amazed yet again at the seemingly bottomless capacity of some people to rationalize evil and blame its victims for having the temerity to call it by its name and to fight back against it.

If Ms. Parker is to be believed (and she is not), we were attacked on 9/11/01 because Osama bin Laden decided all by his widdle bitty self to launch a terror operation against us... and just look how badly we responded!!! Why: we got involved in needless wars and got mad at each other and stuff!!! We're the ones with the problem, see? If only we were as calm and rational as our beloved President and not so... emotional... we could truly Get Things Done and make the world right as rain.

All right, all right. That's quite enough Stupid Ass Ruling Class Nonsense® to make the point, I think. The fact of the matter is that if anything, we haven't gotten angry enough: not at each other, but at the state powers that support the enemy Ms. Parker refuses to name: Radical Islam. Was it really such a surprise, other than learning that he was still alive, that Osama had been protected and secreted away in a safe house not in Afghanistan but within the confines of our Good Friend and Ally, Pakistan? Are we shocked to learn that financial support for al Qaeda continues to flow from our Good Friend and Ally - Saudi Arabia?

And yet, the Ruling Class, with which Ms. Parker entirely identifies, consisting of both establishment Democrats and nominal Republicans, continues to pursue the same State Department-approved strategy of cramped definitions and non-confrontation, except with Israel, of course, which insists on making things so damned complicated by actually refusing to negotiate with powers allied with Islamic radicals, when Everyone Knows that Hamas and Hezbollah are just looking to make peace with those terrible Israeli warmongers.

To the point then: America did not suffer a nervous breakdown after 9/11 or anything of the kind. It is remarkably shallow and silly (even by Washington commentator standards) to say so. What we did was to wake up - a little. We got angry - a little. We started a conversation that caused some arguments, yes, but also began to figure out what - and who - caused us to slumber as a nation in the first place.

Many of the people responsible for our somnambulism prior to 9/11 - in government bureaucracies, in the universities and in the news media - are still themselves sleepwalking into walls and blaming phantoms for their own mental states. One hopes we do not need yet another icy bucket of water to finally wake them up.

16 posted on 09/11/2011 6:44:50 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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"Ten years later, we are still at war."

But only in an eighth-assed fashion.

****************

"(Zer0 is)... reflective and cautious..."

Totally untrue read of The b0z0.

17 posted on 09/11/2011 6:58:52 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: thethirddegree

He just wants to keep his hussein out of the light...

On Sept 11, his hidden islamic faith runs a huge risk to his career...


18 posted on 09/11/2011 7:05:18 AM PDT by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: Haiku Guy

I like what your typo created: unwilling to “fact up” has a nice ring to it.


19 posted on 09/11/2011 7:37:47 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (I didn't say it was your fault. I said I am going to BLAME you.)
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To: Haiku Guy
the roots of today’s political dysfunction — the hate, fear, anger and resentment — firmly planted in the soil at Ground Zero

I admit to not reading the tome but this line is sufficient see that its just a bunch of psychobabble and perverted logic. The roots of today's political dysfunction arose not from the soil of Ground Zero but rather from the sludge of big government, misguided economic policies and, as you so aptly put it, a complete failure of leadership. The "rain" that allowed this toxic mix to grow was a corrupt national media.

20 posted on 09/11/2011 7:41:48 AM PDT by Starboard
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The left thinks America deserved 9/11. The left wanted America to lose the wars that followed. The left tried to destroy George W. Bush. The left foisted on the country a “healer” who was nothing but a leftist ideologue.

That’s why the country is divided. It’s not because of some nebulous mass psychosis.

But, I guess writing a column like this makes a writer feel good about herself, and guarantees a pleasant reception on the cocktail party circuit.


21 posted on 09/11/2011 7:44:18 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: central_va

“The Socialist Utopia™ couldn’t be bought by Reid-Pelosi-Obama Triumvirate. Now the had wringing.”

Good post. They promised them a rose garden.


22 posted on 09/11/2011 7:47:48 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Haiku Guy

After months of reported tension CNN ‘fires Kathleen Parker’ as Eliot Spitzer gets his own show

26th February 2011

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1360771/After-months-reported-tension-CNN-fires-Kathleen-Parker-Eliot-Spitzer-gets-show.html

If CNN fires you, what does that say? How could a “conservative” columnist work for Communist News Network? Ever?


23 posted on 09/11/2011 7:54:21 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Haiku Guy

Can’t someone duct tape this bimbos mouth??????????????????? Ugly man, just ugly!


24 posted on 09/11/2011 7:57:37 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Well thought-out and well written.


25 posted on 09/11/2011 8:22:19 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Haiku Guy
Hey Kathleen Parker! UN Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick gave a speech to the RNC in 1984. The speech has since been labled the "Blame America First". She described the Liberal world view exactly.

They said that saving Grenada from terror and totalitarianism was the wrong thing to do - they didn't blame Cuba or the communists for threatening American students and murdering Grenadians - they blamed the United States instead.

But then, somehow, they always blame America first... http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1996/conventions/san.diego/facts/GOP.speeches.past/84.kirkpatrick.shtml

And you, Parker, have gone to the basement of your mind and pulled out the moldy music book and have sung that nitwit song of American self-immolation. Go Away!

26 posted on 09/11/2011 8:23:36 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (The unemployment problem only can be solved when Obama is unemployed.)
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To: andy58-in-nh
Stupid Ass Ruling Class Nonsense®

Allow me to make a slight improvement, Stupid Ass Ruling Class Absolute Malfeasance (SARCASM™)

27 posted on 09/11/2011 8:57:17 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Haiku Guy
Another thread today (on Lucianne)tries to explain that O Hussein Obama was elected in part as a back-lash to George W. and his war on the rest of Hussein's relatives. True to a point, I suppose, but a bigger element working in conjunction is political correctness with some white guilt mixed in.

PC and white guilt are the very reasons Obie won't be asked to step down, despite an obvious and further destruction of the Democratic party.

28 posted on 09/11/2011 8:59:23 AM PDT by chiller ( EVERY Democrat on EVERY level must go)
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To: Haiku Guy

What a bimbo.


29 posted on 09/11/2011 9:01:52 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: central_va

That’s not bad, but it actually scans as “SARCAM” unless you borrow the “s” from “absolute”. I came up with StupidAssRulingClass because it has a nice sing-song quality to it, and fairly describes a group of obnoxious Elitists who believe they are a whole lot smarter than they truly are.


30 posted on 09/11/2011 9:08:25 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Haiku Guy

I cannot stand this woman. Why is Kathleen regarded by some as a “conservative”? Because she once liked John McCain? Go have a martini and chill out, Kathleen....


31 posted on 09/11/2011 10:43:24 AM PDT by patriot preacher
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To: VRW Conspirator

Really Barry... It’s not you, it’s us...

You’re a really great guy, and I know, someday, you’ll find a nice country that will make you very happy...


32 posted on 09/11/2011 3:41:49 PM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you have a right / To the service I provide / I must be a slave)
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To: Haiku Guy

She’s coming undone.

She still hasn’t come to terms with the fact that the man she helped elect president is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.


33 posted on 09/11/2011 7:57:40 PM PDT by Mr. Peabody
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