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Posted on 11/15/2006 11:58:58 AM PST by atomic conspiracy
Hippies still trying to ruin the country By Jenean Mcbrearty CONTRIBUTING COLUMNIST America won't win another war until the 1960s flower children are pushing up petunias.
Radicalized, the flower children morphed into lefty loonies who now masquerade as social progressives. No matter what they rename themselves, however, their agenda hasn't changed.
They still want utopia, and it wouldn't be worth mentioning except that their naivet has aged into a persistent denial of reality that may have devastating consequences.
For example, consider their continued belief that America's armed forces are neo-Nazi stormtroopers who delight in burning babies to further the aims of imperialistic corporations.
Such nonsense, now treated as legitimate by the left-leaning media, denigrates the patriotic values and sincerity of half the nation. It undermines the war effort, insults the dead and the survivors of battle and their families, and supports the aims of the enemy. Translated into immigration or national defense policy, it is an invitation to the world to destroy our country.
Yet, this Vietnam-era ide fixe about the military, despite 40-plus years of proof to the contrary, is understandable when analyzed in the context of the flower children's religious zealotry.
To renounce their military fictions would mean facing bigger, more important truths: Marxism doesn't work. Love is not all you need. Western culture is worth defending because it protects freedom, tolerance and the greatest material good for the greatest number. Government can't solve every problem. The American taxpayer has no obligation to support the rest of the world's exploding population.
Without the military-industrial complex to blame for humanity's ills, the lefty loonies lose their basis for faith in a socialist utopia. Terrorism is tortuous for them only because it forces them to pursue the political goals that will allow them to redistribute America's wealth by pulling the nation together and relying on the hated military for protection.
Oh, the unfairness of irony.
Thus, lefty loonies deny that terrorists have declared war on America, while insisting that we can win the war through negotiation. They seem to believe the terrorists will spare them because they are nice.
The truth is that there is no way out of our modern warfare dilemmas.
Is it possible to protect non-combatants, given modern weaponry in total war?
Are people who make weapons innocent citizens of their warring governments, or integral non-uniformed soldiers and legitimate targets?
Must we surrender our country to our enemies because our weapons are too terrible to use?
Whose life is more important: the 12-year-old Iraqi firing an Uzi or a soldier from Kentucky?
Which is more sacred: a mosque hiding a weapons cache or a plane of tourists?
Do we want a military strong enough to protect our homeland? Are we willing to pay the price of survival?
It's crucial that we come to terms with war questions because we will have war with Iran and North Korea. It will come down to their children or ours, their soldiers or ours, their countries or ours.
For aging hippies, it's easier to keep blaming old enemies than to confront new ones, especially the young and ruthless. Hating a military-industrial complex is safer and less tiring. It's less complicated -- and less dangerous.
Abstract institutions neither bleed nor shoot back. Demonstrations, marches and sign-carrying don't accomplish much these days, but they are a lot more fun and allow the fiction of activist moral superiority to persist.
Their BAWL (Buddha-Allah-Wicca-Lenin) is better than some old Judeo-Christian God.
In their heart of hearts, lefty loonies do want America to lose in Iraq and every military theater. They want outside enemies to accomplish quickly the demolition of American capitalism, using the violence the lefty loonies are too old, too scared and too well-invested to use.
After all, lefty loonies want their social justice and their pensions, too.
Luckily, no one lives forever. Luckily, there is Generation Jones to take up their slack. America is too great to go down without a fight.
Yet, please be compassionate toward aging, albeit dangerous, erstwhile flower folks. Understand their pain when communism failed. Understand their desire to enforce perfect harmony. Understand their insistence that we love humanity except those in uniforms.
Just don't vote for them in 2008.
This is true... my dad who's 80 was saying the same thing to me the other day. All the dope smokers in the 60's are now in power.
I mean we were supposed to outgrow all that nonsense!
I'm a native Texan and I can identify with all you say! Those were my high school years. We later had hare krishnas at the airport, but the junior college ran them off! When I graduated, there was nothing on campus like that [84.]
I have a friend your age who recalls Hillary coming to Dallas to speak. She said her hair was long and greasy and she had underarm and leg hair.
No wonder she doesn't come back.
These things are cyclical. We have a few years of these flower losers left then it will be MY GENERATION's turn. My generation is the one who came of age under Reagan, and we will change things. Then ther will be the children who came of age under Clinton. And so it goes.
I suspect the author has opined that a later generation than the 60's hippies has a love for America that will cause that later generation to fight hard enough for our culture of good and America to survive and lead.
I have a jones for the King's English over hipspeak. Oops.
....sounds like we're about the same age. Here's hoping......
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Why do I get the sneaking suspicion that the author belongs to this "Generation Jones"?
It wasn't even that common in California. Most people who grew up during that time were not hippies, or even close.
Much of what we see and read about the Sixties is leftist propaganda served up by the mainstream media. ("Fake but accurate"!)
please don't lump all 50+ into that catagory....alot of us still believe in america and its true values..... :)
Bobos are often noted for displaying their modern anxieties by indulging in high acts of conspicuous consumption. They hold memberships to the Sierra Club but drive SUV's. They "feel" for the labor and working class but refuse to buy American. The term "bobo chic" was applied to a style of fashion, similar to "boho chic", that became popular in uptown New York in 2004-5.
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Bwahahaha!!! Green Party!
It was really the seventies before the sickness that was the hippie-communist movement of the fifties and sixties started to bear its poisonous fruit.
Cartman: Hello, ma'am. I'm working to clean up the neighborhood from parasites. Do you mind if I take a quick look around your house? I'm afraid you may have hippies.
Elderly Woman: Hippies?
Cartman: [walks in and begins to rap the walls with his fist] Yeah, they've been poppin' up all over the neighborhood lately. Ms. Nelson next door had seven hippies in her basement; they usually live in colonies. [raps on the wall and the pitch changes] Hm, I don't like the sound of that. Could I take a look in your attic?
Probably from this: Just don't vote for them in 2008
An interesting book about it -- those born between maybe '58 and '64. I saw the author on Fox a few weeks back. Supposedly a conservative block. There's a lot on it via Google. Wikipedia has info, too, I think.
Hmmm...interesting concept - My mom, hopeless hipppie - I fall into the Reagan generation with you. My baby brother grew up in the Clintoon era, so I can see that ....Now my teenage son is highly conservative and holds strong even in ultra-lib Portland, OR. Too bad he'll miss the opportunity to vote in the next election by four months....That will be the next one.
So far, your cycle theory is holding true!