Progressives turn Sydney Writers Festival into Bash America Hate-Fest:
“I just don’t like reality…”
The Australian/thanks to Tim Blair
Anti-American Left clutches at the usual cliches
Janet Albrechtsen visits theÂ Sydney Writers’ Festival:
When one panel member on Saturday evening seriously suggested that obesity in America was the fault of George W. Bush, it was time to wrap things up for anyone with a modicum of free thinking. Let’s Talk About America should have been called Let’s Attack America, remarked my friend as we walked out. More>>
Immoral, fat, lazy, stupid
I’ve come to the conclusion there is a conspiracy about to make the American people immoral, fat, lazy and stupid â€“ and, in some cases, where these conditions among the populace are already acute, to promote these undesirable characteristics even further.
How else do we explain the following:
- The governmentÂ is quickly adding sexual deviancy to the list of protected classes of people. In other words, it will soon be a crime across the board to draw conclusions about people based on their behavior.Â What on earthÂ are we supposed to use as criteria if not behavior?
- The governmentÂ considers the aborting of innocent unborn children a natural right. Yet, there is widespread debate still about whetherÂ the death penaltyÂ for convicted murderers is “cruel and unusual punishment.”
- The governmentÂ penalizes â€“ with a special, onerous tax â€“ married people, thereby encouraging couples to shack up instead of making a lifelong commitment.
- The governmentÂ discourages, at every turn, through strict regulation of churches and church-related ministries the civic involvement of pastors, priests and rabbis â€“ the very people to whom officials should willingly turn for moral counseling and guidance.
I could go on and on, but you get the picture. Government is intentionally encouraging and spreading immorality.
But what about fat, lazy and stupid?
Have you visited a government school lately? I won’t dwell on the intentional dumbing down that is so obvious it can only be deliberate. Now, faced with decades of declining test scores and rampant functional illiteracy amongÂ high school studentsÂ and graduates, the National Education Association â€“ which virtually dictates federal education policy â€“ is calling for more emphasis in the classroom on teaching “alternate lifestyles.” I kid you not.
But immorality and stupidity are not the only end products ofÂ the governmentÂ educational system â€“ not by a long shot.
Fat and lazy people are byproducts as well.
I don’t know if you have noticed, but physical education is no longer a serious part ofÂ the governmentÂ school curriculum in most districts. Now, “gym,” as it was once called, is co-ed â€“ meaning boys and girls are supposed to hone their athletic skills and workouts together.
Of course, as any grown up should be able to predict, such a program turns the high school phys ed hour into the high school sexual politics hour. What’s next? Co-ed showers?
So, there you have it â€“ Americans are being bred by their government to be immoral, fat, lazy and stupid.
Why wouldÂ the governmentÂ want Americans to be immoral, fat, lazy and stupid?
Think about it, now. I’ll give you a moment.
OK, time’s up.
Here’s the answer: It comes in the form of a quote from one of the great American founders â€“ one often under-appreciated among a long list of heroes who are under-appreciated. His name was Samuel Adams, and here’s what he said that answers the question of why the power brokers in Washington would want a nation of immoral, fat, lazy and stupid people to govern.
“A general Dissolution of Principles and Manners will more surely overthrow the Liberties of America than the whole force of the Common Enemy,” he said. “While the People are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their Virtue they will be ready to surrender their Liberties to the first external or internal invader. … If Virtue and Knowledge are diffused among the People, they will never be enslaved. This will be their great Security.”
Now, I don’t expect any immoral, fat, lazy and stupid people to comprehend that profound statement. But for those of you moral, lean, enterprising and intelligent people out there, this learned, insightful statement provides the motive for the madness we see around us.
We’re a nation of fat, stupid cattle being led to slaughter by an internal invader â€“ our own government, which is no longer the servant of a self-governing people â€“ it has becomeÂ the master, the governor of a people incapable and unwilling to govern themselves.