Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ninny Nation

Michael Savage was right a few weeks ago, we are a nation of ninnies. The news went completely bonkers over two non issues. Starting with the earthquake in Mineral VA that was felt up and down the East Coast and did absolutely no damage. I am living very close to the epicenter and many people didn't even feel it, yet they evacuated the federal buildings in Washington DC and the Pentagon, as well as shutting down airports for the rest of the day. Really?

Then we went just a few days later to the thunderstorm they named Hurricane Irene. I am all for being prepared, but these people, the news especially, went totally apecrap. They were shutting things down and evacuating days before this rain and wind maker came. Still if it would have been a Category 5, who the heck are they to tell me to get out of my own house. If I want to ride the storm out, it is my prerogative. We have a right to be stupid if we want. Instead though they have become that all powerful nanny state that the ninnies here want them to be.

This state of ninniness also applies o people that get offended. Americans can no longer take a joke or any criticism. Then on top of that you have those that are just looking for a reason to be offended so they can push their own social and/or political agendas. Well, these folks offend me! Are you really free if you can't call a spade a spade? Political correctness has run amuck on our nation and is what is helping to make us a nation of ninnies.

Our foreign policy is another place that ninniness is wrecking havoc on our nation. Not only is it wimpy, but it is geared toward apology and appeasement as well. Even our own president goes around and apologizes for our greatness so as not to offend lesser nations. So to make them feel good He won't (or likely can't) articulate true American exceptionalism. He even went as far to say that all nations think they are exceptional. Really Mr. President? Do you really believe that there are groups of Somalis or Laotians or any other third world nation really sitting around sipping coffee saying how great they are. Please, you must be joking.

If this ninification doesn't stop, we as a nation are doomed. This is just as harmful as the dismal economic and fiscal policy and rising debt, because they truly go hand in hand. This reactionary and emotional form of government the progressives practice does not work. It causes far more harm with the unintended consequences of their fix that the original problem would have made.

While I am on my soapbox about this, what the heck is up with the press conferences having everybody and their dogs as backdrops. It is utterly ridiculous. If they don't have anything to offer the news conference then they shouldn't be there. It is not so that your staff and family can get on TV or to make them feel good. This also goes for politicians using people as their backdrops, making sure they have the right mix of races and sexes. It is frankly insulting

Our problem is that many people want the government to take care of them and many of our politicians see themselves as the ruling class and they alone can lead the stupid masses. If they have a problem they will say "the government ought to do something about this." When did that become America? We use to be the self-reliant people who fixed their own problems and would never dream of asking anyone for help, especially not the government. Ronald Reagan said, "we've been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to a government for, by and of the people. Well if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else?"

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