Jun 09 2011
Subtitle: Democrats’ Behaving Badly Reflects On Quality Of Government Solutions
Sorry for the light posting – again work is consuming all my waking hours. And in this abysmal economy it is imperative to keep your job – at a minimum. Let alone find a way to expand your work force by growing your business. In a flat economy, growth is only achieved by the marathon efforts. So my priorities are with my families (natural and company).
Watching Anthony Wiener implode, and take the Democrat Party with him, has been an interesting example of how Fate’s random events can conspire to turn the path of human history.
Anthony Wiener is human, with all the imperfections and self-absorbed obsessions that plague everyone. The major difference is those who indulge and those who exercise self control. Usually these two camps are separated by their selected priorities. The left, consumed by self indulgence that ranges from abortions to government handouts to demanding equal respect for debasing behavior, see the world as what can it provide them to do their thing. While their is a wide spectrum of behavior from the mild to the grotesque (pedophiles come to mind here) – the basic world view holds.
No controls, complete freebies, be supported to indulge one self without responsibility.
The conservative side tends to sacrifice for greater goods. This is why so many serve in the military – a social construct which frightens the daylights of those undisciplined lefties. This is where religion tends to take hold, family, community (both social and business). It is why most successful small businesses are run by selfless individuals who don’t mind being compensated for their efforts, as long as those efforts are desired and admired by their customers. I always thought educators missed their potential by competing for the respect of parents, instead of hiding behind the walls of mediocrity imposed by unions and bureaucracies. There are so many talented people who know how to inspire and teach children, and they are all bound by a broken system.
Again, there is a range here from those who deserve great honor to the despised. Killing and bombing in the cause of ‘life’ is one example of a reasonable and good trait gone bad.
In fact, if you look at the center of the electorate and society, there is a distinct mix of independence and responsibility, which merges and balances the two diverse trends. Only people who throw themselves to one side over the other cause issues and create chaos.
So what does this have to do about Wiener? Well Weiner is a classic liberal, self indulgent and believing rules (of behavior in this case) don’t apply to him. He is so off balance on the self indulgence he lied with practiced ease while blaming others for his own pathetic actions. He has gone down in history as another example of what not to do with your life and success. Sadly, many successful people have enormous amounts of time on their hands to discover ways to be this kind of example. Sadly, the sensational news media tends to bury the stories of quiet, brave success that are the norm in America.
The moral of the saga hit home when I watched a schizoid Democrat mouth piece on one of the evening shows start with sanity and end in the gutter. She started by admitting she was of two minds on the matter. She recognized the obvious discomfort of parents. Parents don’t want people in power using that power for self indulgence purposes, especially when that power comes from the people in a government leadership position. Even more so when the indulgence borders on the edge of sexual predator type behavior. Sending porn through email is just not something I want Congress doing to my daughters – I don’t care what the age. At this point she was making sense.
From this obvious and honorable perch, our Democrat operative pivoted to then admire Wiener. As a Democrat Party apparatchik, she felt his actions were minor and he did not need to pay any penalties. She was more worried his actions would undermine the fiction that only good emanates from the government – sullying the white knights fighting the private sector (i.e., the rest of the country).
And herein lies the problem for the Democrats. It seems we have been expecting the paragons of virtue and salvation in the government to be better than those evil corporate leaders. But they aren’t. Not only are they as greedy, corrupt and clearly distracted with personal indulgences which take priority over the needs of the nation, we cannot even object when they abuse their responsibility. Wiener says he did nothing wrong, which is laughable. He did so many things that were wrong it is mind boggling. But the protectors of the left’s flank claim it is wrong for us to require a standard of conduct. How conveniently confused.
But he did do one thing right – he tore apart the facade that government bureaucracies are run by wise saints, obsessed with doing for others. That is so laughable now, it is amazing the left has not seen how ridiculous their claims of bureaucrat solutions have become. Government is 80% incompetent. It wastes money by the mountain and produces failure. It experiments with societal balances (like who can responsibly own a home) and wipes out the savings of a generation. There are too few good jobs in America, and too many senior citizens working to stay afloat – all because liberals played God with home ownership (while lining their pockets with loan fees and bailouts). With their power over every aspect of society, the self absorbed and arrogant bureaucrat can do more damage than most private sector managers could ever do. Bernie Madoff was bad, but the left’s ponzi schemes like Medicare and Expanded Home Ownership destroyed millions of lives.
Wiener is the poster child for why Obamacare is going to destroy this nation’s healthcare. He is a leading voice in government run solutions. He is a leader in the government. He embodies the idea of government over the private sector. And look what he did with his time and energy. He was a sexual predator who destroyed his new marriage and clearly had little time for much else. He is mouthy and arrogant – not self sacrificing and able to produce a service or good of value.
The Democrat talking head also did us a favor. She showed us that she was willing to sacrifice her motherly concerns for the party’s power. She was willing to throw all of it away to help Anthony “the Package” stay in office. A choice almost no one else I would wager would be willing to make. Sorry, if it comes down to the health of my children, keeping them away from sex obsessed older men and women, or some pol’s job – the pol takes a hike into the dustbin of history.
We have seen not only the results of liberal policies run amok (deep and broad fiscal disaster, illegal wars, oppressive and intrusive government ‘authorities’), we have also seen their motivations. And these people are not saints – far from it. Neither are the people in the private sector evil incarnate.
These wildly exaggerated constructs from the left are what is required to sustain their delusion. They cannot be equals to the free market types – equally flawed, equally weak, equally morally handicapped. If this were true, then there is no reason to believe their world view, based on indulgence and handouts, is way better than hard work and sacrifice.
Because when you get down to it, that sounds like a bunch of immature nonsense. Only the idea that they sit at the right hand of goodness, and that corporations are equal to the Nazis, can over shadow such dribble. Which is why they continue to become unbalanced in their obsession with government running everything.
A truly eye opening and momentum changing epiphany – and the moral of the Wiener saga.