Wednesday, July 4, 2012

You Can Always Count on the New York Times to Put a Damper on the Glorious 4th

Delusion dude writes re America's winners and losers:
THIS spring I was on a panel at the Woodstock Writers Festival. An audience member asked a question: Why had the revolution dreamed up in the late 1960s mostly been won on the social and cultural fronts — women’s rights, gay rights, black president, ecology, sex, drugs, rock ’n’ roll — but lost in the economic realm, with old-school free-market ideas gaining traction all the time?         
There was a long pause. People shrugged and sighed. I had an epiphany, which I offered, bumming out everybody in the room.  
What has happened politically, economically, culturally and socially since the sea change of the late ’60s isn’t contradictory or incongruous. It’s all of a piece. For hippies and bohemians as for businesspeople and investors, extreme individualism has been triumphant. Selfishness won...
It did? Then how do you explain ObamaCare? Heck, how do you explain the election of Barack Hussein Obama, Mr. Saul Alinsky Socialistic Altruism personified?

Talk about living in an alternate reality, this refugee from the 60s must be tripping on leftover bad acid.

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