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Two thoughts quickly come to mind when reading Mr. Macomber’s article on the YearlyKos convention. Both offered to me from a 20+ year Navy chaplain of no small distinction. The first, “Show me a young person who doesn’t vote Democrat, and I will show you a person with no soul. Show me an adult who doesn’t vote Republican, I will show you a person with no brain.” The second, though admittedly not his own words, “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” (1st Corinthians 13:11.) The YearlyKos is evidence of adults who proudly and loudly vote Democratic still, people who still cling mightily to their childish ways.
Worth noting is that many of the attendees of the YearlyKos are proud to have been indoctrinated by their teachers. A true teacher does not indoctrinate; indoctrination is used to inform, or simply form, vassals and drones. True teachers assist their charges to use their innate gifts to think. A good teacher allows for disagreement on all matters as long as the student is able to demonstrate cognitive mastery. The teacher works for the day when he is no longer needed, appreciated, but not needed. The wise teacher encourages independence once the process is completed. That the attendees still ape what they were taught as uncritical babes speaks volumes about both the teachers and their students.
Narcissism is a disease all online bloggers have to various degrees; we must have some narcissism or we would not hold our own opinions to be so valuable that they must be shared with the worlds, but the paradox of the narcissism that challenges the YearlyKos confab is these people spend their days staring into their mirrors (psyches?) and yet they cannot reflect upon themselves (their thoughts). The statements cited by Mr. Macomber demonstrated no understanding of anything outside of the speaker’s experience and ego.p>As children, when we are frustrated, we strike out with childish prattle and pranks, such as a sneeze bomb, but as adults we learn to put away these childish ways and open ourselves to the risks of independence. Or not. The DailyKos crowd has surely chosen the latter. br> — Ira M. Kessel br> Teacher, Rochester (City School District), New York /p> p> Was this dribble necessary? I fell asleep reading this. Please move these people along with Soros to the island of Utopia. where they can tell everyone what to do and believe they are better then everyone else. br> — Joseph D’Ambrosia /p> p>
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?