Welcome back to Balladeer’s Blog, the only site on the web that offers non-partisan criticism of Liberals and Conservatives. This post is part of my series in which I examine the construction of political myths. At this particular point in history American Liberals are more hubristic and in need of criticism so I’ll start with their political myths first.
As we “deconstruct” some of the concepts and figures held sacred by the hilariously pretentious asses of American Liberalism much of the fun will come from the huffy indignation they display when their own outdated value system is subjected to the same critical eye which they use to regard others. Most Liberals of the 1960s generation have become left-wing Archie Bunkers, forever living in the past.
THE 1960s – You’ve heard of the book The Greatest Generation? Well the American youth of the 1960s have earned a name as “the most self-aggrandizing generation.” The 60s generation has never forgiven the land of their birth for the fact that life was not as simple and pleasant as what they saw on episodes of Father Knows Best or The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. They grew up … well, American Liberals NEVER grow up, so let’s instead say they “grew older” while watching television shows that force-fed them a counter-reality of Eisenhower- era nonsense.
That steady diet of myths about America, religion and the world in general left them woefully unprepared for the hardships and outright horrors of the real world. All previous generations might have had youths filled with innocence and/or ignorance that clashed with reality but this first television generation had been virtually brainwashed into believing in a life that ran so contrary to what their real world experience would be that an explosion was inevitable.
It was perfectly understandable that their disillusionment would manifest itself in a rejection of all the false gods they had been taught to worship. Unfortunately, too many 1960s Liberals became trapped in an arrested state of adolescent outrage that they willfully wallow in even now. This lingering immaturity led to them embracing childish contrarianism. As children they were force-fed the ridiculous notion that America was a paragon of liberty and the most heroic nation in history, so their response was to convince themselves of the equally ridiculous notion that America embodied injustice and was the most villainous nation in history.
Their parents from the World War Two generation simplistically believed America would NEVER be involved in an unjust war and that every armed conlict was World War Two all over again so the 60s generation’s contrarian response was to simplistically believe that EVERY war America was involved in was unjust and that every armed conflict was the Vietnam War all over again. The 1960′s also saw the ugly transformation of liberalism into a philosophy that was critical ONLY of the Western Democracies and nobody else.
The perpetual adolescents of American Liberalism go on to this very day pretending politics is one long 1960s nostalgia party. With the egotism of children they see themselves as valiant protestors of (insert any given war and any given social ill) and combatters of (yawn) racism, and they attack anyone who isn’t as vocal as they are about their pet issues of the moment as if they are either apathetic or fascist. Liberals simple-mindedly think they are addressing people from the 1950s and believe the rest of us will be shocked at what they consider to be their “daring” worldview, even though it’s a worldview that is five decades out of date.
In James Barrie’s original Peter Pan the title character was fond of saying “Oh, the wonderfulness of me!” This generation that, like Peter Pan refuses to grow up, seems fond of saying “Oh, the wonderfulness of us!”
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