HERE is a article in today's Union from Don Cooks. He apparently lived through the Great Depression and in my reading of his comments, he never learned anything from the experience. When I read his screeds (I do it holding my nose) they usually are demeaning our country and its people in some way. There is never an acknowledgement of America's greatness and its unique place in history. The "progressives" simply complain about the country and refuse to even have a kind word. They are going to become extinct in my view. They do tend to morph into other animals when they have worn out their welcome. They were socialists, then communists then progressives then liberals and now back to progressives. Kind of reminds me of global warming believers. A progressives wet dream of propaganda. They have been shown to simply be liars most of the time.
Cooks says this in his OP-ED, "
Waving a flag is fine, but remember it is only a symbol and we must be aware that a country doesn't progress unless it recognizes that it may not have the happiest people in the world. "
Say what? We cannot progress if we don't admit we are unhappy? This is the liberal mantra. Here in America we have created the greatest place on the planet, we have the most freedom, (under daily attack though by progressives) and we take care of those that can't take care of themselves. Even most welfare recipients have two TV's and a car. Yet Cooks and his ilk complain. Why is that? In my view, other than their own personal failures and possible depression, they would like to install a socialist government at the very least and worse,maybe the failed communist system. Of course they would be in charge and then determine the amount of "happiness" the rest of us would be allowed.
Sure, America is fallible and we make mistakes, but God help us these liberals/socialists are simply to much. Whining about the rich not paying the "fair share" and how everyone with white skin is a racist (except them of course) is turning off Americans of every stripe. When all else fails, Cooks' ilk use the race card as evidenced by this quote from Cook's article,
"Part of real America came back into view during Katrina but has now faded into the sunset. Watching the haplessness of a permanent underclass of African Americans living in New Orleans' ghettos is shameful. Even before the hurricane, they lived in rotting housing complexes, attended ill-equipped schools and lacked adequate police protection."
Sorry Cooks, we don't buy your revisionist socialist history. Katrina caused massive damage but it was the local leadership that failed to take care of themselves. We Americans sent 120 BILLION dollars to help and yet their local leadership failed them. Mississippi however did take care of their people and are now almost fully recovered. Detroit and other cities have failed their constituents, America didn't. Yet "progressives" always accuse others of intolerance. His above quote also shows us all his disdain in our Founders yet their efforts to win the Revolution installed laws he happily lives under.
No, Cooks and his ilk are simply ungrateful for the sacrifice of those that came before us and the great experiment in human and individual rights fought for by brave men and women. Using the "progressive" governing strategies, America would now be a satellite of Germany, the USSR and Japan. I wonder how long his ilk's people would have lasted placing the OP-ED in the public square.