So, Who “Built That” — Did It Take A Village, Or Just A Whole Lotta Rosie?

There’s an ongoing debate, raging for decades now, over who mainly gets to raise our children–the parents, or the communally-oriented village; the “nanny state”–and who gets the credit or blame for how they turn out.

On one hand, conservatives seek to restore the traditional primary and prevailing influence of parents and the family on a child’s development.  On the other hand, socialists like Hillary Clinton and MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry loudly insist that the role of nurturing and shaping our kids’ minds and lives belongs not chiefly to parents and families, but to the larger political agendas & machinations of governmental institutions; the “community” of public schools and central-planning bureaucracies.

Meanwhile, socialist dictator Barack Obama causes a successful school voucher program (which was the only real chance for many kids from poor families in horrible, blighted areas to attend better schools) to be cancelled, in order to repay, and protect from competition, the corrupt public school teachers’ unions that got him elected.

Limousine liberals like Matt Damon advocate for more government by proclaiming that public schools are the cat’s pajamas, while they hypocritically send their own kids to posh and protected private schools.

In the same perverse socialist spirit, Obama works himself into a left-wing lather, loudly deriding the idea that entrepreneurs take credit for the success of risky private-sector endeavors by ranting, “You didn’t build that!  Somebody else made that happen!”–the “somebody else” being, of course, the vast “village” of big-government bureaucrats and supporters whom he and his fellow-traveler Hillary represent (they certainly do not represent people like you and I).

So, then, who should get the chief credit when a loud-mouthed lesbian communist unintentionally rears a son who turns out to be a pro-American, patriotic good egg (not that he’s actually from one of her own eggs, mind you–he’s adopted)?

Hefty lesbian lefty Rosie O’Donnell seems rather perturbed with her son Parker’s decision to enroll at The Citadel, the hallowed military academy-style college in Charleston, South Carolina.  Cracklin’ Rosie made a rip-snorting cameo return to the TV show The View recently.  During her appearance, she accused her son of pursuing a military career mainly just to vex her:

“Parker is 18. There he is in his military uniform. He’s been accepted to the Citadel. He’s very into the military, you know, because how do you annoy your left-wing liberal pacifist mother? You become a big military man. I’m so proud of him, he’s the number one cadet at his school, Valley Forge Military Academy. He’s very interested. When he was really, you know, I said to him, ‘Why, honey? Why do you want to do –‘ He said, only in America, mom, could somebody like you who came from a horrible childhood, grow up and adopt kids like me who needed a family and I owe something to this country.’ And I said, ‘No, my son. You owe something to me!!'” 

O’Donnell literally screamed that last word, “ME!!” at the top of her lungs, sounding exactly, maniacally like the late Sam Kinison.

Rosie, I am certain it is safe to say, is usually of the socialist attitude that children really belong to the larger community, the nanny-state education bureaucracy, and that to claim sole credit as a parent for their success is anathema.  Unless, of course, it is her own mysteriously, miraculously more traditional-minded, pro-military, pro-American kid who has somehow endured being raised by her and is doing well, and who is trying to give proper honor and credit to the bedrock (conservative) values of his country, the values of real liberty and genuine tolerance that allowed a wreck of an anti-American, ungrateful, defiantly deviant screeching shrew like her to somehow vault to the top of the TV food chain, and stay there for a time.

In that case, Rosie O’Donnell sure clamors for the exclusive credit as a parent–even though, while saying she’s proud of him, she loathes the direction he has taken–because people like her just can’t stand to admit that the more traditional, patriotic version of America should be praised nor credited for anything, at all.

About the author: Donald Joy

Following his service in the United State Air Force, Donald Joy earned a bachelor of science in business administration from SUNY while serving in the army national guard. As a special deputy U.S. marshal, Don was on the protection detail for Attorney General John Ashcroft following the attacks of 9/11. He lives in the D.C. suburbs of Northern Virginia with his wife and son.

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