As a young man I worked as a salesman in the San Francisco Bay area. This was before the days of cell phones. On a daily basis I would be required to find a pay phone in order to call my orders into the company. I was working in Berkeley on one particular day. Going into Berkeley is like going back in time. Many deranged people in that city are stuck in the “glory days” of the ‘60s. The streets are covered with old gray haired hippies with maggot infested dreadlocks who are usually stoned.
As I was using one particular pay phone I noticed that some slob had dropped a candy bar on the ground and ants were crawling all over the booth. As I was relaying my orders to customer service I began scraping my feet back and forth in order to destroy the vermin and keep them off of my person. Suddenly, a maggot infested, dreadlock covered old bum approached the phone booth. He began knocking on the door and informed me that I should leave the ants be saying, “They were here first, man.”
I recalled that incident as I was listening to this week’s news about the Ebola virus spreading to our shores. I’ve concluded that we are a nation of suicidal schizophrenics. It seems that whether the issue is a deadly virus, Islamic jihad, American world dominance, “animal rights”, racism, “social justice”, the environment, climate change or any public policy we are populated by people paralyzed by guilt and shame. We make life and death decisions, especially in public policy, motivated by this guilt and do things that almost certainly lead to deadly consequences. We feel guilty about being white and racist because a few of our ancestors owned slaves (a majority did not, abhorred the practice and many died to stop it), so we elect a black man that we know nothing about who then turns out to be a terrorist who hates America.
We are attacked by a group of people who say that they want to kill us and their motivation is Islam. We feel guilty and proclaim that Islam is a “religion of peace” and then we negotiate with the killers. Our Islamic President arms the terrorists and withdraws our troops from an area that thousands of Americans died to secure (and it was secure before we left!).
We feel guilty for being Americans and for having modern kitchens, bathrooms, cleaning and plumbing systems and modern medicine while the poor people in Africa have none of this. So they get Ebola and we don’t. That’s not fair! So, out of guilt we refuse to quarantine people from countries where this deadly disease is running rampant. In 2010 the Obama administration rescinded regulations that would have made it possible to quarantine these people, which would have been the only way to keep this killer virus from our shores. It’s too late now.
My wife is a retired infection control nurse. She knows how this stuff works. The CDC is now politicized, apologizing for Obama’s suicidal policies. Listening to Dr Thomas Frieden from the CDC I heard the clearest example of political double speak. He says that we must stop Ebola in Africa, but a travel ban would make that more difficult. What?
Nobody suffering from the American guilt complex bothers to figure out why Africa is so backward. They’ve bought their communist teacher’s talking points that it’s because capitalists from America oppressed these people. I’m sorry, but it’s a lot more complicated than that. Maybe Islam and socialism have something to do with it. Have you noted how most Islamic countries are backward? Did you know that the first slave traders in Africa were Muslim invaders? Compare the difference between North and South Korea in the past half century. If South Korea could advance to modernity over that time, why couldn’t Liberia? What type of governments do they have?
The phenomenon is similar to what has happened to Detroit. In the past half century it has declined from one of the richest cities in the world to a literal bankrupt third world dump. In that period Detroit was governed by liberal socialists and their corrupt union cronies. It was a welfare Mecca. Liberal white guilt will blame it on racism or some other sin needing to be atoned for. But, their solution, the welfare state, is suicide for all.
We feel guilty for being human and destroying wild life and the environment. So we re-introduce dangerous wolves back into Montana, Wyoming and Yellowstone where people live. The results are going to be bloody. Our ancestors knew better than to coexist with wolves. Let the wolves go to Alaska or Canada.
There was a report on ABC News tonight about the increase in shark attacks in Florida. They reported that the Great White shark population has increased by 42% since the government, in their guilt ridden, suicidal wisdom, decided to ban hunting of Great Whites. Hello! These are killers!
We’re supposed to feel guilty about global warming (even though the globe hasn’t warmed in fifteen years) because of our CO2 emissions (even though the previous temperature increases preceded the increase in CO2 emissions; ie reverse causation?). Is this schizophrenic, or what? Of course the solution for the guilty is to return to the Stone Age, get Ebola and die young.
Lunacy, I say.