Feelings???? Feelings???

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    Americans ambushed and killed in Libya. Our embassy attacked in Cairo.


    "U.S. Embassy in Cairo chooses Sep. 11 to apologize for hurt Muslim feelings; Hours later, angry Egyptian mob storms compound; Embassy stands by its apology; White House disavows it"
    U.S. Embassy in Cairo chooses Sep. 11 to apologize for hurt Muslim feelings; Hours later, angry Egyptian mob storms compound; Embassy stands by its apology; White House disavows it | Twitchy


    Makes Dennis Prager's insight all the more prescient....
    ....the following from his book "Still The Best Hope."


    1. Because the Left relies on feelings and intentions, wisdom and the existing moral value system don’t count for much. The comparison with conservatives would be the reliance on data and experience, and tradition. Recall the Left-wing baby boomer war-cry: “Never trust anyone over thirty!” Consider the meaning: There is nothing to be learned from anyone older than thirty…hence, the ‘…old dead white men…” theme.

    a. Note how this morphs into the adulation of youth. Therein lies the choice: youth, or wisdom. And the result is what our universities have become, no longer the repository of knowledge, instead, support for Marxist ideas, nuclear disarmament, beliefs that America was no different from the Soviet Union, sympathetic views toward Mao, Ho Chi Minh, Castro, and support for a whole host of Left-wing memes.





    2. Another result of the centrality of emotion and feeling to Leftism is the overwhelming desire to be loved. A good general rule is that one should seek to be loved by one’s peers, as in one’s spouse, and one’s friends. But even within that circle, and certainly in more remote circles, one should first seek to be respected. Consider the result when parents, in raising their children, seek love rather than respect. Frequently, in the Liberal world, the roles of parents and teachers has shifted from that of authority figures to peers. When one seeks to be loved by those over whom one must exercise authority, one compromises the values necessary to do the proper job.






    3. The feelings-based nature of liberalism helps explain why people on the Left are much more likely to claim to be “offended” when faced with which they differ. Not, ‘I disagree,” but “I am offended!” When are people ‘offended’? When their feelings are hurt. A pro-choice woman is ‘offended’ by the pro-life position, ostensibly because her feelings are more worthwhile than the objective worth of a human fetus.

    a. ‘Political correctness’ is also based on not hurting people’s feelings.

    b. Complaint about Senator Joseph McCarthy often center around how abusive he was to communists….again, feelings.

    c. In January 2005, at a Conference on Diversifying the Science & Engineering Workforce sponsored by the National Bureau of Economic Research, Larry Summers sparked controversy with his discussion of why women may have been underrepresented "in tenured positions in science and engineering at top universities and research institutions". Yup….hurt feelings.

    d. Again, the question of importance to the Left is ‘Does this statement or position hurt anyone’s feelings?’ rather than ‘Is the statement true?’
     
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    Those who hurt the religious feelings of muslims will be tracked down and punished. That's the official position of the US government.
     
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    Funny thing is in their overwhelming desire to be loved they are nasty angry people. That's not healthy
     
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    We are the biggest pussies on the face of the earth.
     
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    '08...."elect Obama, so that America's rightful place in the world will be restored."

    Another one of those ambiguous promises from Obama....who knew that this is what he felt was
    America's rightful place........
     

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