We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
(Writing about Rousseau)In the Confessions, he claimed to be “drunk on virtue.” And indeed, it turned out that “virtue” for Rousseau had nothing to do with acting or behaving in a certain way toward others. On the contrary, the criterion of virtue was his subjective feeling of goodness. For Rousseau, as for the countercultural radicals who followed him, “feeling good about yourself” was synonymous with moral rectitude. Actually behaving well was irrelevant if not, indeed, a sign of “inauthenticity” because it suggested a concern for conventional approval. Virtue in this Rousseauvian sense is scarcely distinguishable from moral intoxication. Anyone who has contemplated the suppression of free speech in the name of sensitivity and identity politics on our college campuses will understand what I mean.
Establishing the reign of virtue is no easy task, as Rousseau’s avid disciple Maximilien Robespierre discovered to his chagrin. All those “particular wills” -- i.e., individual men and women with their diverse aims and desires -- are so recalcitrant and so ungrateful for one’s efforts to make them virtuous. Still, one does what one can to convince them to conform. And the guillotine, of course, is a great expedient. ..
This guy is a narrow minded,simplistic ''dimlight''t idiot,,,,,.Jeez ,at least put the blame on Karl Perkins,Elvis,Chubby Checker,Little Richard,Jerry Lee Lewis,Everly Brothers,Fats Domino,Paul Anka,and all those old blues musicians,and all those deviate folks that listened and bought their records.Heck he just needs to get and see the world and realize there is a lot more fibers in the world of change than in just one or two generations.Maybe he needs new glasses,I don't know.Each to their own,I guess.
I hope this reaches a denizen of the Maggies Farm collective. If you are pushing commercial products fine, but if not this might be of interest. I can not attach the photo of "Maggies Farm Wasp and Hornet spray which has an image of the farm on the can via a comment. If you are interested I will send the details.
I graduated from college in 1968 in a Midwestern state. I can say I was raised with strong moral values and never went down the crazy road. The people I grew up with stayed on the path too. The destruction of the country and those causing so much trouble at the time were from the East and Left coast. Unfortunately people like John Kerry weaseled their way into government to corrupt the system. People like the terrorist Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn were magically forgiven and made it into the highest levels of "education". The middle of the country (excluding Chicago) have remained relatively sane and they hate us for it.
I've been watching some of those old "Firing Line" episodes with Wm F Buckley. Most are very good. Probably the least impressive was Hugh Hefner's failed attempt to justify his "Playboy Philosophy", by condemning traditional values as empty and outdated. It's worth watching.