Heal, Hell. When a Man’s Down, Kick Him


As quickly as you could say “Scott Walker” the lament began in Madison, even before the vote was tallied, “But how will Wisconsin be able to heal with these deep divisions?”

In typical fashion, that cry from the heart among port-side academics, “while  in the streets the children screamed, the lovers cried, and the poets dreamed…”(Don McLean) will today be turned into a media meme …”What will the (mean old) Republicans, victors, (dirty rotten cheaters) do to reach out and begin the healing process?”

This time shaking hands, fair play and Marquis of Queensbury can’t apply.

When this man’s down, kick him,

Here’s why.

We’ve been round this block before. In 1980 after Reagan won. Reach out, we were warned. And George W Bush went out of his way not to put people in jail, who, had he done so, we wouldn’t be in much of the mess we’re in right now.

So, to hell with healing.

There are some I know, me included, who looked upon the screaming-mimi left as a diseased class, not a political class, way back when. We saw this distemper in the 1970s, and observed how it merely changed tactics while Reagan was turning America around the first time.

The anger, bitterness and detachment from reality we saw then among many college-bred youth  is into its third generation now.

Our theory then was just beat them, smile, tip your cap, and pass them by. Then let nature takes its course. Isolate them, ignore them, and when they throw a tantrum and see that no one is paying them any mind, they will, just like 5-year old’s, whimper, and walk away and eventually learn that this particular form of protest will no longer work in having their way. Mom and Pop Child Psychology 101.

But no, instead, many (not enough to matter in 1988 I think) simply crawled off into a corner, like Gollum, seething with bitterness, and waiting for their next chance.

Something else was gnawing at them.

By the 1990’s, noting the ease with which the young were continually able to step away from all reality, able to deny facts as simple as “In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue”…bringing instead the knee-jerk rebuff, “He brought disease, slavery, conquest, empire, and worst of all Jesus, to a people that were at total harmony with their environment. Not that all Italians are bad, but he sicced the entire white continent of Europe on the noble, peaceful darker races of the world.”

This mantra first began in the 1930s but it has only gotten louder and stronger. It never went away.

The Frank Luntz group session on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show on election eve, displayed, among professional women especially, how deeply this diseased view of the world has become engrained. Some of those people would have been in their 20’s in the 1960s, still others in the 80’s, still others in the 90s. Three generations’ worth.

So, then, this is not that 5-year old stomping his feet in the toy aisle of Walmart. That is an impulse. This is the result of purposeful indoctrination, beginning in pre-school, providing children with a spiritual, moral and academic justification for demanding that Transformer Megatron Walkie Talkie (Ret: $39.95).

Letting nature take care of it hasn’t really worked. The theory always was that if you ignore these children real life will finally catch up with them…love, family, job, career, Little League soccer/baseball…and they will simply assimilate in the larger culture. Late bloomers.

But I think the current trends in pop culture show how poorly that plan has worked. “Don’t give a damn’ism” is now taught as the national religion, Sodomy 101 by fifth grade, and Victimhood, K-thru-12.

This is why I always liked true Marxists, who at least could pin their beliefs on the psycho-babble of an academic wannabe, instead of the Marxism of a teat-fit throwing Scarlett O’Hara who’d never been properly potty trained.

Today, for every misguided child nature reclaims, the public schools are spitting out four, and this is why we can’t stop now. Or stop here, on the Statehouse steps.

They will be back, and possibly very soon.

We need to reestablish the ideals of self-worth, and reteach the interconnectedness of things, that goodness  and learning and enthusiasm breed optimism, cooperation and mutual respect, not anger. Not the politics of entitlement. Kids need to be made itching to get out there and see just what they can do, just like the old days.

Now is the time for citizens to reach down and stamp out those nihilist qualities in curricula, teachers, administrators and school boards; to put a stop all the damage John Dewey has been doing to our children the past 50 years.

And if necessary, don’t do it politely.

When they’re down, kick ’em.

A note on the politics of courage.

Since it really is the same subject, I need to comment on just how much Scott Walker has upset the political applecart in the United States. Not just for the unions, or the Left, mind you, but for Republicans as an entire class.

He has re-set the goal very very high for courage, not just for executives, but members of congress and legislatures. People (the citizenry) will rightly come away from this election with much higher expectations of their elected representatives, and will be much less inclined to accept the “but, but, but…” explanations of a Mitch McConnell or Boehner & Cantor, Inc.

The June 5 recall election in Wisconsin was a repeat, nationally, of the entire 2010 election. If anything, the people shouted even louder. In 2010 we announced there’s a new sheriff in town, and last night, Scott Walker put a face on that sheriff.

Those in the GOP who feel they can’t measure up, they’d “better git out, while the gittin’s still good.”


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June 6, 2012 9:38 am

“Git, while the gittin’s good”  Oh yeah.

Lady Penguin
June 6, 2012 12:48 pm

It’s because we didn’t see the insidious nature or plan of the Left.  Now we do, and it is gratifying to realize we still have enough decent, hard-working Americans to take back not only our government, but our country.  The challenge remains great….

Bob Montgomery
Bob Montgomery
June 6, 2012 3:57 pm

The feelers will be going out, there will be whispers.  You will see little halting steps.  Hands will be extended.  The fact that Romney doesn’t have any overt oil wealth may make it easier for them, and for their accomplices in the media.  Especially after the November elections, there will be overt calls for bi-partisanship;   a ‘new era of cooperation’ and all that rot.  There will be fond remembrances of the time when Democrat and Republican sat together after the Giffords shooting.  Bush tax cuts?  Why, shoot, yes!  Why, there might even be a call for hearings on  ……how… Read more »

June 6, 2012 5:13 pm

Well as my bio says ” Whoever has his enemy at his mercy &
does not destroy him is his own enemy” and so the fight will continue unabated until we bring this country back from her knees to a full stand and that will be when there are no more public “workers” only public employees who bargain with We The People!

Melody Warbington
June 7, 2012 1:23 pm

Couldn’t agree more, vassar. No bi-partisanship, no compromise, no go along to get along. We need to give as good as we get, and the left’s been giving far too long.

Carol Greenberg
June 7, 2012 6:19 pm

The unions are all going to Sacramento, along with Hitler.

E Pluribus Unum
June 7, 2012 11:43 pm

Perfect pitch, Vassar.  I was thinking much the same thing.Starting in January 2013, we can drive the Visigoths back over the Alps, pursue them all the way back to Dacia, then burn down and raze their homeland into an ash-surfaced parking lot. Thus, and only thus, will be saved the Republic established by Washington, Madison, Jefferson, and other giants not named Sanger, Wilson, Roosevelt, Warren, or Obama.Alternatively, after breaking the seige we can shout and cheer from the walls of Rome, and party for weeks on end as the Visigoths retreat and lick their wounds. If we do what we… Read more »

Queen Hotchibobo
Queen Hotchibobo
June 8, 2012 1:42 pm

Couldn’t agree more, particularly on how high Walker has set the bar for people going to office, taking on the hard fight, and sticking with it when the going got touch.

We cannot forget that these goons were rioting, threatening his family, trying to block legislative action by fleeing the state, etc.  All with the media portraying him as a heartless grinch who wanted to destroy families, workers, and the economy.  He gave us a magnificent illustration of what happens when our leaders stand strong for our principles. 

Good job, Walker.

June 10, 2012 12:47 am

Clear one room at a time, one house, one street…One Nation