Saturday, February 26, 2011

Peter Pans

Perpetual adolescence.

Victor Davis Hanson looks on:

We live in a therapeutic age, one in which the old tragic view of our ancestors has been replaced by prolonged adolescence. Adolescents hold adult notions of consumption: they understand the comfort of a pricey car; they appreciate the status conveyed by a particular sort of handbag or sunglasses; they sense how outward consumption and refined tastes can translate into popularity and envy; and they appreciate how a slogan or world view can win acceptance among peers without worry over its validity. But they have no adult sense of acquisition, themselves not paying taxes, balancing the family budget, or worrying about household insurance, maintenance, or debt. Theirs is a world view of today or tomorrow, not of next year — or even of next week.

So adolescents throw fits when denied a hip sweater or a trip to Disneyland, concluding that it is somehow “unfair” or “mean,” without concern about the funds available to grant their agendas. We see now just that adolescent mind in Wisconsin. “They” surely can come up with the money from someone (“the rich”) somehow to pay teachers and public servants what they deserve.

Emotions are more important than facts.
Via RFAA Where Joanna sumarizes wonderfully: "It's not fair" means "it's someone else's responsibility".

And here's an example of those wonderful,oh so caring, man-children at work.

Read it, watch the vid shot by Althouse and realize just how clueless and out of touch the left really is.

Just Wow.

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