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"We're so wonderful!"
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Dr. Audie should be commended for giving America the acclaim it so richly deserves. But I am afraid he is still being too modest, for how else could he ignore the crowning jewel of our national greatness, the feat of killing over
Just last night, I heard a room full of staunch social conservatives boo the Golden Rule on national television and these are supposed to be the defenders of what is good and virtuous! I'm sure they would protest that they weren't really booing the commands of Christ, of course; it's just that they were so outraged that someone thought the United State might ever have done anything wrong to benighted heathen nations like Iran that they just couldn't control themselves.
I am convinced that most modern Americans are bloodthirsty narcissists, and the only thing they like better than putting the boot leather to some poor fellow's throat is to hear how kind, generous, and tolerant they are while they do it. The unabashed incuriosity, hostility to thought, the bellicose self-righteousness, the "disinterested disposition to punish"... We are a sorry, scary lot indeed. It is a wonder that God stays His mighty hand.
January 17, 2012;
posted January 26, 2012
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