A regular commenter on blogs commented on mine a few days ago.
What he commented revealed everything there is to know about the extreme leftist attitude toward The United States of America.
He goes by the name "Ducky," and is a rank liberal/progressive.
First of all he challenged my contention that bus drivers in Wisconsin are being paid extremely high wages, some into the $100 thousand dollar range and up.
He ridiculed the concept as impossible and demanded that I produce evidence of such a delusional thought.
When I produced evidence of same, he failed to respond.
An honest person would have said something like, "Wow! I never realized that!"
But not Ducky.
He did what he always does when presented with facts: he ran and hid.
There was a particular one-liner he made that really caught my eye.
He said, "Rights are whatever we as a culture decide they are. "
Lots of people think like that.
Those people, like Ducky, would have sided with the Red Coats early on in our history, for they do not believe, as did Thomas Jefferson, that certain rights are unalienable (remember the Declaration of Independence: "...that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among those are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?").
Today, those same people's ideological descendants still believe in the morally relativistic dogma that "rights are whatever we as a culture decide they are."
What these people don't get, is that real rights are NOT whatever we as a culture decide they are. They are unalienable. They are God given.
That one does not happen to believe in God is irrelevant, much like not believing in lightning is irrelevant...it doesn't matter what you believe, you will not change the fact that lightning exists, nor will you change the fact that God exists.
The happenings in Egypt, Libya and other places demonstrate that deep in the heart of every man, woman and child who ever has lived, who lives today and who ever will live beats a desire for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
It is only the despots of the world who restrict and deny them those rights that they have but are not allowed to enjoy.
As usual, the Duckster has demonstrated, as he always does, that he is incapable of rational, linear thinking and is nothing more than a pseudo-philosophical sophomore, seeking to vomit out figments of his infertile imagination.
I think of him as a pathological, putrid piece of protoplasm whose prime purpose on this painful path of pedantic progress is to pause and ponder pathetic platitudes.
Come on, Duck...you're not too old to open your mind and actually learn something are you?