The following is ruthless, cold, detached from reality, politicized and so selfish that it stuns the senses. This is the Republican Party now, consumed and taken over by tea party numbskulls who harken back to a day that never existed.
Huffington Post: The Tea Party Nation has responded to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, blaming sex in the media, teachers unions and an over-bureaucratized society … Member Timothy Birdnow: "In the old days everyone would be mad as hell -- now we are sad and weepy," Birdnow wrote on Sunday. "The change in the American character is astonishing. And still nobody will stand up and lay blame where it belongs -- in a culture that has kicked God out of our collective sight, that eternally blames cultural institutions and our most cherished principles for acts of criminality rather than moral character flaws, that refuses to recognize Evil."
Birdnow suggests homeschooling children and pushing against teacher's unions, because "as long as we have group think in the classrooms we will never see the end of this." He calls for readers to shift the power from the "top-down," "over-bureaucratized" society, which he says leaves citizens feeling "powerless." "There is a reason why young people commit these sorts of crimes, and sex plays no small part," wrote Birdnow. "Their passions are eternally inflamed, and they wander the Earth with no outlet for their overstimulated glands." Birdnow listed a number of equally lethal alternatives by which the shooter might have killed classrooms of children, including poison gas, explosives ("He could have made thermite grenades and blown whole classrooms to bits.") and homemade firearms. If people are serious about stopping this sort of thing they will take a number of steps:
1. Homeschool. Take away the power of the radicals in the classrooms. Makes your kids safer, too.
2. Back Right to Work legislation for the public sector.
3.Engage in more frank discussion of race and culture. For far too long we have tiptoed around these issues, fearful of being branded a racist. If black thugs kidnap and rape a woman, ask if there is something in the black culture that fostered that. If an evil white kid murders a bunch of children at the school, ask the same question of the white community.
Oh, there's more:
TPN: A society that is top-down will inevitably lead to alienation of the sort we have seen here. As an FBI profiler said on television last night, he undoubtedly felt powerless and sought to remedy that. Why does a twenty year old feel powerless? He could leave his mother’s home at any time at his age. He feels powerless because he has lived in an over-bureaucratized society … He sees his life as at the mercy of others, and sees himself as having no real input or control. He has been coddled all his life, given free rein to indulge his senses but not to face the responsibilities that freedom necessitates. He was an eternal juvenile, a child who was not allowed to grow up. He lived in a world of the Progressives making, not in reality. Rome was brought down by barbarians from outside the Empire - and by the corruption and weakness of the Roman people and system. We are busily creating our own barbarians out of our own corruption and weakness.
We have met the enemy and he is us.
I’m sure he was speaking for himself.