Friday, March 04, 2011

Who’s Your Daddy, Wisconsin? Walker as political sociopath?

Hey, these shoes fit.

Who’s Your Daddy, Wisconsin? | Common Dreams

American conservatives, who have long deplored the government “entitlements” bestowed on the unwashed and unworthy, are fond of the term: “nanny state.” But I think there’s a right-wing version of this concept, which deserves the term “daddy state.” The autocrat in charge, the “daddy,” is almost invariably a dogmatic, egocentric, socially awkward, strangely synthetic nerd. Like Clarence Day and Frank Gilbreth, he is singularly ill-equipped for daddyhood and — suspecting this flaw — builds the household, or the state, on the delusion that it can be run “like a business.”

The “daddy state” regards its citizens as a father perceives his kids: children are perilously ignorant of how to properly control their lives or guide their future. We, the people, tend toward appetite and self-indulgence. We cannot grasp the value of a dollar. If we are to be saved from ourselves, we need to be restrained, scolded, denied, disciplined and watched over, all the time. When necessary, we should be lied to.

6 comments:

Kevin Scheunemann said...

Calling Walker a "sociopath".

Hmmm...have you lost all the intellectual arguments?

Even if the Walker bill is passed, WISCONSIN GOVERNMENT WORKERS WILL STILL HAVE MORE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING RIGHTS THAN FEDERAL WORKERS UNDER OBAMA!

Are you saying Obama is a "sociopath" as well?

If you are, don't you want to issue an apology for your racist comment?

James Rowen said...

Pater Walker makes an appearance, here: http://thepoliticalenvironment.blogspot.com/2011/03/scott-walkers-finest-budget-fix-20.html
Thanks
jr

Mpeterson said...

lol. It's not an argument Kevin, it's a diagnosis.

Argument hasn't worked with you since you were a student here. :^)

Kevin Scheunemann said...

That's OK, I've "diagnosed" you with incurable OPM addiction.

The covetous, never ending, addiction to spend Other People's Money.

So now that we have the "diagnosis" out of the way, can we get back to real arguments vs. name calling?

You just can't admit that Walker's bill will still treat WI public employees better than Obama treats Federal employees! You should be marching on DC, not Madison.

I don't think that makes Obamma a "sociopath", even though by extension of your name calling of Walker,you are calling Obaama a "sociopath".

Mpeterson said...

Kevin,

You're really only angry because you don't want to have to pay your fair share of the costs of running the country. I thought libertarians were supposed to take responsibility for their actions. ;^)

Kevin Scheunemann said...

"costs of running the country", I love that non-descript phrase!

Why don't you more clearly define what you mean...

I'm certain you think that "cost" is near 100% of income and we only exist to serve the dysfunctional Madison and DC collective.

The rest of us consider it somewhat less than the "cost" number you have in mind.:-)