As we strive to create equality of result, we must continually erect obstacles to limit the success of those who would exceed the norm. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. created the Handicapper General to show the way. Those who are stronger than average must carry added weight so as not to embarrass the weaker. All who are in some respect above average must have limitations placed upon them.
Hazel and George are watching ballerinas dance on TV. Hazel has been crying, but she can’t remember why. She remarks on the prettiness of the dance. For a few moments, George reflects on the dancers, who are weighed down to counteract their gracefulness and masked to counteract their good looks. They have been handicapped so that TV viewers won’t feel bad about their own appearance. Because of their handicaps, the dancers aren’t very good.
There is a disturbing idea floating around out there that one should be forever grateful for their success because “this country (U.S.) made them”.
On the contrary… you made this country.
Unless you have fully enlisted somewhere in the spectrum of Socialism… this country did not make you any more than the serial killer who decided NOT to kill you because you picked the wrong onion in the produce aisle is responsible for everything you did with your life from that moment on.
The United States is a gift to the world not because it is the creator of success… it is a gift to the world because it does not impede it. (Well at least is doesn’t do every imaginable thing to impede it… yet… give the Left time.)
So to all of you, particularly those who consider themselves “Conservatives”, think very carefully about what you are saying. Then, refrain from saying it. If you aver…
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