Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Breda speaks wisdom

Over at the Breda Fallacy, she links to a video created by some 'conscious men' who basically apologize to women for being men much the same way Obama apologized to the world for America being the biggest and best kid on the block.  I started to watch the video but, like Breda, it just made me feel icky (YMMV).  Actually, it made me want to kick each of them in the junk (especially those first two) except I think they might have had said junk removed (again YMMV but I doubt it).

But Breda in her commentary makes a very good point and one that many liberals just do not get:  She says:
"My power does not depend on any man relinquishing his own. My strength never required anyone's permission."
Her words can be expanded to the culture alive in the US today.   It totally drives liberals into frothing-mouth insanity when someone dares to take action on their own without government sanction.  They cannot understand it when people refuse to be victims or to buy into the culture of victimhood.  That's why black conservatives like Herman Cain are derided by the left or why Sarah Palin sends them into apoplectic fits.  They are sufficient unto themselves and do not allow themselves to be placed in ideological boxes created by an outside agency.  That's why the Tea Partiers frighten 'progressives' so much--it is the progressives that find freedom from government control so horrifying and they can't imagine why anyone wouldn't want to be told what to do or why they shouldn't want to ask permission to exercise what should be basic rights without governmental intervention.

It is a basic fallacy that in order to have power, you must exercise power over something but this philosophy (spoken or not) creates a void that can never be filled.  This is something that the liberals do not and cannot understand, hence their need for more control over our lives.  Anything outside of that control is 'other' and must then be destroyed.  But we are citizens and not serfs and more and more people are starting to remove themselves from the ideological boxes developed over the last 30 years. 

To paraphrase Breda:  our strengths--those strengths that made our country great--never required the government's permission.


North said...

Thanks for this.

"This truth may make you feel small, it may make your masculine energies feel weak."

There is no reason that a man has to feel weak when a woman is strong. I commented on Breda's site that I neither walk ahead of or behind my wife, but along side her. I'm not a wimp to do so.

I linked to my The Passionate Carnivore post.

North said...

"Actually, it made me want to kick each of them in the junk"

I wonder how well they would take two in the aura and one in the Ch'i.

Wraith said...

Highly insightful observation into the mind of the Oppressive. Well done!

Is it just me, or are more and more women realizing what real power is? There certainly seems to be a surge of tough and tenacious chicks on our side lately...

Midwest Chick said...

North--Well said on point 1. What I took from the video is these guys think they have to give up their masculine traits on the altar of femininity. They don't realize that this type of sacrifice doesn't build, it destroys.

*gigglesnort* on point 2.

Wraith--Thanks! :-)

I think more people in general are realizing what real power is--hence the Tea Partiers and others who want less intrusion into our lives--want to be more self-sufficient.

Tango Juliet said...

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. – C. S. Lewis

Midwest Chick said...

Wonderful quote TJ. Thank you so much!!