Today Sen. Brownback – a Boomer Rightie – is whining that Chinese officials are installing spying devices in major hotel chains to eavesdrop on visitors to the Olympics. Obviously it isn’t only the ill-educated Baby Boomer Left that lacks a general understanding of the way the world works. One awaits an outcry from the Left on civil liberties, privacy and various other concepts that just don’t exist in China.
Newflash: It’s their country. Did anyone really expect China NOT to take advantage of this influx of foreigners to gather a massive amount of information – of which likely way over 99% will be useless? Really? Why?
Because some Americans Boomers – particularly but obviously not wholly on the Left — really do think that the rest of the world thinks as does the West and particularly as do Americans.
A way of thinking is based on culture, history, politics, education, and a host of other things. Regardless of the ignorant belief by the Left that all people everywhere want the same thing, they do not.
I’ve written before on the reality of “Multiculturalism”: That it is a demand for the world to adhere to uniquely American cultural attitudes about race, gender, child labor, the environment, equality, liberty and freedom, all the while hammering America mercilessly for being such a bigoted, racist, sexist and unequal country.
Remember years ago when Michael Fay, an 18-year-old American was busted in Singapore for theft and vandalism and then caned as punishment? The outcry from the Boomer Lefties here in the States was huge. The dumb kid was going to be punished according to the laws of that country, so what’s the big deal? (The Right, by the way, said – well, he did the crime, gotta do the time; maybe his parents ought to have raised him better.)
Well, for one, Lefties don’t believe in punishment. They pass laws all the time but don’t ever want to see anyone actually punished for breaking them. (One wonders why the Right never makes hay of this incoherence.) Boomer Lefties couldn’t stand to see this kid punished for breaking the law.
But more importantly, Boomer Lefties are the original “multiculturalists,” right? In Singapore they cane second-rate teenage punks – it’s their country and their culture, so why would Boomer Lefties complain about it?
Answer: Lefties don’t believe in what they say; they have zero courage of their convictions.
From Al Gore’s using enough carbon-based energy to power 232 average American homes, to Rosie’s gun-toting bodyguards to Barbara’s whining about CO2 and house temperatures, Baby Boomer Lefties just don’t believe anything they say actually applies to them.
“Multiculturalists” are not about accepting different cultures. They are American Imperialists insisting that the world do everything as we do in America. Period.
Now that’s intelligent. The wealthiest nation in the history of the world demanding the same behaviors, policies and standards from the poorest nations. Unionized teachers, anyone?
A major failing of the Baby Boomer Left in the West is the ignorance of – or inability to acknowledge – the fact that people are NOT the same, that they do NOT hold the same goals and aspiration, that they do NOT all want the same for their countries, cultures and children as do Westerners.
Did Americans dance in the streets when Kuwait was invaded and Kuwait City defaced? No. When the school in Beslan Chechnya was invaded and kids machine-gunned and stabbed? No. When Iraq invaded Iran and fought a million-casualty war for a decade? No. Do American moms proudly weep as they send their minor children off to blow themselves up? No.
Did Muslim countries dance in the streets on 9/11?
A major failing of the Boomer Right is the inability to recognize this out loud and use it to hammer the ignorance of the Left – ignorance that evidently soon will be rewarded with the most naive, inexperienced, ignorant President in the history of the world.