| State of the Union:
WHEREFORE ART THOU CIVILITY?
Honesty trumps civility. You know this to be true. There are plenty of people you know who claim to be civil as the wind-driven snow, but lie through their teeth, right?
But for Liberals, to be civil IS to be
honest. (OMED translation:
Up is down if it's said in a civil manner.)
seen enough false civility to make me throw up. I hate
civility (and worse, the call for more of it) because at its inception,
a Tea Party aficianodo, I reject demands to be civil at any cost, but I
applaud with every bone in my body the call to be honest, because only
through honesty can true civility be initiated anyway. The stark contrast between these two
conditions is at the heart of our national plight, and debate. Our
current, major PLIGHT is fiscal insanity. This is not hyperbole,
insanity is defined as doing the same thing over and over and expecting
different results. Tell me where the president’s actions and
do not meet that definition. Yet, the mainstream DEBATE is over
a random psychotic kills 6 and wounds several in a public place, the
automatic reaction by a "civil" press was to blame the event on
conservative opponents. It didn't matter there was no proof of
connection, but it sure made them feel civilly superior. The
approach was to blame the perpetrator. He did the reprehensible
he pulled the trigger on the unlucky innocents who were tragically near
him that day. But in the perfect world that lives inside liberal
heads, this act should never have happened. Because it DID
liberals feel it has to be a fault of a society undercontrolled by
civil elites. They HATE guns, and therefore it made sense to
conservatives who don't hate them for the actions of someone who used
one. Civility: that which
causes the instantaneous assignment of guilt
in the midst of tragedy, and for which progressive corrections follow.
See how civility works? No honesty required. To liberals this is pure leadership. He or she smart enough to assign the genesis of a tragedy the moment it happens, is elevated for the day or week to the level of civility king or queen, and with it unearned honesty is attached to the awardee because, well, it just follows.
Civility, Civility, wherefore art thou Civility? In the dark and dank age of Shakespeare, where heads were chopped off in public squares, and pestilence and violence were rampant throughout the lands outside the castle walls, there was more civility and honesty practiced than in the president’s January 25 state of the union speech, filled as it was with beautifully manufactured civility, spoken as he cast his eyes out on the civil-unions-for-a-day audience of date-night at the Capitol.
I’ve witnessed civility, but I’ll choose honesty every time.
© 2011 Art Hyland