News from a polluted and decaying mental environment
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Repeal the Opinion Entitlement: how the 'right to an opinion' cripples debate
Somewhere lurking amongst middle-American fears of local Al-Qaeda
operative cells, satanic cults, and White House-hatched Socialist coups
is the specter of the anti-American “entitlement”. Entitlements -- or
“hand-outs” -- coddle the weak, foster a culture of dependency, and
discourage healthy self-reliance. They mock the American ideals of hard
work, independence, and self-determined grit.
...Or so we’re told by those who believe that they are entitled to their opinion on the matter. I believe, however, that this entitlement, too -- the Opinion Entitlement -- should also be questioned for the deleterious effects it has had upon those whom it is meant to protect. Read the rest...