“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into”

Jonathan Swift
"The Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital." - Bill Maher
"The city is crowded my friends are away and I'm on my own
It's too hot to handle so I gotta get up and go

It's a cruel ... cruel summer"

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Oh the conservative Hubris!

Jonah Goldberg (one of the Amarillo Glub News right wing columnists) I think unwittingly expressed the unspoken feeling of superiority of all his conservative pals in his column Friday, February 22nd. He wrote "The popular BBC series 'Downton Abbey' is shockingly conservative in many respects. The aristocrats are decent, compassionate people, and the staff is, if anything more happily class conscious than the blue bloods. And yet,as far as I can tell, liberals love it."

Obviously Mr. G. feels decent and compassionate as a member of the right wing aristocracy. But his obvious inability to see that the servant class ("the staff") are not happy and are trapped in their role for life, forced to accept the fact that they are to be at the beck and call of their employers or will suffer the consequences.

We liberals can clearly see the relationship between the serving and the served in the show, and feel empathy for the folks that will never break out of their servitude, and we are always hoping a chance will arise for them to move on and up.

The Liberalator