Loudon’s ‘Land of the Free’ Delusions

Loudon’s ‘Land of the Free’ Delusions January 24, 2014

Dr. Gina Loudon is the Worldnetdaily’s go-to person to slam Obamacare, which means offering up hyperbolic and inaccurate criticisms that have no relationship to reality. But it turns out she’s as deluded about history as she is the health care market. How does someone write something this dumb with a straight face?

Some of this is generational. The World War II generation doted over their children, because many of them had seen the Great Depression. They wanted better for their children, so they tried to give them everything. They created the literal “Land of the Free, Home of the Brave” and handed it to their Baby Boomers, who enjoyed it.

They ate and they drank. They didn’t always pay their bills, and they didn’t teach their children to do so, either. The Baby Boomers gave birth to the Gen Xers, who are having children now. The problem is human nature. The Baby Boomers and their Gen Xers sat on cruise control most of their lives, as the eager hogs of destruction in media and culture ate away everything their grandparents had worked so hard to give them – namely, freedom and courage.

Oi. First of all, this notion that the WW2 generation created the “literal” land of the free is ridiculous. Remember, this was also the generation that fought against desegregation and civil rights and had to be dragged kicking and screaming into the modern world by those dreaded baby boomers. And I get so damn tired of this generational bullshit. Every generation thinks they were so much better than the one that came after it. The baby boomers were lazy hippie potheads according to their parents, then the baby boomers turned around and said the same thing about the “x generation” (that would be me) and now my fellow Gen Xers are saying the same thing about the “millenials.” They’re all full of shit.

The saddest part of all might be that in one administration, this president and his cronies have taken the hard-earned “Land of the Free and Home of the Brave” and turned it into “The Land of the Enslaved Effeminates and the Home of the Cowards.”

Oh look, she thinks she’s being clever. I’m reminded of what Christopher Hitchens once said of PJ O’Rourke: She thinks she’s a wit — and she’s half-right.

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