Quote of the day—Barbara Walters

He made so many promises we thought that he was going to be … the next Messiah.

Barbara Walters
December 18, 2013
Barbara Walters: We Thought Obama Was Going To Be The Next Messiah
[Well there’s your problem!

If anyone thinks it’s possible to liberate people by increasing government power it’s time to get them checked into the psych ward. Many liberals have mental problems. This is just one more example.—Joe]

16 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Barbara Walters

  1. Seriously, combine BabaWawa’s confession with the obvious White Guilt which elected him the first time, and its not difficult to see why the plurality of voters lacking the ability to think critically were taken in.

    Our schools don’t need to crank out STEM kids, they need to have, as a goal, that every high school graduate can think critically.

    • And that is what a “Classical” education is all about. Greek and Latin were taught with Rhetoric, learning to speak and argue well, which requires critical thinking, and mathematics where you learn there really are some right and wrong answers, because there is no way to eloquently explain why 2+3=6 and be correct. Not everyone needs calculus, but everyone DOES need to know how to form a logical argument, and see though an illogical one.
      And idiots like her have the gall to call US rubes.

    • Our schools don’t need to…”

      Well that’s the problem right there. “Our schools” would typically mean “our centrally planned government schools” and so it’s a non starter– a centrally planned government school will do no such thing as teach kids to think critically unless by “critical” we mean bullcrap like “Critical Theory” or “Critical Pedagogy” which is anti-Americanism. The purpose of a government school is to churn out conformists who will assume their place in the authoritarian hierarchy. For a government school to fulfill its purpose, critical, independent thinking must be discouraged.

  2. “… the next Messiah.”

    Anyone who believes someone in government is a Messiah, or a potential Messiah, is in fact insane.

    “If anyone thinks it’s possible to liberate people by increasing government power it’s time to get them checked into the psych ward.”

    From the point of view of the insane, “liberation” has a meaning entirely different (backwards) from the one we understand. We think of it as liberation from central planning, threats, coercion and extortion. THEY think of it as the “freedom” to do all of those things and more.

    I heard it described simply as “the freedom from right, to do wrong”, whereas our definition is more like “the freedom from wrong, to do right”.

    If your mind is orented around the longing for a centrally planned (authoritarian) system, then the true American ideals of liberty do in the very real sense represent the chains of bondage to you, and you therefore seek “liberation” from that set of standards.

    • This is what Obama means when he says of the two or three conservatives in Congress that they are “gumming up the works”. They’re in the way. They’re opposed to Obama’s “liberty” as he sees it.

      It’s utterly, pathologically insane of course, but it does explain the “mechanism” of the communist/jihadist/Fascist/Progressive/Marxist/authoritarian/criminal mind.

    • Freedom is slavery, baybee!
      Woe unto those that call good evil, and evil good. Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! Methinks Isaiah was onto something there. Read the whole chapter, some prophetic words in there.
      http://biblehub.com/niv/isaiah/5.htm

  3. Calling each other insane isn’t getting anyone anywhere.

    I’d prefer we point out the other side does not use facts, cannot argue logically, does not use the scientific method of testable hypotheses, etc..

    That said, I’d also prefer the other side could do the above, because then we could eventually convince them of our correctness. With the batshit insane, you can only protect yourself and others from their actions.

    • “I’d prefer we point out the other side does not use facts, cannot argue logically, does not use the scientific method of testable hypotheses, etc..”

      That’s because they’re insane.

      • LOL. So I should not call someone insane, but I may define the word and apply that definition to them without using the word.

        Sorry; I’m not very good at doublespeak. I’ll just call it like I see it and let the chips fall where they may. If that makes me a bad person then I’m a bad person. I’ll at least try to be an honest, bad person.

        Hiding the truth, dressing it up in an attempt to make it more palatible to the dishonest? Go ahead and try it, if you think it’s a good “strategy”. I say you won’t persuade anyone. I say you’ll only play a part in fostering a world that’s too weak and cowardly to face the truth.

  4. There is only one Messiah, and it is not the POTUS.
    Until they accept this, we have to contend with their evil intentions.

    • That is a religion with which I wish to remain a non-participant. Unfortunately in that religious war, like the one with the Islamists, there are no neutrals.

      • “That is a religion with which I wish to remain a non-participant.”

        Good. The one messiah came, not to start a new religion in his name, but to free us from religion. This is key; remember that the religious scribes of the time were in part responsible for his condemnation and execution.

  5. I think it is kind of sad that an old bird like Babs with lots of experience would fall for the old if it sounds to good to be true adage. It appears that there is no fool like an old disingenuous Liberal fool.

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