Father's Day 2010 Down East at Camelot-by-the-Sea with an ambiguous sunrise that could go either way.
The "little people." The "small people." The "folks." When did the rugged individualism that is our American birthright get sucked down into the Gramscian cesspool that is the marxist meme of "the masses"? The term is used unthinkingly even by some of our admired allies on this side of the aisle. Then there's BP Chair Carl-Henric Svanberg, who bowed down to politically correct pressure to issue the usual "apology" for speaking truth to powerlessness:
"I hear comments sometimes that large oil companies are greedy companies or don't care, but that is not the case with BP. We care about the small people." He later said he was sorry for speaking "clumsily."
Opinionators tried to make it okay due to a loss in translation. But frankly, we see little difference between the "little" and the "small" people. It all comes down to a self-appointed elite's disdain for tea party "folks" like ourselves who aren't buying their statist utopia. We've started rereading F.A. Hayek's The Road to Serfdom, and we're getting revved up with the frenzied underlining and margin scribbling — which we still totally agree with! — of our first reading, perhaps twenty years ago. Loaded for bear. A taste:
In social evolution nothing is inevitable but thinking makes it so.
Thanks to Glenn Beck's promulgation, Hayek's brilliant insight is now #1 on Amazon. Maybe it's not too late for the masses our fellow Americans to wake up from our long national nightmare.
To put it in Christian terms light without darkness is Christ without the cross: a sad, vapid character.