Sunday, May 14, 2017

I'll help you pack

A writer for the New York Times asked in a headline on Sunday:
For Liberals, Is It Time to Move to Norway?

As Chris Christie told the school superintendent who threatened to leave the state, I'll help you pack.

The writer in the Times was Lee Siegel, author of “The Draw: A Memoir.”

From Siegel:
Whenever a Republican gets elected president, it is a standard reflex for die-hard liberals and progressives to wring their hands and moan about moving to Canada or Europe.
For those of us who have lived abroad — when I was 19, I moved with my girlfriend to her grandmother’s house in Norway, fleeing my father’s bankruptcy and my own economic struggles — migratory thoughts are a cozy daydream, fueled by nostalgia and idealism, but no more than that.
I thought of returning abroad after Bush v. Gore. But like thousands of crestfallen liberals, I ended up deciding that things were bad but not quite bad enough — that George W. Bush was a terrible president, but that he was just one man, a usurper. The calamity of his reign, I figured, would pass.
This time around, though, I’m thinking of living again in Scandinavia more seriously than I ever have before. Something fundamental has changed in America, for the worse.
I agree.

Since November 8, when the American people duly elected Donald John Trump as their constitutional president, fascism has risen.

Democratic Party goons in masks have attacked Trump supporters at rallies, rioted in the streets during the inauguration, and have prevented conservative writers from speaking on college campuses across the USA in violation of free speech.

Judges have arbitrarily vetoed executive actions despite the Constitution's separation of powers.

The media has fanned flames of irresponsible conspiracies that include hacking the election, a revolt in the Electoral College, and at least a dozen hare-brained impeachment  schemes.

Siegel's refusal nearly 17 years after the fact to accept the election of George Walker Bush informs me that he is a narrow-minded, navel-gazing Know Nothing whose grasp of fair play is that of a two-year-old being told he must take turns with a toy.

Totally unaware of his tantrum, Siegel wrote:
America once prided itself on sustaining and improving upon the legacy of ancient Greek democracy. Today it is the dysfunctions, not the virtues, of the ancient Greeks that are ascendant. Baleful words with archaic roots rattle in the mouth like loose teeth: plutocracy, kleptocracy, gerontocracy, kakistocracy. The anti-democratic pathologies generated by American democracy have now overwhelmed it.
He just described the Democratic Party perfectly. Atrophied by its embrace of Marxism, the party is bereft of new ideas instead peddling rallying cries from earlier battles won: equal pay (1963), civil rights (1964), gun control (1968), abortion-on-demand (1973), and so on. I even heard one goofball call for the rights of women to vote (1920).

His dystopian view of his homeland hides an ulterior motive for moving to Norway:
No wonder my thoughts turn more and more these days to Norway, where health care and world-class higher education are free and where the oil-rich government has saved about $170,000 for each of its citizens in case of a rainy day. The contrast makes me want to weep. For the first time in 40 years, and now with a wife and two children, I find myself planning to propose to my wife that we all move to another country.
Sure, free money.

But I advise him to beware. Since he left  the Kingdom of Norway, Muslim refugees are raping Norwegians of either sex at a rapid rate.




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20 comments:

  1. Isn't that cute, he thinks all those goodies in Norway are "free."

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  2. "America once prided itself on sustaining and improving upon the legacy of ancient Greek democracy."

    Apparently, nitwit never heard this is a republic, not a democracy.

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    1. Not only that, everything in Ancient Greek "Democracy" after Socrates is mob rule, and eventually warped to socialism.

      America's legacy is Judeo-Christianity and the Magna Carta, as noted profusely by the Founding Fathers.

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  3. I don't know, a lot of Americans know a little Greek now. I see it on cars a trucks all the time. Does anyone know the meaning of Molon labe?

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  4. If he were serious about moving, he would have written to say he HAD already moved and this was his melancholy good-bye note. Why do such people feel compelled to tell us they are THINKING about moving? Do they want assurance from readers that it's okay to leave? Are they pleading for someone to talk them out of moving? Hey, pal, just do it, MOVE, and send us a final good-bye note we will be sure to throw in the trash. That's not so hard, is it? People make big life-changing decisions all the time and don't fall to their knees in the process, whining and crying. Man up!

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    1. He only imagined he was thinking.

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  5. GO. Lee Siegel, with all due haste. Get while the getting is good. Don't let the sun go down on you. Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag, and take them with you.

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    1. +1 Sam. Don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out either, Bugsy. Smell you later.

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    2. Here's your hat. What's your hurry?

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  6. What these progressives ninnies don't understand is that Norway, New Zealand, Canada, etc won't take them. They are not wealthy enough nor do they have any skills that are needed in those countries. They are also too old. Middle-aged duffers they already have enough of their own. They presume, erroneously, that EVERYONE on earth values their drivel. They don't.
    Elliott

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  7. Just wait until he discovers Norway's immigration policies. And he thinks Trump is a xenophobic pig.

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  8. Norway has these social security benefits because it doesn't pay its fair share to Nato. Norway 1.54%, USA 3.61%.

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  9. There was a time when a Norsemen with horns on his helmet struck fear into the hearts of the civilized world, but if you ask me, these days, the youngest Cheesehead fan is ten times the man they are.

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  10. My only suggestion to him would be to immediately renounce his citizenship and have his wife do so the minute he lands in Norway. That way he can prove he means what he says and it won't be so easy for him to crawl back after his wife or one of his kids is gangraped, beaten and degraded by a roaming pack of those "poor Muslim refugees" the Norwegians love so much.

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  11. According to Wikipedia, Siegel attended an Ivy League university on full scholarship, yet defaulted on loans used for his living expenses. He simply chose not to repay.

    A few years ago he wrote a column urging graduates to default on their student loans, too.

    He's a freeloader. No wonder the Scandinavian welfare state looks good to him.


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  12. YES. But I thought they all were moving to Canada and elsewhere if Trump were to be elected? Did even one of those overgrown liberal children follow through on that? Wasn't strepthococcus and his family moving to Oz, for example? The word of these people is as valuable and reliable as a $3 bill. I wouldn't rely upon these people to drive the car downtown to fill up the gas tank.

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  13. "Since he left the Kingdom of Norway, Muslim refugees are raping Norwegians of either sex at a rapid rate." And very limited ability to defend yourself and if you do, you just may be arrested. A gay American writer a few years ago went to Norway expecting a more tolerant culture than the American, wrote about the Muslims attacking Norwegian citizens and then rushing to the police reporting that those citizens attacked them. He was shocked at what he found. As with Sweden, the country/police have become very PC when it comes to charging Muslims with assault, or rape for that matter.
    The spineless West is committing cultural and constitutional guaranteed liberty suicide.

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  14. "Since he left the Kingdom of Norway, Muslim refugees are raping Norwegians of either sex at a rapid rate." And very limited ability to defend yourself and if you do, you just may be arrested. A gay American writer a few years ago went to Norway expecting a more tolerant culture than the American, wrote about the Muslims attacking Norwegian citizens and then rushing to the police reporting that those citizens attacked them. He was shocked at what he found. As with Sweden, the country/police have become very PC when it comes to charging Muslims with assault, or rape for that matter.
    The spineless West is committing cultural and constitutional guaranteed liberty suicide.

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  15. Best part of Seigal's article?

    the America that I returned to from Norway (after my girlfriend and I were unable to obtain visas)

    Gee, maybe he should try staying illegally. After all, it is his right, no?

    Let's see what Norway thinks of that.

    John Henry

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  16. Wikipedia says he lives in upscale Montclair NJ with his wife and 2 children.

    So what is he doing in Norway with his girlfriend?

    Maybe Trump is not the reason he wants to run away. Just a more respectable excuse.

    I get it, Lee. Default on your responsibilities for a student loan, no consequences. This leads you to believe that you can default on your wife and kids with no consequences.

    Well, you can't. No Norway for you.

    John Henry

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