Thursday, August 25, 2005

One Nation... Under Therapy

Watching all of this garbage with Cindy Sheehan and her band of merry seditionists- and the "peace" protestors harrassing our brave wounded troops at Walter Reed hospital, I remembered this little gem from Neil Boortz, published last November.

Remember "PEST Disorder"? That's Post Election Selection Trauma disorder... Yeah... these are the same people who are out there now, advocating our surrender in the war on terrorists... I just know they are. The below description sums up everyone at Cindy Sheehan's "camp"... and all of the lunatics at Walter Reed.

[[ "These people are weak. They're emotional cripples. They can't cope with life without the help and support of their grand caretaker government. They can't even cope with an election loss. They sit there with blank expressions, mouths hanging open like a brook trout, staring off into the distance. These are not the people that you could depend on when the chips are down. They're a pathetic indication of things to come, of the "grief counseling" culture that permeates our society today. There's a fight at the local government school? Rush in the grief counselors. Someone accidentally sets off a fire alarm? Grief counselors. Too many red lights on the way to your canasta game? Grief Counselors.

"This weakness disgusts me. Your candidate didn't win? Deal with it." ]] (LINK to original post)



Blogger husker_met said...

I still say these are all symptoms of a greater degree of self-absorbtion in this country than I have ever seen in my lifetime.

This "I am the center of the universe" type of attitude permeates everything.

25/8/05 17:25  
Blogger saj said...


My first reaction every time I hear that the grief counselors have been called into a local school is: GIVE ME A FRIGGIN BREAK!!! I can see it for a Columbine situation, but when there is a car accident and a student is killed or injured, I think it's a bit ridiculous. How the heck did we ever survive when we were in high school without grief counselors? We consoled each other, talked to our parents, attended memorial services and then got on with our lives, that's how!!!

Did you know that there is a recently published book out there by the same name as this post? Its full name is "One Nation Under Therapy: How the Helping Culture is Eroding Self-Reliance" by Christina Hoff Sommers and Sally Satel. I saw these women interviewed on Fox & Friends. It's one of the books on my must read list.

25/8/05 18:18  
Anonymous Mike said...

Self reliance is becoming a relic of America's distant past.

This culture we are living in is like slow acting poison. We are heading for societal death unless something changes. There is no denying that.

25/8/05 18:29  
Anonymous Tsar Lazar said...

Although this sounds cold, I remember when I was in high school one of my classmates got killed in a car wreck. Instead of grief, most of the crowd I ran with viewed it with considerable amusement. The guy was a jerk and a serious doper, so nobody really cared when he expired. Even his girlfriend was sleeping with somebody else within a month. Many jokes about his death made the rounds.

Teenagers are pretty flexible; I think "grief counselors" actually make the situation worse by programming the students as to how "adults are supposed to act" when death comes near.

Pomoze Bog.
Tsar Lazar

25/8/05 19:42  
Blogger Barbara said...

We have brought up a lot of 'emotional cripples'! If you are alive (and I hope we all are!), you will be met with lots of things during your lifetime that could make you an 'emotional cripple'. When an accident/death happened recently where my daughter lives, she said they need to take the car of that young man out to the school and leave it! It would be a constant reminder of what drinking and driving gets you. I will say most of the students in that school are considerate of each other, and counsel one another or go to a parent, instead of the grief counselors. I've yet to hear of one in that school, although there may be.

By the way, the Counselor in my HS (years ago!) wasn't there to counsel us on such things. :)

I'm with saj: we need to be be more considerate of each other, help others through tragedies in life.

26/8/05 07:16  

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