Monday, December 01, 2008

The American Dream: The Conservative Version!

Courtesy of John Cole's excellent blog, I find this new Michelle Malkin column at the National Review entitled: 'Self-Reliant Jen-- Give thanks for Americans who do not put their faith in the Cult of You Owe Me. Malkin writes-
In the Year of Bottomless Bailouts, I am most grateful this Thanksgiving for Americans who refuse to abandon thrift, personal responsibility and self-reliance... Instead of staying in a home they couldn’t afford and waiting for a mortgage rescue from the savior Barack Obama, Jen, her husband and their four children moved to New Mexico [to start a farm]...

...Instead of awaiting the next stimulus check from the Borrow-Spend-Repeat-Panic politicians in Washington, Jen explains how the family has cut costs: “I learned how to make my own shampoo, toothpaste, soaps, cloth napkins, dish scrubbies, potholders, skirts (mend all clothes) and most meals from scratch. We heat our home exclusively with wood, and I am currently growing a winter garden. The spring garden will be in containers by the last week of December to prepare for spring planting. I do not see this as a downfall or a tragedy. For those worried about holiday spending: I spent only $100 for a family of six last Christmas, and most of that [on] underwear, socks and the meal.”

And she adamantly rejects the victim card: “This accident has been a blessing for my family. The pain that my husband has daily is not the blessing, but that he is alive and able to continue to watch his children grow into adulthood.

“It also has been wonderful to know that we live in a nation that affords us the opportunity to reinvent ourselves from suburbanites to a country-dwelling farm family. I am ashamed to see the American spirit that made our nation so great now turned into nothing.”

Thanks to self-reliant Americans like Jen, that spirit lives. In times like these, they are our greatest blessing.

Yes, God bless this economic crisis... for it has thankfully forced this woman and her family to pack up their entire lives and live like the hippies and organic farmers that she and her fellow conservatives despise so much! I will be writing a thank-you Christmas card to the titans of Wall Street for all that they did to bring this day upon us, so that soon more families will experience the blessing of making their own soap and napkins. The American dream realized at last!

Seriously, what is it like to think like these people? I've never done drugs, I wouldn't know.



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