Ray McInerny, Sr., and his wife Jean, have lived in New Berlin for 32 years. A retired graphic artist, he now paints for his own enjoyment. This blog will attempt to present items of general interest to his New Berlin neighbors.
Human nature lets us recognize the shortcomings (sins) in others while ignoring any we may have. The tendency is to think we have no flaws. Some think they've already achieved perfection. (their own perfection - for how could they be wrong?).
The sit-downers and interrupting occupiers at various venues can point with vigor the wrongs of others while thinking of themselves as the Guy Falks of modern times.
The litany in response to the "Envy and Greed, The Protestors Creed" blog was fascinating and telling. Carving out a position where they are the "victims" of society and are burdened by responsibility to provide for their own families educational costs because neighbors aren't doing enough to help them, the protestors want to transfer their responsibility to all taxpayers.
We have citizens of this community who pay for all of their children's books and out-of-classroom activities. They do so in a framework of personal pride of family and self. They pay for tuition, fees, books, parking dues and sporting equipment plus costs for other outside activities. This is done placing a heavy load on families who pay the same property taxes, fees for services, etc. in New Berlin.