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.
Here comes another tome from the "ugly face of New Berlin," as I've been described.
Our great unifier, uniter, person of interest who promised an open administration where race, religion, national origin would not prevent any of us from becoming what we would like is preaching again. This time it's the Supreme Court that is wrong. Many of us believed in him. We wanted a new Camelot that many of us thought he'd bring to the national political scene. The time was ripe for someone new, someone different, someone able to bring us all together into one nation under God. He was going to bring us all together, not divide us.
Hardly any of us are free from criticism. Constructive criticism can aid our development. It can inform us as individuals and society. When criticism is valid and based in reality there is rarely any harm done. When handled in an appropriate manner criticism allows the critic and the one being singled out an opportunity for personal growth.
Recent pointless jabs by those who like to be referred to as “Liberals,” or “Progressives” have sunk to new lows.And they coarsen the environment with the diatribe they want us to believe is valid criticism.
Some of this criticism can be traced back to when Hillary Clinton mocked women who stayed home baking cookies and having teas. That was in 1992. By 2004 one Teresa Heinz Kerry, John Kerry’s wife, sniffed that Laura Bush, a former teacher and librarian never “had a real job, I mean, since she’s been grown up.” Hillary was born into upper middle class privilege and Teresa married into her fortune and future which grants them the right to chastise.
Howard Gutman, who in 2008, lectured Sarah Palin as to her “responsibility to put your family first,” singling Palin out because of her Down syndrome baby, and her teenage daughter who was pregnant. Gutman’s attack is not that a woman shouldn’t run for vice-president with five kids, but that a parent when they have a family in need should get out of the public square and stay home.” Gutman was on the Obama campaign’s national finance committee.