America could have a really great future if it could figure out what it wanted to be when it grew up. Its biggest problem is emotional immaturity. Why so many Americans are so infantile is a mystery. It takes longer and longer for people to become adults and even then many never make it. When a person grows old and doesn’t grow up, he becomes a grotesque and the country is filled with them.
The entire debate over health care is not unlike a fourth-grade food fight. If you look at the players, you can find America’s greatest grotesque, Mitch McConnell, leading the attack. This has nothing to do with politics and economics and everything to do with an infant posing as an adult. Mitt Romney is totally high school. Obama’s problem is that he is the only mature adult in a war of babies. Whatever he does, the kids just keep throwing pieces of their lunch at him. What should be dismissed as laughable childish behavior is treated by the media as serious discourse.
This is not to excuse many liberals who are capable of behaving as hysterical second graders without adult supervision. Challenge any of their assumptions and they go bananas. There IS a Santa Claus and don’t tell us differently. When I outed liberal hero Allard Lowenstein as CIA they became totally hysterical. They have no understanding of the seriousness of the debt and the bloated nature of the government. It’s like telling them the cookie jar is empty when they want more. The ultimate infantile reaction is the refusal to accept the crisis of climate change. The mass hysteria this has engendered on the right is the best evidence of how many babies there are posing as adults. The same is really true about the financial types who can’t make enough money. They will do anything, including wrecking the country, to keep getting the goodies. Out where I live in the Hamptons, the snooty WASPs won’t let blacks and Jews into their clubs. We don’t like you and we won’t let you play with us! The obsession with guns (bang! bang!) is another symptom of infancy.
There was a time in America when fourteen-year-old boys went to sea and became captains. They started businesses and ran farms. Grow up, America! Or you’re toast.