The Cultural Lede our Liberal Friends Missed

11th Doctor: Hey, I’m the Doctor. I was here to help and you are very, very welcome.

Doctor Who Closing Time 2011

Stacy McCain’s series “Sex Trouble” has been a tour de force that exposes radical feminism for the narcissistic pity party that it is.  For that reason alone it is worth your time.

But in today’s installment there is a paragraph that should be read by every person in America who has no idea what their ancestors have gone through, who have never been REALLY hungry (and I don’t mean just missing one meal) and never had to deal with war, disease and disaster as a way of life, read and learn:

You can read the whole thing, because (a) you have an expensive computer in front of you, (b) you’re sufficiently well-educated to be able to read at college-level and (c) you have nothing better to do with your time than to read a Jessica Valenti column, which tells you that (d) you’re living in a prosperous industrialized society. Congratulations!

The “whole thing” refers to a piece by Jessica Valenti that he demolishes in his own classic way, but the point in that paragraph can’t be overstated.

If you are reading his piece or this one, you are in a position that most humans who ever lived could only dream of and enjoying comforts and abilities that most people alive will never see.

Because the perspective of most people comes from experience and few actually read history most will see their comfort and abilities as a their birthright rather than something that was only achieved by the hard work of giants that came before them.  It’s a reason to cheer as St. Paul said to the Philippians:

Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice!

Philippians 4:4

If the people of our country understood where they came from and how good we have it then perhaps we would as a nation be more joyful, and perhaps less medicated.