“You know what would be awesome? If the United States had a real nanny state.” [Darleen Click]
So starts a risible (and mercifully short) exercise in irrational “compassion” by Joel Mathis.
Joel trots out the usual favorite go-to Left-lib statistics on how Americans are just so much “sicker” and “die younger than they should” and clutches his pearls so tightly you can almost hear his voice go up full octave
What is that rugged individualism getting us? We’re living sicker and dying younger than we should.
America leads the developed world in deaths of people before age 50, according to a new report from the Institute of Medicine, and it’s largely because, well, we don’t have that much of a nanny state. [...]
And let’s not even get started on the gun issue and its effects on public health.
Can’t we all Think.Of.Teh.Childrens!!1!1!
And Joel’s emotional devotion to NannyStatism affects his reading comprehension; he “interprets” a litany of multiple conditions that underline “crisis” statistics and declares
Get that? We’re providing lousy care.
I will give Nannyboi his due, though; he’s honest in his yearning to rewrite the definition of American Liberty to mean benevolent serfdom
Why I’m a liberal? I believe you can have freedom and care about reducing income inequality. I believe you can have liberty and smaller soda sizes. I believe you can be throw off tyranny and still have a smarter health care system that delivers care to more people. I’m a liberal because even though conservatives and libertarians can sometimes come up with good ideas to address these problems, mostly you sense they’d rather not be bothered. Which leaves good old-fashioned Big Government as the most likely option to actually fix stuff.
In one packed paragraph is the essence of all Left Nannybois & Nannygrrls — an unhealthy urge to control other people’s lives through Government power and a stubborn adherence to refusing to address what conservatives and libertarians actually believe.
Joel’s closing is a classic case of refusing to grasp reality.
Nannies don’t imprison you, after all, and they never did. Their job is to help you stand on your own.
It’s true that Mary Poppins leaves the Banks family when her job is done … The Nanny State never considers its job done.
h/t PowerlineTags: liberalism, nanny state