Doesn’t anybody here know the difference between State and Country?

Taking a brief break from the training regime to rejoin the web.  It got lonely, knowing that only NSA spooks cared about me or what I’m doing.  And behold!  There’s been a rare occasion where the Instapundit is in error.

He linked a Peggy Noonan article which also errs, but of course that’s for the course.  She writes that “the surveillance state threatens Americans’ love of country.”  Prof. Reynolds adds, “Under Obama, it’s become less lovable.” 

Wrong!  Dadgummit.

Well, it may be that people choose to love their country less because the government’s wickedness grows.  But that’s because people are idiots.  There’s no excuse for an American failing to distinguish between government and nation, yet all constantly do.  So let me put this in terms you social creatures will all understand:  when someone you cherish is deathly ill…do you love that person less?

Government and nation are not the same thing.  Doubledadgummit.  Dear reader,  I won’t think less of you should you ever, God forbid, be stricken with cancer.  Not that the federal government is a cancer, of course.  It’s a formerly symbiotic organism turned parasitic.

Naturally, the parasite doesn’t want you differentiating between it and the host.  John Boehner shrieks “Treason!” not because his country is being betrayed.  And it’s understandable why the priests of insatiable Leviathan howl:  their power and privilege are threatened.

But this makes them less lovable*, not their victim.  Please stop confusing the parasite with the host, people.

*Though John Boehner and his ilk are extremely non-lovable, I am still expected to manage it.  It is a religion thing…and a work in progress.

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I've accepted that all of you are socially superior to me. But no pretending that any of you are rational.
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2 Responses to Doesn’t anybody here know the difference between State and Country?

  1. Edohiguma says:

    Well, you know how it goes: to err is human, to moo bovine.

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