Who’s whining now?
Some people do not know how to take no for answer, engage in sorry displays, or pull childish pranks just to get their way. Think about a politician trotting out a parade of “victims” in order to win their point, and you get the idea.
Here’s our growing list of articles about some whiners we’ve noticed:
- OccupyLincoln: The 99 Percent, The Proletariat OR The Incoherent? October 21, 2011 So Lincoln, Nebraska has a growing tent Shanty Town, occupied by a band of intentionally helpless Lincolnites. Ironically, Shanty Town Lincoln is located squarely on one of the best spots in the City to serve as a symbol of that city government’s, and therefore, elected officials’ and bureaucrats’ mismanagement of taxpayer dollars for a very ...
- Nebraska Appleseed Not Happy: Judge Refuses Injunction September 19, 2010 Nebraska Appleseed is a Lincoln-based entity that seems to be on the wrong side of just about every issue limited government types are concerned about. If it costs money, grows government, facilitates the welfare state, promotes a “green” agenda, and potentially raises taxes, odds are high…Nebraska Appleseed would be for it. GiN’s “Deserving of Darts” ...
- GiN Whine List: The Green Shirts August 16, 2010 GiN will be “honoring” those who – in our estimation – complain or stir up controversy over trivial issues or do so unnecessarily to win their point or “get their way”. The first honoree on this list was nominated by Linda (hat tip!). It is a group who showed up at a Lincoln City Council meeting ...
Notes & References [ + ]
|1.||↑||I cannot use the word “democracy” in an article without noting, firmly, that the U.S. is NOT a democracy, it is a republic. As Linda so beautifully articulated, in two of our most popular articles, ever, the men who wrote the Constitution believed democracy was dangerous. They knew their history – democracies always fail. See “A Republic If You Can Keep It” and “Majorities Don’t Always Know Best“|
|2.||↑||Mary Ann Shiech, in the printed version of the article to which I’ve linked, stated that she does not vote. The online version does not include the same statement.|
|3.||↑||Occupier Bryan’s remarks are actually particularly disturbing since his use of Marxist rhetoric is sophisticated in that it displays a depth of knowledge in present, typically in a true student of or believer in a particular political philosophy. I say this because his labeling of a small business owner as “petty bourgeois” is a technically and highly specific term used in Marxist philosophy. Bryan goes much further than Rosa in his derision of small business owners; under the Marxist paradigm, petty bourgeois are considered lower middle class|