Goofus and Gallant

As a child, I loved to read Highlights magazine. In it, there was always a section called Goofus and Gallant. The purpose was to help teach children what is good behavior vs bad behavior. Goofus would always be selfish, self centered, egotistical and just plain rude. Gallant was always selfless, polite, gentlemanly and thought of others as well as himself. Gallant would never lay on the floor and have a selfish temper tantrum. Gallant would never call people names or stereotype them. Gallant tried to be friendly to everyone including Goofus. Goofus would lie, he would never see other peoples views and was generally viewed as a total a*s. Goofus deserved discipline. He needed to be spanked for his selfishness.

In my life, I have been both Goofus and Gallant. I have held the door open for a lady or infirmed. I still do. I have had a temper tantrum. Did not get me very far. I have lied and got caught in the web that I created for myself. I can say that reading Goofus and Gallant, in some small way, helped form who I am today and in turn helped form who  my kids became as well.

So, look at the world today. Look at this David ‘the camera’ Hogg. He is a puppet for people like George Soros. He and others are acting like Goofus’. (Would that be Goofi?) Spoiled brats that were never spanked for bad behavior. Possibly because their parents were children of the Flower power hippies of the 60’s. Those that never bathed, believed in free love, lived in communes and smoked or ingested whatever drugs would make them feelbetter than the life they created for themselves. Or maybe, they were raised with so much hatred for our country, that they blurred the lines between ‘government’ and ‘country’. They want to ‘fundamentally’ change America, which inveritably means that America is flawed at its conception. They believe that if they could just be in control, they could make the socialist dream of utopia come true.

Goofus can be seen everywhere in government, both D’s and R’s. Those that are selfish and use their jobs for self promotion instead of ‘serving’ their constituents; us, the American people

Goofus can be seen everywhere in protests in the news. They are the ones claiming America is and always was bad. They are the ones wearing masks to hide their identities while tearing down what they don’t like, like statues of historical figures. They are the ones burning the American flag and disrespecting all the good that flag represents and all those that died defending what it represents. Goofus can be seen taking a knee to protest law enforcement all the while being paid millions of dollars a year to play a game demanding money to be donated to whatever cause they claim while not donating a penny of their own money.

Goofus can be seen demanding tax money go to support non citizens in services and support while ignoring citizens who do not recieve the same level of support or services forgetting that it is the citizen who pays for said services and support.

In 1999, Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment was in a movie called “The Sixth Sense” where the little boy claimed “I see dead people”. Like that little boy, I see goofus everywhere, all in need of a good public spanking.

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Socialism and social engineering are what is wrong with America today

Socialism and social engineering are what is wrong with America today

When I was young, my father taught me how to play chess. I was 7 and it was enough to just learn how the pieces moved. I played chess with my father for years and lost, kept loosing and was almost discouraged enough not to play anymore. My father did not believe in ‘letting’ me win. He believed that when you win, you did win by your own efforts. That way, if I win, I could be assured that I in fact did win. That the win was not ‘given’ to me but I ‘earned’ it. The first time I won, I felt jubulant. Not only because I won, but because I ‘earned’ the win. It was my efforts that gave me the win. It encouraged me to keep trying and get better at chess because I became addicted to the feeling of that ‘win’. Also, my dad learned that he had to start paying better attention in the game because I was getting better. It was still a few years before I won again, but again, I knew I had earned the win. 

So it is with life, life is not fair, life is not unfair, life is.

Imagine the damage to a person when he or she is taught that there are no winners or loosers in a game of baseball. Not only that, but every child recieves a ‘participation’ trophy. Those children are deprived of the learning experience of loosing or the elation of winning. Life has a built in learning experience, it is called loosing. You must loose and experience that feeling in order to create the drive necessary to achieve the feeling of winning. Now, take those children who were taught, unnaturally, that there are no loosers or winners. Imagine how unprepared for life that they are when they compete in life and loose. How many cry rooms will we have to create for that generation. Imagine trying to get a job and not getting it because there was someone ‘better’ prepared for that job. Those people are not prepared for life and the fault lies in the parents that allowed their children to be taught lies and falsehoods. 

That is the way of modern day liberalism. They claim they want equality, but equality of or for what? They want equality of outcome. They want everyone to have everything, a virtual socialist utopia. But the capitalist also wants equality, equality of opportunity. In America, the Constitution is written to try to create an equality of opportunity for all people by limiting what government can do to prevent such equality. It is when government interferes by trying to guarantee equality of outcomes that freedoms are trampled on. 

By trying to guarantee an equality of outcome, peoples freedoms are, by government, are inequal. I remember when a major employer in California had an opportunity for 50 people for an apprentiseship program. I went down and took a written test and an interview. I was told I tested very well. I had actually tested so well, that I had a very good chance at the position. I was called in on another interview, and told frankly that because the government had created quotas, this major employer was being forced to hire people less qualified than me so I could not be hired. So this employer was forced by the government to hire several people that were not as qualified as others. It was government interference trying to create equality of outcomes that forced an employer to hire people not qualified for a job forcing said employer to expend more time, energy and money in increased education for an open position. So the social engineering people forced the government to prevent a company from hiring the most qualified people for an open position. That is unfair to the company, unfair to the people not hired that should have been and unfair to those people that were hired. This is how a government can and usually does interfere with the natural order of life. The Constitution was written to prevent government intrusion, not citizen intrusion. It sets a series of rules FOR GOVERNMENT not for a citizen. Thus is the way of social engineers. Always trying to fundimentally change the world to conform to what they want no matter who or what it hurts. 

The government now demands what business owners can and cannot do. When I was young, business owners had a sign that read “We reserve the right to refuse service”. But now government wont allow that. The government forces business’ to provide service to everybody, even those the owners might not like or agree with. Like the baker who objects to making a cake for a gay couple based on his Constitutional right to freedom of religion. As a Christian, he objected gay weddings. He never expressed a hatred to the LGTB community, he just objected to participating in an activity that his religion objected to. He was not the only baker, he did not have a monopoly on the wedding cake business. The gay couple could lierally go to one of many other bakers, but he was chosen to be an example. And look at the hatred toward him. It seems that no matter what happens, the left is the party of hatred. They put masks on and destroy private property. They claim the ‘other’ side does the same, but I can’t remember the conservatives throwing molitov cocktails, destroying statues they did not like or suing bakers for whatever. Threatening violence to left centered speakers at universities and closing schools down for teaching Islam but not Christianity. The left is the party of hate. The democrat party is no longer what it was 50 years ago. They have embrassed socialism which is simply communism lite. Where is the joy. Why do, when the left wins, they not show happiness? They never seem to be happy. They are perpetually angry. 

I see no reason to negotiate with such vitrial and hatred. We must resist ALL forms of communism. Negotiating with socialist and social engineers is what is wrong with America today.