While I criticize liberals for loving bullshit, implying that bullshit is all bad, one has to wonder if it’s not also necessary. Maybe it’s what makes people stick together. Not our Judeo-Christian tradition, Shakespeare, or Monday Night Football.
Liberalism, Statism, or Progessivism, are of course almost one hundred percent bullshit.(Just be a commie and let it all hang out.) But followers of the Left love bullshit. It’s probably their favorite thing. They don’t call it that, they call it Social Justice, or Fairness and Equality. But the rest of us can smell it.
Lovers of bullshit aren’t all on the left. While people on the Right tend not to be easily swayed by BS, and try to get beneath the surface of things, they too have their bullshit.
Here I’m thinking of some conservatives’ view of Mitt Romney. They judge him by his looks and congenial manner, just like a liberal. We all have our preferences for a Presidential candidate, but Mitt might very well be our guy to end this nightmare in American that started 4 years ago when Nancy Pelosi became Speaker of the House.
Sure Mitt used to be more liberal, we were all born that way. No, I don’t like what he said about Global Warming (it would make more sense if he said it later during the General Election. Global Warming is Big Bullshit. It is sticking to everything.) I’m not in his camp, but I know he does have well thought out positions on all the issues if you care to find out his views. While he’s not a military man he believes in a strong defense and America’s role as a superpower in defense of liberty.
But my rethinking on bullshit comes mostly from personal experience. I’m trying to grow a business and notice that bullshit is something that is at least sprinkled on what I’m doing. I try hard to give value for money received, but a little BS spread over the top seems to hold everything together and give shape to what might be formless.
So my bullshit is fertilizer for a fledgling enterprise. It’s part of the psychology of business. In politics, we conservatives are starved for sweet smelling truth tellers. But we will just have to hold our noses and be prepared to not get all we desire in a country soaked today’s subject.
Update: “Big Bullshit” Hello Andrew Breitbart! Or is that the Lame Media? No, it’s little B.S. that could get me in the door.