Monday, January 4, 2010

Oil Can. Oil Can.

oz2 There are those that consider themselves the “enlightened” ones.  They consider themselves intelligent above “common” folk.  They are tolerant of others…as long as the others agree with everything they believe even if it’s wrong.  Anyone that doesn’t agree with these enlightened, intellectual, tolerant souls are wished dead rather than debated or ignored.  If that’s tolerance, you can keep it.

An authoress contributing to another blog suggested that a preferable recent headline would have been Doctors Say Rush Limbaugh Is On His Deathbed rather than Doctors Find Nothing Wrong With Rush Limbaugh's Heart when reporting about his recent hospitalization due to chest pains.  Commentors to that post rallied the suggestion and carried the point further.  (That blog is not linked here.  I don’t want to provide free advertisement since I’m a capitalist and wouldn’t want that blog that caters to the “tolerant” to be subjected to capitalism.  It’s the least I can do.)

They wished the man dead.

Nice.  Tolerant.

It seems to me that those tolerant souls have hearts as empty as a tin man.  Very hypocritical.  These types spout love for their fellow man.  Sure.  Right.  I suppose everyone is a hypocrite; but not everyone wishes ill to those they oppose.  These commentors are mean.

To these intolerantly tolerant people I submit they should take on the chant Oil Can just like the tin man and pray the wizard grants them a heart.

When a man's an empty kettle
He should be on his mettle
And yet I'm torn apart
Just because I'm presumin'
That I could be a human
If I only had a heart
I'd be tender, I'd be gentle
And awful sentimental
Regarding love and art
I'd be friends with the sparrows
And the boy that shoots the arrows
If I only had a heart
Picture me a balcony
Above a voice sings low
Wherefore art thou, Romeo?  (Snow White)
I hear a beat, how sweet!
Just to register emotion, jealousy, devotion
And really feel the part
I could stay young and chipper
And I'd lock it with a zipper
If I only had a heart

Remember, February is Heart Health Awareness Month.


g said...

Hi, Maybelline.

I don't wish Rush Limbaugh ill. But on the other hand, I think that a person who mocked Michael J. Fox's medical condition deserves few, if any, well wishes from strangers when he is afflicted.

But it's great that he received such excellent treatment in Hawaii. Would that those of us who aren't rich celebrities who happen to be stricken in states with progressive policies could be so lucky.

Aw, c'mon. You know I love you. Let's run off to Paris together.


g: I don't think I would attempt travel with a US passport now; so I'll stick with your wonderful posts.

As for Mr. Limbaugh, well wishes and kindness may be just the thing he needs. If he is truly a Grinch as indicated in the post that started all of this, then he may repond in kind to those that treat him like Cindy Loo Who.

As for health care, class envy doesn't help the situation and neither does forced charity. Another example in literature (the 1st being the Grinch)would be Jesus teaching those hungry people how to fish rather than just feeding them. We truly need more people contributing by taking care of themselves and, of course, helping those that truly, truly need assistance. I think we can agree that there is a problem. I hope we can agree to not get bogged down in fighting over the solution.

I appreciate your kind and civil comments.

Anonymous said...

I FOUND YOU! I checked out your garden first - I have a black thumb, and a lazy streak, neither of which makes for much in the way of sustainable living. Working on it, and your photos and efforts are inspirational.

I didn't reply when you asked me about my blog a couple of times because I'm selfish - I really don't want to invite all the snarks to comment on a page my children read. It's more of a lifestyle/family thing that is supposed to incorporate my business and I'm not all that political there, anyway, only the occasional vent/rant or reading suggestion.

I'm not a big Rush fan, but I'm with you on the insincerity of the selectively compassionate squad at the WC. Whatever, people...

I'm so glad to have discovered your space, though, and I am glad I tracked you down! Be well and Happiest New Year.

Rachael (farmgirl)