Tuesday, October 19, 2010
France is learning a valuable lesson
When you build a society upon a foundation of narcissism, it won't last longer than the need to ask for something in return. Hedonism is the carrot that the Left has used to lure people into its embrace, narcissism is the natural tendency it has fed. But now we're realizing it's not so easy to maintain a society where the motto is 'what have you done for me lately.' Or, in the almost words of the late President Kennedy: 'Ask not what you can do for your country. Rather, ask what your country should do for you.' France isn't the first to see the fruits of the tree of modernism rot and fall. The question is, will Americans see the folly in time, or continue down the path guided by those who see a secular, liberal European socialist state as the ultimate prize to be won. We'll see.