Hannity and O'Reilly -- always "The attack on ...(fill in the most alarming blank here)

I am always caught between being amused and being appalled by the right wingers who wave the flag hard enough to make a big hot wind and don't seem to have any idea what America is about.

The inventing/founding/establishing of America was one of the strongest, most innovative attacks on traditionalism ever, mindblowingly unthinkable in a world of crowned heads and colonialism.

These people and also the "originalists" on the supreme court don't seem to understand the underlying principle of America -- never bend the knee to traditionalism, but go beyond part of the ongoing creative process. 

Innovation and creation, by their nature, damage on destroy the traditional. Not as an intentional attack on it (unless as an old folksinging once said, unless it "stands in the doorway and blocks up the hall."), but as the result of innovative and creative thought replacing it.

America does not worship traditionalism. 

Traditionalism is the holy object of people who are scared because they're fighting off the realization that what they think they know is becoming obsolete and is no longer relevant -- and the HORROR that terrifies them is that they may actually have to learn something NEW. 





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