What now?

Posted: January 18, 2009 by datechguy in opinion/news
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One of the things that I think is going to be quite a shock for the left in a couple of days is the lack of change in their lives with the departure of the US led by George W. Bush or as they would put it “hell“:

It’s a once-in-a-lifetime situation. The last eight years have been such hell.

Lets take a look at IMDB to see what kind of Hell the 44 year old Gloria Reuben has gone though since 2001:

In 2003 she was also nominated at the Image awards an award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special.

Oh the suffering! Ed Driscoll elaborates:

She looks fantastic. She’s spent 13 years on a top-rated TV series making a high six figure if not seven figure annual salary. And “The last eight years have been such hell”? Why, lights on the set too bright? Wolfgang Puck didn’t give you the first table at Spago? No, evidently, it’s because the man in Washington who in the scope of things will be seen as governing in much the same fashion as his predecessor had an R after his name and not a D.

And yet, somehow, in the photo of Reuben from 2006, she’s smiling–good stiff upper lip and all that whilst trapped in Bushitler Hell.

CS Lewis had this nonsense pegged years ago in Screwtape 13:

The characteristic of Pains and Pleasures is that they are unmistakably real, and therefore, as far as they go, give the man who feels them a touchstone of reality. Thus if you had been trying to damn your man by the Romantic method–by making him a kind of Childe Harold or Werther submerged in self-pity for imaginary distresses –you would try to protect him at all costs from any real pain; because, of course, five minutes’ genuine toothache would reveal the romantic sorrows for the nonsense they were (emphasis mine)and unmask your whole strategem.

There are a lot of people who have gone on about suffering who have made a great living opining on how they’ve suffered under President Bush. Nathalie Maines who sings for her supper comes instantly to mind but you can name a ton of talking heads who would qualify. When the world remains the world and real problems come up it will be interesting to see who they decide to blame for every thing they dislike about the world. That’s an inherent truth.

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