Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Opus 2012-137, New Terms: OES

As I was reading I came across a term I had not seen before.  It expresses what I have been feeling.  It gives a new way of describing the elites that are running the country.  I may have even used the words but I never came up with an acronym.  I never said it in capital letters.  They are the OES, the “overeducated, elitist snobs.”
“The people who suffer from this syndrome have been labeled by many other Americans as overeducated elitist snobs. The OES syndrome does not manifest itself like Margaret Dumont playing society lady to Groucho Marx. Overeducated elitist snobs may even be self-deprecating about their cultural preferences. They just quietly believe that they and their peers are superior to the rest of the population, intellectually and in their nuanced moral sensibility.”
Don’t miss that last part.  This is an attitude that is often totally hidden.  It is so sincere that the Elitist does not even realize what it is to look someone in the eye.  They think everyone looks down their nose.  The Progressives who run the agencies of government, education, the major foundations and charities feel that they know what is best for you.  They know you need to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle.  They know that you don’t need a large soft drink.  They know that you don’t need such a long, hot shower.  They know that fried foods are bad for you.  And they have the power to do something about it.

To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, “They are from the Regulators and they are here to help you.”

Murray, Charles.  Coming Apart.  New York:  Crown Forum, 2012, Kindle Highlight Loc. 1473-76.

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