I am troubled by the lack of healthy skepticism in our culture — most notably on the part of celebrities who had no shortage of it in the 60’s and 70’s, when the government seemed indifferent to the guardrails provided by the Constitution. At the risk of giving lapdogs a bad name, these celebrities seem to have become just that — lapdogs.
In the last six years, they seem to have become enamored by the lure of huge government with a panoply of womb-to-tomb services — a government that will eavesdrop on our conversations, read our mail, and engage in warrantless snooping in our home. They appear on talk shows and suggest they have the moral high ground in trusting government to provide all sorts of goods and services in a huge seize-and-redistribute paradigm that also includes inter-generational plunder.
To put it simply: what happened to the question-government and question-authority figures of the 60’s (e.g., Graham Nash, James Taylor, and Jackson Brown), who seem to have become lapdogs?? The “question-government people” are now pridefully disparaged as “Tea Baggers.”
Perhaps they have “Low-T.” Come on Graham, some on Sweet Baby James, let’s see some of that old questioning spirit. Let’s see some healthy skepticism.