Those Who Matter Don’t Mind’

 

Hat tip: Ace of Spades.

Mike Rowe reminds us of a piece of wisdom from (our latest Cancel Culture target) Dr. Seuss:

Be who you are
and say what you feel,
because those who mind
don’t matter and those
who matter don’t mind.

If you, like me, are feeling lately depressed and distressed by the fundamental attack on Americanism, memes like this demonstrate that Americanism is going to be damned hard to kill. Although freedom is awfully fragile, the key benefit of the 200-year experiment in constitutionally-secured individual liberty is that has demonstrated that it can be done. Rule by tyrants, warlords, kings, potentates, oligarchs, self-proclaimed theocracies, and an over-class is not inevitable or avoidable. A people can (with proper boundaries and attitudes) self-rule to broadly shared benefit. And key to that is “saying your piece” and “giving people a piece of your mind” without being canceled.

There is a muscle memory in a large swath of America that doesn’t get visibly riled very often. And as someone observed that I cannot now recall, clearly quote, or attribute: The Progressives in charge realize that a backlash is coming and they are pushing as hard as they can to install gains in the next 700 days to preserve as much power and control as they can manage. Or, as Tucker has observed: If you treat people as extremists, that’s what they will become.

Progressives “don’t matter.” So for G-d’s sake (and America’s) don’t let them silence you.

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  1. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Rodin: Progressives “don’t matter”. So for G-d’s sake (and America’s) don’t let them silence you.

    Absolutely! I think Mike Rowe is terrific and inspiring and he certainly speaks for me. Thanks for reminding us that we have each other and we won’t give up!

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  2. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    Rodin:

    (Hat/tip to Ace of Spades)

    . . .

    Mike Rowe reminds us of a piece of wisdom from (our latest Cancel Culture target) Dr. Seuss:

    Be who you are

    and say what you feel,

    because those who mind

    don’t matter and those

    who matter don’t mind.

     . . .

    Nit pick: That is not an authentic Dr. Seuss quote.

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  3. OldPhil Coolidge
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    @OldPhil

    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    Rodin:

    (Hat/tip to Ace of Spades)

    . . .

    Mike Rowe reminds us of a piece of wisdom from (our latest Cancel Culture target) Dr. Seuss:

    Be who you are

    and say what you feel,

    because those who mind

    don’t matter and those

    who matter don’t mind.

    . . .

    Nit pick: That is not an authentic Dr. Seuss quote.

    Yeah, I did the same sleuthing when I saw the quote a few days ago. Sorta like:

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  4. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    @PaulStinchfield

    OldPhil (View Comment):

    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    Rodin:

    (Hat/tip to Ace of Spades)

    . . .

    Mike Rowe reminds us of a piece of wisdom from (our latest Cancel Culture target) Dr. Seuss:

    Be who you are

    and say what you feel,

    because those who mind

    don’t matter and those

    who matter don’t mind.

    . . .

    Nit pick: That is not an authentic Dr. Seuss quote.

    Yeah, I did the same sleuthing when I saw the quote a few days ago. Sorta like:

    Just as frustrating are the authentic quotes whose sources you cannot locate because nobody who publishes the quote bothers to give the source. For instance:

    “Autumn is the American season. In Europe the leaves turn yellow or brown, and fall. Here they take fire on the trees and hang there flaming. We think this frost-fire is a portent somehow: a promise that the continent has given us. Life, too, we think, is capable of taking fire in this country; of creating beauty never seen.”
    –Archibald MacLeish

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  5. kedavis Member
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    @kedavis

    Sounds like a bad family joke that Bertrand Russell mentions at least once in his books, that would be brought out when he wanted to discuss philosophy etc.

    What is mind?

    No matter.

    What is matter?

    Never mind.

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  6. MISTER BITCOIN Member
    MISTER BITCOIN
    @MISTERBITCOIN

    You cannot silence 75 million plus Trump supporters

     

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  7. Concretevol Thatcher
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    @Concretevol

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    You cannot silence 75 million plus Trump supporters

     

    Are they going to be called that for the rest of their lives or when can we call them something else?  lol  

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  8. Concretevol Thatcher
    Concretevol
    @Concretevol

    I

    Rodin:

    There is a muscle memory in a large swath of America that doesn’t get visibly riled very often. And as someone observed that I cannot now recall, clearly quote, or attribute: The Progressives in charge realize that a backlash is coming and they are pushing as hard as they can to install gains in the next 700 days to preserve as much power and control as they can manage. Or, as Tucker has observed: If you treat people as extremists, that’s what they will become.

    Progressives “don’t matter.” So for G-d’s sake (and America’s) don’t let them silence you.

    It really seems like (at least in my sphere) that the Dr Seuss cancelling nonsense has engendered some serious eyerolling and pushback.  Thank goodness something has!

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  9. MISTER BITCOIN Member
    MISTER BITCOIN
    @MISTERBITCOIN

    Concretevol (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    You cannot silence 75 million plus Trump supporters

     

    Are they going to be called that for the rest of their lives or when can we call them something else? lol

    deplorables vs insufferables

     

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  10. MISTER BITCOIN Member
    MISTER BITCOIN
    @MISTERBITCOIN

    Concretevol (View Comment):

    I

    Rodin:

    There is a muscle memory in a large swath of America that doesn’t get visibly riled very often. And as someone observed that I cannot now recall, clearly quote, or attribute: The Progressives in charge realize that a backlash is coming and they are pushing as hard as they can to install gains in the next 700 days to preserve as much power and control as they can manage. Or, as Tucker has observed: If you treat people as extremists, that’s what they will become.

    Progressives “don’t matter.” So for G-d’s sake (and America’s) don’t let them silence you.

    It really seems like (at least in my sphere) that the Dr Seuss cancelling nonsense has engendered some serious eyerolling and pushback. Thank goodness something has!

    Not Cindy or Megan McCain

     

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  11. RushBabe49 Thatcher
    RushBabe49
    @RushBabe49

    Actually, those who “mind” do matter these days, because in a very short time they can ruin just about anyone.  If they decide to mind, they can cause you to lose your job, they can drain your bank account, they can send mobs of angry “demonstrators” to your house to scare your children, they can issue death threats over social media, they can flood your land-line and mobile phones with ugly threats…  People have committed suicide when those that “mind” cause them unbearable psychological stress.  Those that “mind” are much more dangerous these days than in the past.

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  12. JustmeinAZ Member
    JustmeinAZ
    @JustmeinAZ

    You’re such an optimist.

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  13. The Reticulator Member
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    Concretevol (View Comment):

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    You cannot silence 75 million plus Trump supporters

     

    Are they going to be called that for the rest of their lives or when can we call them something else? lol

    When something better comes along we can call them something else. Until then, this will have to do.   (I hope something better does come along, but whenever I say I like Ted, people change the subject and tell me Ted rubs people the wrong way. As if that changes my liking for Ted Cruz.)

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