Nature offers a persisting message that nothing in life is free. There’s more than a little bit of irony in the reality [that] liberals who view themselves as paragons of nature routinely overlook that truism. Sorry, Asheville, but there’s a price attached to living off the labor of others, getting high, misusing other people as sex toys and buying into liberal political promises of something for nothing.
One price is hostility. The more reliant we are on the performance of others to ensure our happiness, over time the more we resent those others. That formula explains many of the self-destructive behaviors of our culture, the anger of a much-betrayed young America and the eventual collapse of the left. As you seduce people into becoming political mascots, you feed their insecurity and anger when you inevitably let them down. People make poor pets.
The Mountain Xpress excels as our region’s marketing arm for the seven deadlies. The pretense this mission serves us well is something else altogether. There are no upfront costs to your publication, but the liberal propaganda you champion carries a very high price to your readers and our community.
It’s neither nice nor possible to fool Mother Nature.
— Carl Mumpower