New York Times Does Its Best to Create Sense of Maudlin Panic

Oh, for Pete’s sake, this is pathetic on so many levels:

Come Christmas, McKenna Hunt, a gregarious little girl from Safety Harbor, Fla., will receive the play kitchen and the Elmo doll she wants. But her mother, Kristen Hunt, will go without the designer jeans she covets this season.

For Ms. Hunt and for millions of mothers across the nation, this holiday season is turning into a time of sacrifice. Weathering the first severe economic downturn of their adult lives, these women are discovering that a practice they once indulged without thinking about it, shopping a bit for themselves at the holidays, has to give way to their children’s wish lists.

“I want her to be able to look back,” Ms. Hunt declared, “and say, ‘Even though they were tough times, my mom was still able to give me stuff.’ ”

First, mother’s (and parents in general, of course, to avoid getting all sexist) have been spending more on their kids than on themselves forever. That’s the nature of having kids, and it’s not a sacrifice–that is, unless someone is devoid of all rational values. Really, this kind of sanctimonious bullshit is tiresome and offensive.

Second, is that really what a parent should want, that her children will look back on a major financial crisis and be happy that “my mom was still able to give me stuff”? I mean, give me an f’ing break.

Things are bad enough without the mainstream media doing its level best to create a sense of panic. I mean, come on: Obama’s been elected, the Left controls Congress and likely, soon, the Supreme Court. Capitalism’s getting the shit kicked out of it and, for good measure, tarred and feathered, and government’s exerting ever-increasing levels of control over the economy and our lives. Your Leftist intellectual bankruptcy is spreading further and further, resulting in a populace ready that’s for the yoke.

You can give it a rest now.

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