Guess what? The American Sailing Association refused to sponsor Abby Sunderland because what she was doing was too dangerous
And guess what else? Her rescue cost $300,000, which her family can’t afford to pay. Mrs. Sunderland says: “We’re not wealthy people. What price would you put on a child’s life?”
That’s the self-seeking idiot parent of the self-esteeming idiot daughter whom numerous sentimental idiot conservatives have been celebrating as a heroic pathfinder in the Western tradition, and how dare anyone gainsay her courage or criticize her quest? But now we find out that when her irresponsible antics placed her in mortal danger, other people having nothing to do with her voyage, namely the Australian taxpayers, must pay for the very substantial costs of rescuing her, because, after all, she’s a “child,” and “What price would you put on a child’s life?”
There’s modern liberalism for you: unlimited personal freedom, enjoyed by some, combined with unlimited obligation to pay for the costs of that freedom, imposed on others.
It seems that every day now we see another story in which liberalism with its various appendages, including in this case the cult of female empowerment, runs into the boundaries of reality and gets exposed and discredited. It’s hard not to believe that, however slowly, the lessons are starting to sink in and at least some liberals are beginning to have second thoughts.
The story is from Australia’s Herald Sun:
Abby Sunderland’s solo bid was ‘too risky’ says American Sailing Association
Posted by Lawrence Auster at June 13, 2010 10:22 PM | Send