Anyone, said T.S. Eliot, could carve a goose, were it not for the bones. And anyone could govern as boldly as his whims decreed, were it not for the skeletal structure that keeps civil society civil -- the rule of law. The Obama administration is bold. It also is careless regarding constitutional values and is acquiring a tincture of lawlessness. [...] The administration's central activity -- the political allocation of wealth and opportunity -- is not merely susceptible to corruption, it is corruption. - George F. Will, Tincture of Lawlessness: Obama's Overreaching Economic Policies, May 14, 2009, The Washington Post
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they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Ghengis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam, in addition to the normal ravage of war and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country.
And this was all due to a primitive paranoia on the part of Republicans about their bogeyman – communism. Never mind that JFK took America into the conflict. It was those stupid conservatives who saw a communist under every rock and believed in some freaky “domino” theory about the spread of communism in Asia. Pheh!
After America won the war (see An American Amnesia) and lost the peace due to the Democratic congress de-funding the South Vietnamese government it had pledged to support in the peace agreement, what did I think about the subsequent killing fields and communist genocide in Southeast Asia? What genocide? Boat people? I didn't know anything about boat people until I met one in engineering school in the late 1980s.
Do liberals ever ask themselves what the difference is between Nazis and communists? Answer: Nazis kill Jews first and then anyone else who gets in their way. Communists kill anyone who gets in their way. Lots and lots of people. No matter. When you're a liberal, it isn't about the truth. It's about smug self-righteousness.
WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER!
SUPPORT THE TROOPS Bring them home!
What about Watergate? Oh yeah – Watergate was a liberal's political orgasm. It was affirmation of all I thought (using the term loosely) about evil conservatives and their war mongering, greedy, corrupt, bigoted ideology. Tricky Dick was the poster boy for Republicanism until Reagan displaced him with his stupid “evil empire” saber rattling, not to mention Iran Contra. What about Nixon's disastrous socialist experiment with wage and price controls? Further evidence that the dream can only be fulfilled by the “right” people. Barack Obama, anyone?
Liberals are in love with their virtue. It is a deep narcissism, which I'm hoping God will forgive in me since I was young at the time and who isn't narcissistic in their youth? Liberal intoxication with their virtue is so profound, their minds are impenetrable to facts and reality. The sin this engenders and the room it makes for evil to flourish is so destructive, the liberal survival mechanism is an extreme cognitive dissonance which would make the text books – if psychology academics weren't so subject to it themselves.
So, to my liberal friends – love the lie. It is keeping your head from exploding!
Political correctness is the bully's way to keep you from voicing truths inconvenient to the Left's narrative. - Western Chauvinist.
Melanie Phillips, author of The World Turned Upside Down: The Global Battle Over God, Truth and Power spoke the following on The Dennis Prager Show, June 7, 2010.
“Well, um, the book arose out of a puzzle, where I... I had come to the conclusion that over a very wide range of issues, black was being presented as white, truth was being presented as lies and vice versa, justice was being muddled up with injustice, right not being told from wrong. Um, and I set out to try to... to work out what on earth was going on and I came to the conclusion that in the west, the intelligentsia, the left-wing intelligentsia has simply departed from reason.”
“But, the other great difference [between the UK and the USA] is this... that, although there are many many ordinary people in Britain who still know right from wrong, truth from lies and so on... and one of the points I'm making in my book is that the phenomenon I'm talking about... flight from reason, is confined to the intelligentsia. Nevertheless, there is much more hope that in America this can be fought off, because in America the great mass of people are still pretty God-fearing. … In those parts of the west that have become godless has grown up the belief that to follow the precepts and the beliefs of the Hebrew Bible and the Christianity that was built on top of it, which underpin our civilization... that if you believe in those things, say the intelligentsia in Britain, you are basically irrational. You are basically a credulous fool who believe a load of superstitious mumbo jumbo. And it's my argument that, in fact, those beliefs in the Hebrew Bible and the Christianity that was built on top of it, underpin the things that all of us, including secular folks hold dear. The idea of equality between human beings fashioned equally in the image of God; the idea of equality for women; the idea of freedom of speech; the idea of individual liberty; the idea of social justice; and above all, the notion of reason. These are things that are actually underpinned and given to us by the... by the Bible.” - Phillips describes herself as a secular Jew.
The secret of happiness is freedom and the secret of freedom is courage. - Thucydides
“The free enterprise system is about human flourishing. The happiest people are those who earn their success, whatever the amount of money they earn.” - Arthur Brooks, author of The Battle: How the Fight Between FREE ENTERPRISE and BIG GOVERNMENT Will Shape America's Future.