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Saturday, November 30, 2002
Democrats Gone WILD!
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- Listen to Al Gore reveal his innermost (paranoid) fantasies about “wealthy ultra-conservative billionaires who make political deals with Republican administrations and the rest of the media," and a “pervasive fifth column” in the media!
- Hear Tom Daschle whine about the nastiness of Republicans and conservative talk radio as he sits in front of a poster entitled “Republican Obstructionism!”
- See James Carville the way you’ve always WANTED to see him: with a garbage can on his head as he takes in the bad news on election night!
- And in maybe the wildest scene of all, watch Paul Krugman - the left-wing columist who took $50,000 from Enron and then wrote all kinds of nice things about the company - complain about “economic interests of the media undermin(ing) objective news coverage!”
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Friday, November 29, 2002
Uh-oh. First Al Queda; now this.
It looks like the producers of the cartoon "The Simpsons" are in BIG trouble. They've got THE HUNGARIAN MINORITY OMBSBUDMAN on their case.
They apparently offended at least one member of "Hungary's largest minority" with some recent gypsy-related humor, and now the HMO is on the job.
May God save and protect them.
Thursday, November 28, 2002
Francis Porretto has posted a perceptive article at the Palace of Reason about leftist loneliness (that's "loneliness" - not "looniness," though the two are doubtless interrelated) and how it leads them to do things that cause us all to suffer.
Here's a sample:
"....It's all of a piece. There are only two motivational patterns for the sort of thoroughgoing social transformation the Left wants to perform on America. One of these, the Class Struggle model, has been tried and found wanting. The other, Love Evangelism, has worked pretty well for the more activist Christian denominations, so why not try it in politics?
Of course, most dictators in recent history have combined the fantasy of their love for their people with a denunciation of an imagined national enemy. Hitler promised the Germans greatness and world-girdling glory, if only they could get rid of those pesky Jews. The Soviets were told that Stalin's love for them was boundless, that he thought only of their good, but that the 'bourgeois' and the 'cosmopolitans' were forever undermining his heroic efforts. Juan Peron execrated the 'reactionaries,' and the Ayatollah Khomeini had his 'enemies of the Islamic revolution.'
The American Left has tried out a few candidates for the enemy role: 'big business,' 'the rich,' 'the vast right-wing conspiracy,' and so forth. They've had only modest success -- too many Americans find, on sober reflection, that they belong to one of these groups by the Left's definitions -- so their rhetoric has been trending back toward inclusion and an affectionate miasma of government-managed togetherness...."
I think he's on to something. One thing he didn't mention is the burgeoning left-wing paranoia about home schooling. Now this certainly is at least partially about raw power politics. A significant increase in the percentage of home-schoolers could lead do a dramatically diminished constituency for the government ecucation monopoly. But I think it also reflects the angst to which Porretto refers. Home schooling threatens the sort of communitarism-by-fiat that gives lefties such psychic comfort.
It is certainly true that home schooling extends the notion of freedom of association to yet another area beyond the purview of the state. And if they're threatened by golf clubs and the Boy Scouts, I can understand how this throws leftists into a complete tizzy. Its a mistake, though, I think, to view this EXCLUSIVELY as a matter of political calculus. There is clearly something in the leftist mindset that take an almost spiritual comfort in the notion of an endlessly benign, endlessly nurturing, endlessly endless governmental infrastructure.
You know when I first noticed this? When I read The Grapes of Wrath a zillion years ago. There was quite obviously something more than economic propagandizing at work - though there was a LOT of that. No, there was also a palpable sense that we could all take great comfort in the good intentions of our benevolent government masters. Steinbeck apparently viewed the state much as Winston Smith came to in the final passage of Orwell's 1984:
“He gazed up at the enormous face. Forty years it had taken him to learn what kind of smile was hidden beneath the dark mustache. 'O cruel, needless misunderstanding! O stubborn, self-willed exile from the loving breast!' Two gin-scented tears trickled down the sides of his nose. But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother”
"Who is Nancy Pelosi?"
This is the question Chris Kinnan poses in an article on the web site of Citizens for a Sound Economy.
I have no problem with his article, which, I think, is basically spot-on. But I have a much simpler answer.
Q: Who is Nancy Pelosi?
A: A female version of Janet Reno.
Tuesday, November 26, 2002
Anti-Militia Reprisals Feared
AP Oklahoma City
April 25, 1995
"In the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing and subsequent arrest of militia sympathizer Timothy McVeigh, observers are increasingly expressing concern over the prospect of an anti-militia backlash. Militia experts are quick to point out that such terroristic acts are not condoned by mainstream militia leaders or adherents and advise Americans not to brand all militia members as terrorists or terrorist sympathizers.
'The vast majority of militia members are law-abiding citizens who simply espouse what they view as a return to a constitutional form of government,' said Fred Schwartz of the American Militia Defense Committee. 'They look at the Oklahoma City bombing with the same shock and horror as all Americans, but ask that we all remember that the militia philosophy is a philosophy of peace and that these extremists do not represent the militia movement.'
Militia supporters say they fear reprisals and even violence by those unable to separate the extremists who bombed the Federal Building from peaceful militiamen. There have already been scattered reports of threats and even physical intimidation against militia members. Two members of the Michigan Militia, for example, say they were surrounded by hostile locals who taunted them with verbal abuse - calling them 'terrorists' 'baby-killers' and 'madmen.' Many fear this is just the beginning......."
Do you remember all the articles like this that appeared shortly after Timothy McVeigh's arrest?
Do you remember politicians and the major media reminding us over and over.....and over again....how Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were not representative of all militia members? Do you remember elected officials rushing to make proclamations about how we shouldn't succumb to the terrorists or validate their grievances by shunning militiamen or treating them any differently than we would any other of our fellow citizens? The concerns with tarring all members of a group because of the actions of a few?
Well, do you remember endless articles, feature stories and TV specials about what a scary, scary bunch of folks these crazy militia guys are? And not a word of concern from any significant elected official about drawing the kind of unfair conclusions of militiamen that we've been incessantly warned about vis-a-vis moslems?
And Timothy McVeigh wasn't followed in short succession by:
- A militiaman trying to sneak a shoebomb onto an airliner;
- A militia cell in Buffalo plotting to do iminent harm to more American citizens;
- Two militiamen snipers terrorizing the states of Maryland and Virginia for weeks, shooting over a dozen people, killing most of them;
- A militia-sponsored bombing of a hotel in Indonesia killing hundreds of people - including some Americans;
- A militia-run occupation of a theater in Russia with the intent of killing hundreds of people in a mass suicide bombing;
If it had been, do you think we would have been constantly reminded of the peacefulness of militiamen - as we have been of the peacefulness of Islam? If not, why not? The question is worth pondering, I think.
"Islam is a religion of peace," we are told ad infinitum.
And maybe it is.
In which case, its adherents make more effective use of camouflage than even the most well-trained militia.