We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
You may wonder whether [Krauthammer] ever applies his psychiatric knowledge to his analysis of politics. He has been known to joke, “As a professional, I diagnose Senator X with . . .” — but the real answer is no. “Psychiatry has no application to politics,” he says, “and anyone who pretends it does is a fraud.”
Michael Kinsley sneered at participants in the Tea Party Movement, in the Atlantic, dismissing them as people only interested in a tax cut, and challenging their patriotism. Kinsley admires instead the 1960s anti-war movement, which he describes as “selfless and idealistic.”
Bah, humbug! I was there. Whom does Kinsley think he’s kidding? The 1960s anti-war movement was pure selfishness. The student revolution gave people our age the chance to throw their weight around and they took it. Adolescent hormones, excess energy, and self-importance found expression in opportunistic rebellion against authority powered by the disproportionate weight of an unusually large age group sept. A lot of people back then went out to the demonstration motivated by nothing nobler than the desire to see themselves on the six o’clock news.
I was there, too (the 60s anti-war movement). You missed the biggest reason the movement got popular: young men in college (and out) didn't want to go fight in Viet Nam and die - they wanted an end to the draft. Self-preservation is a great motivator.
I worked in Boston during the late 60's early 70's and, while out for my daily lunch-time stroll, frequently bumped into the peace-protesting crowds. They turned out to be a bunch of unwashed (really smelly), foul-mouthed, hateful individuals who were obviously unemployed and not going to school. Not a pleasant encounter.
Nevertheless, i find it interestin' Missy Darshan-Leitner doesn't hold to the conspiracy fantasies presented by other poster of same Arutz Sheva report.
It bears repeatin';
"Nevertheless," Darshan-Leitner wrote, " despite the clear unequivocal policy of the United States to support Israel's right to control the security of the territorial waters around Gaza and to isolate Hamas from external support, the FGM and the American Educational Trust are attempting to undermine the foreign policy of both the United States and Israel, and attempting to aid and abet the Hamas terrorist organization, by raising money to smuggle in weapons and supplies in direct violation of the Interim Agreement regarding foreign vessels and to undermine Israel's sovereign authority."
FGM dinkuses ought be sent to a real Muhammadan state like Saudi Arabia or Iran and quarantined.