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.
Within days of the attacks, a friend coolly informed me, "the people in the Twin Towers deserved it." Still reeling from that shock, I almost lost it when another friend admiringly compared bin Laden to George Washington. Soon thereafter, a well-known academic in my circle complained that the sudden outpouring of patriotism made her sick.
This utter madness, which I thought would be confined to the fringe, rapidly spread to every corner of elite society. The more we learned about the savagery of the Islamist world, the more our moral and cultural superiors turned their wrath on us, instead of the enemy.
As headlines blared the almost surrealistic brutality of Al Qaeda, Senator Patty Murray told a group of high school honor students that Osama bin Laden was popular in poor countries because he paid for day care centers. "We haven't done that," Murray said. "How would they look at us today if we had been there helping them with some of that rather than just being the people who are going to bomb in Iraq and go to Afghanistan?"
More examples of the leftist/liberal moral and physical cowardice. They are afraid of confronting evil (requires they make a moral judgement). As bullies, they pick on someone that will not hit them back. Blick
Sure, Patty Murry (the senator in tennis shoes - or some such claptrap from her original campaign) is a few fries short of a happy meal, but she's on that stupid debt reduction committee set up during debt ceiling silliness. Thank you Demoncrats!!!
The Republican Party may be the Stupid Party, but the Democrat Party is the Idiot Party (along with some less charitable names).
If having friends around the world were as simple as paying for some daycare, we would be the most beloved nation on the planet.
There are many reasons to hate America, most rooted in fear, envy and greed. But there are some legitimate reasons.
Anyone who hates America because we are supposedly evil, should feel something far past hate for the Islamofascists of the world who treat women as property and non-Muslims as 2nd class citizens.
We haven't always been as good as we wanted to be, but we've been better than anyone else would have been in our shoes. If we ever lose our power, the world should tremble because in our absence a much more serious evil will rise.
Sadly my mother thinks like that, blaming the US for everything that's wrong in the world (though she doesn't adolate bin Laden, she holds that he does have a point...).
She's utterly impossible to convince otherwise, trying to argue her out of it would destroy the family so we just let her have her delusions.
She also thinks Obama is the best president the US ever had.
And that's a person who will never vote for a leftist.