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.
I wrote about this article today, too. A meaty topic, the unwitting assist our fellow citizens of the Useful Idiot community gave and continue to give the enemies of freedom. To this day they still don't seem to understand they're being used.
Oh, the opinion leaders within that group understand alright. What they're after is a world where one succeeds by the negative personality traits. First, property rights have to become subject to the state, because a serf class with property is unimaginable.
Fascinating and sickening. Dunno whether or not they'll print it, but I just wrote in this comment:
The American president is "the" American. This is why so many hate the Clinton scandals--from both directions. That is, shame on him for so many things, but shame on his detractors too, for slobbing our own leader so publicly, dramatically, and incessantly. Now we conservatives are getting paid back, with savage interest.
Problem is, as the author implies, the truth of the difference in the characters of say Bill Clinton vs George Bush is truly trivial beside the fact that we likely will not win this war within our current warp-drive headlong hyperpartisan virtual civil war political condition.
If America could ally itself, and work with reasonable common purpose against the evil forces attacking (within and without) the free world, those evil forces would go dormant again, as they have so often in the past, to wait for another opening--such as another split America--to give it another try.
This wait could be made to be a long long wait, if only we Americans would start thinking a bit more rigorously before we speak and act.
I do realize that with the peculiar condition of a Clinton reprise in the electoral works, any re-affirmation of an old-timey less lung-ripping politics is going to be a tough prescription for what ails us. But, we have to try. This world, it ain't no party, it ain't no disco, it ain't no foolin' around (to borrow a lyric from aptly-named rock band "Talking Heads").