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.
Lincoln and Bush have common similarities and circumstances. History should serve as a reminder that the current situation in this country is not unique. In fact, ours pales in comparison to Lincoln's time.
It should remind supporters of the current administration not to give up or to compromise our fundamental principles. The political climate is ugly, but can you imagine what it was like 200 years ago? I admire Bush for standing firm in the face of adverse public opinion. Admittedly, I wish that he were a better communicator. However, would it matter anyway? As the cartoon suggests, Bush isn't going to win with the MSM.
Please allow me to relieve some frustration. I've been so looking forward to tonight's Led Zeppelin reunion concert in London-only to find out it isn't being telecast live! To me a Zeppelin reunion ranks right up there with the Cubs playing in the World Series.
Second, I was beginning to think lately that I've been too harsh in my criticism of liberals. But that was before hearing the announcement that Algore picked up his Noble Prize today. I also read this morning that an environmental whacko scientist is proposing a tax on carbon emissions, to be assessed at childbirth. He supposedly came up with an estimate of how much carbon the average person emits over a lifetime. Anyway, it struck a nerve.
Who in their right mind would think, let alone propose something so preposterous? To be honest, there are times when I feel sorry for these pathetic and ignorant losers. But on the other hand they can be so obnoxious and arrogant. You just want to grab them and shake some sense into them!
There are also ocassional weak moments where compromise seems the appropriate alternative. Yet, in reality you cannot compromise with lunatics. I suppose that they look at conservatives in the same way. And perhaps that is the most confusing issue of all. How in God's name can we be so far apart in our thinking?
Rush said today that he is tired of trying to figure out the liberal mindset. In his mind the only thing to do is defeat them. Admittedly I must say that I agree with him.
In truth, I believe liberalism is insane-and dangerous. But it sounds like an irrational and extremist position. And, once you reach that point it is hard to come back. In other words compromise is just not possible.
A friend gave me some advice recently, saying that life is less stressful when we don't strive to be right all the time. And, I agree with that, but then I think my God, look at what Algore is getting away with. I wonder if deep in his heart he truly believes what he is doing. Or, does he know that global warming is a scam.
The question I wrestle with is are we somehow responsible for allowing him and others to get away with it? Is it really that important? And if so, how do we stop it? I mean, it seems like such an impossible task.
You read what the scientist said, and you think to yourself, "nah, nobody would ever do something like that." Nobody would take him seriously. But, is that true? When does insanity become reality? The evidence leads one to believe that it is already happening.
But then I ask myself, am I being rational? How can so many people see and I can't? What am I missing? Am I somehow being intolerent? Am I being judgmental, biased or prejudiced?
Hopefully all of you understand where I am coming from tonight. Again, I think one of the most difficult aspects is that I am so diametrically opposed to liberalism. As a Christian, I am taught not to hate, that we are supposed to love everyone. But I have to admit that I am struggling with this.
We discussed evil the other night. The truth is that I believe liberalism to be fundamentally evil. Again, if that is true, then aren't we supposed to hate evil?
I think that reasonably mentally and emotionally healthy folks, of reasonably mid to high intelligence, will find themselves among the ''right''. The link between conservatism and income is secondary, derived from that primary link.
The ''left'' just catches everybody else--including some very smart people who see the opening to exploit that 'everybody else'.