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Monday, March 10. 2008
From the WSJ (h/t, Buddy):
Is it possible that people like Chavez and Fidel (and Stalin) really are ideal leaders in some peoples' eyes? Why? Read the whole thing.
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Recently returned from Puerto Palsco Mexico and witnessed massive growth and investment in development and condo sales at Mayan Resorts with millions of acres owned by Chavez.
He's following Fidel's model all the way, isn't he?
Forbes Magazine blew Casto's cover a couple years ago -- didn't seem to cause much stir, tho. Go figure.
Thought your readers would like to see the level of work being done at the MA level. This piece was done by a student whose career goal is to teach "what"and"How" our public policy SHOULD BE to other students. Watch and weep:
I'll say... and this is the future? Or at least how some would have it. What an extraordinarily simplistic view of the world. Both his ideas and the cartoon.
Thanks A II.
Terrorists, Marxists, Leftists and the Democrats
"If we let the Democrats undermine our alliance with Colombia to appease the far left, no international agreement is safe. Foreign policy becomes just another political tool and our alliances merely matters of political convenience. If we abandon Colombia, as we abandoned Vietnam, we simply will not be trusted."
oh yeah, more
''If we abandon Colombia, as we abandoned Vietnam, we simply will not be trusted."
This isn't an oversight by our stupid left--this is an intended consequence -- the objective being in the end to force us to buy $100,000 Pintos, Gremlins, and Darts.
And as far as our leftist's vaunted concern for the little guy, and the consequences of another Smoot-Hawley policy for the little guy who is striving for everything from daily bread in the third world to a middle-class life in the first world, and who will have to shoulder arms for the next world war, "ah, screw him."
That was a piece of sh-t video on the complex issue of illegal immigration. Using his logic, all borders are arbitrary constructs, invalid because the people responsible for them are dead. So if Mr Hickey's house was built by someone who has now passed away and I decided that I wanted to move into his house, then logically ( according to Mr Hickey's logic ) that should be OK with him. I think he would call the police ( border patrol ) before I could move my furniture in.
Re habu's link to "American Thinker" -- wonder if Pelosi has any idea of these things, and is just, you know, as brain dead as say, Elliot Spitzer, or is in fact a pro-communist fifth-columnist?
It's gotta be one or the other, folks. And she is the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Pelosi is a daughter of the mob--pure and simple. That was best evidenced by the fact that one of her first actions upon election to her current position was to run to pakistan. Pakistan folks--not Iraq, or Germany, or UK, or Japan, or even China. NOPE THIS GAL's first call order of importance was Pakistan--the most corrrupt country in possession of the bomb. What caught her attention doyou suppose? The bomb, or the corruption (oil, drugs, arms, etc.)? Don't forget about her husband's dirty dealings.
First the democrats tried to shove another daughter of the mob down our throats with Ferraro/Modale. When that didn't work they did get the Clinton's into office (after of course they got gaming casinos in nearly every state). Yeah, Pelosi ain't dumb--she's just a runner.
You know, it's funny you should mention that, as today the Governor of New York is revealed to have been involved with what is surely a mob-contolled enterprise. The same guy who has declared a rather savage war on certain areas of Wall Street that whatever their misdeeds (and Dick Grasso and others are still wondering what those misddeds actually were) are certainly not in need of mob cash.
And then there's that junior senator from the same state & party, who is running for president and as such is who if anyone--as the WSJ piece makes clear--should have long since (on the QT if necessary) wised-up Pelosi on the national security stakes involved in Colombia.
Colombian President Uribe, as the American Thinker piece makes clear, has been very effectively fighting the drug cartels (oh, they wouldn't be connected to the American mob, nah, no way) that were previously very near taking control of the country and making it the world's first narco-nation.
Uribe's (and Colombia's) future rides in part on this deal now in front of Pelosi.
Can't help but connect the dots -- not that there's really that many dots to connect. Lord help us -- this is getting baaaad. Black swan ?
Stop it Buddy... you're making me nervous... :)
But why not take it even further out... and the commies in league with the cartels and the jihadist in league with all of them... nice world we have here. We do have a lot of enemies in this world. As we are the last (almost) defenders of freedom.
I think it's just the inevitable reflexive result of Marxist indoctrination. You can tell ahead of time, every time, which side of a dispute a lefty will gravitate towards. The one antithetical to the interests of America and capitalism. Period. Sure there's always greed, self interest, etc., but egotism is the most powerful motivator and the egos of leftists are built entirely on the foundation of the assumed moral superiority of their politics. Gramsci and his followers combined Marxism and Freudianism in a toxic brew devised to hold the indoctrinated masses' self esteem hostage to their leftist politics. That's why it is so durable in spite of all the contrary empirical evidence and the heavy burden of massive cognitive dissonance.
Well said Paul and you're correct for sure. The question is... what's to be done about it. What's the cure for 'massive cognitive dissonance'...
There is some hope in that the major news organs and their enabling dissemination of propaganda are being slowly circumvented to a degree. But academia is training our youth... in all the wrong things. Only a stalwart few are able to resist the message of peer pressure.
If the Dems take house, senate and WH, it will be bleak years for sure.
I can't help but think that is a race to the finish, in my lifetime... though folks have been predicting doom since man could talk.
I'm looking for answers anymore... not more descriptions of the problem. And going back-wards to any particular set of 'golden years' is not an answer.
But alas... there are too many channels anymore. The real indecipherable from the noise.
The only answer is for a critical mass of Americans to actually perceive and accept the Gramscian plot for what it is and what its intentions are, or at least understand that the leftist-anti American-counterculture is fatal to the nation as it was conceived by the framers. It's an uphill battle to say the least.
Once again Paul... don't disagree. I am just looking for someone to figure out how to do that... cure that critical mass. Or at the least the percentage of it that isn't cured already.
We're all looking for that and participating in the struggle to educate whoever we can. That's all we can do until some momentus event shakes things up for better or worse. Between the media, academia, and Hollywood we are at a serious disadvantage.
True again... and perhaps my only optimism is to be found in my pessimism... as I said earlier, doom and gloom has been on the table since we learned how to talk, I'm sure.
So far it hasn't been as bad as some would make it. I can only say that I hope that streak continues.
Two years ago, more than 250,000 accounts were hacked into by the Russian Mafia. That is to say 250,000 savings/checking accounts held in Bank of America, Wells Fargo, WA Mutual, and several others. Because of the poitical impications, it was hardly reported by the leftist media. However, shortly afterward (several months) the G8 met in Russia: you have to believe that that item must have come up in the discussion. The question is what impact did that event have on that conversation?