Comments: Suicide bombers don’t care about the effects of their actions on others.
I've said it before, but it's worth repeating: Despite all the crap you hear Republicans says about how this is really a "center-right nation," the large majority of the American people are in fact actually firmly left wing.
And they will stay that way.
Posted by Sensing at November 26, 2012 1:57 PM
Danonumous (aka D.S.)
The problem is the republicans are every bit statists as the democrats, they just like big government for different reasons. We are a left wing nation, center left and extreme left, it doesn't matter which party you vote for because they both parties keep moving to the left, and people keep voting for that move to the left.
Posted by Potsie at November 26, 2012 2:45 PM
Nah, Republicans are not the same as Democrats. They are what the Washington Generals are to the Harlem Globe Trotters--you can't play the game without them. Let's compromise! We'll eat half a load of shit and not one teaspoon more!
Posted by james wilson at November 26, 2012 4:30 PM
I have no idea why my comment tagged me as "Anonymous," since I did fill in the identity blocks. Anyway, yes, the Reps are statist, too. That's why, for example, even back in 2003 I wrote that I could not endorse Bush for reelection (sure didn't endorse Kerry!).
Because the present-day Republicans and Democrats are both big-government activists, they have a foundational philosophy that is the same: America is a problem to be fixed, and Americans are a people to be managed.
Big government is itself apolitical. It cares not whose party is in power. It simply continues to grow. Its nourishment is that the people’s money. Its excrement is more and more regulations and laws. Like the Terminator, "that’s what it does, that’s all it does."
When my children are my age, they will not be free in any recognizably traditional American meaning of the word. I’d tell them to emigrate, but there’s nowhere left to go. I am left with nauseating near-conviction that I am a member of the last generation in the history of the world that is minimally truly free.
I don't take a word of it back.
Posted by Donald Sensing at November 26, 2012 4:50 PM
Some interesting post-Nov. 6 essays on Pravda, of all places (written by European, not Russian leftists):
Posted by Donald Sensing at November 26, 2012 5:04 PM
I wanted to stop reading when he started with:
There is a large group of radicals in the Middle East who have hijacked a religious community and are threatening the future of their people.
This is an error. The religion in question commands its followers to slaughter Jews and infidels alike. These aren't peaceful people minding their own business and suddenly find themselves the unwilling hostages of 'hijackers.'
Why ruin the whole argument with this cowardly opening?
He ends with
It’s time we fight harder against both types of terrorists. The best way is to vote against progressive liberals because they get their power from suicide voters, who in turn embolden suicide bombers with their policies and gestures.
This post might seem insensitive with some of the things I’ve mentioned. I am unapologetic. I’m sick of seeing my country downgraded in every aspect, day after day by people who continually disregard the principles that this country was founded on and made it so great. If you people reading this are offended, maybe you and your suicide voter friends should move to the Middle East where there are plenty of more people who agree with your radical ideologies.
Well now, let's just parse this mess. The author is tired of seeing his country downgraded. I have news for him, everything is downgraded the whole world over. It started with the language. He's using downgraded language. He's apologizing when he should be demanding apologies from the same liberal hijackers who've taken away his ability to use true language when addressing Islam in all its Hellish glory.
How can we fight against 'both kinds of terrorists' when we are surrendering to their PC ideas of The Hijacked Religion of Peace™?
The only way to fight the enemy and its Fifth Column is to take away their ability to make you feel bad for offending them. You can't fight a war if you are apologizing for fighting it at the same time. Get the hell off your knees, man.
Posted by Jewel at November 27, 2012 8:11 AM
Yeah, what Jewel said.
Posted by Gorgeous Gary at November 27, 2012 9:40 AM
Israel needs to bulldoze the Strip into the sea. Tell Egypt and Iran if they care so much for the Pallies, they're welcome to them. (some how I don't think they'll have open arms) That takes care of one border.
Then purge Lebanon and Syria of the problem people. Screw collateral damage since the operative phrase is, "If ya ain't with us, you're against us."
The World can go crank their collective carrot. When it suits the 'others', they don't mind a purge or two when appropriate.
Posted by Peccable at November 27, 2012 2:58 PM