I’ve been watching the argument between Diana West and her new book, aand a number of detractors, recently. Most notable is Ron Radosh, a man for whom I’ve had respect for a long time And I admit to not having read Diana’s book as yet. I’m looking into obtaining a Kindle copy later tonight. In […]
I was asked once why businessmen in general are usually soul anti-government. I quickly responded by saying that it’s because they’re the ones that deal with the results of government. All of it negative. Just recently former presidential candidate George McGovern died. I noted with interest David posted a note on that topic. He quite […]
Christina-Taylor Green, from Stephanie Innes, Arizona Daily Star: Aspiring politician Christina-Taylor Green was born in the midst of tragedy on Sept. 11, 2001, and died Saturday morning while trying to meet Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. The strong-willed 9-year-old third-grader had gone to meet Giffords with a neighbor when she was shot. She died later at University […]
Billy Hollis at Q&O today: McQ hit these pompous fools when they first popped their heads up. I was too busy to chime in then, but the more I’ve watched this whole “No Labels” thing, the funnier it gets. George Will does a pretty good job today of shredding some of their sillier assertions: Although […]
Some interesting thoughts on Sarah Palin’s new book…. which I happen to have started reading myself just the other day. I’ll leave Melissa’s thoughts on the book itself to her article. But she, in the process of laying the groundwork for her review, points up something that I’ve noticed myself on the state of things […]
Over at OTB, James Joyner looks at the current wave of reports surrounding Tom Delay: Tom DeLay, the poster boy for everything that was wrong with the last Republican majority in the House, has been found guilty of money laundering. NYT (“Ex-House Leader DeLay Found Guilty in Texas Case“): Tom DeLay, one of the most […]
In a recent conversation with a friend of mine, his comment was something like, “Those people on the far left must be from a different solar system.” Another friend said, “We are living in Alternative Reality B” (referencing the line from the movie Back to the Future) where we momentarily leave the time-space continuum. My personal take is that the far left is simply the result of a nasty turn taken on the path of evolutionary biology. While we may still appear to be part of the same human species, liberals and conservatives will ultimately be seen as fundamentally different members of the mammilia branch. And while I jest (but just a little), the question of what separates the “thinking” of liberals and the principles of conservatives is befuddling for many of us.
Most adults in America today (other than the most senior amongst us) have never had to directly face the ideology of the N. Pelosi’s, C. Schumer’s, J. Wright’s and E. Holder’s of the world. Even the 1960’s form of “progressivism” was set against the backdrop of the known evil of an outwardly racist system, and an equally controversial war in Vietnam. Today is different. What we face today is an unforced and radical progressivism without any of the supporting historical props. The problem with the interpretive thinking of conservatives today is that we are attempting to see the logic in the ideology of the left (or at least some form of semi-coherent palliative) that will allow us to understand the apparent vacuity. But herein we are seeking to see that which simply does not exist.
When we look at the notion [...]