Skip to comments.Oh Dear, We’re Arguing
Posted on 10/21/2013 2:17:11 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot
And its a good thing. All those who want us to shut up and get on with it are missing the gravity of the crisisdomestic and world-widethe lack of reliable guidelines, and the prospects, both glorious and truly alarming. Thank goodness for the dissenters, both the ones I agree with and the ones I think are nuts.
Yes, were confused. It is altogether right that we should be baffled. We dont have clear guidelines, and historywhich in any case is rarely a reliable guide to the futureis no longer studied by most Americans, so even potentially useful models from the past arent part of our discussion.
Take national security, for example. The whole world is in turmoil, as it has been for some time. Nobody can remember what the Cold War was like, and if you want an historical model for the current small-wars-headed-for-bigger-wars-and-then-maybe-a-world-war, try to sort out the pre-World War I map of Europe. Then notice how much todays Middle East resembles the old Balkans.
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Amen, bro. (to Mr. Ledeen)
One side is decidedly personal (name-calling is the first sign they are losing), the other mostly stick to the whys (why we should oppose) and bad policies.
If we don’t have a robust debate/arguing right now, when would be a good time? After full fascism creeps in?
exactly... our Founding Fathers, who debated robustly before and after the founding of the US, would be disgusted with the “let’s go along to get along” mentality of Congress...